Release Date: Nov 6, 2015
Record label: Nonesuch
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.
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.