Our Time in Eden

Summary

Our Time in Eden
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1992
RecordedJuly 1991 – May 1992
StudioBearsville (Woodstock, New York)
GenreAlternative rock, folk rock, jangle pop, college rock, soft rock
Length47:55
LabelElektra
ProducerPaul Fox
10,000 Maniacs chronology
Hope Chest
(1990)
Our Time in Eden
(1992)
MTV Unplugged
(1993)
Singles from Our Time in Eden
  1. "These Are Days"
    Released: November 14, 1992
  2. "Candy Everybody Wants"
    Released: March 27, 1993
  3. "Few and Far Between"
    Released: 1993[1]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[3]
Entertainment WeeklyC[4]
Q4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[6]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[7]
Slant Magazine4.5/5 stars[8]
Spin Alternative Record Guide8/10[9]

Our Time in Eden is the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. It was released in 1992 on Elektra Records. The release is 10,000 Maniacs' last studio album with original lead singer Natalie Merchant. The album included her future replacement Mary Ramsey on violin and viola on such tracks as "Stockton Gala Days" and "How You've Grown". Singles released from the album were "These Are Days", "Candy Everybody Wants" and "Few and Far Between". The brass and woodwind section is covered by the J.B.'s, or James Brown's band. The album had the working title African Violet Society.[10]

Track listing

All songs written by Natalie Merchant except as noted.

  1. "Noah's Dove" – 4:29
  2. "These Are Days" (Robert Buck, Merchant) – 3:40
  3. "Eden" (Jerome Augustyniak, Dennis Drew, Steven Gustafson, Buck, Merchant) – 4:07
  4. "Few and Far Between" – 3:13
  5. "Stockton Gala Days" (Augustyniak, Drew, Gustafson, Buck, Merchant) – 4:18
  6. "Gold Rush Brides" (Buck, Merchant) – 3:22
  7. "Jezebel" – 4:00
  8. "How You've Grown" – 3:39
  9. "Candy Everybody Wants" (Drew, Merchant) – 3:04
  10. "Tolerance" – 4:13
  11. "Circle Dream" (Augustyniak, Drew, Gustafson, Buck, Merchant) – 3:25
  12. "If You Intend" – 3:01
  13. "I'm Not the Man" – 3:24

Personnel

10,000 Maniacs
Additional musicians
Technical staff
  • Paul Fox – production
  • Frank Olinsky, Miss Merchant – package design
  • Peter Leak – management
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Scott Blockland – mixing (second engineer)
  • Rob Marinissen – photography
  • Michael Reiter – recording (second engineer)
  • Ed Thacker – recording, mixing[11]

Charts

References

  1. ^ France, Kim (March 18, 1993). "10,000 Maniacs: Eden's Children". Rolling Stone.
  2. ^ McCartney, Kelly. "Our Time in Eden – 10,000 Maniacs". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2006.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (October 15, 1992). "10,000 Maniacs: Our Time In Eden (Elektra)". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Browne, David (October 16, 1992). "Our Time in Eden". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "10,000 Maniacs: Our Time in Eden". Q (74): 122. November 1992.
  6. ^ DeCurtis, Anthony (October 1, 1992). "10,000 Maniacs: Our Time in Eden". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on January 16, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Considine, J. D. (2004). "10,000 Maniacs". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. p. 807. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. Retrieved September 28, 2011.
  8. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (September 29, 2003). "10,000 Maniacs: Our Time in Eden". Slant Magazine. Retrieved September 16, 2017.
  9. ^ Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig, eds. (1995). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  10. ^ Wild, David (August 1992). "10,000 Maniacs on the Loose Again". Rolling Stone. p. 17.
  11. ^ "Our Time in Eden". Discogs.
  12. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  13. ^ "10,000 Maniacs Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1993". Billboard. Retrieved May 26, 2021.