Swamp Ophelia

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Swamp Ophelia
Studio album by Indigo Girls
Released May 10, 1994 (1994-05-10)
Recorded Woodland Sound Studio, Nashville, TN, 1994
Genre Folk rock
Length 46:53
Label Epic
Producer Peter Collins (for Jill Music, Inc.) with Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls chronology
Rites of Passage
(1992)
Swamp Ophelia
(1994)
Shaming of the Sun
(1997)
Singles from Swamp Ophelia
  1. "Least Complicated"
  2. "Touch Me Fall"
  3. "Power of Two"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Chicago Tribune 2/4 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B−[3]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]

Swamp Ophelia is the fifth studio album by the Indigo Girls, released in 1994.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fugitive"   Amy Ray 4:37
2. "Least Complicated"   Emily Saliers 4:12
3. "Language or the Kiss"   Saliers 5:35
4. "Reunion"   Ray 3:27
5. "Power of Two"   Saliers 5:22
6. "Touch Me Fall"   Ray 6:11
7. "The Wood Song"   Saliers 4:13
8. "Mystery"   Saliers 4:04
9. "Dead Man's Hill"   Ray 4:43
10. "Fare Thee Well"   Saliers 4:01
11. "This Train Revised"   Ray 4:38

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review noted that "Amy Ray and Emily Saliers continue to hone their signature lush melodies .... The Indigo Girls are no longer afraid to hit upon past relationships and personal emotion. Saliers and Ray's incredible harmonies are most stylish .... [b]ut the duo also move beyond the sweet and tender by dipping into darker realms .... This album is another humanistic effort from the Indigo Girls' deep and indwelling passions and ideas."[1]

Covers[edit]

In 2009, Michael Feinstein covered "The Power of Two" in his nightclub act and studio album The Power of Two with Cheyenne Jackson, using the song's title for both the album and act as well. In 2010, Filipino pop rock singer Aiza Seguerra also covered the song. In 2012, Filipino acoustic pop singer Nyoy Volante and his acoustic band, "Rhythmic Circle" also covered the song on the OPM pop compilation album 90's Music Comes Alive.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Swamp Ophelia at AllMusic
  2. ^ Kot, Greg (1994-05-19). "Artistic Schmaltz". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2013-07-20. 
  3. ^ Cannon, Bob (1994-05-13). "Swamp Ophelia Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ Metzger, John (February 1995). "Indigo Girls – Swamp Ophelia (Album Review)". The Music Box. Retrieved 2013-07-21. 
  5. ^ Matteo, Steve (1994-08-25). "Indigo Girls: Swamp Ophelia – Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-11-10. Retrieved 2013-07-20.