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On September 16, 2003.

On September 16, 2003, “Myth America Records” label released “The House Carpenter’s Daughter”, the fourth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded July 2002 – May 2003, at “Bearsville Studios Woodstock” in New York, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Erik Della Penna – guitar, lap steel guitar
  • Gabriel Gordon – guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Elizabeth Steen – organ, piano, accordion
  • Judy Hyman – fiddle
  • Richie Stearns – banjo
  • Allison Miller – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sally Ann – Jeff Claus, Judy Hyman, Dirk Powell
  2. Which Side Are You On? – Florence Reece
  3. Crazy Man Michael – Richard Thompson, Dave Swarbrick
  4. Diver Boy – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  5. Weeping Pilgrim – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  6. Soldier, Soldier – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  7. Bury Me under the Weeping Willow – A. P. Carter
  8. House Carpenter – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  9. Owensboro – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  10. Down on Penny’s Farm – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant
  11. Poor Wayfaring Stranger – traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant

On July 14, 2017.

On July 14, 2017, “Nonesuch” label released “Butterfly”, the eight Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant, except where noted.  

  1. Butterfly
  2. She Devil
  3. Baby Mine
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. Ophelia
  6. The Worst Thing
  7. The Man in the Wilderness – Mother Goose
  8. My Skin
  9. Vain & Careless – Robert Graves
  10. Andalucia

On May 19, 1998.

On May 19, 1998, “Elektra” label released “Ophelia”, the second Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 1996 – May 1997, at “Talking Dwarf Studios” in Little Valley, New York, “AIR Studios” in London, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, piano
  • Ken Appollo – organ
  • Craig Ross – acoustic guitar 
  • Karin Peris – acoustic guitar 
  • Lokua Kanza – acoustic guitar
  • Craig Ross – electric guitar
  • Daniel Lanois – electric guitar
  • Don Peris – electric guitar
  • Donnie Ward – electric guitar
  • Todd Vos – electric guitar
  • Graham Maby – bass
  • Jay Brunga – acoustic bass
  • Peter Yanowitz – drums
  • Joakim Lartey – percussion
  • Chris Botti – trumpet
  • Tom Varner – French horn
  • Hector Falcon – violin 
  • Kristof Witek – violin
  • Conroy Kuo – viola 
  • Ralph Farris – viola
  • Garo Yellin – cello 
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Karin Peris – vocals
  • N’Dea Davenport – vocals
  • Karl Berger – string arrangements, conductor
  • John Holbrook – engineer
  • Rupert Coulso – engineer
  • Todd Vos – engineer
  • Ricky Graham – engineer assistant
  • Jim Scott – mixing
  • Mike Scotella – mixing assistant
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Yungchen Lhamo – translation from Tibetan

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ophelia
  2. Life is Sweet
  3. Kind & Generous
  4. Frozen Charlotte
  5. My Skin
  6. Break Your Heart
  7. King of May
  8. Thick as Thieves
  9. Effigy
  10. The Living
  11. When They Ring the Golden Bells 

On May 6, 2014.

On May 6, 2014, “Nonesuch” label released the self-titled, sixth Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Clubhouse Recording Studios”, “Electric Lady Studios”, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals
  • Uri Sharlin – grand piano, electric piano, upright piano
  • John Medeski – organ, keyboards
  • Jonathan Dreyden – organ
  • Gabriel Gordon – acoustic and electric guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – electric guitar
  • Jeremy McCoy – double bass
  • John Patitucci – double bass
  • Kurt Muroki – double bass
  • Jesse Murphy – electric bass
  • Marc Friedman – electric bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Andrew Barr – drums
  • Kenny Wollesen – drums, percussion
  • Stephen Barber – string arrangements
  • Nadége Foofat – string arrangements
  • Tony Finno – string arrangements
  • Liz Lim – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin 
  • Lisa Kim – violin 
  • Quan Ge – violin 
  • Sein Ryu – violin 
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Wei Yu – cello
  • Ru Pie Yeh – cello
  • Eddie Allen – flugelhorn, trumpet
  • Clark Gayton – tuba, trombone, horn arrangements
  • Steve Elson – clarinet, saxophones
  • Anthony McGill – clarinet
  • Mindy Kaufmann – flute
  • Johanna Warren, Simi Stone, Tamar-kali, Elizabeth Mitchell – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant.

  1. Ladybird
  2. Maggie Said
  3. Texas
  4. Go Down Moses
  5. Seven Deadly Sins
  6. Giving Up Everything
  7. Black Sheep
  8. It’s a Coming
  9. Lulu (introduction)
  10. Lulu
  11. The End

On June 27, 1987.

