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toriMODE
07-05-2010, 08:02 PM
I got an email the other day saying that my Birmingham show had been canceled for Lilith Fair.

from Lilithfair.com

July 1, 2010 (New York, NY) –The 2010 Lilith Tour is announcing the cancellation of 10 upcoming shows: Salt Lake City (7/12), Montreal (7/23), Raleigh (8/4), Charlotte (8/6), West Palm Beach (8/10), Tampa (8/11), Birmingham (8/12), Austin (8/14), Houston (8/15) and Dallas (8/16).

Andyland
07-05-2010, 08:22 PM
An 11th show, Atlanta, has also been cancelled.

sarahcryst
07-05-2010, 10:17 PM
They canceled both the shows in my state, which perturbs me a bit, but it isn't as if NC gets many good shows anyway, so really it's just back to the status quo.

toriMODE
07-05-2010, 10:23 PM
Sarah McLachlan will however be doing a special performance at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on August 5th. Special guest to be announced.

menju56
07-06-2010, 10:52 AM
What do people make of the new album?

I haven't yet felt compelled to listen. I quite liked Afterglow but for me Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is clearly the best.

uskidsknow
07-06-2010, 02:23 PM
it's no wonder the shows are getting canceled. the ticket prices are ridiculous, the lineups aren't great, and there's no huge draw at any of the shows (sorry, Sarah)

toriMODE
07-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Well I was really hoping to see Sia live, and she was going to be at the Birmingham date. I'm very sad about this.

Andyland
07-06-2010, 09:21 PM
There's a decent chance that Sia would have pulled out even if the date hadn't been cancelled.

Also, Kelly Clarkson has pulled out of the tour completely.

toriMODE
07-06-2010, 10:54 PM
I guess that makes me feel a little better.

Cuddlefish
07-06-2010, 11:24 PM
They canceled both the shows in my state, which perturbs me a bit, but it isn't as if NC gets many good shows anyway, so really it's just back to the status quo.

FUCK I wanted to go to the Raleigh show. :(

halo eighteen
07-07-2010, 06:54 PM
Queen Latifah disappeared from the Detroit lineup as well. This whole tour is really a disaster. No organization, constantly changing line-ups, expensive tickets, a lack of really huge names. They really had the chance to make this something noteworthy, but they quite frankly dropped the ball.

Andyland
07-15-2010, 11:08 PM
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/07/cursed_lilith_f.html#more

Carly Simon has also pulled out, due to a foot injury. Which is the same thing that happened to the Go-Go's. And that's in addition to Kelly Clarkson and Norah Jones pulling out of their dates.

Andyland
03-05-2012, 03:38 PM
North American Summer tour with local orchestras:

http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/events

toriMODE
03-05-2012, 05:50 PM
I'd be really interested in seeing her in concert with an orchestra. I just don't know if I can afford it at this point.

Volta
03-06-2012, 03:48 AM
^I feel you. I wonder if I will ever get to go to a concert I want to go to again. ever. With the expense and everything. Yes, I've been to concerts with family and friends but it was for acts that I don't particularly care for. It is very hard to get people to go see the stuff I want to see. Because I don't know the ins and outs of getting good tickets. And the people I know who do won't waste their time if I want to go see Tori/Bjork/Margaret Cho, etc.

Blake
03-06-2012, 04:52 PM
Go alone! I've had some of the best times going to gigs alone. I always seem to meet cool people and strike up convo's.

Joey
03-10-2012, 09:11 PM
Truly lovely recent Sarah performances:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc7v9wAYITg&feature=plcp&context=C46958a9VDvjVQa1PpcFMoNv7a1dEfir17prJEJPK2m3KX_NPQ7Zc%3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnAkD5a8BKo&feature=plcp&context=C4d5c032VDvjVQa1PpcFMoNv7a1dEfis1H8oIabjaRb7wDeoOVVpo%3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Pb_V7HLQA&feature=plcp&context=C4956bf2VDvjVQa1PpcFMoNv7a1dEfihQ2ckmrrpSBspgUvlbhjA0%3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwrYzMKdYPw&feature=plcp&context=C47ff14dVDvjVQa1PpcFMoNv7a1dEfioWvS-i1bak5P7UWBsnRQGM%3D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PnZMWOskJo&feature=plcp&context=C4f5055eVDvjVQa1PpcFMoNv7a1dEfirEUeWYv1EpFTOrM5IsgqiU%3D

Andyland
04-20-2012, 06:18 PM
Tried for Atlantic City this morning. Had an awesome ticket but then the order couldn't be confirmed...so I'll probably just snag a ticket closer to the date. Anyone else going to the orchestra tour?

