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Shine On

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  • Audio CD (5 May 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B00I86JUSG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,860 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. In Your Shoes
  2. Flesh And Blood
  3. Monsters
  4. Broken Heart
  5. Surrender And Certainty
  6. Song For My Father
  7. Turn The Lights Down Low
  8. Love Beside Me
  9. Brink Of Destruction
  10. Beautiful Girl
  11. The Sound That Love Makes

Product Description

Product Description

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."

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Format: Audio CD
Upon reading the announcement for "Shine on"'s release, I wished this record to be a lot more adventurous and promising than its saccharine cover and bland title. Following the moderate success of 2003's rather overlooked "Afterglow" and, even more so, the mediocre sales of 2010's "Laws of illusion", as a long-time fan, I longed for an album that would put things in the right place. I am quite regretful for saying this, but "Shine on" is an album of a talented artist taking no risk, simply re-affirming her ability to write beautiful songs. That is no bad thing, but for those who have witnessed the outstanding quality of Sarah McLachlan's past records, good is simply not "Good enough". "Flesh and blood", "Monsters", "Song for my father", and "Love beside me" are bright reminders of her great talent, the artistic and commercial peak of which is the sublime 1994 "Fumbling towards ecstasy" album. It is records with such gut-wrenching songs that defined an era, propelled her into international success, and established her status as one of the greatest singers-songwriters of her generation. That, of course, remains undisputed, just like her voice that sounds as captivating as ever. However, 25 years into her career, Sarah McLachlan should be willing to make substantive changes to her sound, evolve as an artist, rather than embracing once again over-familiar material with no punch or edge. I love her dearly, so I am waiting for the sunshine, to me this is just some rays of light.
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O love Sarah McLaclan's albums and have them all. Shine On sustains her craft as a gentle observer of love and life yet this album brings some more up tempo tracks which really suit her. Maybe she should some more like them.
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I love Sarah McLachlan's voice and her songs. They have a haunting quality and this is a CD that stays on over and over. She doesn't seem to get much coverage in the media as far as I can see and she is definitely worth listening to.
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I've been a big fan of Sarah McLachlan for, it seems, forever, so to get a new CD full to the brim with brand new songs makes it feel like it's my birthday. Again.

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.)
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I have long been a fan of Sarah McLachlan and her music. Whilst the last album Laws Of Illusion was inconsistent Shine On is spectacular and sees Sarah back at the top of her game.Broken Heart, Brink of Destruction, Beautiful Girl, and Song For My Father are just gorgeously sung and arranged. The more uptempo songs like In Your Shoes, Flesh And Blood and Love Beside Me have a harder edge but are still melodic well sung and well produced.
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.
Brilliant!
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Im a big fan of sarah mclaclan, but this album just felt complacent and unimaginative...nondescript even :( hope for the next album that she stretches herself a bit more and creates a more contemporary sound that has depth and a little more edge.
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This album is largely in memory of her father and it shows. The lyrics on several of the tracks are very moving. Whilst I agree that nothing can match "Fumbling towards Ecstasy", the quality of the writing is still extremely good - most artists after 20 years produce average albums - not Sarah. Afterglow was, for me, the only dip in her collection, at a time when she was extremely happy, by all accounts. I am not sure artists can produce their best unless they have some angst to move them. Her voice is clear and as beautiful as ever. The only slight criticism I have is that, apart from her piano playing, the rest of the instrumentation backing her is generally fairly bland. Whilst this allows you concentrate on her voice and the words, I would liked more variety, again as per "Fumbling...." Nevertheless, a beautiful album.
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