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Nonesuch To Issue 10CD Box, The Natalie Merchant Collection

Natalie Merchant was a vibrant and essential part of 10,000 Maniacs. As a solo artist with extraordinary peaks in a fruitful career that expands over six albums, Natalie Merchant has made her mark. The release of Tigerlily came a few years after her last with 10,000 Maniacs. Our Time In Eden gave us “These Are Days”, and the intensely exciting “Candy Everybody Wants”. With Tigerlily, Natalie Merchant delivered “Carnival”, “Wonder”, and “Jealousy” off her debut hit. Her last was her self-titled Nonesuch album, Natalie Merchant, released in 2014. Needless to say, her contributions to our world collection of tasteful Rock-Pop Adult Contemporary music is a part of our music overview.

On June 23, Nonesuch will bring the spotlight back to Natalie Merchant with the assembled release of The Natalie Merchant Collection. This set will house 10 CDs, with her solo releases that include Tigerlily (1995), Ophelia (1998), Motherland (2001), the double album, Leave Your Sleep (2010), Natalie Merchant (2014), and her Paradise Is Here: The New Tigerlily Recordings (2015) (The House Carpenter’s Daughter is an independent release and is included in this set).

In addition to these previously released albums, there will be her new Butterfly album, with four brand new songs, and six reinterpreted classics from her catalog. The tenth CD will be a collection of fifteen rare and previously unreleased tracks from her long career recorded between 1998 and 2017. These are reflective home demos, outtakes, live recordings, and collaborations with Billy Bragg, David Byrne, Amy Helms, Cowboy Junkies, and The Chieftains.

The set will provide a 100-page book filled with lyrics and photos representing the whole of Natalie Merchant’s rich solo career. All in all, this set will be a definitive Natalie Merchant library set.

 

TAPSheet: Vinyl LP Release Notes – 03/29/2016

There are a flurry of upcoming vinyl editions of not only new works but also old classics. With this edition of TAPSheet, I’ll run through a few of the upcoming vinyl editions that are being planned for the upcoming months. While not a complete list, it should help to surprise you on a few that you might have been unaware of that are being prepped for vinyl re-release.

Nonesuch Records plan the 2LP release of The Bright Mississippi, the 2009 release by Allen Toussaint. The vinyl is planned to be reissued on 140g-weight black vinyl. It’s scheduled for June 10. (Note: Rhino Records will be releasing a 2CD set featuring the works of Allen Toussaint called The Complete Warner Recordings. It’s on the calendar for May 13.)

Allen Toussaint The Bright Mississippi

As previously noted, the 6LP (180g-weight color vinyl) Box of The Elektra Years 1978-1987 featuring the classic albums of The Cars , is planned for June 7.

CARS The Elektra Years 1978-1987

The 2005 Regina Spektor set, Soviet Kitsch, is slated for vinyl reissue on May 6. It will contain thirteen tracks.

Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch

Warner Brothers Music will reissue three Linkin Park titles on vinyl LP scheduling them for May 6. The titles include Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes (2008) on a 2LP set; Reanimation (2002), a remix that will fill 2LPs; and a single LP version of Living Things (2013).

The brand new Beth Orton album, Kidsticks, will be released not only on the expected CD and DD formats, but also vinyl LP scheduled for May 27.

Beth Orton Kidsticks

Warner Brothers will release vinyl LPs for Prince. The first is For You (1978), which is planned for April 26, with the second being Prince (1979), planned for May 24.

Prince For You

Eric Clapton‘s upcoming new album, I Still Do will be released on 2LP in 180g-weight vinyl, cut at 45RPM speed. The LP will offer DD rights via a download card with exclusive passcode. I Still Do is planned for May 20.

Eric Clapton I Still Do

JEMP Records will reissue Hoist, the 1994 classic Phish album, on 180g-weight black vinyl 2LP. It is being scheduled for May 20.

Phish Hoist

Elektra Records will re-release the 2013 remastered vinyl edition 2LP of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (1987) by The Cure that was exclusive to Record Store Day 2013. This version will differ in that it will be pressed on 180g-weight black vinyl and available without the long line hassles. It’s scheduled for May 13.

Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me

Warner Brothers will revisit the 1988 Enya classic, Watermark, along with Shepherd Moons from 1991, and her 1995 set, The Memory Of Trees, with vinyl LP reissues of the best-selling titles.

Enya Watermark

Atlantic Records will release the new album by Adia Victoria on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. The album is called Beyond The Bloodhounds.  The LP edition will include DD rights. It’s planned for May 13. Yes, she’s pretty good.

Adia Victoria Beyond The Bloodhounds

Real Gone Music will offer a remastered translucent green vinyl Limited Edition of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to The Return Of The Living Dead from 1985. This film was a hilarious send-up of zombies that continued on for multiple sequels. “Send More Cops”. But a word of warning to delayers: There will only be 750 available copies. It’s on the market on May 6.

Return Of The Living Dead OMPS

Also from Real Gone Music, a Limited Edition 180g-weight black vinyl press of Cactus, the 1970 debut from Cactus. It’s destined for May 6. There will only be 700 copies made.

Cactus Cactus

Justin Time Records will offer a repress of the 1993 classic debut from Diana Krall of Stepping Out. It’s planned as a 180g-weight 2LP Essentials Collection and will come with a DD download card. It’s planned for May 6.

Diana_Krall_Steppin_Gatefold

And finally: For May 3, Elektra will reissue two 10,000 Maniacs titles on vinyl LPs. Those will be Our Time In Eden (1992), and In My Tribe (1987).

10000 Maniacs Our Time In Eden

Natalie Merchant Revisits Tigerlily With New Recordings

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!)