Andyland
06-30-2012, 01:31 AM
Anyone else checking out the summer orchestra tour?

JHV
06-30-2012, 01:55 AM
Tried for Atlantic City this morning. Had an awesome ticket but then the order couldn't be confirmed...so I'll probably just snag a ticket closer to the date. Anyone else going to the orchestra tour?

I just pulled up 10th row center for the Atlantic City show, so there are some great seats available. Not sure yet if I'm going, but I'm thinking about it. I mostly just like the big hit Sarah songs and tickets are pretty expensive, but it would be great to see her with an orchestra. Those great live videos Joey posted are making it a much more tempting prospect as well.

Peter Z
06-30-2012, 02:16 AM
The orchestral version of Sweet Surrender is one of my favorite things she's done since 1998. So fucking breathtaking.

Andyland
12-03-2012, 01:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5EbWx04pKtU

Jake
12-03-2012, 01:55 AM
Oh, dear.

SouthernLad
12-03-2012, 06:20 PM
I love Sarah, but that was the worst thing since Midwinter Graces. Actually, that was worse. WTF :confused:

halo eighteen
12-03-2012, 07:26 PM
I bet all those people were so excited to tell their friends that they were in a Sarah McLachlan vid.. Oh, wait.

Octopussy
12-03-2012, 07:41 PM
LOL, that was actually worse than Harps of Gold

Nick
12-04-2012, 01:48 AM
That song is awful; I'm trying to keep it in perspective as a commercial for the music school. The news item I read did mention a new album in 2013, which I'm dubious about, but would be awesome (if it sounds nothing like this).

ETA: well "new album 2013" is all over her website. That's unexpected, but I hope she avoids the schlock and puts out something a little better than Laws of Illusion. I think there's some great stuff on the album but it is definitely not as consistent as her other albums.

This new song from Bridge School is actually very pretty


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPwe5zCwAA&sns=em

Peter Z
12-04-2012, 04:18 AM
That new song "Beautiful Girl" I actually quite enjoy!

Nick
12-04-2012, 04:22 AM
I agree; I hope Pierre Marchand doesn't produce it into Adult Contemporary oblivion.

betterthanfine
12-04-2012, 07:28 AM
I'm afraid he will, he and her seem joined at the hip. Ugh.

That new Christmas song is ATROCIOUS.

Nick
01-03-2013, 08:11 PM
Ah, so the album probably won't be out in 2013 after all. At least I'm not betting on it. But it does sound like it's well on its way, so you never know! I suspect we'll hear mid-year about it getting pushed to 2014 though. As long as it's better than Find Your Voice, I'm not worried about the "when"; frankly, I didn't expect another album for a few years yet anyway.

The stuff about Bill Clinton is also interesting, mainly because the only connection I was aware of between them before reading this was... not flattering for anybody.

And oh, those ASPCA ads.

http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz5cvy4FDw1qb6t6wo1_400.jpg

Octopussy
01-04-2013, 02:55 AM
I don't know why, but I randomly went on a Sarah McLachlan kick a couple days ago and haven't stopped since. She used to be pretty good, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy-era. Not the most innovative artist or anything, but not everybody has to be. Outside that album, I find you really have to dig for gems.

These are favorites right now

Fear
Plenty
Sweet Surrender
Silence
Into the Fire
Possession

I also got the Remixed album which is surprisingly good. This one especially puts me in a twirling-glowsticks kind of mood:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBbNMLyKVkE

Nick
01-04-2013, 02:07 PM
Now I feel like top 10'ing :)

1. Witness
2. Posession
3. Elsewhere
4. Building A Mystery
5. I Will Not Forget You
6. Prayer Of St. Francis
7. Dirty Little Secret
8. Mercy
9. Hold On (Freedom Sessions)
10. Bring On The Wonder

Jake
01-04-2013, 02:49 PM
1) Possession
2) Building a Mystery
3) Hold On
4) Good Enough
5) Sweet Surrender
6) Adia
7) Elsewhere
8) Dear God
9) Blackbird
10) Prayer of St. Francis

Volta
03-12-2013, 03:00 AM
Got Laws of Illusion off Amazon for 2 bucks. Physical Copy. Didn't get it when it came out because of the horrible reviews. I've given it one full listen not completely paying attention to what song was on and what have you... I thought it was pretty pleasant. Wish I would have purchased it back then. The album artwork and photographs seem a little uninspired but besides that it is a very calming listening experience.
I notice that after you get past her slamming those chords on Loving You Is Easy the rest of the album has that lulling thing going on.
U Want Me 2.. took me by surprise. I thought she was covering a radiohead song or something (don't know why I went to them immediately).. no, she is just putting an old song (completely hers) on this album. I don't really hear how she's changed it but I still haven't listened to the original again (yet).

