Friday, April 9, 2010

A Preview of Natalie Merchant's New Album: Leave Your Sleep

Remember 10,000 Maniacs way back in the 1980s? The band comprised of a five-man ensemble playing alternative rock music with Natalie Merchant as the only rose. Young, beautiful, and free-spirited was this woman whose exceptional voice and music writing captured the hearts of millions around the globe. Nearly all their songs were chart-toppers. The band split up and Natalie began writing her own songs which were featured on her debut solo album Tigerlily in 1995. Her next 2 albums that followed did not create much noise in the music industry. After a long silence of seven years, Natalie Merchant makes a comeback with her latest album entitled "Leave Your Sleep" to be released on April 13, 2010. A live performance can be seen here.

Leave Your Sleep is a two-CD album featuring 26 poem-adapted songs. Natalie Merchant has worked on this album for six years, immersing herself in the lives and work of the poets behind every song in the album. You will find anonymous nursery rhymes and lullabies as well as more famous poets' work such as E. E. Cummings'. As a bonus, every CD purchase comes with a booklet 80 pages long that contain her own written poems and liner notes. This album is truly a masterpiece, a must-have in every CD collection. It is simply beautiful! You can order from Amazon and other major music stores. For interested Manila buyers who want the original CD with booklet, you may place your special order through me.

Disc 1
1. Nursery Rhyme Of Innocence And Experience
2. Equestrienne
3. Calico Pie
4. Bleezer's Ice Cream
5. It Makes A Change
6. King Of China's Daughter, The
7. Dancing Bear, The
8. Man In The Wilderness, The
9. Maggie And Milly And Molly And May
10. If No One Ever Marries Me
11. Sleepy Giant, The
12. Peppery Man, The
13. Blind Men And The Elephant, The
Disc 2
1. Adventures Of Isabel
2. Walloping Window Blind, The
3. Topsyturvey World
4. Janitor's Boy, The
5. Griselda
6. Land Of Nod, The
7. Vain And Careless
8. Crying My Little One
9. Sweet And A Lullaby
10. I Saw A Ship A Sailing
11. Autumn Lullaby
12. Spring And Fall (To A Young Child)
13. Indian Names

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