13 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Her father passed. She divorced her husband, split with her longtime manager and her longtime record label, and while she addresses things on “Song For My Father,” “Surrender and Certainty” and “Broken Heart,” Sarah McLachlan also offers up her most directly upbeat album to date. Producer Pierre Marchand is her one constant and he teams yet again to create the gentle shimmer that’s been a trademark of McLachlan’s sound since the beginning. Yet, McLachlan found time to work with hard rock producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue) on two tracks, “Flesh and Blood” and “Love Beside Me” and the result isn’t heavy metal but a definite grandiosity that climaxes with a vocal choir and a melodramatic dynamic. A gentle piano moment such as “Beautiful Girl” reminds everyone of the young kid they first discovered. The Deluxe Version adds the piano tracks “What’s It Gonna Take” and “Little B” that continue this simple, straightforward vibe.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Her father passed. She divorced her husband, split with her longtime manager and her longtime record label, and while she addresses things on “Song For My Father,” “Surrender and Certainty” and “Broken Heart,” Sarah McLachlan also offers up her most directly upbeat album to date. Producer Pierre Marchand is her one constant and he teams yet again to create the gentle shimmer that’s been a trademark of McLachlan’s sound since the beginning. Yet, McLachlan found time to work with hard rock producer Bob Rock (Metallica, Motley Crue) on two tracks, “Flesh and Blood” and “Love Beside Me” and the result isn’t heavy metal but a definite grandiosity that climaxes with a vocal choir and a melodramatic dynamic. A gentle piano moment such as “Beautiful Girl” reminds everyone of the young kid they first discovered. The Deluxe Version adds the piano tracks “What’s It Gonna Take” and “Little B” that continue this simple, straightforward vibe.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
511 Ratings
511 Ratings
rnttreed ,

Beautiful Album

She has always had a beautiful voice and never seemed to age with her. This album has several songs that tell a story and lifts you up when your self conscious had knocked you down. Great work..

JagXEDS ,

This artist is still relevant and real!!!! Love her!

She is again timeless and haunting with her bold confessions of self ..open and unafraid she is quick to convey her depth ...uniquely gifted with a heart &soul above the rest.

Derek-B ,

Very pleasantly surprised!

I love Sarah McLachlan. Always have, always will. But I will admit, I was a bit worried that her new material might be a bit stale compared to her classic stuff, as this happens to many good artists that have been around for a while. This is definitely not the case with Sarah's new album. I had chills running down my spine halfway through the first track. This rarely happens to me with music unless it's beautiful, and every track on this album is beautiful indeed. Listening to Sarah's new album, I felt it was more than just music. It felt like a beautiful journey that took me on an emotional rollercoaster. While this album is mostly upbeat, it still has plenty of her trademark melancholy. I can easily say I love this album, and I very much look forward to seeing her play here in Orlando, Florida next week. Shine on! :-)

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