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Named in honor of a passage from C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity, the Texas-based CCM band Sixpence None the Richer began taking shape in the early '90s, when guitarist Matt Slocum first met vocalist Leigh Nash (formerly Lee Bingham) at a church retreat. Initially a trio rounded out by bassist T.J. Behling, the group recorded a demo before signing with R.E.X. Records, a label that previously specialized in Christian metal. Their debut LP, The Fatherless & the Widow, appeared in 1993. With the addition of rhythm guitarist Tess Wiley, new bassist J.J. Plasencio, and drummer Dale Baker, Sixpence None the Richer toured before returning to the studio to record their sophomore effort, 1995's This Beautiful Mess. The album won a Dove Award and was followed by the Tickets for a Prayer Wheel EP. Both Wiley and Plasencio exited prior to the group's next LP, an eponymously titled effort that turned the band into a platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated act. Although issued in 1997, Sixpence None the Richer didn't take off until 1999, when the dreamy track "Kiss Me" was released as a single. The song was featured on the third season of Dawson's Creek and catapulted Sixpence None the Richer's star power into the mainstream, earning airplay in more than ten different countries. Accolades continued as the band's rendition of the La's' "There She Goes" also became a major hit, thanks in part to its inclusion in the Nickolodeon film Snow Day. The new millennium looked bright as the band weathered the departure of founding drummer Dale Baker (replaced in 2001 by Rob Mitchell) and inked a new record deal with Reprise. In fall 2002, Sixpence None the Richer returned to form with the lushly beautiful Divine Discontent. The band's cover of the Crowded House classic "Don't Dream It's Over" pushed Sixpence None the Richer's name back into the charts in early 2003, and the song's inclusion on the soundtrack to the WB's Smallville was a major hit among the teen audience. Nevertheless, the group disbanded in 2004, with Matt Slocum launching his own group soon after the split and Leigh Nash pursuing a solo career. The breakup turned out to be little more than a hiatus, however, as Sixpence None the Richer reunited in 2007 and released the My Dear Machine EP. Cross-Atlantic tour dates followed, and a Christmas-themed effort titled The Dawn of Grace arrived just before the holiday season in late 2008. In 2009 the band announced they had signed with Credential Recordings and an album titled Strange Conversation was scheduled for the next year. Label problems and other issues delayed the album's release until 2012 when appeared under its new title, Lost in Transition. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
Sixpence None the Richer

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    11 songs

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    Greatest Hits

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    The Dawn of Grace

    13 songs

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    Divine Discontent

    10 songs

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    Fatherless & the Widow

    12 songs

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    This Beautiful Mess

    13 songs

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    Sixpence None the Richer

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    6 PICKS: Essential Radio Hits EP

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    AOL Sessions

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    Mega 3 Collection

    15 songs

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    The Ultimate Collection

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    Top Ten

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    Early Favorites

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    The Early Years

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    Tickets for a Prayer Wheel

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    Waiting on the Sun [Single Track]

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    Lost in Transition

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    Kiss Me [US CD Single]

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    The Best of Sixpence None the Richer [11 Track Version]


Top Songs by
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  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Kiss Me
  3.   There She Goes
  4.   It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  5.   Don't Dream It's Over
  6.   Love Is Blindness
  7.   River
  8.   Tonight
  9.   Untitled
  10.   When You Call Me
  11.   Healer
  12.   Be OK
  13.   Down and Out of Time
  14.   Dresses
  15.   We Have Forgotten
  16.   Sooner Than Later
  17.   Safety Line
  18.   My Dear Machine
  19.   Untitled
  20.   A Million Parachutes
  21.   Tension Is a Passing Note
  22.   Melody of You
  23.   Soul
  24.   The Ground You Shook
  25.   I Need Love
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    Ladies That Rock

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    Acoustic Anthems

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    '90s Hits

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    '90s Alternative

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    Soft Hits

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    Coffee House

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    U2: DNA

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    '80s, '90s & Today

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    Rock The Halls


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