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Selections from the Album "Leave Your Sleep"

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  • Natalie Merchant has announced A Summer Evening With… summer tour of intimate, historic venues across the UK. The tour, from St Ives on July 13 to Oxford on July 30, is her most far-reaching of the country to date and includes songs from throughout her career. "There's so much of Britain I've never seen," says Merchant. "I expect this summer's tour will satisfy my desire to explore those historic and scenic regions while meeting up with my fans who live there."

  • Natalie Merchant's hit 1995 song "Wonder" now opens Wonder: Introducing Natalie Merchant, a new collection on streaming services. The set include singles and fan favorites, beginning with "Wonder" from her debut solo album, Tigerlily, and closing with the 2015 recording of the song for Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. A new film Wonder, based on RJ Palacio's 2012 best-selling novel inspired by Merchant's song, opens November 17. Watch an excerpt from the documentary Paradise Is There about the song here.

  • About This Album

    This single disc includes selections from Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant's double-disc Nonesuch debut, on which she adapts the works of such poets as Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings into a musically kaleidoscopic set of new songs, working with folk, jazz, reggae, and R&B players as well as gorgeously arranged chamber ensembles.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Natalie Merchant, vocals
    Lúnasa: Trevor Hutchinson, upright bass (1.01; 2.02, 08, 10); Kevin Crawford, low whistle (1.01; 2.10), tin whistle (2.02), bodran (2.02), vocals (2.02), flute (2.08); Paul Meehan, acoustic guitar (1.01; 2.02, 08, 10); Cillian Vallely, uilleann pipes (1.01; 2.02, 10), low whistle (2.08); Sean Smyth, fiddle (1.01; 2.02, 08) Sandra Park, Sharon Yamada, violin (1.01, 02, 06; 2.06, 12)
    Lisa Kim, Ann Lehmann, Arnaud Sussmann, Minyoung Baik, Shan Jiang, Matt Lehmann, violin (1.01; 2.06, 12)
    Robert Rinehart, viola (1.01; 2.06, 12)
    Karen Dreyfus, viola (1.01, 02, 06; 2.06, 12)
    Eileen Moon, cello (1.01, 02, 06; 2.06, 12)
    Jeanne LeBlanc, cello (1.01; 2.06, 12)
    Jeremy McCoy, bass (1.01; 2.06, 12)
    Meridian Arts Ensemble: Jon Nelson, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn; Benjmin Herrington, trombone; Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Raymond Stewart, tuba (1.02)
    Artis Wodehouse, pump organ (1.02)
    Greg Cohen, bass (1.02)
    Gabriel Gordon, guitar (1.03, 10; 2.01, 09)
    Judy Hyman, fiddle (1.03; 2.01, 09)
    Richard Stearns, banjo (1.03, 10; 2.01, 09)
    Mark Murphy, upright bass (1.03, 10; 2.01, 09)
    Bill Spence, hammer dulcimer (1.03, 10; 2.09)
    Wynton Marsalis, trumpet (1.04, 2.04)
    Daniel Nimmer, piano (1.04, 2.04)
    Ali Jackson, drums (1.04, 2.04)
    Walter Blanding, saxophone (1.04, 2.04)
    Carlos Henriquez, bass (1.04, 2.04)
    Doug Wamble, guitar (1.04, 2.04)
    The Fairfield Four (1.04, 12, 13): Isaac Freeman, Edward Hall, Robert Hamlett, Joe Rice, Joseph Thompson, vocals
    Medeski Martin & Wood (1.05): John Medeski, piano; Billy Martin, drums; Chris Wood, bass
    Michael Leonhart, horn arrangement, trumpet (1.05)
    Dan Levin, bass trombone, tuba, alto horn (1.05)
    Dieter Hennings, acoustic guitar (1.05, 2.07)
    Katell Keineg, vocals (1.05, 06)
    Wang Guo Wei, erhu (1.06)
    Weng Po Wei, dizi flute (1.06)
    Sun Li, pipa (1.06)
    The Klezmatics (1.07): Richi Barshay, frame drum, poyk, snare drum; Lorin Sklamberg, accordion; Paul Morrisset, acoustic bass guitar, baritone horn; Matt Darriau, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Frank London, trumpet, alto horn; Lisa Gutkin, fiddle; The Klezmatics, gang vocals
    Marc Friedman, bass (1.08)
    Erik Della Penna, guitar (1.08)
    Dan Aran, drums, percussion (1.08)
    Greg Heffernan, cello (1.08)
    Uri Sharlin, accordion (1.08)
    Gilad Harel, clarinet (1.08)
    John Roberts, concertina, voice of the manservant (1.11)
    Dieter Hennings, baroque guitar, theorbo (1.11)
    Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba (1.11, 2.07)
    Deidre Rodman, harpsichord (1.11)
    Nina Stern, recorder (1.11, 2.07), chalumeau (1.11)
    Hazmat Modine: Rich Huntley, drums (1.12, 13); Pete Smith, electric guitar (1.12), banjo (1.13); Steve Elson, baritone saxophone (1.12, 13), B-flat clarinet (1.12), clarinet (1.13); Pam Fleming, trumpet (1.12, 13); Michael Gomez, dobro (1.12), lap steel (1.13); Wade Schuman, diatonic harmonica (1.12, 13); William Barrett, chromatic harmonica (1.12, 13); Joseph Daley, tuba (1.12, 13)
    The Ditty Bops (1.13, 2.04): Abby DeWald, Amanda Barrett, vocals
    Blake Miller, accordion (2.01)
    Clark Gayton, trombone (2.03)
    Horace James, keyboards (2.03)
    Hoova Simpson, bass (2.03)
    Andrew Bassford, guitar (2.03)
    Larry McDonald, percussion (2.03)
    Paul Sutton, drums (2.03)
    Gerald Johnson (2.03)
    Eddie Allen (2.03)
    Joanne Williams, Kimberly Miller, vocals (2.03)
    Victor Goines, clarinet (2.04)
    Wycliffe Gordon, trombone (2.04)
    James Spake, saxophone (2.05)
    The Memphis Boys (2.05): Bobby Wood, piano, Wurlitzer; Bobby Emmons, Hammond; Gene Chrisman, drums; Reggie Young, guitar; Michael Leech, bass
    Wayne Jackson, trumpet (2.05)
    Jack Hale, trombone (2.05)
    Sherry Sylar, oboe (2.06, 12)
    Marc Goldberg, bassoon (2.06, 12)
    Lino Gomez, bass clarinet (2.06, 12)
    Phil Myers, Michelle Baker, Erik Ralske, Howard Wall, French horn (2.06, 12)
    Mike Davis, Birch Johnson, tenor trombone (2.06, 12)
    George Flynn, bass trombone (2.06, 12)
    Kyle Turner, tuba (2.06, 12)
    Erik Charlston, percussion (2.06, 12)
    Ina Zdorovetchi, harp (2.06, 11, 12)
    Bruce Creditor, clarinet (2.11)
    Jessica Lizak, flute (2.11)
    Mihail Jojatu, Owen Young, Alberto Parrini, cello (2.13)
    Joseph Fire Crow, Native American flutes, drums, rattles, speaking (2.13)
    Jennifer Kreisberg, chanting (2.13)

