Solace (Sarah McLachlan album)

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Solace
Studio album by Sarah McLachlan
Released June 29, 1991 (Canada)
January 28, 1992 (US)
Recorded 1991 at Martin Heights at Lans Westwind's house, in Vancouver at Mushroom Studio and Venture Studios and in New Orleans at Karen's House
Genre Pop, rock, folk
Length 47:46
Label Nettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
Producer Pierre Marchand
Sarah McLachlan chronology
Touch
(1988)
Solace
(1991)
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
(1993)
Singles from Solace
  1. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)"
    Released: 1991
  2. "Into the Fire"
    Released: 1991
  3. "Drawn to the Rhythm"
    Released: February 7, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Solace is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter album by Sarah McLachlan, released on June 29, 1991 on Nettwerk in Canada and January 28, 1992 on Arista Records in the United States. It was the album that first made her a star in Canada, spawning the hit singles "The Path of Thorns (Terms)" and "Into the Fire" and being certified double platinum for sales of 200,000 copies in Canada.

Although the album received favourable reviews internationally, her commercial breakthrough outside of Canada would not come until her next full album, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by McLachlan, except where otherwise noted.

CD: Nettwerk / W2-30055 (Canada)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drawn to the Rhythm"   Sarah McLachlan 4:08
2. "Into the Fire"   McLachlan, Pierre Marchand 3:34
3. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)"   McLachlan 5:51
4. "I Will Not Forget You"   McLachlan, Darren Phillips 5:20
5. "Lost"   McLachlan 5:03
6. "Back Door Man"   McLachlan 4:00
7. "Shelter"   McLachlan 3:23
8. "Black"   McLachlan 5:04
9. "Home"   McLachlan 4:45
10. "Mercy"   McLachlan 4:23
CD: Arista / ARCD 8631 (US)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Drawn to the Rhythm"   Sarah McLachlan 4:12
2. "Into the Fire"   McLachlan, Pierre Marchand 3:30
3. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)"   McLachlan 5:50
4. "I Will Not Forget You"   McLachlan, Darren Phillips 5:21
5. "Lost"   McLachlan 3:56
6. "Back Door Man"   McLachlan 4:11
7. "Shelter"   McLachlan 3:30
8. "Black"   McLachlan 5:08
9. "Home"   McLachlan 4:45
10. "Mercy"   McLachlan 4:23
11. "Wear Your Love Like Heaven"   Donovan 3:19

Musicians[edit]

  • Sarah McLachlan: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano
  • Pierre Marchand: Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bass, Piano, Organ, Keyboards, Accordion Reeds, Percussion
  • Bill Dillon: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Pedal Steel, Guitorgan, Billatron
  • Leo Nocentelli: Electric Guitar
  • Daryl Exnicious: Bass, Background Vocals
  • Hugh McMillan: Bass
  • Jocelyne Lanois: Bass
  • Alan Gevaert: Bass
  • Deni Bonet: Violin, Viola
  • Peter Conway|Peter "Harpy" Conway: Harmonica
  • Ronald Jones: Drums, Percussion
  • Paul Brennan: Drums
  • Ashwin Sood: Drums
  • Michel Dupirre: Percussion
  • Ken "Hiwatt" Marshall, Greg Reely: Engineers

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Certification Sales/shipments
Canadian Albums Chart[2] 21 2x platinum 200,000[3]
U.S. Billboard 200[4] 167 Gold 500,000[5]

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