Leave your Sleep

Leave your Sleep

Music CD - 2010
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Leave Your Sleep contains 26 new songs recorded live in the studio. Merchant used the poems, anonymous nursery rhymes, and lullabies of 19th and 20th century British and American writers as source material and set them to original music. Among the authors included are Ogden Nash, e.e. cummings, Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Edward Lear, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Mervyn Peake, Eleanor Farjeon, Nathalia Crane, and Robert Graves. --Imbd.com.
Publisher: New York : Nonesuch, 2010.
Characteristics: 2 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.

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real_thing Aug 24, 2011

not 1 of her best but good folk music

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JuniperAvenue
May 14, 2011

This CD is more appropriate for children, but mine didn't enjoy it very much. Nothing captivating here.

kantoni Aug 21, 2010

I was so excited to see new material from Natalie. Unfortunately, the songs weren't actually songs. They were her interpretations of childhood fairytales and stories.

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avid7899
Dec 21, 2010

Natalie Merchant made a change in her style apparently sometime after she had a baby. I love this this new CD! It's fun to listen to and to learn. It gets me movin' every time I play it. If you don't like children you probably don't like it. These songs are not just fairy tales and children's stories, they are nursery ryhmes of old, starting in the 1600's! I surely don't believe she'll stick with this new, fun style. If you're a guy watch out for The Sleepy Giant!

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