Sarah Mclachlan is undoubtedly a vocal talent. Unfortunately her skills with instruments meant that for the most part, she was beyond the reach of club heads as her albums tended towards the acoustic.
With the introduction of 'Silence', in collaboration with 'Delirium' however, Sarah has earned a whole new set of fans. In picking up on this, 'Remixed' was released.
Remixed is a fine set of chill-out dance tunes with Sarahs haunting church hall vocals. Fans of Sarah will find the remix of her songs odd at first (especially 'Hold on'), but it does grow. New fans will instantly recognise this album as a chill out classic.
From the start, 'Fear' sets the tone of haunting bass sounds that you can nod your head to, and really enjoy after a heavy night out. It is built up to the popular (highly chart placed) 'Silence'. 'Possesion' may seem a little less odd to the hardcore Mclachlan fans as it was already released on her 'Rarities and B-side' album, and makes a fine worthy inclusion.
My personal stand out tracks are 'Silence', 'Fear' and 'Black'. Either for being just good Mclachlan tracks generally, or for being excellent chill-out tunes.