Shine On

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Shine On captures Sarah McLachlan at a period of transition, switching labels (she's signed with Verve after decades at Arista) and experiencing the death of her father and divorce from her husband. Some of this turbulence can be heard underneath the surface of Shine On -- explicitly so on "Song for My Father" and "Broken Heart," whose titles give their game away -- but the defining characteristic of this seventh McLachlan studio album is not despair but rather hope. Certainly, there is melancholy here -- a feeling that surfaces in the slower, gentler moments, the kind of sound that is heavily associated with McLachlan's mid-'90s hits -- but there's also a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Shine On captures Sarah McLachlan at a period of transition, switching labels (she's signed with Verve after decades at Arista) and experiencing the death of her father and divorce from her husband. Some of this turbulence can be heard underneath the surface of Shine On -- explicitly so on "Song for My Father" and "Broken Heart," whose titles give their game away -- but the defining characteristic of this seventh McLachlan studio album is not despair but rather hope. Certainly, there is melancholy here -- a feeling that surfaces in the slower, gentler moments, the kind of sound that is heavily associated with McLachlan's mid-'90s hits -- but there's also a surprising, resilient buoyancy here, manifesting itself in big, ringing adult alternative pop tunes that pepper the album. Surrounding these songs -- the best of which are "In Your Shoes" and "Monsters" -- are those signature McLachlan swoons, the surprisingly soulful "Love Beside Me" and an effective, swinging coda called "The Sound That Love Makes" that's built on a simple ukulele but soon expands. Shine On, as a whole, has a similar trajectory; it starts from simple, sad emotions, then builds out into an embrace of love and life.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2014
  • Label: Verve
  • UPC: 602537738588
  • Catalog Number: 002018602
  • Sales rank: 5,815

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sarah McLachlan Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Ukulele, Vocals, Pump Organ
Brian Blade Drums
Paul Bushnell Bass, Vocals
Matt Chamberlain Percussion
Kevin Dean Trumpet
David Grott Trombone
Vincent Jones Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Hammond B3
Pierre Marchand Bass, Piano, Drums, Keyboards
Jamie Muhoberac Keyboards, Vocals
Lyle Workman Guitar, Vocals
Ingrid Jensen Trumpet
Joel Shearer Guitar, Vocals
Ashwin Sood Drums
Luke Doucet Guitar, Vocals
Bill Gossage Bass
Jamie Edwards Keyboards
Abe Laboriel Jr. Drums
Melissa McClelland Vocals
Joel Miller Tenor Saxophone
Christine Jensen Alto Saxophone
Philippe Melanson Percussion, Drums
Chris Potter Bass
Emmanuel Ethier Guitar
Technical Credits
Sarah McLachlan Composer, Producer
Don Felder Composer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Vincent Jones Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Pierre Marchand Composer, Producer, drum programming
Bob Rock Producer
Luke Doucet Composer
Fred Bouchard Engineer
Crystal Heald Art Direction
Blair Daly Composer
Eric Helmkamp Engineer
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Matt Morris Composer
Christine Jensen Horn Arrangements
Pascal Shefteshy Engineer
Tom Douglas Composer
Chris Potter Engineer
Moon:and:6 Engineer
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