Last week marked the one year anniversary of the release of Natalie Merchant's Leave Your Sleep album. Normally I don't think twice about an album's anniversary. However, Leave Your Sleep has become one of my absolute favorite albums. She turned other people's poetry into music, 26 songs to be exact. It contains a broad range of musical styles and somehow remains completely cohesive. I find some sort of comfort in this album, something I can't explain.
I was lucky enough to see her live two times last year. Once was an intimate show last April at the Poetry Center. Such an amazing show. I also saw her this past July at the Chicago Theatre which I briefly blogged about here.
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I love Natalie Merchant and have almost worn out an old CD of hers called TigerLily. Do you know it?ReplyDelete
I'll have to get this new one. Thanks for the tip!
I love that album! It's so good. I also love the work she did with 10,000 Maniacs. Leave Your Sleep is my favorite though. Definitely check it out! :)ReplyDelete
Cool post, David. LYS is my favorite Natalie album too.ReplyDelete
Thank you Annie! :D I love love love LYS.ReplyDelete