Leave Your Sleep

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Leave Your Sleep
Natalie merchant - leave your sleep.jpg
Studio album by Natalie Merchant
Released 9 April 2010 (2010-04-09)
Recorded July 2008 - May 2009
Genre Folk
Label Nonesuch
Producer Natalie Merchant, Andres Levin
Natalie Merchant chronology
Retrospective: 1995-2005
(2005)Retrospective: 1995-20052005
Leave Your Sleep
Natalie Merchant
(2014)Natalie Merchant2014
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
BBC Music(favorable)[3]
Drowned in Sound(4/10)[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[6]
PopMatters7/10 stars[8]
Q4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[9]

Leave Your Sleep is a double concept album by Natalie Merchant and is her fifth solo album. Produced by Natalie Merchant and Andres Levin The album is "a project about childhood" and is a collection of music adapted from 19th and 20th century British and American poetry about childhood.[10] BBC Music describes it as "200 years of lyrical and musical history, washing beautifully by."[3]


Disc 1 (Leave your Supper)[11]
1."Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience"5:10
3."Calico Pie"2:41
4."Bleezer's Ice-Cream"5:16
5."It Makes a Change"3:30
6."The King of China's Daughter"2:39
7."The Dancing Bear"5:37
8."The Man in the Wilderness"3:44
9."Maggie and Milly and Molly and May"4:06
10."If No One Ever Marries Me"2:21
11."The Sleepy Giant"3:19
12."The Peppery Man"5:05
13."The Blind Men and the Elephant"5:32
Disc 2 (Leave your Sleep)
1."Adventures of Isabel"3:23
2."The Walloping Window Blind"4:16
4."The Janitor's Boy"3:52
6."The Land of Nod"4:04
7."Vain and Careless"4:42
8."Crying, My Little One"2:26
9."Sweet and a Lullaby"3:04
10."I Saw a Ship A-Sailing"2:12
11."Autumn Lullaby"3:21
12."Spring and Fall: to a Young Child"3:03
13."Indian Names"5:52


The sleeve notes credit inspiration for the songs of this album as follows:



Chart (2010) Peak
Austrian Album Charts[13] 46
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[14] 37
French Albums (SNEP)[15] 90
Greek Album Charts 23
Irish Albums (IRMA)[16] 50
Italian Albums (FIMI)[17] 40
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[18] 37
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[19] 24
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[20] 30
UK Albums (OCC)[21] 46
US Billboard 200[22] 17
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[23] 8
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[24] 1
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[25] 5
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[26] 9


  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for Leave Your Sleep". Metacritic. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Leave Your Sleep - Natalie Merchant". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Lukowski, Andrzej (12 April 2010). "Review of Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep". BBC Music. BBC. Retrieved 31 December 2011.
  4. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (2010-04-30). "Natalie Merchant, 'Leave Your Sleep'". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  5. ^ Ferguson, Robert (13 April 2010). "Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  6. ^ Wood, Mikael (16 April 2010). "Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep". Entertainment Weekly: 72.
  7. ^ Leven, Jeff (1 April 2010). "Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep :: Music :: Reviews". Paste. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  8. ^ Cooke, Jennifer (27 April 2010). "Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep". PopMatters. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  9. ^ Hermes, Will (10 May 2010). "Leave Your Sleep". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Leave Your Sleep (2CD): Natalie Merchant: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  12. ^ If No One Ever Marries Me poem by Laurence Alma-Tadema, ArtMagick Illustrated Poetry Collection
  13. ^ "Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Ultratop.be – Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  15. ^ "Lescharts.com – Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep". Hung Medien.
  16. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 16, 2010". Chart-Track. IRMA.
  17. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep". Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Top 100 Longplay". GfK Entertainment Charts.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Natalie Merchant – Leave Your Sleep". Hung Medien.
  21. ^ "Natalie Merchant | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  22. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  23. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard.
  24. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Top Americana/Folk Albums)". Billboard.
  25. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  26. ^ "Natalie Merchant Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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