Lilith Fair, Vol. 2

Lilith Fair, Vol. 2

     
 

This live volume, the follow-up to LILITH FAIR: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSIC (which captured highlights of the 1997 inaugural tour) may be predictable in lineup -- but be prepared for a few performance surprises. Sure, you've heard Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" a thousand times already, but have you heard it…  See more details below

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This live volume, the follow-up to LILITH FAIR: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSIC (which captured highlights of the 1997 inaugural tour) may be predictable in lineup -- but be prepared for a few performance surprises. Sure, you've heard Sarah McLachlan's "Angel" a thousand times already, but have you heard it like this, with Emmylou Harris adding depth and rich emotion to Sarah's shimmer? A characteristically fiery Sinéad O'Connor opens this rollicking set, and somewhere in between her "Fire on Babylon" and "Angel" floats the often overlooked cream of the Lilith crop -- from the smoky groove of Morcheeba's "The Sea" and Queen Latifah's rousing "Life" to Bic Runga's signature "Sway." If you were there, you might recognize some of these musical high points; if not, you have the luxury of sampling the tastiest treats of the tour without having to suffer the heat and the crowds.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The souvenir soundtrack from the first Lilith Fair tour was a weighty double-disc set that attempted to capture the epic scope of the traveling festival. The second Lilith Fair -- which roamed the U.S. in 1998 -- was a little more carefully constructed, as Sarah McLachlan and her colleagues knew their demographic and expertly fulfilled their audience's desire. Which meant that they had a better idea to assemble the souvenir live albums, as well. Instead of releasing one double-disc set, they simultaneously released two separate albums, Lilith Fair, Vol. 2 and Lilith Fair, Vol. 3. This enabled them to feature more songs (28, compared to the original's 25), as well as craft more distinctive albums. And Lilith Fair, Vol. 2 is a better listen than its predecessor -- it's sequenced better and contains a nice balance of offbeat selections from major artists and cuts from lesser-known performers. Not everything here works -- Tracy Bonham's "Meat Hook" stands out like a sore thumb between the Cowboy Junkies and Holly McNarland, for instance -- but the best moments (Sinead O'Connor, Shawn Colvin, Morcheeba, Bic Runga, Natalie Merchant's "In the Ghetto" and Sarah McLachlan & Emmylou Harris' "Angel") aren't merely nice nostalgia for Lilith-heads, they're good music as well.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/1999
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078221907927
catalogNumber:
19079

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Emmylou Harris   Track Performer
Shawn Colvin   Track Performer
Cowboy Junkies   Track Performer
Sarah McLachlan   Track Performer
Wild Strawberries   Track Performer
Heather Nova   Track Performer
Lisa Loeb   Track Performer
Angélique Kidjo   Track Performer
Queen Latifah   Track Performer
Natalie Merchant   Track Performer
Sinéad O'Connor   Track Performer
Tracy Bonham   Track Performer
Holly McNarland   Track Performer
Morcheeba   Track Performer
Bic Runga   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Kay Gee   Composer
Darren Lighty   Composer
D. Owens   Composer

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