The singing started while Siberry was a student studying microbiology at the University of Guelph, just outside of Toronto. In 1981, she released her first recording (self-titled). It was financed by the tips she received from waitressing.
Three years later, the album No Borders Here -- featuring the hit "Mimi On The Beach" -- marked her major label debut. Then in 1985, Siberry released The Speckless Sky. It yielded Gold status and two People's Choice Awards (CASBY) for Album and Producer of the Year in her native Canada.
The Walking, released in 1988, marked her debut on Reprise Records. A subsequent tour of Europe, Japan, and Australia led to the accolades "heart stopping" and "spellbinding" from the press across both ponds.
In 1989, Bound By The Beauty was recorded in the middle of an apple orchard. It moved away from the multi-layered complexity of the previous two albums towards an acoustic simplicity and wry humor.