    Sean O'Loughlin & Natalie Merchant, string arrangement (1.01), orchestration (2.06, 12)
    Stephen Barber & Natalie Merchant, string arrangement (1.02)
    Natalie Merchant & Stephen Barber, arrangement (1.06)
    Natalie Merchant, arrangement (1.11; 2.07, 11)
    Wynton Marsalis, arrangement (1.04, 2.04)
    Clark Gayton, trombone (2.03)
    James Spake, horn arrangement (2.05)
    Stephen Barber, string arrangement (2.13)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Natalie Merchant and Andres Levin
    Recording Engineer: Nick Wollage
    Assistant Engineer: Eli Walker
    Recording Studio: The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY
    Second Assistant Engineer: Dustin Wicksell
    Studio Manager: Paul Antonell
    Catering: Jennifer McKinley
    Additional recording at Avatar Studios, New York, NY (Assistant Engineer: Rick Kwan); Legacy Recording Studios, New York, NY (Assistant Engineers: Angie Teo, Derik Lee & Peter Wolford); and The Sound Kitchen, Nashville, TN (Engineer: Nick Brophy; Assistant Engineer: Adam Deane)
    Mix Engineer: Steve Rosenthal
    Mix Studio: The Magic Shop
    Assistant Engineer: Eli Walker
    Second Assistant Engineers: Brian Thorn & Kabir Hermon
    Mastering Engineer: Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios
    Project Coordinators: Sue Berger & Megan Ingalls
    Biographical Research: Ella Reily Stocker, Anna Eyre, Erin Casey & Kathie Pitman
    Photo Researcher/Licensing Coordinator: Sarah Cullen
    Photo Restoration: Sebastian Wintermute
    Cover Photograph: Mark Seliger
    Interior Photographs: Marion Ettlinger & Mark Seliger
    Package Design: David Pearson

