I doubt if this is going to mean much to most if you, but tonight I managed to track down some live videos of the fabulous The Innocence Mission playing a Borders in some place or another in the States in 1996.
At the time they were promoting their third album, ‘Glow,’ a collection of hauntingly beautiful songs which drew comparisons with the Cocteaus, 10,000 Maniacs and The Cowboy Junkies.
The album is quietly stunning, with Karen Peris’s breathtakingly beautiful voice singing deeply personal and evocative lyrics, laced with melancholy and joy.
Rolling Stone describe Peris’s voice as being “like a brave bird singing on an cold autumn morning.”
To paraphrase her own lyrics, I’d best describe her voice as “beautifully sad.”