Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan

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Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan
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Greatest hits album by Sarah McLachlan
Released 7 October 2008 (2008-10-07)
Recorded 1988–2008
Genre Pop
Length 67:43
Label Nettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
Producer Pierre Marchand
Greg Reely
Sarah McLachlan chronology
Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff Volume 2
(2008)
Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan
(2008)
Laws of Illusion
(2010)
Singles from Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan
  1. "U Want Me 2"
    Released: 8 August 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[2]

Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan is a greatest hits album by Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, and also contains two new tracks. It was released on 7 October 2008.[3] The album was released in Germany on 17 October. The release date for Closer was pushed back to 11 May 2009 in the United Kingdom.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Vox" - 4:53
  2. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)" - 5:51
  3. "Into the Fire" - 3:31
  4. "Possession" - 4:38
  5. "Hold On" - 4:10
  6. "Good Enough" - 5:03
  7. "Building a Mystery" - 4:08
  8. "Sweet Surrender" - 4:02
  9. "Adia" - 4:05
  10. "Angel" - 4:30
  11. "I Will Remember You" (Live) - 3:34
  12. "Fallen" - 3:48
  13. "World on Fire" - 4:23
  14. "Stupid" - 3:23
  15. "Don't Give Up on Us" - 3:37
  16. "U Want Me 2" - 4:07

Deluxe edition[edit]

Disc One
  1. "Vox" - 4:53
  2. "Steaming" - 4:44
  3. "Ben's Song" - 4:55
  4. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)" - 5:51
  5. "Into the Fire" - 3:31
  6. "Drawn to the Rhythm" - 4:09
  7. "Mercy" - 4:22
  8. "Possession" - 4:38
  9. "Hold On" - 4:10
  10. "Good Enough" - 5:03
  11. "Ice Cream" - 2:44
  12. "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" - 4:50
Disc Two
  1. "Building a Mystery" - 4:08
  2. "Sweet Surrender" - 4:02
  3. "Adia" - 4:05
  4. "Angel" - 4:30
  5. "I Will Remember You" (Live) - 3:34
  6. "Fallen" - 3:48
  7. "Stupid" - 3:23
  8. "World on Fire" - 4:23
  9. "Push" (Live) - 3:47
  10. "Don't Give Up on Us" - 3:37
  11. "U Want Me 2" - 4:07
  12. "Hold On" (Radio Remix) - 4:09
  13. "I Will Remember You" (Original Version) - 4:52
  14. "World on Fire" (Radio Remix) - 4:30
  15. "U Want Me 2" (Radio Remix) - 4:09
  16. "Silence" (Niels Van Gogh vs. Thomas Gold Remix Radio Edit) - 3:30
    • UK Bonus track - Delerium & Sarah McLachlan .[5]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[6] 62
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[7] 3
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[8] 9
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[9] 19
US Billboard 200[10] 11
Chart (2009) Peak
position
Irish Albums (IRMA)[11] 47
Chart (2013) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 192

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum 80,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Australia 4 October 2008
United States 7 October 2008
New Zealand
United Kingdom 11 May 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Blender review
  3. ^ "Closer-The Best of Sarah McLachlan: Sarah McLachlan: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved 9 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sarah Mclachlan - Closer Best Of". HMV.com Retrieved 11 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Sarah Mclachlan - Closer Best Of". HMV.com Retrieved 17 September 2008.
  6. ^ "Week Commencing ~ 13th October 2008 ~ Issue #972" (PDF). ARIA. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sarah McLachlan – Chart history" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Sarah McLachlan. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Sarah McLachlan – Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Sarah McLachlan – Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Sarah McLachlan – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Sarah McLachlan. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  11. ^ "GFK Chart-Track Albums: Week 27, 2009". Chart-Track. IRMA. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Chart: Cluk Update 16.03.2013 (wk10)". Dipl.-Bibl.(FH). Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sarah McLachlan – Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan". Music Canada. Retrieved 24 November 2016.