Closer: The Best of Sarah Mclachlan (Dlx) (Snyc) Deluxe Edition, Import
Closer: The Best Of Sarah Mclachlan contains 24 classic tracks personally selected by the artist from her award-winning catalog, as well as two newly recorded and previously unreleased songs, "U Want Me 2" and "Don't Give Up On Us", working with her longtime producer Pierre Marchand. In addition the deluxe two CD set includes an expanded booklet and original art-print from Sarah Mclachlan.
「Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan」は今まで数々の賞を受賞してきた楽曲の中からアーティスト自身が選曲した22曲の他、長年彼女のプロデュースを手がけているピエール・マルシャンとともに新たに録音した「U Want Me 2」「Don't Give Up On Us」をあわせた24曲。豪華ブックレットならびにサラ・マクラクラン自身が描いたアート・プリントが付属。
First of all it includes all of Sarah's best known songs as well as her personal favorites. The artwork is great and the pictures inside the booklet are beautiful, most of them very rare.
But I do complain a little bit.
To me it feels like disc 2 of this set includes some huge fillers;
* Hold On (Radio Remix)
* I Will Remember You (Original Version)
* World on Fire (Radio Remix)
* U Want Me 2 (Radio Remix)
First of all, these so called radio remixes sound pretty much the same as the original versions.
Second of all, three of these four 'extra songs' are on the 2nd disc twice!!
I for one would have prefferd songs like the beautiful I Love You (from Surfacing) or Ordinary Miracle (from the 'Charlotte's Web' soundtrack) or some other rare recordings. That would have made this collection even more perfect!
But... since Sarah and Arista allready gave us Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff vol. 2 eralier this year, I won't complain too much.
This collection is perfect if you've just discovered Sarah, or simply never purchased any of her albums.
If like me you already have all her other albums, it's just a nice bonus since there are 2 new recordings on it Don't Give Up On Us and U Want Me 2.
Rumour has it that Sarah will release a new (and loooooooooooooooooooong awaited) studio-album next year... I for one can't wait.