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Strange Fire is the first studio 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.

Strange Fire
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 1, 1987 (Canada)
October 10, 1989 (US)
October 3, 2000 (Reissue)
RecordedJohn Keane Studio, Athens, Georgia, 1985-1987
GenreFolk
Length36:45 (US)
40:57 (2000 reissue)
LabelIndigo (Canada)
Epic (US)
ProducerJohn 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
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Q3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide2/5 stars[3]

Strange Fire was certified gold by the RIAA in November 1996.[4] The Epic version was remastered and reissued in 2000 with two bonus tracks.

Track listingEdit

1987 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
1989 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" was left off the Epic Records re-release in 1989 as it had already been included on the group's sophomore 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.

NotesEdit

  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.
  4. ^ "Billboard Dec 14, 1996".