The Innocence Mission discography

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Innocence Mission discography
Studio albums 7
Compilation albums 5
EPs 5
Singles 15
B-sides 16
Soundtrack albums 3
Tribute albums 1

This is an incomplete discography for the group The Innocence Mission, as well as Don Peris' solo releases and their most notable collaborations.

"Christ Is My Hope" and "Now The Day Is Over" are listed in the EPs section. Although both records' track totals can be considered full-length releases, both include a number of tracks that have a total duration of less than 2 minutes and can also be considered EPs.

The Innocence Mission have had their songs included on over 100 different compilation and soundtrack albums, with many of those including the same select few songs (namely "Bright as Yellow", "The Lakes of Canada", "Tomorrow on the Runway" and "What a Wonderful World").[1] Only compilation and soundtrack albums which contain exclusive or otherwise rare songs have been included, as well the Empire Records soundtrack - which aided in the chart success of "Bright As Yellow".

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Released Album Details Singles Additional Information
1989 The Innocence Mission
  • Black Sheep Wall
  • Wonder Of Birds
  • I Remember Me
  • Clear To You
  • #167 on US Billboard Album Chart
  • Out-Of-Print; reissued in 2009 (MP3 only)
1991 Umbrella
  • And Hiding Away
  • Sorry And Glad Together
  • Out-Of-Print
1995 Glow
  • Bright As Yellow
  • Keeping Awake
  • Everything's Different Now
1999 Birds Of My Neighborhood
  • Remastered and reissued in 2006
2001 Small Planes
  • Release date: September 25, 2001
  • Label: What Are Records
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • Today
  • Subtitled "Lost And Found Songs"
  • Composed of previously unreleased
    tracks recorded between 1996 & 2001
2003 Befriended
  • Release date: September 2, 2003
  • Label: Badman Recording Co.
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • One For Sorrow, Two For Joy
2007 We Walked In Song
  • Release date: March 13, 2007
  • Label: Badman Recording Co.
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • Into Brooklyn, Early in the Morning
  • Song From Holland
2010 My Room In The Trees
  • Release date: July 13, 2010
  • Label: Badman Recording Co.
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • The Happy Mondays
2015 Hello I Feel the Same
  • Release date: October 17, 2015
  • Label: Korda Records
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission

EPs[edit]

Released EP Details Additional Information
1986 Tending The Rose Garden
  • Release date: 1986
  • Label: L-List Records
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • Released on LP and Cassette
  • Limited to 5,000 copies
  • Out-Of-Print
1999 The Lakes Of Canada
  • Release date: 1999
  • Label: Kneeling Elephant / Umbrella Day Music
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • Released directly through The Innocence Mission's website
  • Limited quantities were issued in 2007 and given as a gift
    with pre-orders of the We Walked In Song vinyl through
    their website.
2000 Christ Is My Hope
  • Release date: April 10, 2000
  • Label: Umbrella Day Music
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • Out-Of-Print
  • All profits from the sales of this record were donated to
    hunger relief charities
2004 Now The Day Is Over
  • Release date: November 9, 2004
  • Label: Badman Recording Co.
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • An album of children's lullabies
  • A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this album
    were donated to hunger relief charities
2008 Street Map
  • Release date: December 3, 2008
  • Label: Umbrella Day Music
  • Producer: The Innocence Mission
  • Four new songs, three instrumentals and one older
    rarity ("A Thousand Miles," from the 2000 compilation Evensong)

Don Peris[edit]

Released Album Details Additional Information
2001 Ten Silver Slide Trombones
  • Release date: January 16, 2001
  • Label: Umbrella Day Music
  • Limited issue
  • Released directly through donperis.com
2006 Go When The Morning Shineth
  • Release date: May 23, 2006
  • Label: Jemez Mountain / Badman Recording Co.
  • Instrumental album
  • Features Karen Peris on "North Atlantic Sand"
    and Denison Witmer on "Young As You Feel"
2007 Brighter Visions Beam Afar
  • Release date: November 24, 2007
  • Label: LAMP / Jemez Mountain
  • Instrumental album of Christmas hymns and classical music
  • A portion of the proceeds raised were donated to hunger
    relief charities
2013 The Old Century
  • Release date: May 1, 2013
  • Label: Jemez Mountain

Karen Peris[edit]

Released Album Details
2012 Violet
  • Release date: December 6, 2012
  • Label: Umbrella Day Music

Singles[edit]