Seems like listening to all her albums.. she always incorporates certain themes including images of "drifting" and lack of growth.. someone sitting around while time passes them by.

Volta
03-12-2013, 03:19 AM
Top 10
1.) Elsewhere - When she sings reaching out and reaching in, holding out and holding in it always felt like very calm waves splashing up against the beech.. and for someone who is known to keep her tone in one register she really moves those notes around when she sings this part: "I believe this is heaven to no one else but me."
2.) Time - Lyrics are just spectacular.
3.) Push - Lyrics again: "You've seen me at my weakest but you take me as I am and when I fall you offer me a softer place to land"
4.) Possession - I mean, how can this song not be in your top five?
5.) I Love You
6.) Stupid
7.) Sweet Surrender
8.) Adia
9.) Last Dance - because it is just how that album had to end :)
10.) Plenty - gorgeous fusion of the instruments and her voice.

Canoodlefish
03-12-2013, 05:41 AM
I think I have a thing for all the first songs off her albums. It's such a sin Mirrorball isn't released JUST as a double-CD album, I felt so ripped off.

1) Do What You Have to Do
2) I Will Not Forget You (Mirrorball)
3) Possession (Mirrorball)
4) Fear (Mirrorball)
5) Building a Mystery
6) Fallen
7) Vox
8) Out of the Shadows
9) Full of Grace/Last Dance
10) Awakenings

Nick
06-06-2013, 04:36 PM
New song for an Australian stage production of King Kong. I'm sure it'll end up on her new album also, but it's definitely particularly appropriate for musical theater. It's pretty, but not especially memorable; I still have higher hopes for the album proper.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g20XZySQPHE&feature=youtu.be

Waylon
06-06-2013, 08:04 PM
I really wish Sarah would go back to writing with guitar as her primary instrument. A couple of piano ballads on an album are always great, but I feel like the bulk of her music has been piano-based lately, and it's just not as interesting or gritty as it used to be.

Waylon
06-06-2013, 08:08 PM
While we're at it, my top 10:

1) I Will Not Forget You
2) Mary (Freedom Sessions version)
3) Wait
4) Elsewhere
5) Hold On
6) Angel
7) Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
8) Sweet Surrender
9) Prayer of St. Francis
10) Fear

Honorable Mentions: Time, Train Wreck, Home, Building A Mystery, Black and White, Drawn to the Rhythm, Touch, Ice Cream, Unchained Melody

Waylon
09-23-2013, 12:03 AM
I searched a bit and couldn't find a thread for Sarah.

Her post-2000 output is mostly crap, but I love all of her 90s albums. My two favorite songs of hers are:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-gIF4jMgbY
(remember when she used to be folky and actually wrote songs on guitar?)

also, this is still my favorite performance of hers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNKjlqyb_HA

toriMODE
09-23-2013, 12:07 AM
Here it is Waylon...

toriMODE
09-23-2013, 12:07 AM
I boosted the original thread for ya ;)

Waylon
09-23-2013, 12:26 AM
Aw, damn!

Thanks, Ron. Apparently, my thread-searching skills are wanting.

Waylon
09-23-2013, 12:28 AM
Hilarious, seeing as how I actually posted in here not that long ago. Oy vey...

beanstew
10-07-2013, 07:10 PM
Ah, so the album probably won't be out in 2013 after all. At least I'm not betting on it. But it does sound like it's well on its way, so you never know! I suspect we'll hear mid-year about it getting pushed to 2014 though. As long as it's better than Find Your Voice, I'm not worried about the "when"; frankly, I didn't expect another album for a few years yet anyway.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qs5vo1OjUUQ

I haven't listened to Sarah for an age and haven't heard much of her more recent output but this just popped up on twitter so thought I'd share.

