Verdi Cries – 10,000 Maniacs
The final track on the 1987 In My Tribe, is a haunting tune that truly showcases Natalie Merchants beautiful voice. This is that rare album that you can play from beginning to end and every song is a joy. I have this on vinyl and it’s taken a spin on my turntable many times. Merchant’s voice has such a unique quality to it; I just don’t know anyone who sounds quite like her. Her music may have become more “adult contemporary” since going solo, but I still enjoy the new music she puts out there. I have to be honest though, I don’t think she’ll ever be able to top this album for me and beautiful tunes like this one.