On June 27, 1987, “Elektra” label released “In My Tribe”, the third 10, 000 Maniacs studio album. It was recorded March – April, at “The Complex” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant– vocals
  • Robert Buck– guitars, mandolin, pedal steel guitar
  • Steve Gustafson– bass guitar
  • Jerome Augustyniak– drums, percussion
  • Dennis Drew– keyboards
  • Michael Stipe– vocals
  • Don Grolnick– piano
  • David Campbell– string arrangements
  • Dennis Karmazyn – cello
  • Bob Magnusson– acoustic bass guitar
  • Novi Novog– viola
  • Sharon Rice – additional engineer
  • Duane Seykora, Shep Lonsdale – assistant engineer
  • Doug Sax,Mike Reese – mastered
  • Frank Wolf, George Massenburg– mixed

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant, except where noted.

  1. What’s the Matter Here? – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  2. Hey Jack Kerouac – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  3. Like the Weather
  4. Cherry Tree – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  5. The Painted Desert – Jerome Augustyniak, Natalie Merchant
  6. Don’t Talk – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  7. Peace Train – Cat Stevens
  8. Gun Shy
  9. My Sister Rose – Jerme Augustyniak, Natalie Merchant
  10. A Campfire Song
  11. City of Angels – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  12. Verdi Cries

 

 

 

On June 20, 1995.

On June 20, 1995, “Elektra” label released “Tigerlily”, the debut Natalie Merchant album. It was recorded December 1994 – March 1995, at “Bearsville Studios” in Bearsville, NY, and was produced by Natalie Merchant.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant– vocals, piano, organ, vibraphone
  • Jennifer Turner– acoustic and electric guitar, background vocals
  • Peter Yanowitz– percussion, drums
  • Barrie Maguire – bass, 12 string guitar
  • John Holbrook – organ, electric guitar, engineer
  • Adrián López Guevarra – percussion
  • Matt Henderson – bass, electric guitar
  • Jay Ungar– violin
  • Katell Keineg– background vocals
  • Michelle Kinney – cello
  • Eric Schenkman – electric guitar
  • Randy Grant – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant except where noted.

  1. San Andreas Fault
  2. Wonder
  3. Beloved Wife
  4. River
  5. Carnival
  6. I May Know the Word
  7. The Letter
  8. Cowboy Romance
  9. Jealousy
  10. Where I Go
  11. Seven Years

On April 9, 2010.

