Eight years is a long time to wait for an artist to release new material. Eight years can do a lot to a person, tastes change, music changes, life does that. After eight years I have all her songs memorised, and my favourites engraved in my heart. Eight years and she hasn't lost it. This is a whole new Sarah, the bittersweet and the heartache are still around, but there is something new in her voice.
The CD when it came out blew me away, and I knew that she would be touring so I booked myself a ticket to watch her Afterglow tour in Manchester. Amazing, beautiful, that gorgeous misery, its like an aphrodisiac and amphetamines at the same time.
So I bought the DVD. All I can say is that even though I wasn't there, it had such great visuals, such atmosphere that I had the best Saturday morning of my life.
I cant begin to explain how good the music and the visuals are. The set of 'fear' was the best, her rendition of the Beatles song 'Blackbird' haunting, I just fell in love with her all over again, There is so much passion and emotion. The best I can describe it by saying you feel like part of a family, and for two hours you listen to beautifully crafted music and think nothing can be better. Some people say this DVD isn't the best, and that the concert isn't as good as the Mirrorball concert DVD. All I can say is that this is a new Sarah, older, wiser and deeper. The CD is great but the DVD is fantastic, because the emotion is plain to see.