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Laws of Illusion
     

Laws of Illusion

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by Sarah McLachlan
 

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Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan releases her first studio album of new material in seven years, The Laws of Illusion. The album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah's longtime collaborator-producer Pierre Marchand.

The Laws of Illusion arrives just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair

Overview

Multi-platinum and Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan releases her first studio album of new material in seven years, The Laws of Illusion. The album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah's longtime collaborator-producer Pierre Marchand.

The Laws of Illusion arrives just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair 2010, the all-women touring festival founded by McLachlan, which became one of the most popular touring festivals in the world.

The Barnes & Noble edition of the album includes an exclusive bonus track. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
06/15/2010
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0886975536726
catalogNumber:
755367
Rank:
120289

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah McLachlan   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Glockenspiel,Harmonium,Vocals,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Matt Chamberlain   Percussion,Drums
Bill Dillon   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Pierre Marchand   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Glockenspiel,Harmonium,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Tack Piano
Luke Doucet   Acoustic Guitar,Dobro,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Colin Cripps   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Michel Pepin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Yves Desrosiers   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar,Slide Bass
Maxime St-Pierre   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Robbie Kuster   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals
Catherine Lesaunier   Cello
J.F. Lemieux   Bass,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Pierre Marchand   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Fred Bouchard   Pro-Tools
Kharen Hill   Cover Photo,Tray Photo
Susan Enan   Composer
Pascal Shefteshy   Engineer

