Paradise Is There - Natalie MerchantWhen Natalie Merchant left 10,000 Maniacs, she gave the world her well-received Tigerlily album. It was released in 1995, and it stills stands as her most significant work to date.

Tigerlily produced three hits for Natalie Merchant (“Jealousy”, “Carnival”, “Wonder”), and sold several million copies.

On November 6, Natalie Merchant will return to the songs that gave her a stronger voice all of those years back. Nonesuch Records plan to release Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. The CD set will contain a bonus DVD which will provide a documentary of the recording of the original Tigerlily. It will be filled with live performances that surrounded the timeframe of Tigerlily, interview segments, and plenty of archival footage.

Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings is, essentially, a re-recording of the popular album. And if you remember, Joni Mitchell’s re-recording of “Both Sides Now” is a slower, more intense view from the original. As such, it is as potent as the original, if not more so. Natalie Merchant’s revisitation of ¬†Tigerlily might provide a whole new nuance to the songs that elevated her. I’m going with the possibility that it can do that.

Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings will be made available as a CD/DVD Deluxe Edition, CD, DD, and vinyl LP. A pre-order of a limited edition vinyl LP with print autographed by Natalie Merchant has already sold out. (A word to vinyl enthusiasts: Don’t wait when the opportunity is there to buy your vinyl copy!)


By MARowe