On April 9, 2010, “Nonesuch” label released “Leave Your Sleep”, the fifth Natalie Merchant studio album. It was recorded July 2008 – May 2009, and was produced by Nathalie Merchant and Andres Levin.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Merchant – vocals, Introduction, orchestration, string arrangements, arranger
  • Amanda Barrett – vocals
  • Joseph Thompson – vocals
  • Kimberly Miller – vocals
  • Joanne Williams – vocals
  • Joe Rice – vocals
  • Katell Keineg – vocals
  • Abby DeWald – vocals
  • Isaac Freeman – vocals
  • Edward Hall – vocals
  • Robert Hamlett – vocals
  • Kevin Crawford – vocals, bodhran, flute, low whistle, tin whistle
  • John Roberts – concertina, voices
  • John Medeski – piano
  • Dan Nimmer – piano
  • Bobby Wood – piano, Wurlitzer
  • Artis Wodehouse – pump organ
  • Dieter Hennings – Baroque guitar, acoustic guitar, lute, theorbo
  • Paul Morrisset – bass guitar, baritone horn
  • Paul Meehan – acoustic guitar
  • Andy Bassford – guitar
  • Reggie Young – guitar
  • Gabriel Gordon – guitar
  • Erik Della Penna – guitar
  • Michael Gomez – lap steel guitar, dobro
  • Pete Smith – electric guitar, banjo
  • Doug Wamble – guitar, banjo
  • Richie Stearns – banjo
  • Horace James – keyboards
  • Bobby Emmons – Hammond organ
  • Trevor Hutchinson – upright bass
  • Mark Murphy – upright bass
  • Greg Cohen – bass
  • Chris Wood – bass
  • Hoova Simpson – bass
  • Jeremy McCoy – bass
  • Carlos Henríquez – bass
  • Michael Leech – bass
  • Marc Friedman – bass
  • William Barrett – chromatic harmonica
  • Uri Sharlin – accordion
  • Lorin Sklamberg – accordion
  • Dan Aran – drums, percussion
  • Richie Barshay – snare drums, poyk, frame drum
  • Joseph Fire Crow – drums, native American flute, rattles, spoken word
  • Sterling Campbell – drums
  • Rich Huntley – drums
  • Billy Martin – drums
  • Gene Chrisman – drums
  • Paul Sutton – drums
  • Erik Charlston – percussion
  • Larry McDonald – percussion
  • Minyoung Baik – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Anne Lehmann – violin
  • Arnaud Sussmann – violin
  • Lisa Kim – violin
  • Matt Lehmann – violin
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Shan Jiang – violin
  • Karen Dreyfus – viola
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Motomi Igarashi – viola da gamba
  • Greg Heffernan – cello
  • Eileen Moon – cello
  • Jeanne LeBlanc – cello
  • Mihail Jojatu – cello
  • Owen Young – cello
  • Alberto Parrini – cello
  • Ina Zdorovetchi – harp
  • Deidre Rodman – harpsichord
  • Lisa Gutkin – fiddle
  • Judy Hyman – fiddle
  • Sean Smyth – fiddle
  • Cillian Vallely – low whistle, uillean pips
  • Bill Spence – Hammer dulcimer
  • Jessica Lizak – flute
  • Daniel Grabois – horn
  • Frank London – alto horn, trumpet
  • Wynton Marsalis – trumpet, arranger
  • Eddie Allen – trumpet
  • Wayne Jackson – trumpet
  • Brian McWhorter – trumpet
  • Pam Fleming – trumpet
  • Jon Nelson – trumpet
  • Michael Leonhart – trumpet, horn arrangements
  • Joseph Daley – tuba
  • Kyle Turner – tuba
  • Raymond G. Stewart – tuba
  • Sherry Sylar – oboe
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Benjamin Herrington – trombone
  • Wycliffe Gordon – trombone
  • Birch Johnson – tenor trombone
  • Mike Davis – tenor trombone
  • George Flynn – bass trombone
  • Clark Gayton – trombone, horn arrangements
  • Dan Levine – alto horn, bass trombone, tuba
  • Marc Goldberg – bassoon
  • Bruce Creditor – clarinet
  • Gilad Harel – clarinet
  • Victor Goines – clarinet
  • Matt Darriau – alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Lino Gomez – bass clarinet
  • Steve Elson – baritone saxophone, B-flat clarinet, clarinet
  • Michelle Baker – French horn
  • Erik Ralske – French horn
  • Howard Wall – French horn
  • Phil Myers – French horn
  • Jim Spake – saxophone, horn arrangements
  • Walter Blanding – saxophone
  • Gerald Johnson – saxophone
  • Stephen Barber – arranger, string arrangements, orchestration
  • Sean O’Loughlin – string arrangements, orchestration
  • Sun Li – pipa
  • Wang Guo Wei – erhu
  • Weng Po Wei – dizi
  • Jennifer Kreisberg – chant
  • Nina Stern – recorder, chalumeau
  • Nick Brophy – engineer
  • Steve Rosenthal – mixing
  • Joseph Martin Kronheim – illustrations
  • David Pearson – design
  • Mark Seliger – cover photography
  • Matthew Brady – photography
  • Charles Ritzmann – photography
  • Marion Ettlinger – photography
  • Edward Weston – photography
  • Sebastian Peake – photography
  • Ben Pinchot – photography

Track listing:

Leave Your Supper

  1. Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience
  2. Equestrienne
  3. Calico Pie
  4. Bleezer’s Ice – Cream
  5. It Makes a Change
  6. The King of China’s Daughter
  7. The Dancing Bear
  8. The Man in the Wilderness
  9. Maggie and Milly and Molly and May
  10. If No One Ever Marries Me
  11. The Sleepy Giant
  12. The Peppery Man
  13. The Blind Men and the Elephant

Leave Your Sleep

  1. Adventures of Isabel
  2. The Walloping Window Blind
  3. Topsyturvey-World
  4. The Janitor’s Baby
  5. Griselda
  6. The Land of Nod
  7. Vain and Careless
  8. Crying, My Little One
  9. Sweet and a Lullaby
  10. I Saw a Ship A – Sailing
  11. Autumn Lullaby
  12. Spring and Fall: to a Young Child
  13. Indian Names

On May 30, 2000.

