Shine On (Deluxe Edition)

May 6, 2014 | Format: MP3

$11.49
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 6, 2014
  • Release Date: May 6, 2014
  • Label: Verve
  • Copyright: (C) 2014 The Verve Music Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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  • Total Length: 46:45
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  • ASIN: B00JBTM19O
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,029 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

If you like the music from her past albums, you're sure to love this one.
Kevin S.
I guess overall I think the production could have been toned down a little to suit the lyrics better but I still think it's a good album.
pablito
This is a wonderful collection of music....The lyrics have a very positive message and Sarah's voice is, as always, beautiful.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Alejandro Gallegos on May 6, 2014
Format: Audio CD
I’m a hardcore Sarah fan from way back, and still consider Fumbling Towards Ecstasy and Surfacing her greatest works. After that to me it seemed her albums became a bit overproduced (Laws of Illusion especially), which basically condemned them to sound like soulless background music. Thankfully, this album is a lot less “polished”--the drums have a lot more kick to them and everything sounds simpler, which to me is a huge plus.

Song-wise, I’d say this is her best effort since Surfacing. The music doesn’t quite have the same soul as her greatest work, but they’re way closer than anything on her last album and most of Afterglow, and there are some really good tracks on this album. I must say, I’m really enjoying some of jazzy instruments and upbeat arrangements.

Also I'd like to suggest that, while driving alone in your car, you crank up the volume on “Turn the Lights Down Low” and just enjoy the deliciously different chord progressions.

All in all, I’d say this is a pretty great album. Surfacing may still be my favorite, but this is quite enjoyable to listen to on a sunny spring day.
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47 of 58 people found the following review helpful By Scarlet Jupiter on May 6, 2014
Format: Audio CD
Have to admit, upon reading the announcement a few months ago for "Shine on", I wished this record to be a lot more adventurous and promising than its saccharine cover and bland title. Following the relatively moderate success of 2003's "Afterglow" which was somewhat over-looked, and, even more so, the mediocre sales of 2010's "Laws of illusion", as a long-time fan, I longed for an album that would put things in the right place. So here it is, Sarah McLachlan's first album for her new label. I am quite regretful for saying this, but "Shine on" is an album of a talented artist taking no risk, simply re-affirming her ability to write beautiful songs. That is not a bad thing, but when someone has witnessed the outstanding quality of her past records, good is simply not "Good enough" (where are songs like this?).

Most will claim that her absolute artistic and commercial peak is the sublime "Fumbling towards ecstasy". Indeed, it is records with gut-wrenching songs like those that defined an era, and propelled her into international success and acclaim. Her status as one of the greatest singers-songwriters of her generation is unquestionable, her voice remains captivating as ever. But 25 years into her career, Sarah McLachlan should be willing to make substantive changes to her sound, evolve as an artist, rather than embracing once again over-familiar material with no punch or edge. "Flesh and blood", "Monsters", "Song for my father", and "Love beside me" are some bright reminders of the great talent that she is. I love her dearly, so I am waiting for the sunshine, to me this is just some rays of light.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Danny on May 10, 2014
Format: Audio CD
As a long time fan since Fumbling was released, seen her in concert 5 times I am always anxiously awaiting new material from my fellow Canadian singer songwriter. At first listen I was actually underwelmed thinking she was to "safe" and to many tracks were slow and boring. As with every album I need to re-listen a few times to make a proper opinion and upon listening to the tracks in high quality with my headphones my opinion obviously changed. I went back and forth listening to L.O.I, surfacing and Afterglow and Shine On definitely stands out strongly. Lots of variety of music pace, instruments, tempo. The organization of songs are perfect and Sarah actually is a lot more positive and uplifting vs L.O.I. Stand out tracks: In your shoes, Flesh and Blood, Monsters, Song for My father, Love Beside Me, Turn the Light Down Low, Surrender and Certainty. I can listen to the entire album without skipping a track which wasn't the case for L.O.I or Afterglow and even sometimes Surfacing. Of course Fumbling continues to be a masterpiece but Shine On is a wonderful addition to Sarah's collection
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Zarina Abu Bakar on May 13, 2014
Format: Audio CD
After listening to this album for the past week, I can gladly say "Welcome back Sarah!"To me, she's back in fine form and has never sounded better. Shine On depicts Sarah's journey through loss, getting over the loss, slowly finding herself and being whole again. Below is my song by song review:

In Your Shoes - What a vibrant energetic start to the album! Instantly likeable and fairly catchy, it's a great kick-off single for Shine On. It sounds so Sarah yet sound entirely new. I'm reminded of the energy of 'Into The Fire'. What started out as an empowerment anthem for the bullied, evolved into Sarah's own dedication to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani children's education activist. One of the best empowerment lyrics in a song I've heard. Rating: 9.5/10

Flesh & Blood - The beginning melancholic strains reminds me of 'Wait'. Then it starts to talk about desire and then builds to a rocking climax. From lyrics like "insatiable like raging fire" and " ravage me from head to heart", only Sarah can make a song about sex sound supremely sensual. The kicker is the bridge "Logic escapes me. And I can't breathe. Cause you burn into my bones". The breathlessness when she sings "and I can't breathe" and the long drawn out "burrrnnn" makes you feel like you're really feeling her pleasure. Love love the 80s rock anthemic drums thrown in. Rating 9/10

Monsters - Instantly likeable and catchy song. The lyrics are unconventional; talking about thousand year old dragons, wolf in sheep's clothing, three-headed monsters and so on. Maybe it's Sarah's own forewarning to her daughters; that things and people are not as they seem in the entertainment business. The groovy rhythm immediately brought me back to the sounds of Lilith Fair.
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