SARAH MCLACHLAN

"Building a Mystery" live


SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

Sarah McLachlan was born 1968 in Halifax, Canada . Sarah McLachlan studied classical guitar, piano and voice as a child, and at the age of 17 was discovered by Nettwerk Records. She signed with them in in 1987 and began writing songs for her debut album "Touch" which was eventually released in 1988. "Touch" was a great success in Canada and McLachlan signed with the bigger label Arista in 1989

In 1991, she released "Solace", an impressive album with great songs such as "The Path of Thorns" and "Drawn to the Rhythm". With this album her reputation spread to US.

The release of "Solace" was followed by an exhaustive tour after which she traveled to Cambodia and Thailand for work on a Canadian-sponsored documentary on poverty and child prostitution. Finally back in Vancouver she began writing songs for her next album, "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy".

The new album was her strongest and most personal effort to date and it peaked in the U.S. charts at number 50 and by the end of 1994, it reached platinum status. "Possession," the single from the album, entered the Top 100, where it reached number 14.

In addition to her own albums, she contributed tracks to several cause-related releases, provided the theme for the film Brothers McMullen ("I Will Remember You"), and organized the Lilith Fair tour, a package tour focusing on emerging women singer/songwriters.

In 1997 she released her fourth album, the enormously successful "Surfacing", which went straight to number two on the pop albums chart. The album featured hits and live favourites such as "Building a Mystery", "Aidia" and "Sweet Surrender"

A terrific live-album "Mirrorball" was released in 1999.

Her most recent studioalbum "Afterflow" came in 2003.



Discography:


1. Touch - Nettwerk 1988 / Arista 1989

Tracks:
1. Out Of The Shadows / 2. Steaming / 3. Strange World / 4. Touch (Instrumental) / 5. Vox / 6. Sad Clown / 7. Uphill Battle (Instrumental) / 8. Ben's Song / 9. Vox / 10. Ben's Song
Rating : 4


2. Solace - Arista 1991

Tracks:
1. Drawn To The Rhythm / 2. Into The Fire / 3. The Path Of Thorns / 4. I Will Not Forget You / 5. Lost / 6. Back Door Man / 7. Shelter / 8. Black / 9. Home / 10. Mercy / 11. Wear Your Love Like Heaven
Rating : 7


3. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Arista 1993

Tracks:
1. Possession / 2. Wait / 3. Plenty / 4. Good Enough / 5. Mary / 6. Elsewhere / 7. Circle / 8. Ice / 9. Hold On / 10. Ice Cream / 11. Fear / 12. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / 13. Blue *
Rating : 7


4. The Freedom Sessions - Arista 1994

Tracks:
1. Elsewhere / 2. Plenty / 3. Mary / 4. Good Enough / 5. Hold On / 6. Ice Cream / 7. Ice / 8. Ol'55
Rating :


5. Rarities, B-sides, And Other Stuff - Nettwerk 1996

Tracks:
1. Dear God / 2. I Will Remember You / 3. Fear [LunaSol Remix][Mix] / 4. Gloomy Sunday [Live] / 5. Full of Grace / 6. Song for a Winter's Night / 7. Blue / 8. Drawn to the Rhythm [Live] / 9. Shelter [Violin Mix] / 10. As the End Draws Near [Extended Remix] / 11. Vox [Extended Remix] / 12. Into the Fire [Extended Remix] / 13. Possession [Rabbit in the Moon Remix]
Rating :


6. Surfacing - Arista 1997

Tracks:
1. Building A Mystery / 2. I Love You / 3. Sweet Surrender / 4. Adia / 5. Do What You Have To Do / 6. Witness / 7. Angel / 8. Black & White / 9. Full Of Grace / 10. Last Dance
Rating : 8


7. Mirrorball - Live - Arista 1999

Tracks:
1. Building A Mystery / 2. Hold On / 3. Good Enough / 4. I Will Remember You / 5. Adia / 6. I Love You / 7. Do What You Have To Do / 8. Path Of Thorns / 9. Fear / 10. Possession / 11. Sweet Surrender / 12. Ice Cream / 13. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / 14. Angel
Rating : 9