Jake
10-07-2013, 08:28 PM
I really should give Laws of Illusion another listen. I remember not hating it but not being blown away, but I've been on a Sarah kick lately. I hope the next album is a little darker and she takes her sound new places. But, I know not to get my hopes up too high based on some of the recent material (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g20XZySQPHE) she's put out.

toriMODE
10-08-2013, 01:25 AM
I was bored with Laws of Illusion. "Awakening" was the only track that stood out to me. I hope with the new one she covers new ground.

Volta
10-08-2013, 02:49 AM
Wow. Sarah means business. Wants feedback about where to tour. This kind of interaction almost never happens with her contemporaries.

Nick
12-21-2013, 03:33 AM
I was kind of excited to see that - instead of writing some horrid new song - she was doing Prayer Of Saint Francis with the kids at her music school for this year's Christmas single. So now I'm sad to find it's just the original (albeit beautiful) version with a kid's choir pasted on top. Hopefully she's saving the effort for her new album?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agPnMxp5Occ#t=0

Owen
12-21-2013, 06:21 AM
Yeah, that is a lame placeholder track if ever there was one. If the kids were actually singing am interesting arrangement, instead of a simple 2-part chart, perhaps it would be interesting.

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Andyland
01-23-2014, 12:17 AM
According to her Facebook, the album is out in May and she'll be performing a new song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on January 30th.


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Nick
01-23-2014, 12:44 AM
Fantastic! I hope there are a few keepers on this album.

Andyland
01-23-2014, 12:59 AM
The Lilith Fair page says that the song is Beautiful Girl


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monochrome
01-23-2014, 08:11 AM
So excited that it's Beautiful Girl! I was there when she played it at the Bridge School Benefit in 2012 and fell absolutely in love with it.

toriMODE
01-23-2014, 03:24 PM
Is there a youtube video of that performance? (I would search but I'm at workypoo)

Nick
01-23-2014, 07:11 PM
At work here also, but the vid is on page 2 of this thread :) Can re-post later if it helps.

toriMODE
01-23-2014, 11:48 PM
Thanks, Nick!

Nick
01-23-2014, 11:51 PM
Reposting since its relevant! Wonder what will happen to it in the studio.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPPwe5zCwAA

jfuller89
01-27-2014, 01:53 AM
New album title (unveiled via Facebook): "Shine On."

Hm.

Jake
01-27-2014, 02:12 AM
I need to stop expecting another Fumbling or Surfacing. I know I do. I just would love to see her make albums like those again.

Nick
01-31-2014, 04:49 AM
Beautiful performance on Leno. I'm glad the arrangement was kept super simple; it gives me hope that it won't be overproduced to death on the album. Leno said it was on her website to listen to - don't see it yet but maybe the studio version is coming soon?

Jake
01-31-2014, 05:26 AM
Started off a little shaky, but it's a beautiful song indeed. Really hope it's kept minimal, too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNpjqCIXBVY

toriMODE
01-31-2014, 02:15 PM
It's been blocked.

halo eighteen
01-31-2014, 07:26 PM
album out May 6th, eh? Seems like quite a ways off from now.

Andyland
01-31-2014, 07:49 PM
It is. I'm wondering if she just wanted to make an appearance before Leno moves on?

Andyland
02-03-2014, 12:42 AM
She was just featured in an Audi commercial during the Super Bowl that parodied her animal PSAs.


http://youtu.be/zl0zw1YVZd4

Nick
02-03-2014, 12:54 AM
I actually think the tune in the other commercial is better than a lot of Laws Of Illusion :)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjTRUubkomQ

warmgun
02-07-2014, 08:14 AM
I like a lot this performance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZq-GXDaG2Y

Andyland
02-14-2014, 01:59 AM
https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/l/t1/1604577_10152214279996352_1683740256_n.png

Album photo shoot

toriMODE
02-14-2014, 02:01 AM
She's so beautiful!

jfuller89
03-02-2014, 10:18 PM
Album cover unveiled -- I actually really like it! It seems like it's not trying too hard, which I always appreciate.

http://www.sarahmclachlan.com/wp-content/themes/smclachlan/images/shine-on.jpg

Cunter Fartlett
03-02-2014, 10:35 PM
Looks like a JC Penney advert.

Owen
03-02-2014, 10:56 PM
Hahaha! It totally does. Also, aside from her holiday album, this is her first regular album that doesn't have a dark color scheme.

