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'Paradise is There' by Natalie Merchant: EW review

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Dan Winters

Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
release date:
11/06/15
performer:
Natalie Merchant
music label:
81217
genre:
Folk, Pop-Rock

We gave it a B

For the 20th anniversary of her solo LP Tigerlily, the ex–10,000 Maniacs singer delivers revamped versions of those 11 tracks. Her inspirational hit “Wonder” is overly earnest, transformed from a funk-lite rocker into a spare ballad. But her jazzy spin on “Jealousy”—with Merchant, now 52, sounding as youthful as ever—feels like hanging in a cozy coffee shop for open-mic night circa 1995. B

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