Sarah McLachlan

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 *


"Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" was Sarah McLachlan third album, and with classic songs like "Possession", "Good Enough", "Hold On" and the great title track it is by many considered her finest.

The album was her big commercial breakthrough, helped by several great singles. Among those are the opening track "Possession" with its controversal lyrics describing the world through the eyes of a rapist.

It's an overall quiet album ( with a few exceptions ) and most songs are likely to grow on you. My immediate favourites were the song I knew from her terrific live-album "Mirrorball" - quite interesting that some songs like "Hold On" are really quite different from the live-versions. Among the "new" songs "Mary" is becoming a favourite. By the way, I was fortunate get a version with the Joni Mitchell song "Blue" as a bonus-song.

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