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Jake
03-02-2014, 11:46 PM
I'm fully prepared for this to be awful, so maybe it'll surprise me.

Tiny Shiver
03-03-2014, 03:47 PM
I'm fully prepared for this to be awful, so maybe it'll surprise me.

Ha, me too! I will say, I did really love Awakenings off of the last record. Didn't love much else, but that song was great!!!

Peter Z
03-03-2014, 04:36 PM
First look at merch for the album!

http://skreened.com/render-product/e/i/n/einuwycabkckabmtuoqq/baby-get-your-shine-on-tank.american-apparel-unisex-tank.white.w760h760.jpg

Andyland
03-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Just saw a local announcement that she's playing Philly on July 24th.

Jake
03-30-2014, 11:43 PM
The album is available for pre-order on iTunes Canada, and the first track "In Your Shoes" is downloadable with purchase. From the 1:30 clip they have up, it sounds pretty straightforward, Adult AC-leaning. It's way more upbeat than "Beautiful Girl," and it could be decent in full.

Tracklist:
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
12. What's It Gonna Take (Bonus Track)
13. Little B (Bonus Track)

Andyland
03-30-2014, 11:46 PM
11. The Sound That Love Makes


Oh my.

theswirlgirl
04-05-2014, 08:33 PM
"In Your Shoes" in its entirety available to stream on E! online.

http://www.eonline.com/news/526983/sarah-mclachlan-debuts-new-single-in-your-shoes-listen-now-and-find-out-her-inspiration

(the site and stream are slow and choppy--at least right now)

Waylon
04-05-2014, 09:15 PM
It's on Spotify as well. It's....okay. Definitely more upbeat and sonically lush than her previous singles, but it doesn't seem to have any hook whatsoever.

Tiny Shiver
04-06-2014, 08:18 AM
We'll always have Fumbling...

This is just....meh is too kind.

Andyland
04-06-2014, 06:20 PM
I find it more interesting than Loving You Is Easy as far as first singles go.

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Waylon
04-06-2014, 07:06 PM
^ Agreed. To me, Loving You Is Easy sounded way too much like Sarah Bareilles's Love Song.

Volta
04-07-2014, 02:04 AM
^This!

jfuller89
04-23-2014, 11:16 PM
New song "Monsters" streaming here:

http://ryanseacrest.tumblr.com/post/83644639629/exclusive-listen-to-sarah-mclachlans-new-song

This is a major Fumbling throwback -- at least to me. Definitely more interesting than the songs I've heard so far from this record, and man alive, her voice has just not aged in 20 years.

Jake
04-23-2014, 11:44 PM
Definitely the most interesting song we've heard from this album so far. Gives me hope for the rest!

Tiny Shiver
04-24-2014, 01:11 PM
pooh that is more like it.

theswirlgirl
04-24-2014, 08:51 PM
Definitely the most interesting song we've heard from this album so far. Gives me hope for the rest!

Yeah, I wish we could hear at least another track or better yet two before the release date. I'm still not sure what to think.

Andyland
04-25-2014, 08:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSpUo5-F_yg&feature=youtu.be

Andyland
04-26-2014, 05:04 PM
http://parade.condenast.com/282101/walterscott/online-exclusive-sarah-mclachlans-new-album-shine-on/
Stream of the whole album

Volta
04-27-2014, 12:21 AM
I can't get “Turn the Lights Down Low” to work.

I think the 10 songs I did hear were all in the same key vocally.
When I got to “Surrender and Certainty” - I was like, finally a song that seems to have promise and then after those first lines of wonderful lyrics it just goes off into sounding exactly like all the rest of the songs.
Loads of self-help lyrics.

Was Beautiful Girl the first single? It sounds like the song that was meant to stand out.

And then the last song has a Ukulele at the beginning and then her super soft, long drawn out vocal comes in. Could have been something really cool but just becomes like all the other 1-2-3-4 songs.

Laws of Illusion had a lot more diversity in lyrics and vocal delivery. But, imo, it was far less of an effort than Afterglow.. and this record is far less than Laws of Illusion. Not one song grabs me besides Beautiful Girl and the beginning of Surrender and Certainty.

Goodness.
She has a beautiful, relaxing voice.. but she isn't reaching out on any of these songs. Where are her beautiful high notes or the occasional surprising low note? ahhhh. Just frustrated.

And this is the album where she is revealing the stuff she couldn't ever before?????

rattlesnakes
04-27-2014, 11:11 AM
This album is shit, and so was Laws of Illusion. Sarah made music from 1989 to 2006. After that, Farah took over.

Johnothon
04-27-2014, 12:04 PM
This album is shit, and so was Laws of Illusion. Sarah made music from 1989 to 2006. After that, Farah took over.

Not listened to the stream yet, but...I'd argue Afterglow was filled with as much dreck as Laws of Illusion.

Volta
04-27-2014, 09:50 PM
I loved Afterglow! Every single song!
"You see me at my weakest but you take me as I am and when I fall you offer me a softer place to land" - that one lyric is enough to validate the album for me.

I love how incredibly lush and different the songs sound in the order they're tracklisted. When you get to Stupid.. things completely change up.

Waylon
04-28-2014, 12:29 AM
I'm officially done with Sarah. =(

I guess we'll always have Fumbling and the Freedom Sessions...

Joey
04-28-2014, 12:31 AM
And Solace and Surfacing. ;)

Cunter Fartlett
04-28-2014, 12:32 AM
Yeah, this is just about as boring as can be..but I didn't really expect anything else.

Waylon
04-28-2014, 12:34 AM
And Solace and Surfacing. ;)

I generally like both of those albums, but they're inconsistent and a bit plodding. IMO, Fumbling was the only era when everything she did was golden.

Domandapiano
04-28-2014, 01:51 AM
Her album cover pretty much reflects how I expected the music to sound... also the title.

I love Fumbling, but I have never been able to get into anything else.

Volta
04-28-2014, 06:28 AM
About the album cover.. don't judge an album by it's cover. maybe. There wasn't much effort on the cover and there doesn't seem to be much effort on the songwriting. Somehow, she'll still sell a satisfactory number of copies, I'm sure.

It's very safe.

But that's a good way to make a living for her. I mean, she's still going to get booked at all the Rockefeller-on-Ice Holiday Specials by NBC. The next natural disaster charity or whatever.. she'll be there as well.

toriMODE
05-08-2014, 03:41 PM
So based on clips I didn't think I would even bother with listening to Shine On, but I listened to it last night, and there were quite a few tracks that I liked. I think the album as a whole is better than Laws of Illusion. My immediate favorites are: In Your Shoes, Flesh & Blood, Monsters, Turn the Lights Down Low, and Love Beside Me.

theswirlgirl
05-09-2014, 02:40 PM
I enjoyed the album too, toriMODE. It's tough to hold anything up to FUMBLING or even SURFACING, but this new one works and, yes, may have better flow than LAWS. The studio album I find I give the least rotation to is AFTERGLOW (I don't have the pre-FUMBLING stuff), but I'm also not exactly sure why that happens as I don't think that album is awful by any stretch. Still, I agree with everyone here as far as the "safety" issue....but it works for her.

Johnothon
05-10-2014, 10:20 AM
^ Holy hell, get Solace, pronto! That and Fumbling are her two essentials, I'd say. Touch is less so, but holds a nostalgic place in my heart. That being said, her writing on that one is far more 'interesting' than the stuff she comes up with now. Kind of like weird images (Sad Clown) vs. trite, mind-numbing dreck (Changes, Push).

Shine On is a step up from what I was expecting (LoI Part 2), but nothing earth-shattering. I really enjoyed Flesh and Blood, Monsters, Broken Heart and Love Beside Me (Turn the Lights Down Low is an earworm). Oh, and before I actually listened to it, I was desperate for 'Little B' to be short for 'Little Bitch'. Alas.

Tiny Shiver
05-24-2014, 02:12 PM
In a total WTF moment, I was at Nowhere, a gay bar in the East Village, last night, and the DJ dropped Vox into the mix. Which was good, because I haven't listened to that song in years, and I forgot how good it was in its early 90's misty mystic way. Completely bizarre choice though for a crowded bar on a Friday night.

In other news, I must have drunkenly at some point pre-ordered the Shine On vinyl and forgot. Because it showed up on my door step. I haven't listened to the record through, because of just complete lack of interest, but I suppose now that I own it, at some point I will give it a chance.

Owen
05-31-2014, 12:56 AM
I finally gave the record a listen. I was sure I'd love it, because I have honestly liked all of her previous albums, but... I fell asleep.

