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

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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.
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, ...
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Barnes & Noble
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.
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."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/29/2008
  • Label: Arista
  • UPC: 886972916026
  • Catalog Number: 729160
  • Sales rank: 28,785

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ordinary Miracle (3:04)
  2. 2 Blackbird (2:21)
  3. 3 Time After Time (4:19)
  4. 4 River (4:02)
  5. 5 When She Loved Me (3:04)
  6. 6 Don't Let Go (4:04)
  7. 7 Just Like Me - Run-D.M.C. (5:12)
  8. 8 Angel (5:57)
  9. 9 Pills - The Perishers (3:56)
  10. 10 Homeless (4:14)
  11. 11 The Rainbow Connection (3:32)
  12. 12 Prayer of St. Francis (2:02)
  13. 13 Unchained Melody (4:50)
  14. 14 Silence (11:37)
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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Sarah McLaughlin-B-side #2

    This is a great CD!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Turn up the Vol. 2

    I have heard friends criticize Sarah McClachlan as being "whiny" or "insipid". I sort of know what they were getting at. But when I played this new release, I was blown away. And when it got to her famous song "Angel" a duet with Emmylou Harris here, it tore my heart out. I realized for the first time how raw those lyrics really are. I've heard the song a thousand times, but it's as if I heard it for the first time. I find the cut "Prayer of St. Francis" to be pure genius. This is one of those rare unexpected finds.

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    Posted August 12, 2009

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