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on March 24, 2010 - 5:40pm
Artist Name: 
Natalie Merchant
Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This single disc includes selections from Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant's double-disc Nonesuch debut, on which she adapts the works of such poets as Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings into a musically kaleidoscopic set of new songs, working with folk, jazz, reggae, and R&B players as well as gorgeously arranged chamber ensembles.

Description: 

This single disc includes selections from Leave Your Sleep, Natalie Merchant's double-disc Nonesuch debut, on which she adapts the works of such poets as Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings into a musically kaleidoscopic set of new songs, working with folk, jazz, reggae, and R&B players as well as gorgeously arranged chamber ensembles.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Natalie Merchant and Andres Levin
Recording Engineer: Nick Wollage
Assistant Engineer: Eli Walker
Recording Studio: The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY
Second Assistant Engineer: Dustin Wicksell
Studio Manager: Paul Antonell
Catering: Jennifer McKinley
Additional recording at Avatar Studios, New York, NY (Assistant Engineer: Rick Kwan); Legacy Recording Studios, New York, NY (Assistant Engineers: Angie Teo, Derik Lee & Peter Wolford); and The Sound Kitchen, Nashville, TN (Engineer: Nick Brophy; Assistant Engineer: Adam Deane)
Mix Engineer: Steve Rosenthal
Mix Studio: The Magic Shop
Assistant Engineer: Eli Walker
Second Assistant Engineers: Brian Thorn & Kabir Hermon
Mastering Engineer: Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios
Project Coordinators: Sue Berger & Megan Ingalls
Biographical Research: Ella Reily Stocker, Anna Eyre, Erin Casey & Kathie Pitman
Photo Researcher/Licensing Coordinator: Sarah Cullen
Photo Restoration: Sebastian Wintermute
Cover Photograph: Mark Seliger
Interior Photographs: Marion Ettlinger & Mark Seliger
Package Design: David Pearson