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Laws of Illusion 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
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VVHT More than 1 year ago
This a great album, Laws Of Illusion, from Sarah McLachlan. This is her latest since the last, which was over 7 years ago. If you've ever been a fan of hers, then I think you will like this album. My favorite song is the second to last one, 'Bring On The Wonder'. However, I can listen to the album over and over to never get tired of listening to any of the songs. This is the only album of Sarah's that I own, and now I'm very interested in purchasing her others.
Stephanie_CB More than 1 year ago
I loved this CD. Now, I have liked all her CDs, but this one seemed more mature and different than her others. I like her original style, unique voice and deep lyrics. I think she is a wonderful singer, and I hope she continues to make great music like this album! I like her voice, the music that coincides with her lyrics and the soft sounds that come out of my speakers.
iluvmy2boys09 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful followup to Sarah McLachlans last album, I am completely impressed. The one I thing I noticed about Laws of Illusion is that she writes more about the anger and heartache of love and breakups. I am happy to say that Sarah did not let me down in "Laws of Illusion". One of my favorite songs would be "Forgiveness". It is a song that many of us can relate to at some point in our lives with forgiving someone that hurt us very deeply.
Parkcat More than 1 year ago
Lovin' you is easy is the best song on this CD and the reason I bought it. I wish I had listened to the rest of the disc before buying. I rarely say bad things, but the rest of this disc is just not that great. The Lovin' you is easy track is really different and very catchy, but honestly, the rest of the songs just didn't do it for me. There are some very different instrumentations on the different songs, but none caught my attention for very long. Sorry!
brezi More than 1 year ago
It's been a long wait for Sarah McLachlan's newest album, but the reward of "Laws of Illusion" is sweet. Many of the songs deal with heartbreak and loss, but at the same time, demonstrate lessons learned in getting through those difficult times. My favorites were the upbeat "Illusions of Bliss", "Loving You Is Easy," and "U Want Me 2", as well as the more introspective "Awakenings" and "Love Come." Thank you to One2One Network for sending me this CD to preview.
ForTheirFuture More than 1 year ago
I first heard Sarah Mclachlan as a teenager and her voice is just amazing! I like the depth and emotion she puts into her songs and how real her songs are! Anyone should be able to find a song that they can relate to! Her new album is sure to be a huge hit!!!! The first single "Loving you is Easy" is a just a beautiful love song! It is my favorite from the album so far! Also if you are a mom looking for music that is lovely and yet safe enough for your teen or pre-teen to listen too, I recommend Sarah McLachlan! Don't forget to follow Sarah on facebook and twitter and look to find her performing near you this summer!
shrimpshack More than 1 year ago
I like it, but I don't love it. I was hoping to love it because I have loved all her other albums, but it just doesn't compare. Its enjoyable to listen to, but nothing grabs me, like her other albums. I don't know what else to say, its not the worst, but not the greatest either, so I like it I just don't love it. Hope that helps.
smarker More than 1 year ago
I have always loved Sarah McLachlan . I listened to Mirrorball nonstop through my 20's. Her music is still beautiful. However, I was disappointed that the entire album was really about break ups. I know she has had recent personal upheaval, but there was nothing really about pulling through and moving on to a new phase of her life... I would still recommended the album, but be sure to understand it is not a light hearted CD! Disclaimer: I was sent this CD by the One2One network to review. All opinions are my own.
dakszaksmom More than 1 year ago
I got this CD and I have to say that I loved it. It was a nice mix of music, It is a nice CD for or something to just relax to
persephonewanders More than 1 year ago
This long awaited album from Sarah McLachlan is haunting and beautiful. As usual, she delivers poignant lyrics that are very easy to relate to. There is a slight departure from her norm as she explores some new rhythms, keeping things fresh and modern. Yet she manages to deliver us with her voice, ah that voice, that makes us shiver.
readingmamaKN More than 1 year ago
I have listened to the entire cd 3 times in less than 24 hours and I love it!!! The music is true to Sarah's style but has a great new sound to it. This is a fantastic addition to her collection!!!!
rm365 More than 1 year ago
Finally! It's been 7 long years and Sarah is back! Her new album is pretty much classic Sarah when it comes to her angelic voice and poetic words, but you can also feel a new maturity. The collection is filled with songs of pain and love, which seems to have been inspired by personal events. I was surprised and happy to find an upbeat, sorta techno sounding song on here. "Awakenings" sounds like something you might hear from Dido. I loved it, but I wish the energy would have stayed for a few more songs. The rest of the cd falls into adult contemporary/adult alternative. Die hard Sarah fans will no doubt love this cd, and for them, I say it was worth the long wait. Those that appreciate adult alternative will also surely have this one in heavy rotation. One disappointment though is that two tracks were previously released on her last collection of greatest hits. After such a long wait, one would hope for a whole cd full of new material.
BlueLady1 More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Sarah Does it Again...., June 28, 2010 By bluelady1 It is good to finally hear from Sarah McLachalan after 7 years. Sarah shows us with Laws of Illusion that she still has a beautiful voice with soulful style. Her range is always interesting and captivating. This CD provides a good listen for the contemporary/easy listening adult group. As always the music is very pretty to listen to and the cd is loaded with heart felt songs. The songs are relaxing and soothing. My only negative opinion of this cd is that maybe there seems to be a bit too much heartbreak in it. My favorite song is Forgiveness. The tune is catchy and I love the music to it
Angel205 More than 1 year ago
