2015 FILM

PARADISE IS THERE

THE NEW TIGERLILY RECORDINGS

Twenty years ago Natalie Merchant recorded her first solo album – ‘Tigerlily’ – which sold five million copies and launched her post-10,000 Maniacs career. In those two decades both she and the songs from ‘Tigerlily’ have matured. Natalie re-recorded the 11 songs and on November 6th they were released in a bonus package, CD + DVD called ‘Paradise Is There.’

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inger/songwriter Natalie Merchant released “Tigerlily” 20 years ago. The album went on to sell 5 million copies and touched countless numbers of fans. Now she has re-recorded the album and used the opportunity to tell her story, the story behind the songs and the impact it has had on her audience.

Natalie’s entire musical life is encapsulated in this very personal film, which digs deep into the music through live performances, archival footage, and interviews. Her fellow musicians, friends and impassioned fans share how the songs of ‘Tigerlily’ have influenced them, and speak to how the power of music itself affects us in profound, lasting, and uplifting ways.

Paradise is There, A Memoir by Natalie Merchant, directed by Merchant, is a personal account of the beloved singer’s journey. Told through her voice and the voices of her fans, it illustrates how powerfully the songs from “Tigerlily”, — ‘Carnival,’ ‘River,’ Wonder,’ ‘The Letter,’ and more have impacted her audience.

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Paradise is There

A Film by Natalie Merchant
Produced by Jon Bowermaster
Edited by Chris Rahm
Steadicam by Thomas Upton
Music by Natalie Merchant

A Film by Natalie Merchant
Produced by Jon Bowermaster
Edited by Chris Rahm
Steadicam by Thomas Upton
Music by Natalie Merchant