Natalie Merchant is releasing two albums. Both of these were previously released in 2017 but only as part of a box set of all her solo albums.
She’s now releasing them separately.
The first is Butterfly. The album is made up of 10 songs, both new and previously released, all arranged for string quintet. She says 4 of the songs on here she believes to be her best writing work yet.
The other is Rarities. In her words:
“After weeks of combing my archive, I put together a collection including: collaborations with David Byrne, Billy Bragg, Amy Helm, The Chieftains and Cowboy Junkies, live performances, studio outtakes, and unreleased covers by songwriters, Katell Keineg, Randy Newman, Ray Davies, Buddy Holly, and Joel Zoss.”
Now these are both available to stream and purchase!