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697 Swamp Ophelia by the Indigo Girls

Swamp Ophelia

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Peter Collins

Indigo Girls' 1994 album Swamp Ophelia delivers poignant lyrics and earworm harmonies finding balance between folk and alternative rock

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Released in 1994, the Indigo Girls' fifth album "Swamp Ophelia" marked a significant chapter in their career, following the critical and commercial success of their earlier works. The album, co-produced by Peter Collins, showcases the duo's distinctive harmonies and poignant songwriting, seamlessly blending folk and rock influences. Tracks like "Galileo" and "Power of Two" became anthems of the era, displaying their lyrical prowess and melodic charm. "Swamp Ophelia" received acclaim for its introspective and socially conscious themes, tackling issues such as love, identity, and environmental concerns. Despite its positive reception, the album leans towards a more polished sound compared to their previous works, potentially sacrificing some of the rawness that defined their earlier releases.

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Songs in this episode

  • Intro - Fugitive
  • 15:16 - Reunion
  • 21:37 - The Wood Song
  • 31:17 - The Power of Two
  • 45:09 - Touch Me Fall
  • Outro - Least Complicated

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