Sarah McLachlan's, "Laws of Illusion", was not all I thought it would be. I love Sarah and most of her songs. But this one was lacking in strength of lyrics. Most of her music really reaches out and grabs your attention, but this album did not do that for me. However, there is a couple of songs on the album that if you listen to enough get to be at least likeable, such as: "Loving You Is Easy, and "U Want Me 2". In all honesty, I feel disappointment after waiting so long for her to give us something new. Sarah still has a strong and powerful voice, however, the songs of choice on this album do not do her justice are us fans either. I will wait for her next work. Maybe it will be more like the Sarah McLachlan we all know and love. It is very true that if you do not have the right songs, it dose not matter how good of a singer you are. This album of Sarah McLachlan's Laws of Illusions, proves that. I was provided a free copy of Sarah McLachlan's Laws of Illusion from the One 2 One Network in exchange for writing reviews in my honest opinions.
animalgal More than 1 year ago
Sarah McLachlan-Laws of Illusion Love it, love it, love it!!! My favorite song is Heartbreak, but you cannot go wrong with any of these songs!!!! They are great for a road trip, cleaning the house, bubble bath time, or if you just need a good cry. It is not often that I give a cd a 5 star rating, but this one definitely deserves it!!! I really think that there are several songs on the cd that most people will like, ie something for everyone! Sarah has a beautiful, melodic voice. This is her first studio album of new songs in seven years, and I hope that she does not wait that long again for her next cd. She will be touring with Lilith Fair this summer in both the US and Canada. I did receive the cd at no charge, but that is not influencing my review.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been a Sarah McLaughlin fan for years but have not purchased any of her CDs recently. I saw that this was coming out and have been looking forward to giving this new CD a try. My favorites by her have always been songs like Adia where her voice is the focal point of the song. This CD did not disappoint in that regard. There was a mix of pop/alternative songs as well as several quieter vocals. My personal favorites were Forgiveness, Rivers of Love and Bring on the Wonder, but I really enjoyed everything on the disc.
lalola More than 1 year ago
As a long time fan of Sarah, I was apprehensive about her latest release. In an era where most artists seem to feel that they need to constantly change their style and sound to remain "relevant", Sarah Mclachlan is clearly comfortable in her own skin and making the music that her fans know and love. "Laws of Illusion" is a return to her at her best, with beautiful lyrics and music that are perfect for laying back and relaxing. The track "Out of Tune", in particular, is beautiful with the slight touch of the ethereal that I've come to love from her. The only oddity is the album photography. The cover image, in particular, is a less than attractive photo of her - in fact, she looks more like Teri Hatcher from Desperate Housewives than the true beauty she is. A few of the inner photos reflect her beauty but not as many as one would expect. Imagery aside, though, this is destined to be a Sarah Mclachlan fans new favorite album in a very short amount of time.
schurl0 More than 1 year ago
I received Sarah McLachlan's latest album to review through the One2One Network. As a huge fan of hers, I was thrilled to get a chance to hear the music before its official release. I was not in the least bit disappointed with the music. I have listened to the album several times through, and I find myself singing or humming along to more and more songs. "Loving You is Easy" and "Forgiveness" are two of my personal favorites. Although this album is not quite as upbeat and catchy as some of Sarah's previous albums, it is still a great collection of songs.
JewelsByJamie More than 1 year ago
Wow, Sarah Maclachlan outdid herself on this one, Laws of Illusion is a masterpiece. I love the entire cd from start to finish, but track 5, Forgiveness, is definitely my favorite, it has a hauntingly beautiful quality to it, like much of Maclachlan's music. I also really loved Illusions of Bliss, Don't Give Up On Us, and Love come. This is a cd every Sarah Maclachlan fan will love. This in my opinion is one of the best Cd's she has ever put out. Buy it you will not regret it.
deew27 More than 1 year ago
Laws of Illusion is everything you would expect from a Sarah McLachlan album. Her soothing, melodic vocals stand out over the instruments in the background as she pours her soul into each song. In this album she brings a sense of maturity as she explores love, heartbreak, renewal, and the weight of the world around us. Some songs, like "Out of Tune" hold a heaviness that you can feel as you listen to the lyrics: It isn't my heart that's grown cold The same mistakes are getting old I'm lost for words, I don't know what to do But when I'm lying here with you And the whole world's out of tune You're the one and only voice that makes things right So stay with me tonight It is apparent that McLachlan has done a lot of soul searching in the years since her last album release. Overall, the album was not as upbeat as I would have expected it to be, but that certainly hasn't kept it from being on a nearly constant rotation since the day I received it.
ForTheirFuture More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for Beautiful and Emotional Love Songs, you will Love Sarah's new album! "Loving You is easy" is a beautiful love song! I also Love "Out of Tune"! How true this song is for me! "Love Come" is another beautiful love song!! This album is sure to be a hit! Sarah has amazing singing and writing talent and her music is just so esy to listen to!
deew27 More than 1 year ago
Laws of Illusion is everything you would expect from a Sarah McLachlan album. Her soothing, melodic vocals stand out over the instruments in the background as she pours her soul into each song. In this album she brings a sense of maturity as she explores love, heartbreak, renewal, and the weight of the world around us. Some songs, like "Out of Tune" hold a heaviness that you can feel as you listen to the lyrics: It isn't my heart that's grown cold The same mistakes are getting old I'm lost for words, I don't know what to do But when I'm lying here with you And the whole world's out of tune You're the one and only voice that makes things right So stay with me tonight It is apparent that McLachlan has done a lot of soul searching in the years since her last album release. Overall, the album was not as upbeat as I would have expected it to be, but that certainly hasn't kept it from being on a nearly constant rotation since the day I received it.