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  • Audio Cassette (October 6, 1998)
  • Label: Universal Music & VI
  • ASIN: B00000DGFV
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,315,237 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Between the Days
2. Lonely
3. Goodbye to Day
4. Stars Collide
5. Walk on Fire
6. Hello
7. Blindfolded
8. Love and Tenor
9. When You Call My Name
10. Big Machine

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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two years later and still one of my faves May 27, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I reviewed this back when I first got it a few years ago, but I wanted to go into a little more detail on the individual songs. Merril is a wonderful yet underrated singer/songwriter who deserves a larger audience in the US, so here goes...
Between the Days - kind of a lackluster opening track, not as seductive as Garden in My Room off the Garden but it sets an appropriate laidback mood that caries over throughout the album
Lonely - a great song with that quirky and offbeat flavor that characterized Merril's debut album, clever lyrics and a catchy chorus make this one irresistable
Goodbye to Day - a sultry ballad with a tropical flavor, another album highlight
Stars Collide - a perky and uptempo song, again with a tropical flavor, not the most catchy song on the album but very listenable
Walk on Fire - see above, although it's a little more catchy
Hello - my favorite song on the album, deliciously coy and playful, and the piano music in the background is similar to Mouth from The Garden
Blindfolded - the individual verses have a beautifully haunting sound and the lyrics are great but the chorus is a little blah, great acoustic guitar though
Love and Terror - songs like this make me wonder if Merril's been peeking into my diary again - if I actually kept one - a sprightly song with darker undertones, returning to the tropical sound of earlier songs
When You Call Me Name - a sweet and simple ballad, again with a subtle tropical flavor
Big Machine - my least fave song on the album and definately the most obscure
Basically, the album has a very laidback, tropical flavor. But don't let Merril's bright and sunny vocals fool you; these songs work on different levels and have some darker undertones you may not notice on the first few listens.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You're Making A Huge Mistake If You Miss This One! March 4, 2000
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
...And you'll have no one but yourself to blame. Have you noticed that "The Garden" is out of stock? Hmmm, I wonder why? Could it be because it's Good?
Innocuous? Hardly! Easy to listen to? You bet! Since receiving this one a mere three days ago, I've managed to listen to "Between The Days" at least a dozen times and that's unusual for me!
Merril Bainbridge has a beautiful style. Granted, every song has the word love in it somewhere, but that's what makes this one so appealing. Does everything you listen to have to have deeper meanings and phrases to puzzle out? There's a few play on words in this one but good music should be enjoyed the FIRST time you hear it. You shouldn't have to puzzle it out before you can truly appreciate it. With this one, you won't have to! It's a shame the most I can give it is 5 Stars, because I'd certainly give it more, for no other reason than I've enjoyed "Between The Days" more than I have ANY other recent purchase.
The previous reviews have touted specific songs as favorites, and that's all good and well, but wouldn't you rather buy a CD because it's ALL good? Whatever you do, DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great album that no one's heard of... June 15, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Don't let the lack of press (positive OR negative) fool you--Merril Bainbridge's sophomore release is a very solid offering, if you don't mind bubblegum pop. I don't use that term disparagingly, but those who are looking for straight folk music or something more urban probably shouldn't apply here--this disc consists mostly of highly-polished, radio-friendly pop music. While her debut was extremely uneven and downright bad in spots, Between the Days is one of those discs you could listen to all the way through without skipping any tracks. The only track to get any radio play (AFAIK) is "Lonely", one of my favorites on the disc along with "Stars Collide" and "Blindfolded". I'm pleasantly surprised by the quality of this album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why this isn't on the charts I don't know! August 23, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Okay, okay, so you've relegated her to one-hit wonder status because of "Mouth." Trust me on this one, the rest of that first album was really good, too, and this second collection of her music is no exception. She's got a wicked sense of humor about love, and her gift for melody is unmatched by anyone except perhaps Rufus Wainwright. Give her a try, and I'm sure you'll like what you hear.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Diamond in the rough May 23, 2000
By Rachel
Format:Audio CD
I was one of those who got so enthralled with Merril Bainbridge's first album, The Garden, and its hit single, "Mouth," that I had to just go buy the album and find out more about this relatively unknown (in the US at least) artist. I was pleased. Some reviews called her the "Anti-Alanis" because she combined some good songwriting with not-so-angry rhetoric; I agree. Satisfied with "The Garden," I had to take a look at "Between the Days" when I spotted it on sale at a record store. It's not as good, but still very good.
There is less of a variety here than in the previous album, which is not too good, although there are some good songs like "Stars Collide," "Love and Terror" and "Goodbye To Day." The songs in general are well written, although too sugary and, at times, boring (especially toward the latter tracks). Those factors keep me from rating this album at a 5 (as I would have for The Garden), and it's more like a 3.5 than a 4, but compared to most of the stuff out there, Merril offers something fresh and different. And sometimes it is nice to know that you are enjoying a secret indulgence that few people are familiar with, as opposed to listening to artists that *everyone* knows and likes.
I think Merril needs more exposure particularly in the US. If other Australian acts, such as Savage Garden and INXS, can really take off in the US, why not Merril?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this album
Published 22 days ago by Playboygurl
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
I heard one of her songs while watching a TV show. It wasn't easy to find all the songs since it's not on iTunes. I was grateful that I was able to buy this album on Amazon. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Lisa M. Poirier
4.0 out of 5 stars Should have been released now
I believe if "Between The Days" was released now the album would have had better sales than it did in 1998. Read more
Published on July 8, 2011 by Joseph Lucko
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great release form Merril Bainbridge!
This is just as good as her first album, without being repititious of course. She has great vocals, songs, lyrics, music...What more could you ask for? Read more
Published on July 14, 2009 by Angela K. Scott-Cox
5.0 out of 5 stars A Pleasant Suprise
Given that this CD is hard to find, and apparently fell on its face when released, I did not have high hopes. Read more
Published on February 28, 2009 by Douglas Washabaugh
3.0 out of 5 stars Between great and bad
This is a decent enough album. If you liked her "Garden" album, this one is much the same, with spritely music overlying cooing lyrics about love. Read more
Published on January 29, 2009 by R. Berman
3.0 out of 5 stars So so
I really loved "The Garden", but this CD was only so so for me.

What I liked about her other CD was how unapologetically fun and cheesy it was. Read more
Published on September 28, 2007 by Benjamin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best CD you have never heard...
One of my childhood favorites. I was 9 when this CD came out. A great album that should have made Merril as big as Jewel or Alanis, but unfortuantely a man at the top of her label... Read more
Published on November 12, 2004 by Dallas Osborm
5.0 out of 5 stars another great CD
The Garden is probably my favorite CD ever (as a round full story), and I also liked this one. You probably want to listen to it several times before you decide on it, because the... Read more
Published on July 25, 2004 by Agamita Dandanache
5.0 out of 5 stars Her music keeps coming back to me
When I first heard "Under the Water" on a PBS station (with a somewhat puzzled DJ offering it) I was hooked. Read more
Published on June 16, 2004 by Eugene Dykstra
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