Analogue Productions - CAPP 053 SA - Limited Edition
SACD Hybrid Stereo - Mastered By George Marino -
this SACD mix really brings out the live concert experience. In addition to all the fine detail of the instruments, you really feel like you are at the concert! While Sarah sounds great, it's not only about her voice with this SACD. 5/5 Sacdreview
Features great McLachlan hits performed live: "Building A Mystery," "I Will Remember You," "Adia" and "Angel"
The Analogue Productions QRP pressing reissue treatment delivers sonics and luxury packaging second to none for discerning collectors. Now we've given three titles by Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan this premier makeover and you reap the benefits: Solace, Mirrorball and Afterglow. Each on 45 RPM LP and Hybrid SACD.
Culled from performances circa 1998, Mirrorball primarily consists of live versions of material from the albums Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing. Featuring hits galore such as "Building A Mystery," "I Will Remember You," "Angel" "Possession" and "Sweet Surrender" among others, McLachlan's ability to inhabit these songs live is breathtaking and her readings here are almost flawless across the board.
Mirrorball is a live recording taken from McLachlan’s 1998 Lilith Fair tour. Lilith Fair was a tour conceived and implemented by McLachlan that featured the talents of female performers from around the world. Bad live albums are really bad, with lots of irritating noise, compressed sound, and poor performances. On the other side of the coin are works such as Mirrorball that give you an "I’m there" performance and "I’m there" sound quality.
Most of the songs are taken from the Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing. As much as I absolutely loved both of these albums, they did at times feel a little over-produced. I often preferred the more stripped Freedom Sessions versions of the same songs.
With Mirrorball you get much of the immediacy of Freedom Sessions. The band seems to have been given a more prominent role and a looser leash. I especially enjoyed the guitar work on "Good Enough" which really growls on this album yet is hardly present on the studio version. The band goes to town and produces a really fun and funky version of "Sweet Surrender." The ballads, such as "Angel," feel raw and emotional, jumping out from a quiet audience that must have been holding its breath.
This is one of the best live recordings I’ve heard.
1. Building A Mystery
2. Hold On
3. Good Enough
4. I Will Remember You
6. I Love You
7. Do What You Have To Do
8. The Path of Thorns (Terms)
11. Sweet Surrender
12. Ice Cream
13. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
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