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Snow White
05-31-2014, 01:46 AM
^ Yep. And it's sad because Touch/Solace/Fumbling/Surfacing were important to me growing up. "Elsewhere" was one of my defining songs as a teenager (of course, right?).

I couldn't do Afterglow. And this one... sleepy.

Volta
05-31-2014, 05:41 PM
oh, god, Elsewhere is amazing. "I believe this is heaven to no one else but me."

Nick
09-01-2014, 12:50 AM
Hmmm, don't need Afterglow or Mirroball, but I might just have to pick this up...

http://www.musicdirect.com/p-235863-sarah-mclachlan-solace-200g-45rpm-2lp.aspx

Nick
02-28-2015, 04:50 AM
Actually quite like the new video for Monsters!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqSt-CgGqhU

I'm seeing Sarah for the first time in a couple of weeks; as much as I wish I'd seen her on the FTE tour, I'm still really excited to finally get to a show, since she still seems to be an above-average perfomer (despite playing a lot of new material). I've been listening to Solace, FTE, Freedom Sessions, Mirrorball and Surfacing a ton the last few days to get ready, and watching the old FTE tour VHS too. It's easy to forget just how amazing she was at her peak! The live version of Ice still gives me chills, and Hold On in any incarnation is one of the best songs ever.

I've also been spinning Shine On and Laws Of Illusion here and there; honestly, some really dull tunes aside, there's a decent amount of good stuff on there too. Love Come, Awakenings, Out Of Tune, Bring On The Wonder, Broken Heart, Love Beside Me, Beautiful Girl... She's not the folk singer who wrote FTE anymore, but there's some solid enough material that I think would play better without those godawful album covers.

Anyone else seeing her this tour, or catch the first leg and have a good time? I'm jealous of the Australian folks who got to see Butterfly Boucher open and play in her band, but I'm still hoping for a solid performance (her bands have always been so good - Jon Evans actually played the first leg, so it would be cool if that's still the case).

Tiny Shiver
02-28-2015, 01:12 PM
I am strongly considering seeing her in Brooklyn. I've paid no mind to her new stuff beyond cursory spins, but it will never change the love I had for her up to Afterglow.

Nick
02-28-2015, 01:53 PM
I am strongly considering seeing her in Brooklyn. I've paid no mind to her new stuff beyond cursory spins, but it will never change the love I had for her up to Afterglow.

I'll be at the Brooklyn show; I'm also really excited to see the remodeled Kings Theatre!

Tiny Shiver
03-15-2015, 12:10 PM
I saw Sarah last night. She sounded lovely, she looked lovely, the setlist was pretty much what you would expect, and therein lies the problem. I was so bored. I'd seen her a ton back in the 90's, probably 9-10 times. I considered her one of my favorites, but damn, the fact that their has been pretty much no evolution at all is also evident in her performance. The arrangements were as they ever were. It is interesting--I hate comparing artists but I think its apt to note that Tori, even when she was BAD, at least made interesting failures. I'll always love Solace through Surfacing, but I think last night closed the chapter on any future investment in her career. She wasn't bad mind you, she actually sounded as good as ever, but that's faint praise.
Also, those randoms she brought up to sit on the stage. CRINGE.

Nick
03-15-2015, 02:16 PM
I actually loved the show, and found that it renewed my fandom quite a bit. The first set was a little up and down, but all the Fumbling songs and Witness in the second set were flawless. That said, it was my first Sarah show, so I probably had more to gain. Some of the new stuff really isn't bad live (especially Broken Heart and Beautiful Girl). And I was beyond impressed that she could still hit those high notes in Fear! Obviously I've seen all the DVDs and was familiar with the live arrangements, but it was a different experience finally seeing it all in person (with my only setlist complaint being the lack of Solace material).

I'll agree that the extra-curricular stuff was unnecessary. I was fine with the Q&A, but yeah, the social media people were just weird and momentum-killing, especially the one total downer who literally killed the moment...

Other than that, I was beyond excited that she had Butterfly Boucher on the U.S. tour, and gave her the duet verse on Angel! One of my other favorite artists on harmonies/bass all night was certainly a nice bonus.

Tiny Shiver
03-16-2015, 12:42 PM
I'll agree that the extra-curricular stuff was unnecessary. I was fine with the Q&A, but yeah, the social media people were just weird and momentum-killing, especially the one total downer who literally killed the moment...



That was one of the most uncomfortable moments I have ever witnessed in a live show, if not THE most. WTF.

