Hybrid SACD reissue from Analogue Productions
Mastered by Bernie Grundman
Features great McLachlan hits performed live: "Building A Mystery," "I Will Remember You," "Adia" and "Angel"
The Analogue Productions/QRP pressing reissue treatment delivers sonics and luxury packaging second to none for discerning collectors. Now we´ve given three titles by Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan this premier makeover and you reap the benefits: Solace, Mirrorball and Afterglow. Each on 45 RPM LP and Hybrid SACD.
Grafted from McLachlan´s supremely satisfying 1998 performances, Mirrorball is drawn almost equally from the multiplatinum Surfacing and its superior predecessor, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. (Included also is the lovely, hard-to-come-by "I Will Remember You.") Live, a haunting ballad such as "Possession" becomes a fevered, aggressive bit of psychedelia. "Hold On" reveals new depths when performed behind the beat with morphing time signatures and driving piano.
"McLachlan´s warmly expressive voice is still at the epicenter of her performances. She roams through these 14 songs with agile ease, riding the rails between singing for dramatic arena effect — huskily growling, airily trilling — and knowing what to play down with her sensually controlled crooning (witness such gems as Fumbling´s title song and ´Good Enough´). Overall, McLachlan´s vocals match the heavily percussive intensity of her band and the build of her backing vocalists, producing a more spacious sound than the precise pitch rendered on her studio recordings." — Amazon.com