The Innocence Mission is a band centered around the husband-and-wife songwriters Karen Peris (vocals - guitar - keyboards), and Don Peris (guitars - vocals). The original band, including Mike Bitts (bass), and Steve Brown (drums), was formed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the early 80s when the members met during a Catholic school production of Godspell.
Their eponymous debut album, released in 1989 (A&M Records), was produced by Larry Klein, then-husband of Joni Mitchell, and recorded in the coupleâ€™s basement recording studio. The album peaked on the Billboard charts at #167 in 1990, and the albumâ€™s second track, "Black Sheep Wall", released as a single in 1989, peaked at #22 on Billboardâ€™s Modern Rock Tracks. The albumâ€™s fifth track, "Clear to You", was used on the soundtrack of the pilot episode of Beverly Hills 90210.
Their third album, Glow, released in 1995 (A&M Records), had songs that appeared on the soundtracks of the films Empire Records, and Dream for an Insomniac, as well as the television series Party of Five. The albumâ€™s second track, Bright as Yellow, peaked on Bil...