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Tigerlily [CD]

Natalie Merchant Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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It was after Natalie Merchant had completed her debut effort for Nonesuch Records—2010’s ambitious Leave Your Sleep, in which she set to original music other writers’ poetry, nursery rhymes, and lullabies—that she realized the words she really wanted to concentrate on were once again her own.

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  • Audio CD (19 Jun 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: ATLANTIC
  • ASIN: B000002HHB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Wonder 4:25Album Only
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Listen  8. Cowboy Romance 4:39£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Jealousy 2:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Where I Go 4:00£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Seven Years 5:30£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Though the minor hits "Wonder" and "Jealousy" bore a reasonable resemblance to Merchant's work with 10,000 Maniacs, most of Tigerlily clearly established her as a solo artist apart from her former band. The record's first single, "Carnival", drove that point home, with a hook based more on rhythm than melody and the haunting voice of Katell Keineg adding an intriguing dimension to the chorus. Elsewhere, much of Tigerlily is remarkably solemn and subtle, from the low-key opener "San Andreas Fault" to the widower's lament "My Beloved Wife" to the eight-minute opus "I May Know the Word". Also of note is "River", an emotional ode to friend and fallen star River Phoenix. --Peter Blackstock

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Natalie Merchant ~ Tigerlily

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tune in, lie back and chill out 25 Oct 2001
By S&K
Format:Audio CD
Ok - so this isn't going to sell as many as Eva Cassidy (but then again, it hasn't been sponsored by BBC Radio 2) - however, it is still an absolute gem from a treasure trove of music greats. There are so many strong tracks (San Andreas Fault, Wonder, Carnival) with San Andreas Fault worthy of epic status, combined with wistful and solemn ones (I May Know The Word, River) that it is an album that deserves to be played again and again. The track that stands out for me is Where I Go, a subtle, quiet epiphany -"well I go to the river / to soothe my mind / ponder over / the crazy days of my life / just sit and watch the river flow" - that will resonate in your mind for a long while after. I can't say anything better than go out and buy this album. Then tune in, lie back and chill out.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A HIDDEN GEM - TRULY FABULOUS MUSIC! 29 Nov 2001
Format:Audio CD
Saw her on MTv about 2 years ago, and forgot to buy the "Tigerlily" CD until about 6 months ago - still can't stop playing it. Every song is magical. "Wonder" was the single but "Carnival" should have been the follow-up. "I may know the word", is one of those songs you just never tire of listening to. Soulful, blues, rock, folk, it's all there and more - when will she get the recognition she deserves. Buy this CD now and you won't regret it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every song is perfect 14 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
There is not one song on this CD that I do not like. I love it; I never get tired of it. Natalie's distinctive, unmistakable voice really takes you somewhere here. My favourite would probably be "Beloved Wife", but I also love "River", a heartfelt tribute to actor River Phoenix.
There is not one fault on this album that I can think of - buy it!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Her Best Album 18 Oct 2001
Format:Audio CD
I have had this album for a couple of years, and still play it lots. Every track is well crafted and full of emotion, from the up tempo Wonder to the have-a-tissue-near Beloved Wife. Buy it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT IS NOT ENOUGH 3 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge 10,000 Maniac fan, love Natalie Merchant and the rest, but seriously Tigerlily just rocks my world every day. There is nothing on the CD that i do not enjoy. I take it out of my player in my car, and before the week ends, its back in. Her song writting is marvelous, and so spiritually moving. I keep IN MY TRIBE in my player as well. I have absolutly everything she has done as well as MANIACS. I also would love to hear a new piece of work from her such as a NORA JONES. I would enjoy hearing her and Beth Orton together as well. TIGERLILY is simply great!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 12 Oct 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you liked the music of 10,000 maniacs then you'll love this CD. This is Natalie Merchant at her very best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album 26 April 2007
By Jen Hen
Format:Audio CD
This is my favourite album of Natalie Merchants and I play it almost too much - even my neighbours know all the lyrics. The song Beloved Wife is beautiful but my favourite track is I May Know The Word. Cant recommend this album enough whether you are a 10,000 Maniacs fan or new to Natalies superb voice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Time stood still 17 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD
I've just put this on, 17 years since recorded and bought, and maybe four since I last played it. It is timeless, and it reaches into your soul. Fantastic.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great album
Published 15 days ago by billyt
5.0 out of 5 stars Starwoman
I've owned it before,has a haunting voice,with a woody quality,if you can ever catch her live I recommend the expiriance a truly great artist.
Published 1 month ago by mark lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Highly recommended.Fantastic singer and well worth listening to....CD is of superb quality and delivery was prompt. Will use again...thanks very much.
Published 3 months ago by Myron
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful songs
Natalie Merchant has a beautiful voice which is really showcased in these songs. I especially like the fourth song "River".
Published 3 months ago by Vivien Leatherbarrow
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely voice
I bought this through following a strange sort of recommendation...I was watching a documentary on YouTube about a female serial killer in the US, she was on death row.. Read more
Published 5 months ago by T. Knight
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Just discoverd Natilie Merchants after herarng her on Radio 4, working on getting though her albums, great voice and lyrics.
Published 7 months ago by Selwyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Artist
I only discovered Natalie's music recently, and I don't understand how I missed her. She has an understanding of her craft and is well supported by musicians who clearly admire her... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Peter G
5.0 out of 5 stars present
this is a present for my uncle who loves his music so pleased to get it so thank you very much
Published 11 months ago by collettecox
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening, sensitive songs.
Quiet, sensitive songs typify this pleasant album. Not as good as 'Ophelia' perhaps, but a better album than 'Motherland'. Read more
Published 21 months ago by dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Beautiful album which is now on my i.pod so when i go out i can listen to and relax. Brilliant song writer and what is so endearing is she was someone virtually unknown and sung... Read more
Published 22 months ago by elizabeth crossan
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