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Rarities (1998–2017)

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  • Two Natalie Merchant albums are now available digitally for the first time: Butterfly, a studio album featuring four new songs and six reinterpretations from her catalogue arranged for string quartet, and Rarities, a collection of fifteen rare and previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1998 and 2017. For Rarities, Merchant curated a selection of unique home studio demos, album outtakes, live tracks, and collaborations with diverse artists like Billy Bragg, David Byrne, The Chieftains, Cowboy Junkies, and Amy Helm. Both albums were created for and were previously only available as part of the deluxe ten-CD box set The Natalie Merchant Collection in 2017.

  • Natalie Merchant will receive the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award at The ASCAP Foundation Honors in NYC on December 11. The Champion Award celebrates ASCAP members whose contributions extend beyond music to significant charitable and humanitarian efforts. Also being honored at the event is Francisco Núñez, the founder and artistic director of the Young People's Chorus of New York City, who will receive The ASCAP Foundation Life in Music Award. "Their passion and commitment to philanthropy are sterling examples of how the creative community can step forward to improve the human condition," said ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams. "They 'walk the walk' and are inspirations for all of us."

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    Natalie Merchant's Rarities, first released as part of the 2017 ten-disc box set The Natalie Merchant Collection and available digitally for the first time on June 26, 2020, is a collection of fifteen rare and previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1998 and 2017, which offers a unique view of Merchant's creative experimentation through home studio demos, album outtakes, live tracks, and collaborations with diverse artists like Billy Bragg, David Byrne, The Chieftains, Cowboy Junkies, and Amy Helm.

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on May 13, 2020 - 11:42am
Release Date: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Natalie Merchant's Rarities, first released as part of the 2017 ten-disc box set The Natalie Merchant Collection and here available digitally for the first time, is a collection of fifteen rare and previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1998 and 2017, which offers a unique view of Merchant's creative experimentation through home studio demos, album outtakes, live tracks, and collaborations with diverse artists like Billy Bragg, David Byrne, The Chieftains, Cowboy Junkies, and Amy Helm.

Description: 

Natalie Merchant's Rarities, first released as part of the 2017 ten-disc box set The Natalie Merchant Collection and available digitally for the first time on June 26, 2020, is a collection of fifteen rare and previously unreleased tracks recorded between 1998 and 2017, which offers a unique view of Merchant's creative experimentation through home studio demos, album outtakes, live tracks, and collaborations with diverse artists like Billy Bragg, David Byrne, The Chieftains, Cowboy Junkies, and Amy Helm.

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ns_album_releasedate: 
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 11:45
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
FLAC
UPC: 
075597919509
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
075597919479
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Natalie Merchant
reissues?: 
new-release
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