The House Carpenter's Daughter

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The House Carpenter’s Daughter
The House Carpenter's Daughter Cover.jpg
Studio album by Natalie Merchant
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2003
RecordedBearsville Studios Woodstock, New York, July 2002 - May 2003
GenreFolk
Length50:39
LabelMyth America Records
ProducerNatalie Merchant
Natalie Merchant chronology
Motherland
(2001)
The House Carpenter’s Daughter
(2003)
Retrospective: 1995-2005
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]
Mojo3/5 stars [2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [3]
Uncut4/5 stars [2][4]

The House Carpenter's Daughter is an acoustic album by Natalie Merchant. It consists of both traditional songs and cover versions of contemporary folk music. It was released on August 12, 2003 via her web-site and on September 16, 2003 in stores. It was produced by Merchant and released on Myth America Records, her independent label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sally Ann" (Jeff Claus/Judy Hyman/Dirk Powell) – 5:47
  2. "Which Side Are You On?" (Florence Reece) – 5:02
  3. "Crazy Man Michael" (Richard Thompson/Dave Swarbrick) – 5:12
  4. "Diver Boy" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 4:45
  5. "Weeping Pilgrim" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 4:11
  6. "Soldier, Soldier" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 3:43
  7. "Bury Me under the Weeping Willow" (A. P. Carter) – 3:20
  8. "House Carpenter" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 6:00
  9. "Owensboro" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 4:21
  10. "Down on Penny's Farm" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 3:41
  11. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" (traditional, arranged by Natalie Merchant) – 4:17

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ a b Album reviews at CD Universe
  3. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on July 26, 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-17.
  4. ^ Uncut review