The collection comes in advance of the premiere of the new film Wonder – which was inspired by Natalie’s song of the same name. Based on the 2012 worldwide best-selling young adult novel Wonder by RJ Palacio, the film is in US theaters starting on Nov 17th and stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, and Mandy Patinkin.
The new collection opens with the original studio recording of “Wonder” from Tigerlily and closes with the 20th anniversary recording of the song from Natalie’s Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings. In between are other essential Natalie Merchant tracks from across her 20+ year solo career.
For those of you in the Hudson Valley this weekend…
Oblong Books & Music in Rhinebeck, NY will be hosting an in-store event with Natalie tomorrow night at 8pm. Natalie will be in conversation with author Elizabeth Lesser (cofounder of the Omega Institute), with an audience Q&A to follow. Natalie will also be signing copies of her new box set – which will be available for purchase at Oblong.
The event is free and open to the public on a first-come / first-serve basis. Doors open at 7:30pm. More info here.