Laws Of Illusion CD (2010)

Artist: Sarah Mclachlan

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on 6/30/2010

If you are a Sarah McLachlan fan this is the CD for you. This fun and creative cd is a great for unwinding at the end of a long day. If you have loved her work in the past this is a must buy.

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My music tastes have matured, Sarah's music has ma

by B B M on 6/30/2010

It's been many years since Sarah McLachlan released a new album. I've matured, changed, and my tastes have changed. Sarah's matured, and changed, too. Thankfully my tastes still include her music. I love Illusions. Its a great chilling-out-at-home doing crafts or playing online music. If you loved Sarah before, chances are, you will love her now!! I like to pop this CD in and pour a glass of wine while I'm blogging.

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Product Overview


Label Arista Records/sbme
SKU 215764260
UPC 886975536726
UPC 14 00886975536726
Format CD
Release Date 6/15/2010
Author Sarah Mclachlan
Associated Artist/Work Delerium
Associated Artist/Work Vitamin String Quartet
Technical Info
Producer Pierre Marchand
CatalogID 88697553672
Lable Name Arista
Released 06/15/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 49m : 14s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886975536726
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Pierre Marchand.
Recording information: At Home, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; Pierre's studio, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Sarah's Studio, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Photographers: Kharen Hill; Raphael Mazzucco.
Laws of Illusion, beloved Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah Mclachlan's first studio album in nearly seven years, was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver under the watchful eye and keen ear of longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand, and features the song "One Dream," which Mclachlan wrote for the 2009 Vancouver Winter Olympics' Opening Ceremony.
Professional Reviews
Entertainment Weekly (p.94) - "'Loving You Is Easy' is spry and jaunty, and 'U Want Me 2' explores her favorite theme..." -- Grade: B
Billboard (p.36) - "[With] lushly produced midtempo ballads full of atmospheric keyboard textures, dreamy vocal melodies and introspective lyrics..."
Artist Bio
"Sarah McLachlanSince her debut in 1988, Sarah McLachlan's atmospheric folk-pop has gained a devoted following of fans not only in her native Canada, where she established star status with her first album, but also in the U.S. and U.K. The following two decades saw her growing both as a musician and songwriter, continually redefining herself and emerging as a major voice in the growing adult alternative pop format. She also founded Lilith Fair, a concert tour that helped usher other female songwriters into the mainstream during the late-'90s, while maintaining her own presence on the charts.In September 1992, following a 14-month promotional tour, McLachlan traveled to Cambodia and Thailand to work on World Vision, a Canadian-sponsored documentary on poverty and child prostitution. Inspired by her experiences, she retreated to a secluded house outside of Montreal to write material for her next album. After six months in a Montreal studio with collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand, she released Fumbling Toward Ecstasy, her strongest and most personal effort to date, in late 1993. The album peaked in the U.S. charts at number 50; by the end of 1994, it reached platinum status after spending 62 weeks on the chart. ""Possession,"" an atmospheric single that mixed electronica flourishes with lyrics inspired by a stalker, broke the Top 100 and received considerable airplay, especially on modern rock radio, where it peaked at number 14. ""Good Enough"" also found a home in that format, reaching number 16. The Freedom Sessions, consisting mainly of alternate versions of tracks from Fumbling, arrived in 1995; that same year also saw the release of ""I Will Remember You,"" which McLachlan wrote as the theme for Brothers McMullen. Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff, a collection of non-LP tracks and remixes, was issued in Canada in 1996.In 1997, McLachlan began work on her fourth album, the enormously successful Surfacing, which debuted at number two on the pop albums chart. She also organized the Lilith Fair tour, a package tour focusing on emerging women singer/songwriters. Released in 1999, the multi-platinum Mirrorball chronicled McLachlan's performances on that tour and was her first live release. In 2003, after a short hiatus from the business, she put out the successful Afterglow, followed by the live CD/DVD Afterglow Live. The album eventually went four-times platinum, the DVD double platinum, and McLachlan continued to tour through 2005. In June of that year she performed on the Philadelphia stage of Live 8, the multi-city anniversary celebration of Live Aid and G8 summit protest coordinated by Live Aid founder Bob Geldof. In August she released Bloom, her second remix collection. While most of its material was drawn from Afterglow, it also included a version of the 1989 McLachlan track ""Vox"" and a previously unreleased collaboration with DMC and Black Eyed Peas' In 2006 Mirrorball: The Complete Concert, which captured the entirety of the last date on her 1998 tour, came out, as well as Wintersong, a collection of both traditional and modern Christmas covers (plus a new song, the title cut).-Chris Woodstra, All Music Guide"
Disc 1
1 Awakenings
2 Illusions Of Bliss
3 Loving You Is Easy
4 Changes
5 Forgiveness
6 Rivers Of Love
7 Love Come
8 Out Of Tune
9 Heartbreak
10 Don't Give Up On Us
11 U Want Me 2
12 Bring On The Wonder
13 Love Come [Piano Version]
Product Attributes
Artist Mclachlan,Sarah
Label Arista Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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