Johnothon
03-16-2015, 12:50 PM
What's the story with the 'total downer who literally killed the moment'?

Nick
03-16-2015, 01:03 PM
What's the story with the 'total downer who literally killed the moment'?

Sarah brought 6 "social media" Twitter contest winners up on stage to watch 4 songs in each set from a couch off to one side (she does this every show, unfortunately). Before the songs, she gave them a hug, took some selfies, and asked if they had any questions. It was all cute and light and airy (and a bit boring for everyone in the audience) and most everyone in the first group was too shy/nervous to say anything, but one of them got the microphone and just said that a young girl she knew had died 4 days earlier and asked if Sarah would sign something for her. I mean, I totally get it, it's sad and I'm a horrible person, but it was a complete tonal swerve. You could feel the whole audience cringe. Sarah just said she was really sorry and signed her thing, while the whole theater was dead silent for about 30 seconds (which felt like 30 minutes).

neptunerune
08-18-2016, 07:28 AM
Well, not sure what to think of her new single...?

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/neptunerune/Sarah_zpswmlrzltz.png (https://www.facebook.com/sarahmclachlan)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30sHqSJ6OvM

Blake
08-18-2016, 10:44 AM
She looks like Allison Janney in that pic.

blissgurl
08-18-2016, 02:23 PM
Well, musically the new song sounds like classic Sarah to me, at least live. But she doesn't really write great and poetic lyrics anymore, although these seem perfectly fine. I mean, she was never an amazing songwriter, like, say Tori for instance, but up through Surfacing her lyrics were pretty strong.

toriMODE
08-18-2016, 04:10 PM
Well, not sure what to think of her new single...?

http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn50/neptunerune/Sarah_zpswmlrzltz.png (https://www.facebook.com/sarahmclachlan)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30sHqSJ6OvM

Gorgeous song :)

Yo Jupiter
08-18-2016, 05:30 PM
everything she does nowadays sounds like one same song. pretty, not bad, but maybe to hear once in a sad scene of a drama show and that's it

Volta
08-19-2016, 04:53 AM
I love the song! She's never really performed a song live I didn't like. Some of the morning shows she does.. those songs I maybe didn't like so much.

She looks much more different in the video. She's lost a lot of weight I think. Her face has never looked like that before, to me.

Jake
08-19-2016, 06:21 PM
I actually like this song a lot? I think it's better than anything from the last album. Production-wise, it reminds me of Solace and her earlier work.

Jake
09-23-2016, 04:22 AM
Well, I still have no idea what "The Long Goodbye" is supposed to be from? A one-off? Was hoping a full album was on the way...

...but instead, we're getting a Christmas album called Wonderland (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wonderland/id1155746810?app=itunes&ign-mpt=uo%3D4), out October 21st. Looks to be all standards this time too, no originals.

Joey
09-23-2016, 04:25 AM
Oooo the Huron Carol! That's a rare one! <3

sleeptheclock
09-23-2016, 01:50 PM
For those interested:

According to the Music on Vinyl website it looks like they will be releasing Fumbling Towards Ecstasy on vinyl in October. I still think that's a beautiful album, easily her best, and I'll definitely be picking it up.

I've seen some copies of the vinyl album floating around online these last few years but they are quite expensive and feature alternate cover art (some photo of her where it looks like she's wearing a giant tutu, if I'm recalling correctly). It looks like the MOV release will be the original album art.

Nick
09-23-2016, 02:09 PM
Thank God! I've been waiting for a Fumbling re-release forever (Solace came out recently too, but was a bit too expensive for me - though I don't think that was MOV). I've also considered buying the giant tutu version for way too much money (I believe that cover was for a repackaged Fumbling + Freedom Sessions combo gold CD re-release).

Oddly, the vinyl will apparently have her cover of Blue thrown on at the end. Which is fine - it's a lovely cover - but there are already six songs on side A and seven on side B. Makes me think (sadly) that the hidden acoustic version of Possession is getting cut, which would be a bit of a crime.

http://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/sarah-mclachlan/fumbling-towards-ecstasy#.V-U2MfkrKHs

Volta
09-24-2016, 01:59 AM
Very interesting for her to do another holiday album. Wintersong was a commercial success. Go where the money is, maybe?

Nick
07-11-2017, 12:52 AM
Ugh this article gives me so many feelings

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/music-festivals/7849320/lilith-fair-oral-history-sarah-mclachlan-anniversary