The Innocence Mission (album)

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The Innocence Mission
Studio album by The Innocence Mission
Released August 29, 1989 (1989-08-29)
Recorded November 1988 – June 1989
Genre Alternative rock, folk rock, Christian rock
Length 46:33
Label A&M
Producer Larry Klein
The Innocence Mission chronology
Tending the Rose Garden
(1986)Tending the Rose Garden1986
The Innocence Mission
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Innocence Mission is the eponymous debut LP from the band of the same name. It was recorded in six months in several studios in Los Angeles, California, including the Kiva, Oceanway Recording, and the Sound Castle. The album cover features the 1894 painting Impromptu Ball by Eva Roos. The album was re-released digitally on May 19, 2009 by A&M Records.[1][2][3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Paper Dolls" (Karen Peris, Don Peris) 1:21
2. "Black Sheep Wall" 4:20
3. "Surreal" 2:49
4. "Curious" 2:48
5. "Clear to You" 5:39
6. "Mercy" (Karen Peris, Don Peris) 3:54
7. "Broken Circle" 3:26
8. "I Remember Me" (Karen Peris, Don Peris) 3:56
9. "You Chase the Light" 3:40
10. "Notebook" (Karen Peris, Don Peris) 4:36
11. "Come Around and See Me" (Karen Peris, Don Peris) 4:53
12. "Wonder of Birds" 3:16
13. "Medjugorje" (Karen Peris, Don Peris) 1:55
Total length: 46:33
  • Note: All songs written by Karen Peris, unless otherwise indicated.


  1. ^ a b Griggs, Tim. "The Innocence Mission - The Innocence Mission". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Thompson, John Joseph (2000). Raised by Wolves: The Story of Christian Rock & Roll. ECW Press. p. 103. ISBN 9781550224214. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Alfonso, Barry (2002). The Billboard Guide to Contemporary Christian Music. New York: Billboard Books. p. 182. ISBN 9780823077182. Retrieved 23 January 2014.