On May 30, 2000, “Elektra” label released “Mermaid Avenue Vol. II”, album by Billy Brag and Wilco album. The album contains previously unheard lyrics written by Woody Guthrie.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Tweedy– vocal, guitar, slide and 12 string guitar, clapping, Mellotron, cabasa, mandolin, Wurlitzer
  • Jay Bennett- guitar, slide and 12 string guitar, B3 organ, Leslie pedals, Farfisa organ, backing vocal, mandolin, piano, tambourine, electric sitar, soloing, nylon string guitar, banjo, harmonica, shaker, saw drums, upright bass, Delayaphone, bells
  • John Stirratt- bass, backing vocal, claps, upright bass, baritone guitar
  • Billy Bragg- vocal, guitar, resonator guitar
  • Ken Coomer – drums, tape box, tambourine, percussion, backing vocal, hollering, kick drum, gas heater
  • Mike Henry – backing vocal
  • Natalie Merchant- lead vocal
  • Leroy Bach– piano
  • Corey Harris- lead vocal, acoustic guitar
  • Eliza Carthy– violin

Track listing:

All lyrics by Woody Guthrie.

  1. Airline to Heaven – music by Jay Bennettand, Jeff Tweedy
  2. My Flying Saucer – music by Billy Bragg
  3. Feed of Man – music by by JeffTweedy
  4. Hot Rod Hotel – music by Billy Bragg
  5. I Was Born – music by Billy Bragg
  6. Secret of the Sea – music by Jay Bennett, Jeff Tweedy .
  7. Stetson Kennedy – music by Billy Bragg
  8. Remember the Mountain Bed – music by Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  9. Blood of the Lamb – music by Jeff Tweedy, Jay Bennett
  10. Aginst th’ Law – music by Billy Bragg
  11. All You Fascists – music by Billy Bragg
  12. Joe DiMaggio Done It Again – music by Billy Bragg
  13. Meanest Man – music by Billy Bragg
  14. Black Wind Blowing – music by Billy
  15. Someday Some Morning Sometime – music by Jeff Tweedy

On September 23, 1985.

wishing_chair

On September 23, 1985, “Elektra” label released “The Wishing Chair”, the second 10,000 Maniacs studio album. It was recorded June 1984 – May 1985, at “Livingstone Studios” in London, and was produced by Joe Boyd.

Personnel:

  • Robert Buck- electric guitar/devices, acoustic guitar, mandolin, pedal steel
  • Jerry Augustyniak- drums
  • Steven Gustafson- bass guitar, electric guitar
  • John Lombardo- 6 & 12 string guitars, bass guitar
  • Dennis Drew- organ, piano, accordion
  • Natalie Merchant– voice
  • Barry Clempson – engineering
  • Jerry Boys, Tony Harris – engineering
  • Jack Skinner  – mastering
  • 10,000 Maniacs, T + CP  – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant and John Lombardo, except where noted.

  1. Can’t Ignore the Train
  2. Scorpio Rising – Robert Buck, John Lombardo, Natalie Merchant
  3. Just as the Tide Was A Flowing – Traditional
  4. Lilydale – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  5. Back o’ the Moon – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  6. Maddox Table – Natalie Merchant
  7. Grey Victory – Robert Buck, John Lombardo, Natalie Merchant
  8. Among the Americans – Robert Buck, Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  9. Everyone a Puzzle Lover
  10. Cotton Alley
  11. My Mother the War – Natalie Merchant, John Lombardo, Michael Walsh
  12. Tension Makes a Tangle
  13. Arbor Day – Natalie Merchant

 

On May 16, 1989.

Blind_Man's_Zoo

On May 16, 1989, “Elektra” label released “Blind Man’s Zoo”, the fourth 10,000 Maniacs  studio album. It was recorded November 1988–March 1989, at “Dreamland Recording Studio” in West Hurley, New York, and was produced by Peter Asher.

Personnel:

  • Jerome Augustyniak– drums
  • Robert Buck– electric guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Dennis Drew– organ, piano
  • Steve Gustafson– bass guitar
  • Natalie Merchant– vocals, piano, pipe organ
  • Jevetta Steele– backing vocals
  • Jason Osborn – arrangement, orchestral direction
  • Krista Bennion Feeney – first violin
  • Mitsuru Tsubota – second violin
  • Louise Schulman – viola
  • Myron Lutzke – cello
  • Dennis Godburn – bassoon
  • Robert Wolinsky – harpsichord
  • Scott Kuney – classical guitar
  • Frank Luther – double bass
  • Frank Filipetti– engineer
  • Dave Cook, Dennice Brown, Jeff Abikzer – engineer (assistant)

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Merchant except as noted.

  1. Eat for Two
  2. Please Forgive Us – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  3. The Big Parade – Jerome Augustyniak, Natalie Merchant
  4. Trouble Me – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  5. You Happy Puppet – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  6. Headstrong
  7. Poison in the Well – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  8. Dust Bowl – Robert Buck, Natalie Merchant
  9. The Lion’s Share – Dennis Drew, Natalie Merchant
  10. Hateful Hate
  11. Jubilee