Year Single B-Sides Album
1989 "Black Sheep Wall"
  • Broken Circle (Acoustic)
  • Notebook (Acoustic)
The Innocence Mission
"Wonder of Birds"
  • Your Advice
  • Curious (Live)
1990 "I Remember Me"
  • You Chase the Light (Acoustic)
"Clear to You"
  • Wonder of Birds (Live)
1991 "And Hiding Away"
  • My Waltzing Days Are Over/Mintas Waltz
Umbrella
"Sorry and Glad Together"
  • An Old Sunday
1995 "Bright as Yellow"
  • Let's Talk About Something Else
  • Geranium Lake
Glow
"Keeping Awake"
  • Keeping Awake (Live)
  • Bright As Yellow (Live)
1996 "Everything's Different Now"
1999 "The Lakes Of Canada"
  • Moon River
  • Prayer of Saint Francis
  • Snow (Gus Gus Remix)
Birds Of My Neighborhood
2001 "Today"
  • Migration
Small Planes
2004 "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy"
  • Peace Be With You
Befriended
2007 "Song from Holland" We Walked In Song

Internet-only releases[edit]

Released Title Additional Information
Nov 2002 "East Virginia"
  • Unreleased cover of traditional song made popular by Joan Baez
  • First free MP3 in a monthly singles series from 2002–2003
Dec 2002 "A Hymn For Christmas Day"
  • Unreleased song
Feb 2003 "Rhode Island" (demo)
Mar 2003 "Happy The End" (live)
  • Recorded live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles 2/2/96
Apr 2003 "Only A Shadow" (demo)
  • 2002 demo
  • Unreleased song
May 2003 "The Way You Know" (demo)
  • 1999 demo
  • Later released on The Pet Series, Vol. 2 compilation
June 2003 "A Little Rain" (live)
  • Recorded live at The Troubadour, Los Angeles 2/2/96
  • Cover of song from Tom Waits' Bone Machine album
  • Only known performance of this song
July 2003 "Do You See My Brothers Coming?"
  • Last free MP3 in the monthly singles series
  • Later released as a bonus track on We Walked In Song in Europe
Dec 2004 "O Little Town Of Bethlehem"
  • Re-released on the band's website in Dec 2005 and Dec 2007
  • Karen Peris sings, Don Peris plays guitar
  • Different version than on Brighter Visions Beam Afar
Dec 2005 "Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming"
  • Don Peris solo instrumental
  • Later released as "Lo, How A Rose" on Don Peris solo album Brighter Visions Beam Afar
2006 "I Was In The Air" (demo)
  • Don Peris solo demo
  • Offered for download on donperis.com
Dec 2007 "Away In A Manger"
  • Karen Peris sings and plays guitar, Don Peris plays lead guitar
  • Different version than on Brighter Visions Beam Afar
  • Also offered as a live video performance

Compilations[edit]

Year Album Track
1986 Preliminary Hearing
  • Type: Compilation/Sampler
  • Label: Creation Records

"Tiny Picture"

1991 If We Give You This CD, Will You Be Our Best Friend?
  • Type: Compilation/Sampler
  • Label: A&M Records

"Now In This Hush" [acoustic version]

2000 Evensong
  • Type: Compilation
  • Label: Evensong Records

"A Thousand Miles"

2003 The Pet Series, Vol. 2
  • Type: Compilation LP
  • Label: Sally Forth Records

"The Way You Know"

2004 Hope Isn't A Word - Comes With A Smile, Vol.11
  • Type: Compilation LP
  • Label: Comes With A Smile

"I Haven't Seen This Day Before" [live]

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album Track
1995 Empire Records
  • Label: A&M Records

"Bright As Yellow"

2008 Awake My Soul / Help Me To Sing: Songs of the Sacred Harp
  • Label: Awake Productions

"Africa" (#178)

2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower OST
  • Label: Atlantic

"Evensong"

Tribute Albums[edit]

Year Album Track
2000 Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver
  • Type: Tribute LP
  • Label: Badman Recording Co.

"Follow Me" [John Denver]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Details
1989
  • Artist: Indio
  • Album: Big Harvest
  • Song: "Hard Sun"
    Background vocals by Karen Peris
1990
1991
  • Artist: Peter Himmelman
  • Album: From Strength to Strength
  • Song: "Running Away"
    Duet with Karen Peris and guitar from Don Peris
1997
  • Artist: Julie Miller
  • Album: Blue Pony
  • Song: "By Way Of Sorrow"
    Duet with Karen Peris
  • Artist: Mila Drumke
  • Album: Illinois
  • Song: "Motorboat"
    Background vocals by Karen Peris and guitar from Don Peris
  • Song: "Constance"
    Features guitar work from Don Peris
1998
  • Artist: Natalie Merchant
  • Album: Ophelia
  • Song: "Frozen Charlotte"
    Background vocals by Karen Peris and guitar from Don Peris
  • Song: "When They Ring The Golden Bells"
    Duet and acoustic guitar from Karen Peris and electric guitar from Don Peris
2001
  • Artist: Denison Witmer
  • Album: Of Joy and Sorrow
  • Song: "Rock Run"
    Duet with Karen Peris and guitar from Don Peris

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Innocence Mission Discography" IMDiscog.com. Retrieved on February 16, 2009.