Strange Fire

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Strange Fire
Studio album by Indigo Girls
Released May 1, 1987 (Canada)
October 10, 1989 (US)
October 3, 2000 (Reissue)
Recorded John Keane Studio, Athens, Georgia, 1985-1987
Genre Folk
Length

36:45 (US)

40:57 (2000 reissue)
Label Indigo, Epic
Producer John Keane
Indigo Girls chronology
Strange Fire
(1987)
Indigo Girls
(1989)
Singles from Strange Fire
  1. "Crazy Game"
  2. "Get Together"
  3. "Land of Canaan"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Q 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 2/5 stars[3]

Strange Fire is the first full-length album by folk rock duo Indigo Girls. It was originally released independently on Indigo Records in Canada with eleven tracks. Epic Records signed the duo in 1988, and after their eponymous second album became a commercial success in early 1989, Epic re-released this album in the United States with a different running order, two tracks removed, and a new track (a folk cover of the 1960s hit "Get Together") added. The Epic version was remastered and reissued in 2000 with two bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Independent release (Canada)
  1. "Make It Easier" (Emily Saliers) – 3:59
  2. "Walk Away" (Amy Ray) – 5:29
  3. "Crazy Game" (Saliers) – 2:53
  4. "I Don't Wanna Know" (Michelle Malone & Ray) – 3:16
  5. "You Left It up to Me" (Ray) – 4:57
  6. "Hey Jesus" (Saliers) – 4:08
  7. "Strange Fire" (Ray) – 5:29
  8. "High Horse" (Saliers)
  9. "Left Me a Fool" (Saliers) – 4:53
  10. "Land of Canaan" (Ray) – 4:09
  11. "Blood and Fire" (Ray) – 4:38
Epic Records release (US)
  1. "Strange Fire" (Amy Ray) – 5:29
  2. "Crazy Game" (Emily Saliers) – 2:53
  3. "Left Me a Fool" (Saliers) – 4:53
  4. "I Don't Wanna Know" (Michelle Malone & Ray) – 3:16
  5. "Hey Jesus" (Saliers) – 4:08
  6. "Get Together" (Chet Powers) – 3:32
  7. "Walk Away" (Ray) – 5:29
  8. "Make It Easier" (Saliers) – 3:59
  9. "You Left It up to Me" (Ray) – 4:57
  10. "Land of Canaan" (Ray) – 4:09
2000 reissue bonus tracks
  1. "Crazy Game" (Crazy Game Single) (Saliers) - 3:29
  2. "Everybody's Waiting for Someone to Come Home" (B-side of Crazy Game Single) (Ray) - 5:12

"Blood and Fire", which was left off the Epic Records album, was later released on the album Indigo Girls. "Land of Canaan" appears on both albums, but as two different recordings of the song. "High Horse" has never been re-released.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Album reviews at CD Universe
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 404. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.