Mirrorball

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Rebecca Wallwork
It's understandable that you might have OD'ed on Sarah McLachlan. She's everywhere -- radio, VH1, and all over the glossies -- but a dose of Mirrorball just might cure you. On her first full live disc, the Canadian superstar is given more room to play, and she delivers her songs from Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing with new enthusiasm. As pleasing as the hits "Building a Mystery," "Aida," and "Angel" are, it's the older material that provides the sweetest treats of the package: This version of "Hold On" makes the line "This is going to hurt like hell" sound more delicious than "Ice Cream," while "Possession" is boosted into a more rollicking adventure than ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Rebecca Wallwork
It's understandable that you might have OD'ed on Sarah McLachlan. She's everywhere -- radio, VH1, and all over the glossies -- but a dose of Mirrorball just might cure you. On her first full live disc, the Canadian superstar is given more room to play, and she delivers her songs from Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing with new enthusiasm. As pleasing as the hits "Building a Mystery," "Aida," and "Angel" are, it's the older material that provides the sweetest treats of the package: This version of "Hold On" makes the line "This is going to hurt like hell" sound more delicious than "Ice Cream," while "Possession" is boosted into a more rollicking adventure than the original. The undeniable pinnacle of this set, however, is the gorgeous rendering of "I Will Remember You," often overlooked as one of McLachlan's best tracks.
All Music Guide - Steve Kurutz
Released at the front end of 1999's Lilith Fair, Mirrorball is a take-home sampler of the live performances that catapulted Sarah McLachlan into the modern rock stratosphere. Over half of the album's 14 songs are radio hits including four of the first five, proving McLachlan's worth as a pop songstress bar none, but also hinting at an underlying stagnation in her recent musical output. Though fans of McLachlan and folks who missed her Lilith performances will likely enjoy Mirrorball, it's a little too by-the-book to win any converts or please critical listeners. There is little dialogue between songs, for example, and the sound quality is so pristine that if it weren't for the occasional hoot and holler from the audience, one would never know it's a live album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2005
  • Label: Classic Records
  • UPC: 601704201016
  • Catalog Number: 2010

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Building a Mystery (4:06)
  2. 2 Hold On (5:18)
  3. 3 Good Enough (5:10)
  4. 4 I Will Remember You (3:41)
  5. 5 Adia (3:57)
  6. 6 I Love You (4:28)
  7. 7 Do What You Have to Do (4:09)
  8. 8 The Path of Thorns (Terms) (6:03)
  9. 9 Fear (5:00)
  10. 10 Possession (5:12)
  11. 11 Sweet Surrender (3:57)
  12. 12 Ice Cream (3:02)
  13. 13 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (5:46)
  14. 14 Angel (5:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah McLachlan Primary Artist
Vince Jones Keyboards, Vocals
Brian Minato Bass
Ashwin Sood Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Camille Henderson Vocals
Sean Ashby Guitar, Vocals
David Sinclair Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Ashwin Sood Producer
John Rummen Art Direction
Tim Oberthier Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the best song selection

    The sound quality is great, as are most of the songs. I just think that she should have put "Elsewhere" and "Plenty" on this CD instead of "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" and "I Love You." "I Love You" is too slow, and "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" drives me up the wall. You're better off with the complete concert of "Mirrorball," which has two discs and a white cover. Then you can make a CD out of the best tracks there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Absolutely beautiful

    It's common for musicians performing live to not sound as good as they do sitting in a recording studio. But Sarah McLachlan is a rare exception. In my opinion, even though many of these tracks have appeared in her earlier albums, the songs in Mirrorball sound so much more raw and passionate than before; in particular the song "Angel" here, opposed to the original, breathy version, is so much more chilling and aching with its strong, vibrant live version. This CD offers a stunningly beautiful experience for anyone, whether they are already familiar with Sarah or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of my favorite Albums ever!!!!

    I love this CD! Sarah has the most beautiful voice and this CD is is incredible

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT, GREAT CD!!!!!

    I love this cd. A lot of these songs I had passed over, but with the live cd they have become some of my favorites!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Please give us more!

    No singer in a very long time has touched me like this CD. I play it continually. Only frustration is we need more of you Sarah!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Oh the good fortune to have found an artist with the depth of this woman!

    Few people have been able to reach me in that far, far inner place that rarely is articulated, but Sarah's lyrics touch a deep nerve. Her voice has a rare clarity and her vision is both ethereal and real. I have celebrated with the simple celebration of ''Ice Cream'' and ached over ''Hold On.'' I like ''Mirrorball'' because the energy of the audience deepens the texture of the album. I cut my teeth on her studio works, and my Sarah library is now 6 albums strong. She is such a universal, personal and rare voice that I find my self grateful for the opportunity to listen to her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    COPY

    TOOO MANY SONGS FROM HER LAST CD AND I ALREADY HAVE THAT ONE - SO WHAT ARE YOU BUYING - THE OTHER CD IS GREAT BUT I WANT NEW MATERIAL

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Sarah totally kicks butt with this album!

    i love listening to her live. She has the best voice that i have ever heard and deserves more attention from the media and the radio!I bought all her albums, and know all the words to her songs!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Take a Second Look

    Sometimes people over look the words and the way they are used in Sarah's music, take a second look and see the way she so tenderly makes the english language sound... I could never do it... but the way she sings brings life to the words that flow from her mouth is amazing. '' Speak to me in riddles.. Oh in to the sea of waking dreams..'' Just beautiful... I would most definatly say she has to be one of the best female vocalist this decade...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I CAN'T STOP LISTENING TO THIS CD!!

    This is a very very good cd.If you like Sarah Mclachlan,which I do(she is the greatest singer of all time),get this cd.It mainly has her hits on it.It is a great cd,but the down side is that the songs were recorded at during her concerts.Besides that it is a great cd,like I said.It has ''building a mystery'',''angel'',''sweet surrender'',and more.I can not seemto stop listening to it.If I'm have trouble deciding what to listen to,I always end up listening to this cd.I hope that you enjoy as much as I have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Live Songs of Love From the Voice of an Angel

    If you like ANY of Sarah's songs, this album is a must. Sarah Mclachlan is not only the BEST female musician alive, but she is also one of the best live performers.Her emotional singing will give you chills.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Soulful Lyrics, the REAL voice of an angel, unbelievable talent, and by NO DOUBT the greatest of all time

    Wow. You will be taken aback by the pure beauty of the music, lyrics, and the mood it creates. Unbelievable how beautiful it is.

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