Song of the Day #4,573: ‘Bring on the Wonder’ – Sarah McLachlan

This song, the closing track of Sarah McLachlan’s 2010 album Laws of Illusion, is the only one on that album not written by McLachlan. It was originally penned and recorded by English singer-songwriter Susan Enan.

McLachlan sings backing vocals on Enan’s version, a piano/guitar ballad I prefer to the glossy remake on Laws of Illusion.

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Song of the Day #3,777: ‘Angel (Live)’ – Sarah McLachlan

Yesterday’s Edwin McCain post sent me down one of those deliciously evil YouTube rabbit holes that dredged up material for a week’s worth of blog posts.

This week I’ll feature a quintet of live performances at the Bing Lounge, which I guess is where you go to play when the Google Lounge is down.

First up is Sarah McLachlan, with a lovely rendition of her classic sobfest ‘Angel.’

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Song of the Day #3,578: ‘Rivers of Love’ – Sarah McLachlan

Today’s random selection comes from the artist who originally launched Random Weekends more than six years ago — Sarah McLachlan.

‘Rivers of Love’ appears on McLachlan’s rather weak 2010 album Laws of Illusion. I’ve been very dismissive of that record, but I have to admit this song isn’t half bad.

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Song of the Day #3,424: ‘Heartbreak’ – Sarah McLachlan

Today’s Random Weekend track comes from Sarah McLachlan’s lackluster 2010 album Laws of Illusion. Released seven years after the decent Afterglow, this album failed to meet mounting expectations.

It was especially disappointing because this was McLachlan’s first work following the dissolution of her marriage, and I love me a good heartbreak album. Instead, we got a boring one.

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Song of the Day #3,368: ‘Possession (Piano Version)’ – Sarah McLachlan

Today’s Random Weekend selection is the best-known song from one of the best albums of the 90s, Sarah McLachlan’s Fumbling Towards Ecstasy. This is a bonus track, a piano and vocals version of lead single ‘Possession.’ It strips away the glorious production of the original but is no less powerful. Maybe more so.

McLachlan wrote this song in the voice of an obsessed fan, something she unfortunately had plenty of back in the day.

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