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

522301

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597980431BUN
Price: 
16.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597980417
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Natalie Merchant, vocals
Lúnasa: Trevor Hutchinson, upright bass (1.01; 2.02, 08, 10); Kevin Crawford, low whistle (1.01; 2.10), tin whistle (2.02), bodran (2.02), vocals (2.02), flute (2.08); Paul Meehan, acoustic guitar (1.01; 2.02, 08, 10); Cillian Vallely, uilleann pipes (1.01; 2.02, 10), low whistle (2.08); Sean Smyth, fiddle (1.01; 2.02, 08) Sandra Park, Sharon Yamada, violin (1.01, 02, 06; 2.06, 12)
Lisa Kim, Ann Lehmann, Arnaud Sussmann, Minyoung Baik, Shan Jiang, Matt Lehmann, violin (1.01; 2.06, 12)
Robert Rinehart, viola (1.01; 2.06, 12)
Karen Dreyfus, viola (1.01, 02, 06; 2.06, 12)
Eileen Moon, cello (1.01, 02, 06; 2.06, 12)
Jeanne LeBlanc, cello (1.01; 2.06, 12)
Jeremy McCoy, bass (1.01; 2.06, 12)
Meridian Arts Ensemble: Jon Nelson, trumpet; Daniel Grabois, horn; Benjmin Herrington, trombone; Brian McWhorter, trumpet; Raymond Stewart, tuba (1.02)
Artis Wodehouse, pump organ (1.02)
Greg Cohen, bass (1.02)
Gabriel Gordon, guitar (1.03, 10; 2.01, 09)
Judy Hyman, fiddle (1.03; 2.01, 09)
Richard Stearns, banjo (1.03, 10; 2.01, 09)
Mark Murphy, upright bass (1.03, 10; 2.01, 09)
Bill Spence, hammer dulcimer (1.03, 10; 2.09)
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet (1.04, 2.04)
Daniel Nimmer, piano (1.04, 2.04)
Ali Jackson, drums (1.04, 2.04)
Walter Blanding, saxophone (1.04, 2.04)
Carlos Henriquez, bass (1.04, 2.04)
Doug Wamble, guitar (1.04, 2.04)
The Fairfield Four (1.04, 12, 13): Isaac Freeman, Edward Hall, Robert Hamlett, Joe Rice, Joseph Thompson, vocals
Medeski Martin & Wood (1.05): John Medeski, piano; Billy Martin, drums; Chris Wood, bass
Michael Leonhart, horn arrangement, trumpet (1.05)
Dan Levin, bass trombone, tuba, alto horn (1.05)
Dieter Hennings, acoustic guitar (1.05, 2.07)
Katell Keineg, vocals (1.05, 06)
Wang Guo Wei, erhu (1.06)
Weng Po Wei, dizi flute (1.06)
Sun Li, pipa (1.06)
The Klezmatics (1.07): Richi Barshay, frame drum, poyk, snare drum; Lorin Sklamberg, accordion; Paul Morrisset, acoustic bass guitar, baritone horn; Matt Darriau, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet; Frank London, trumpet, alto horn; Lisa Gutkin, fiddle; The Klezmatics, gang vocals
Marc Friedman, bass (1.08)
Erik Della Penna, guitar (1.08)
Dan Aran, drums, percussion (1.08)
Greg Heffernan, cello (1.08)
Uri Sharlin, accordion (1.08)
Gilad Harel, clarinet (1.08)
John Roberts, concertina, voice of the manservant (1.11)
Dieter Hennings, baroque guitar, theorbo (1.11)
Motomi Igarashi, viola da gamba (1.11, 2.07)
Deidre Rodman, harpsichord (1.11)
Nina Stern, recorder (1.11, 2.07), chalumeau (1.11)
Hazmat Modine: Rich Huntley, drums (1.12, 13); Pete Smith, electric guitar (1.12), banjo (1.13); Steve Elson, baritone saxophone (1.12, 13), B-flat clarinet (1.12), clarinet (1.13); Pam Fleming, trumpet (1.12, 13); Michael Gomez, dobro (1.12), lap steel (1.13); Wade Schuman, diatonic harmonica (1.12, 13); William Barrett, chromatic harmonica (1.12, 13); Joseph Daley, tuba (1.12, 13)
The Ditty Bops (1.13, 2.04): Abby DeWald, Amanda Barrett, vocals
Blake Miller, accordion (2.01)
Clark Gayton, trombone (2.03)
Horace James, keyboards (2.03)
Hoova Simpson, bass (2.03)
Andrew Bassford, guitar (2.03)
Larry McDonald, percussion (2.03)
Paul Sutton, drums (2.03)
Gerald Johnson (2.03)
Eddie Allen (2.03)
Joanne Williams, Kimberly Miller, vocals (2.03)
Victor Goines, clarinet (2.04)
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone (2.04)
James Spake, saxophone (2.05)
The Memphis Boys (2.05): Bobby Wood, piano, Wurlitzer; Bobby Emmons, Hammond; Gene Chrisman, drums; Reggie Young, guitar; Michael Leech, bass
Wayne Jackson, trumpet (2.05)
Jack Hale, trombone (2.05)
Sherry Sylar, oboe (2.06, 12)
Marc Goldberg, bassoon (2.06, 12)
Lino Gomez, bass clarinet (2.06, 12)
Phil Myers, Michelle Baker, Erik Ralske, Howard Wall, French horn (2.06, 12)
Mike Davis, Birch Johnson, tenor trombone (2.06, 12)
George Flynn, bass trombone (2.06, 12)
Kyle Turner, tuba (2.06, 12)
Erik Charlston, percussion (2.06, 12)
Ina Zdorovetchi, harp (2.06, 11, 12)
Bruce Creditor, clarinet (2.11)
Jessica Lizak, flute (2.11)
Mihail Jojatu, Owen Young, Alberto Parrini, cello (2.13)
Joseph Fire Crow, Native American flutes, drums, rattles, speaking (2.13)
Jennifer Kreisberg, chanting (2.13)

Sean O'Loughlin & Natalie Merchant, string arrangement (1.01), orchestration (2.06, 12)
Stephen Barber & Natalie Merchant, string arrangement (1.02)
Natalie Merchant & Stephen Barber, arrangement (1.06)
Natalie Merchant, arrangement (1.11; 2.07, 11)
Wynton Marsalis, arrangement (1.04, 2.04)
Clark Gayton, trombone (2.03)
James Spake, horn arrangement (2.05)
Stephen Barber, string arrangement (2.13)

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