Thursday, 26 August 2010

Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep (2010)

Listening to NM's new album ... not sure what I think of it yet. It's a long one. Twenty-six tracks, I'm only four in. A celebration of writers and writing. I liked the track 'Vain and Careless' which Fiona Talkington played on Late Junction. It's a setting of a Robert Graves piece. I'm a big fan of Graves however unsettling he may be at times ...

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  1. I've heard about half the tracks now, and I'm strongly impressed with her taste in lyrics and accompaniment, as well as with her voice. I knew her name, but had not listened to her singing closely before this album came out. You would enjoy the videos of the performances she gave to a TED conference a few months ago.

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  2. I'm really impressed now. I've been listening to more of the album and I also appreciate her taste in lyrics and accompaniment on the album. Her voice and delivery is very strong. It's such a full album, there is so much material here to return to.

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  3. I shall look out for the videos you mention if I can find them, do you have a link? I've seen some videos on youtube, very good indeed.

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