“Natalie Merchant has stepped off the pop treadmill.”
The New York Times, 2003
“This is the kind of record I want to make going forward. I’ve been writing things that are much more obscure and sort of shelving them, thinking I can’t get this past a corporate boardroom.”
Natalie Merchant, 2003
“More happy proof of Merchant's inimitable manner. Merchant casts new and old spells.”
Rolling Stone, 2003
“Merchant's rich, expressive voice is imbued with all the awe, dread and authority the material requires, while the subtle arrangements prove that, treated right, these timeless treasures are still capable of revealing previously uncharted mysteries.”
Uncut, 2003
“A refreshingly uncontrived selection of traditional and contemporary songs. Stripped bare, evocative and succulent. Merchant has an expert touch. ”
fRoots, 2003