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|Sarah McLachlan||Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Vocals|
|Bill Dillon||Bass, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Guitorgan|
|Dave Kershaw||Hammond Organ|
|Pierre Marchand||Bass, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Shaker, Roland TR-808, Percussion Machine|
|Jerry Marotta||Percussion, Drums|
|Ashwin Sood||Percussion, Drums|
|Sarah McLachlan||Paintings, Introduction|
|Pierre Marchand||Producer, Engineer, drum machine, Found Sounds|
|John Rummen||Sleeve Design|
Posted October 1, 2010
I fell in love with this album almost immediately after it's release, listened to it constantly for a year, and have been completely disappointed in everything she's released since...She has one of the more beautiful, diverse and passionate voices I've ever heard, and makes so many highly regarded female vocalists, such as Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and the like, sound like the hollow, singing machines they are. And most strikingly, unlike the dull, miserable piano ballads I've heard from her over the past decade, this album still sounds bold and fresh, both in songwriting, sonics and recording. Still extremely affecting, for me at least. This record is forever linked in my head to the Velvets, JAMC, Jeff Buckley, the Cocteau Twins, the Cure, and Bjork, just for the simple reason that I was getting into all of it at the same time...and this still compares well to those artists. A beautiful, rich collection of songs, performed and recorded with dark flair and an experimental, shoegazing, dream-pop ear...Put an electric guitar back in this woman's hands! Please!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
This is her best CD. Without a doubt. There is not a single bad song on here. My personal favorites are Possession, Plenty, Ice and Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. The only song on here I've ever disliked was Mary, but I got over that. This is an amazing CD. I can see why you wouldn't like it if you are new to Sarah and like her newer stuff (Afterglow) because it's quite different from this, and I'm not the biggest fan of it. But this is her most powerful and haunting CD. Buy it. :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.