The Innocence Mission
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||Tomorrow On the Runway||The Innocence Mission||4:19||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||When Mac Was Swimming||The Innocence Mission||3:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Never Knew You from the Sun||The Innocence Mission||3:12||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Beautiful Change||The Innocence Mission||2:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Martha Avenue Love Song||The Innocence Mission||3:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||One for Sorrow, Two for Joy||The Innocence Mission||4:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||No Storms Come||The Innocence Mission||1:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Sweep Down Early||The Innocence Mission||4:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Walking Around||The Innocence Mission||4:49||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Look for Me As You Go By||The Innocence Mission||3:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
With 2003's Befriended, the Innocence Mission continue the organic, supremely tasteful folk-pop first crafted on 1999's Birds of My Neighborhood. Added to the wood-and-glass aesthetic are occasional traces of ambient synth strings, or a sun-soaked, delirious vibrato guitar. Lyrics of timorous optimism and familial devotion are woven into cascades of upright bass, brushes and tambourine, the tinkling ghost of a piano, and the snowy hollow-body electric guitar of Don Peris. Primary songwriter Karen Peris' impeccable sense of melody is carried out by her distinct voice, one of delicate timbre and piercing purity. The mood ranges from the breezy continental jazz of "When Mac Was Swimming" to the stark, tragic poeticism of the minor-keyed "I Never Knew You From the Sun"; the yearning, masterful chord changes of "Martha Avenue Love Song" to the sorrowfully patriotic love of "Look for Me as You Go By" at the album's resolution. "No Storms Come" is reprised (technically re-released) from the 2000 devotional collection Christ Is My Hope. As usual, quality and individuality suffuse all angles of this installation to the Innocence Mission catalog. ~ Lisa M. Smith, Rovi
This album is fantastic. I've had in on my iPod for years and always come back to it. The whole album is great with the exception of a couple of slower songs that I pass over. I have most of their stuff and it never disappoints. The Sundays would be a good comparison for who they sound like. Great fat reverby guitar sound.
There's a Dirty Lyrics version of this album? A naughty IM record??
This album is really growing on me. Nothing real new or cutting edge but they do what they do very well. Maybe The Sundays meet Norah Jones in an acoustic set?
Formed: 1982 in Lancaster, PA
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s