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2014 release, the eighth album from the Canadian three time Grammy winning singer/songwriter. Sarah has sold over 40 million albums in her career and is one of the most respected female artists in music today. Shine On was recorded in Vancouver with longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand (the co-writer of hits like "Adia" and "Building a Mystery"), along with contributions from producer/songwriter Bob Rock (Michael Bublé, Nelly Furtado) and keyboardist Vincent Jones. In a press release, McLachlan revealed that the album was inspired by her father's passing and her own appreciation of life: ''This album is about moving through the second half of my life in a more mindful and meaningful way, recognizing that every day, every moment is precious and though we all have our issues and problems, our damages, we all have the ability to continue to learn, grow from our experiences, thrive and shine on. Many of the songs are inspired at least partially or wholly by my father's passing three years ago and the profound effect losing him had on me. I had to find my footing again without the anchor of his unconditional love."
Top Customer Reviews
Wonderful, and a little more upbeat in places to some of her other material. We've not got the somewhat sombre but hauntingly beautiful "Angel" (my all time favourite - that might be because of "City of Angels") or "Fallen", both of which are well at the top of my all time played tracks, but all this new stuff makes the price worthwhile. This current truckload of tracks are very easy to listen to, and if you've not been exposed to Sarah before, then you'd not go far wrong to start here.
There's a new (to me, it seems) voice use in, for example, "Flesh And Blood", the second track which starts off somewhat rock and upbeat but then goes off at a tangent all of its own with Sarah's unmistakeable voice doing the high leaps and low dives.
The rest is really good, but, up until now, my favourites are "Surrender And Uncertainty" and a close second, Song For My Father" which ties with "Flesh And Blood".
As with all her material, there's a crisp, uncomplicated piano ever-present, and throw in the great lyrics you always get from this star, this is well worth buying.
(I almost bought this on iTunes, but Amazon's CD was cheaper by far.)
This is Sarah's best work since Surfacing and her first release on the Vervre record label. Lets hope after she finnishes her current American and Canadian tour she comes over to Europe. Its been 10 long years since the Afterglow tour.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's OK. Not her best, nor her worst, and small price to pay for good music.Published 13 months ago by I. Saunders
I'm afraid I can't listen to this without thinking of lonely middle-aged women sitting on sofas with glasses of red wine and cats.Published 22 months ago by Sparky
Disappointing if I'm honest. this is an album full of fillers.Published on 17 July 2014 by Stephen Allcock