Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings

Album Review of Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings by Natalie Merchant.

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Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings

Natalie Merchant

Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings by Natalie Merchant

Release Date: Nov 6, 2015
Record label: Nonesuch
Genre(s): Pop/Rock

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Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings - Fairly Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

When Natalie Merchant left 10,000 Maniacs in 1994, she had given the band two years notice and was ready to embark on a solo career. Given her high profile, she could have done anything she wanted -- and she did. She bucked conventional music biz wisdom, hired her own band, and self-produced the multi-platinum-selling Tigerlily. Some of its songs are still part of her live set and the classic album endures with fans and continues to find new ones.

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musicOMH.com - 60
Based on rating 3
60

Tigerlily, the 1995 debut album by former 10,000 Maniacs vocalist Natalie Merchant, sold over five million copies which – even allowing for music industry’s subsequent commercial decline – is hugely impressive. Its songs have been mainstays of Merchant’s live sets ever since and, to mark the album’s 20th anniversary, Merchant has revisited the album. Paradise Is There, a track-for-track Tigerlily cover album, is the result.

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