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Classic Album Review: Sarah McLachlan | Live Acoustic

The singer-songwriter buys a little time with this EP of new gems and old faves.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


In today’s disposable world, CDs are here one day and gone tomorrow.

So when you wait six months between releasing an album and touring it — as Sarah McLachlan has done with last November’s Afterglow — you could easily wind up being forgotten. Hence McLachlan’s new Live Acoustic EP, a set of five stripped-down recordings — two from Afterglow and three old faves, all previously available on iTunes — that serve to put her back in the pubiic eye. And serve to remind us that for all her superbly produced studio fare, Sarah shines brightest when she’s alone onstage with her piano or guitar. Here’s hoping it’s enough to tide the fans over until she hits the road.