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Leave Your Sleep


Download links and information about Leave Your Sleep by Natalie Merchant. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 28 tracks with total duration of 01:52:59 minutes.

Artist: Natalie Merchant
Release date: 2010
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Pop, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 28
Duration: 01:52:59
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No. Title Length
1. Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience 5:10
2. Equestrienne 4:38
3. Calico Pie 2:41
4. Bleezer's Ice-Cream 5:16
5. It Makes a Change 3:30
6. The King of China's Daughter 2:39
7. The Dancing Bear 5:37
8. The Man In the Wilderness 3:44
9. Maggie and Milly and Molly and May 4:06
10. If No One Ever Marries Me 2:21
11. The Sleepy Giant 3:19
12. The Peppery Man 5:05
13. The Blind Men and the Elephant 5:32
14. Adventures of Isabel 3:23
15. The Walloping Window Blind 4:16
16. Topsyturvey-World 5:08
17. The Janitor's Boy 3:52
18. Griselda 5:50
19. The Land of Nod 4:04
20. Vain and Careless 4:42
21. Crying, My Little One 2:26
22. Sweet and a Lullaby 3:04
23. I Saw a Ship a-Sailing 2:12
24. Autumn Lullaby 3:21
25. Spring and Fall: to a Young Child 3:03
26. Indian Names 5:52
27. Old Mother Hubbard 4:07
28. The Man In the Wilderness 4:01



Natalie Merchant’s first studio album in seven years is a collection of children’s poems set to music, but Leave Your Sleep is a far more substantial and resonant creation than that description might imply. These 26 tracks marry texts by writers both famous (Robert Lewis Stevenson, e.e. cummings, Odgen Nash) and obscure to musical styles ranging from Cajun to Celtic to classical. Merchant brings out the dark shadows and sweet absurdities in these verses, veering from the silly (Calico Pie”) to the ominous (“The Sleeping Giant”) and tragic (“Spring and Fall”). “Autumn Lullaby” and “Maggie and Milly and Molly and May” are especially haunting and otherworldly. When Natalie cuts loose, she fills tracks like “Adventures of Isabel” and “The Peppery Man” with great zest and jauntiness. Wynton Marsalis, Medeski, Martin & Wood, the Klezmatics and the Fairfield Four are among the diverse cast of guest musicians here. By turns whimsical, eerie and poignant, Leave Your Sleep is a work of great ambition, filled with youthful imagination and adult wisdom.