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Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings

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Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 6, 2015 (2015-11-06)
RecordedThe Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY
Length56:39
LabelNonesuch
ProducerNatalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant chronology
Natalie Merchant
(2014)
Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings
(2015)
Butterfly
(2017)

Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings is the seventh solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant, released on November 6, 2015 by Nonesuch Records. It is a collection of new recordings of the songs from Merchant's solo debut, Tigerlily (1995).[1]

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic78/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
Entertainment WeeklyB[4]
Mojo[5]
musicOMH[6]
Uncut[7]

Upon release, Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings received positive acclaim from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 based on reviews from critics, the album has a weighted average of 78 based on reviews from 5 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Natalie Merchant.

No.TitleLength
1."San Andreas Fault"4:49
2."Beloved Wife"5:26
3."Carnival"4:57
4."River"5:43
5."The Letter"3:56
6."Where I Go"4:02
7."I May Know the Word"7:41
8."Seven Years"5:04
9."Cowboy Romance"6:07
10."Jealousy"4:05
11."Wonder"4:49
Total length:56:39

Personnel

Credits for Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings adapted from Tidal[8] and Nonesuch Records' official website.[9]

Musicians

  • Natalie Merchant - lead vocals (all tracks), writing
  • Jesse Murphy - acoustic bass, bass
  • Gabriel Gordon - acoustic guitar, background vocals, electric guitar
  • Simi Stone - background vocals
  • Bella Blasko - background vocals (4)
  • Elizabeth Mitchell - background vocals (4, 6)
  • Gail Ann Dorsey - background vocals (11)
  • Stanley Moore - cello
  • Allison Miller - drums
  • Uri Sharlin - piano, accordion
  • Sharel Cassity - tenor saxophone
  • Marandi Hostetter - viola
  • Scott Moore - violin
  • Shawn Moore - violin

Technical

  • Eli Walker - engineering, editing
  • George Cowan - engineering
  • Scott Hull - mastering
  • Randall Craig Felischer - orchestration (2)
  • Tony Finno - string quintet (2), string arrangement (8)
  • Stephen Barber - string arrangement (4)
  • Sean O'Loughlin - string arrangement (5)
  • Uri Sharlin - string arrangement (7)
  • Arthur Moorehead - production coordination
  • Karina Beznicki - production supervisor
  • Jennifer McKinley - project coordinator
  • Matthew Rankin - project coordinator
  • Summer Damon - project coordinator
  • Natalie Merchant - liner notes, production
  • John Huba - photography

Charts

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 90
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 185
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[12] 61
US Billboard 200[13] 96
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[14] 5
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[15] 9
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[16] 12

References

  1. ^ "Nonesuch to Release Natalie Merchant's "Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings" with Companion Documentary on DVD November 6 - Nonesuch Records". Nonesuch Records Official Website.
  2. ^ a b "Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings by Natalie Merchant Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  3. ^ "Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings - Natalie Merchant | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  4. ^ O'Donnell, Kevin (November 6, 2015). "'Paradise is There' by Natalie Merchant: EW review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  5. ^ "Natalie Merchant: Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings". Mojo. No. December 2015. November 9, 2015. p. 92.
  6. ^ Monk, Christopher (November 7, 2015). "Natalie Merchant - Paradise Is There | Album Reviews". musicOMH. Retrieved February 5, 2022.
  7. ^ "Natalie Merchant: Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings". Uncut. No. December 2015. November 9, 2015. p. 75.
  8. ^ "Credits / Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings / Natalie Merchant". Tidal. Retrieved March 5, 2022.
  9. ^ "Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings | Nonesuch Records". Nonesuch Records Official Website. Retrieved March 7, 2022.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Natalie Merchant – Paradise Is There - The New Tigerlily Recordings" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Natalie Merchant – Paradise Is There - The New Tigerlily Recordings" (in French). Hung Medien.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Natalie Merchant – Paradise Is There - The New Tigerlily Recordings" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.
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