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Afterglow

31 Jan 2004 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
3:47
2
4:22
3
3:23
4
3:23
5
4:36
6
3:54
7
3:57
8
4:06
9
4:41
10
3:54
Disc 2
1
3:44
2
3:39
3
3:41
4
3:59


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 31 Jan 2004
  • Release Date: 31 Jan 2004
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Arista
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  • Total Length: 55:06
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  • ASIN: B001I935L8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,753 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. L. Davies on 9 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album is quite simply fantastic.. It takes a couple of listens as its definitely mellowed from previous work.. I think Sarah's become yet more introspective since a few more major life changes came along in the birth of her daughter and death of her mother... That said its a GREAT album. Fallen is superb, and if you havent seen it yet the video for world on fire is superb (just like the song). Stupid is the only real rock song on the album and is fantastic, and the album continues in a folksy, jazzy, light rocky sorta way through other standout tracks such as the haunting "Answer" and lovely ballads drifitng, and train wreck... All in all a great if as always too short album from the Divine Mrs M....
Oh on another note I just read a review (the only one of it's kind) that claimed not to like FTE, and if they happen to read back please please please get mirrorball.. I agree FTE was overproduced and sounds a little bit dated now even possibly due to the very gothic orchestration... However if you listen to the greatest hits tour "Mirrorball" or indeed the soon to be released (and i can't wait) Afterglow Live, then I guarantee you will love the up to date versions of tracks such as fear, ice cream, the awesome hold on and possibly my favourite elsewhere (which is on the fantastic dvd version).. The live versions are really completely different from the album and show what a difference there is when she performs live..
I saw the afterglow tour a couple of weeks ago and I have to admit was absolutely blown away. I knew she was fantastic as I had the dvd's, but had no idea how good she really would sound. Her voice was amazing, note perfect, and one particular note she held for topping 30 seconds on a song called witness, was truly one of those moments that make you glad to be alive.. Her band were spectacular, but naturally she stole a remarkable show, I can't wait till she returns...
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Billy Neal on 29 Jun 2005
Format: Audio CD
I first came across Sarah McLachlan's vocal prowess on the haunting track 'Silence' by Delerium - if you're unfamiliar with that then it is well worth tracking down and listening to. I then saw he live on Jonathan Ross last year and decided that she was an artiste worth investigating.
This is the first CD of hers that I have bought - and I have found it an enchanting, haunting and extremely well crafted album. McLachlan quite simply has a beautiful voice and writes intelligent and poignant lyrics - and this album displays her vocals at their best. It demands to be listened to, and is definitely not background music for dinner parties as many might describe Nora Jones and Dido. The opening track 'Fallen' sets the standard for the album, and other high spots include 'Train Wreck' and 'Answer' - but the other 7 tracks paint a vivid picture and use the full pallet of McLachlan's rich voice. Buy it - you won't be diappointed!
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Hulme on 17 Jan 2004
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After a five-year absence since her last live album "Mirrorball", during which time Sarah McLachlan became a mum, it's great to see her back again. It's even more pleasing to hear some of the over-heavy synthesisers stripped away in favour of piano and guitars, the perfect accompaniment to McLachlan's folky and note-perfect vocals. A little rawer in sound than previous albums - I loved 'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy' but found it over-produced in places - this has some powerful songs that hit harder for the lack of artifice around the edges.
Standout tracks 'Fallen' - how wonderful to hear that voice again after such a long absence - 'Stupid' and 'Train Wreck' carry all the power and directness of vintage McLachlan. 'Push' is beautiful, soulful and touching without being either sickly or over-sentimental, and 'Answer' is heartbreaking, just piano, brush drums and a faint cello, and carries that ghostly feel that conjures up comparisons with, strangely, acts such as Clannad.
It would be easy to believe that McLachlan has spent the seven years since her last studio album sharpening and perfecting these ten songs; there's little here that could have been improved on. Expect to see this cluttering up many end-of-year 'Best Of' lists. In a world where Dido can sell fifteen billion albums, Sarah McLachlan is long due recognition and success. Hopefully, this one will see her achieve both in the UK.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Oldraver on 4 Nov 2004
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album some months ago and was not immediately impressed. It seemed too quiet and lacking in passion. It didn't have the impact of Surfacing or Fumbling. Then I saw Sarah at RAH in London and went home to play it again and have been unable to take it off my CD player. It even plays in my car! There's only one track that hasn't stuck in my mind -Dirty Little Secret, but maybe in time. The album is haunting, melodic, emotionally provacative, and maybe just a reflection of Sarah's growing maturity - and becoming a mum!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By mortmain on 15 Feb 2004
Format: Audio CD
Funnily enough, 'Afterglow's release seems to have finally been recognised in the UK. The Observer Music magazine, I was horrified to discover, have labelled Sarah as 'an American-Dido-rip-off. Those who know Sarah's previous music too, will know the pain when some random reviewer leafs through her album and declares it 'been-done'. I myself has to retrain from throttleing the reporter who wrote such a review. I absoulutely love Sarah McLachlan's music. It is like a good friend. Its warm, comforting, its helps you find things in yourself that you had no idea were there, but mostly, it buries intop your music taste and has a knack of staying there. To describe Sarah's music as 'Chillout' would be quite close, but the word itself seems too cheapen her music, pulling veil over it before people can really listen to it without prejudice for Dido. Hear this now - Sarah has been around a hell of a lot longer than Miss Armstrong. Don't get me wrong, Didos great, but thinking about it, Sarah's last materpiece of an album, 'Surfacing' was out at least two years before Dido made her debut.
Right, first things first - no one truthfully expecting 'Afterglow' to triumph over 'Surfacing' (did they? truthfully?) And although 'Afterglow' does not quite reach Surfacing's abominable heights, it is certainly worth having a listen to.
The album opens with the amzing 'Fallen' a great, hearty song which emphasizes Sarah's voice, to show off its beautiful harmonies, and I believe the track to be built on this one's strength. It possesses all the wistfulness of 'Building a Mystery' while holding its own. The next track 'World On Fire' was written by Sarah and manager Pierre Marchand more recently than others, and though the lyrics are awesome, I was somewhat thrown by the airy-fairy tune.
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