Mirrorball (Sarah McLachlan album)

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Mirrorball
Mclachlan-mirrorball.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedJune 15, 1999 (1999-06-15)
GenrePop
Length65:38
LabelNettwerk (Canada)
Arista (US)
ProducerPierre Marchand
Sarah McLachlan chronology
Surfacing
(1997)
Mirrorball
(1999)
Remixed
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars[2]

Mirrorball is a 1999 live album by Sarah McLachlan, compiled from performances during the Surfacing tour in 1997–98. Most of the 14 songs are from McLachlan's two most recent albums at the time, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing.

The live LP was a commercial success, entering top 3 on both Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart. The live performance of "I Will Remember You" was re-released as a single (having previously released in 1995 and 1996) and was a commercial success, entering top 15 on both Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100 charts.

The live performance of "I Will Remember You" won the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

Track listing[edit]

Original release[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Building a Mystery"Sarah McLachlan, Pierre Marchand4:06
2."Hold On"McLachlan5:18
3."Good Enough"McLachlan5:10
4."I Will Remember You"McLachlan, Séamus Egan, Merenda3:41
5."Adia"McLachlan, Marchand3:57
6."I Love You"McLachlan4:28
7."Do What You Have to Do"McLachlan, Wolstenholme4:09
8."The Path of Thorns (Terms)"McLachlan6:03
9."Fear"McLachlan5:00
10."Possession"McLachlan5:12
11."Sweet Surrender"McLachlan3:57
12."Ice Cream"McLachlan3:02
13."Fumbling Towards Ecstasy"McLachlan, Marchand5:46
14."Angel"McLachlan5:49

Personnel[edit]

  • Sarah McLachlan – Vocals, Guitars, Piano
  • Ashwin Sood – Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
  • Brian Minato – Bass
  • David Sinclair – Guitars, Background Vocals
  • Sean Ashby – Guitars, Background Vocals
  • Camille Henderson – Background Vocals
  • Vincent Jones – Keyboards, Background Vocals

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Album
Canada (Music Canada)[11] 5× Platinum 500,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[12] Gold 7,500^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Silver 60,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] 3× Platinum 3,000,000[15]
DVD
Canada (Music Canada)[16] 4× Platinum 40,000^
United States (RIAA)[17] Platinum 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Mirrorball: The Complete Concert[edit]

Mirrorball
Mirrorball - The Complete Concert.jpg
Live album by
Released2006
Recorded1998
GenreSinger-songwriter
LabelNettwerk (Canada), Arista
ProducerAshwin Sood, Darren Salmieri
Sarah McLachlan chronology
Bloom: Remix Album
(2005)
Mirrorball
(2006)
Wintersong
(2006)

Mirrorball: The Complete Concert is a two-disc expanded version of the album, collecting the same 14 songs and adding nine others. These performances were recorded during the final two nights of McLachlan's Surfacing tour, at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon on 20–21 April 1998.

All tracks written by Sarah McLachlan, except where noted.

Disc One[edit]

  1. "Building a Mystery" (McLachlan/Pierre Marchand) – 4:23
  2. "Plenty" – 3:19
  3. "Hold On" – 5:10
  4. "Good Enough" – 5:00
  5. "Do What You Have to Do" (McLachlan/Wolstenholme) – 4:07
  6. "Witness" (McLachlan/Marchand) – 4:43
  7. "Wait" – 4:48
  8. "I Will Remember You" (McLachlan/Egan/Merenda) – 3:33
  9. "Ice" – 4:39
  10. "I Love You" – 4:25
  11. "I Will Not Forget You" (McLachlan/Phillips) – 5:43

Disc Two[edit]

  1. "The Path of Thorns (Terms)" – 6:32
  2. "Mary" – 4:01
  3. "Adia" (McLachlan/Marchand) – 3:51
  4. "Fear" – 4:44
  5. "Elsewhere" – 5:05
  6. "Vox" – 5:11
  7. "Into the Fire" (McLachlan/Marchand) – 3:46
  8. "Possession" – 5:13
  9. "Ice Cream" – 4:38
  10. "Sweet Surrender" – 4:07
  11. "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" (McLachlan/Marchand) – 6:04
  12. "Angel" – 6:11

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 8402". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Sarah McLachlan Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Sarah McLachlan – Surfacing & Mirrorball". Hung Medien. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Sarah McLachlan Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Music Video Sales". Billboard. 30 October 1999. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 70, No. 8, December 13, 1999". RPM. 13 December 1999. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  9. ^ "1999: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  10. ^ "2000: Billboard 200 Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  11. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Sarah McLachlan – Mirrorball". Music Canada. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  12. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – Sarah McLachlan – Mirrorball". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  13. ^ "British album certifications – Sarah McLachlan – Mirrorball". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 24 November 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Mirrorball in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Sarah Mc Lachlan – Mirrorball". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 November 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  15. ^ "Ask Billboard: Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Jewel, Kylie Minogue and Sarah McLachlan". Billboard. 19 November 2003. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Canadian video certifications – Sarah McLachlan – Mirrorball". Music Canada. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  17. ^ "American video certifications – Sarah Mc Lachlan – Mirrorball (Live)". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 24 November 2016. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH.