Blind Man's Zoo

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Blind Man's Zoo
Blind Man's Zoo - 10,000 Maniacs.jpg
Studio album by 10,000 Maniacs
Released May 16, 1989 (1989-05-16)
Recorded November 1988–March 1989, Dreamland Recording Studio, West Hurley, New York
Genre Rock, folk rock, soft rock
Length 43:14
Label Elektra[1]
Producer Peter Asher
10,000 Maniacs chronology
In My Tribe
(1987)
Blind Man's Zoo
(1989)
Hope Chest
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune 3.5/4 stars[3]
Robert Christgau B−[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]

Blind Man's Zoo is 10,000 Maniacs' fourth studio album, released in 1989. The LP version of the album was pressed on high quality audiophile vinyl. It was the band's first album to chart in the United Kingdom.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Natalie Merchant except as noted.

Side one
  1. "Eat for Two" – 3:26
  2. "Please Forgive Us" (Robert Buck, Merchant) – 3:22
  3. "The Big Parade" (Jerome Augustyniak, Merchant) – 4:00
  4. "Trouble Me" (Dennis Drew, Merchant) – 3:08
  5. "You Happy Puppet" (Buck, Merchant) – 3:35
  6. "Headstrong" – 4:13
Side two
  1. "Poison in the Well" (Drew, Merchant) – 3:05
  2. "Dust Bowl" (Buck, Merchant) – 4:11
  3. "The Lion's Share" (Drew, Merchant) – 3:00
  4. "Hateful Hate" – 4:28
  5. "Jubilee" – 6:07

Personnel[edit]

10,000 Maniacs
Additional musicians
  • Jevetta Steele – backing vocals
  • Jason Osborn – arrangement, orchestral direction
  • Krista Bennion Feeney – first violin
  • Mitsuru Tsubota – second violin
  • Louise Schulman – viola
  • Myron Lutzke – cello
  • Dennis Godburn – bassoon
  • Robert Wolinsky – harpsichord
  • Scott Kuney – classical guitar
  • Frank Luther – double bass
Other personnel

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Position
1989 Billboard 200 13
1989 UK Albums Chart 18[7]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1989 "Eat for Two" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 12
1989 "Trouble Me" Billboard Adult Contemporary 7
1989 "Trouble Me" Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 20
1989 "Trouble Me" Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 3
1989 "Trouble Me" The Billboard Hot 100 44

Certifications[edit]

Organization Level Date
RIAA – US Gold July 11, 1989
RIAA – US Platinum December 12, 1997

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blind Man's Zoo". Discogs. 
  2. ^ Blind Man's Zoo at AllMusic
  3. ^ "10,000 Maniacs- Blind Man's Zoo". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "10,000 Maniacs". Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "10,000 Maniacs Recordings". Archived from the original on May 6, 2001. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Blind Man's Zoo Release". Discogs. 
  7. ^ David Roberts, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles and Albums. Guinness World Records Limited. p. 553. ISBN 978-1904994107. 

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