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Surfacing

Surfacing

1 Sep 1997
4.7 out of 5 stars 105 customer reviews

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By A Customer on 27 Nov. 2004
Format: Audio CD
As a 22 year old male who normally listens to the likes of Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Stones this may not seem like a logical choice. However, I must say that this is probably the most beautiful and heart wrenching stuff I have ever heard. The music is gorgeous but the lyrics make the songs - they portray the love but also there appears to be a dark edge to these songs which makes it all the more enticing. In two words - 'beautiful stuff' and 'buy it'!!!!
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I've never been the greatest music fan. Sure there are tracks I like, singles I like, but I've never been one to follow a particular artist through thick or thin. In my first year at University in the UK I met a Canadian from Vancouver who had more CDs than I had ever seen in one place at one time. In his collection I found this album and quickly went out and bought my own. His obsession with VW cars I have forgiven, the introduction to the Onion I have elsewhere acknowledged, my lifelong addiction to this album I now admit.

I don't know what it is. Other singers have equally great voices, other musicians have similarly great ability, other lyricists make you ponder as much. There is just something about this album that I love. Whatever mood I am in, from bleak recently dumped depression to uplifting joy, I can play this album and it is appropriate. I like other tracks by Sarah McLachlan and own her other albums; tastes change and other artists come and go but no matter what I listened to last this album is suitable next.

You may be looking for a detailed analysis of musical metre, verse structure or beat arrangement. I have no idea about any of these things (and may have made at least one of these up). What I can say is that this is a superbly personal album from a female singer songwriter that has touched me from the moment I first heard it almost a decade ago, and continues to thrill, excite and sustain me to this day. Give it a try. Then buy all your friends a copy.
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By A Customer on 22 Oct. 2002
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'Surfacing', unlike so many other CDs that I own, is one that I'm still listening to - and enjoying - two years after buying it. Sarah McLachlan's voice is beautifully showcased by the songs on this album, particularly on the transcendant 'Full of Grace' and the aching 'Adia'. It's a multi-purpose CD, in that it suits different moods; it can be both harrowingly raw, and tranquil.
I've recommended this album to all my friends, and would do so to anyone who appreciates heartfelt songs and a beautiful voice; this album is the perfect antidote to those despairing about the standards of modern music. Sarah McLachlan, like Tori Amos and Norah Jones and so many others, is proof that 'real' music is still possible.
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By A Customer on 20 May 2004
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What a great voice ,i cried like a new born baby ,when i heard "I LOVE YOU" and " ANGEL" and im a man ! were supposed to be made of tougher stuff .I think the last track on this CD is perfect ,it reminds me of a old saloon ,full of the past and ghost,s ,i think sarah sounds a bit like DIDO and Norha Jones put them two togeather and you have Sarah Mc,im hooked i will now buy EVERYTHING she brings out .
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I bought Surfacing in the States after hearing 'Angel' being played by a local radio station. It was the first time I had heard anything by Sarah McLachlan, but I loved the song and I bought the album.
I was half expecting the album would contain only the one track I'd like i.e. 'Angel', but then heard the remaining tracks including 'Building a Mystery' and 'Adia', and absolutley loved it.
I have bought two other albums (Mirrorball & Fumbling towards Ecstasy) by Sarah McLachlan since buying Surfacing, and consider 'Surfacing' to be by far the best of the three.
If you are thinking of buying this album, do yourself a good deed and click on 'Add to Basket'!
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it only takes a spark...because it was at the time that Delerium had a great hit with their hitsingle "silence". I was so overwhelmed by the voice in the song that i decided to look for the face and the name behind it. And that's how I came into touch with Sarah's music. I bought this CD 'surfacing', not knowing what to expect. I was amazed by the beauty of the songs.. they all seemed so fragile... so warm... so deeply beautifull. It's almost like a book that you start reading, being hooked by the words..by the emotions...wishing that it would never end... wishing that you would never have to put it down. End up until know it has never ended for me. From that moment on, I gradually bought some more CD's. Each one was like a little diamond. Different like the previous one but still unique in it's own way.
In my car CD player I regularly change the CD's... but the ones of Sarah will always remain in there. No matter what mood you're in.... they always seem to guide you along the way.
I could type a review for every one of her records that I've got, but since this one was the first "real" CD I bought of her... it will remain special to me!!
If you are not familiar with her music.. I suggest you just go out, check it out.... and be OVERWHELMED!
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to start off with, im 14. i heard of sarah through Buffy (becoming and grave) and i loved her music. i found her album through amazon and perchased it because of great reviews. since buying it about a year ago, i have not stopped playing it. it is the most amazing, uplifting and thoughtful collection of music i have ever heard. the best song on the album and my faveourite song is full of grace. it is so amazingly beautiful and poignant. it is used in buffy Becoming Part 2 when she leaves town and makes me gulp every single time i hear it. she has the most amazing voice. the voice of an angel. she has the best songs i have heard of an album. the best album i have ever purchased. i love you sarah mclachlan you bring that little emotion that makes life worth living.
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