Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff, Vol. 2 [2008]

Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff, Vol. 2 [2008]

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by Sarah McLachlan
     
 

Culled from Sarah McLachlan’s illustrious recording career, the Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff, Volume 2 collection contains just what the title suggests -- live performances, rare recordings, remixes, and soundtrack contributions. In addition, the album includes exceptional, one-of-a-kind duets with Bryan Adams, Cyndi Lauper, and Emmylou Harris. See more details below

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Culled from Sarah McLachlan’s illustrious recording career, the Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff, Volume 2 collection contains just what the title suggests -- live performances, rare recordings, remixes, and soundtrack contributions. In addition, the album includes exceptional, one-of-a-kind duets with Bryan Adams, Cyndi Lauper, and Emmylou Harris.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marisa Brown
In 1996, before she had blown up into the AAA luminary she later became, Sarah McLachlan issued the first volume of Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff, which was a nice, albeit remix-heavy, collection of some of the Canadian chanteuse's harder to find material. In 2008, with superstar status cleanly attained, the second volume was released, with little fanfare or to-do, most likely at the behest of her label, Nettwerk (a subsidiary of Sony BMG). This is the kind of compilation that appeals mostly to the serious fan as opposed to the casual listener, who may enjoy listening to "Angel" on the radio, even Surfacing, but has little desire to hear DJ Tiësto's version of "Silence," her hit song with Delerium, which was already released on the 2001 album Remixed. In fact, all of the songs here have seen the light of day in one way or another, be it on a soundtrack ("When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2, "Ordinary Miracle" from Charlotte's Web, "Blackbird" from I Am Sam, "Don't Let Go" from Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron), or as a guest on someone else's album ("Time After Time" is from Cyndi Lauper's The Body Acoustic, "Homeless" is from Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Long Walk to Freedom, and "Pills" was released as a single by the Perishers, who opened for the singer in 2005). The other tracks are from other assorted compilations or singles, and include a couple of nice things, such as the lovely "Prayer of St. Francis" and the aforementioned "Blackbird."

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2008
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0886972916026
catalogNumber:
729160
Rank:
1159

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sarah McLachlan   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Emmylou Harris   Vocals
Mark Egan   Electric Bass
Ladysmith Black Mambazo   Vocals
Cyndi Lauper   Vocals
Glen Ballard   Keyboards
Matt Chamberlain   Drums
Rob Hyman   Organ
Pierre Marchand   Keyboards
Sammy Merendino   Drums
Chris Potter   Bass Drums
Jamie West-Oram   Guitar
Brian Minato   Electric Bass
Ashwin Sood   Vocals,Toy Piano
Sean Ashby   Acoustic Guitar
Tiësto   DJ
Stewart Cole   Trumpet
Simon Smith   Electric Bass

Technical Credits

Harry Chapin   Composer
Cyndi Lauper   Composer,Audio Production
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Randy Newman   Arranger,Composer,Audio Production
Paul Simon   Composer
Sarah McLachlan   Composer
Glen Ballard   Composer,Audio Production
Rhys Fulber   Composer
Randy Kerber   Arranger
Pierre Marchand   Audio Production
Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels   Composer
Alex North   Composer
Hy Zaret   Composer
Gretchen Peters   Composer
Gavin Greenaway   Composer
Ned Douglas   Programming
Traditional   Composer
Paul Williams   Composer
David A. Stewart   Composer,Audio Production
Professor Funk   Audio Production
Ola Klüft   Composer

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