8. Remixed - Arista 2001

Tracks:
1. Fear (Hybrid Mix) / 2. Sweet Surrender (DJ Tiesto Mix) / 3. Angel (Rollo Mix) / 4. I Love You (BT Mix) / 5. Silence (Michael Woods Mix) / 6. Possession (Rabbit In The Moon Mix) / 7. Black (William Orbit Mix) / 8. Hold On (BT Mix - Edit)/ 9. Plenty (Fade Mix)
Rating :


9. Afterglow - Arista 2003

Tracks:
1. Fallen / 2. World on Fire / 3. Stupid / 4. Drifting / 5. Train Wreck / 6. Push / 7. Answer / 8. Time / 9. Perfect Girl / 10. Dirty Little Secret
Rating : 7


10. Wintersong - Arista 2006

Tracks:
1. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) / 2. What Child Is This? / 3. River / 4. Wintersong / 5. I'll Be Home for Christmas / 6. O Little Town of Bethlehem / 7. The First Noel / Mary Mary / 8. Silent Night / 9. Song for a Winter's Night / 10. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / 11. In the Bleak Mid-Winter / 12. Christmas Time Is Here
Rating :


11. Laws of Illusion - Arista 2010

Tracks:
1. Awakenings / 2. Illusions of Bliss / 3. Loving You Is Easy / 4. Changes / 5. Forgiveness / 6. Rivers of Love / 7. Love Come / 8. Out of Tune / 9. Heartbreak / 10. Don't Give Up on Us / 11. U Want Me 2 / 12. Bring on the Wonder / 13. Love Come
Rating :


12. Shine On - Arista 2014

Tracks:
1. In Your Shoes / 2. Flesh and Blood / 3. Monsters / 4. Broken Heart / 5. Surrender and Certainty / 6. Song for My Father / 7. Turn the Lights Down Low / 8. Love Beside Me / 9. Brink of Destruction / 10. Beautiful Girl / 11. The Sound That Love Makes
Rating :


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - July 3 - 2006

30 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - 1993
108 Surfacing - 1997
124 Mirrorball - 1999
233 Solace - 1991
351 The Freedom Sessions - 1994
499 Afterglow - 2003
935 Touch - 1988
Check and Rate Here!

December 25 - "rateyourmusic.com"


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Building a Mystery ( McLachlan ) Surfacing
2. The Path of Thorns ( McLachlan ) Solace
3. Drawn to the Rhythm ( McLachlan ) Solace
4. I Will Remember You ( McLachlan ) Mirrorball
5. Ice Cream ( McLachlan ) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
6. Sweet Surrender ( McLachlan ) Surfacing
7. Adia ( McLachlan ) Surfacing
8. Hold On( McLachlan ) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
9. Into the Fire ( McLachlan ) Solace
10. Lost ( McLachlan ) Solace
11. Angel ( McLachlan ) Surfacing
12. Good Enough ( McLachlan ) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
13. Vox ( McLachlan ) Touch
14. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy ( McLachlan ) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
15. Shelter ( McLachlan ) Solace
16. Good Enough ( McLachlan ) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
17. Mary ( McLachlan ) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
18. Do what you have to do ( McLachlan ) Surfacing
19. Fallen ( McLachlan ) Afterglow
20. Push ( McLachlan ) Afterglow
21. World on Fire ( McLachlan/Marchand ) Afterglow
22. Answer ( McLachlan ) Afterglow
23. Time ( McLachlan ) Afterglow
24. Building a Mystery ( McLachlan ) Mirrorball

LINKS:

Official Sarah McLachlan

Angela´s Sarah McLachlan


Back To GREAT BANDS

GUESTBOOK
SIGN


mail to:

mvindberg@yahoo.dk
Morten Vindberg

The WYWH-Pages

The WYWH-Pages