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Sarah McLachlan — Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Live)
Album: Mirrorball - The Complete Concert
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Released: 1999
Length: 6:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
All the fear has left me now
I'm not frightened anymore
It's my heart that pounds beneath my flesh
it's my mouth that pushes out this breath

and if I shed a tear I won't cage it
I won't fear love
and if I feel a rage I won't deny it
I won't fear love

Companion to our demons
they will dance, and we will play
With chairs, candles, and cloth
making darkness in the day
It will be easy to look in or out
upstream or down without a thought

and if I shed a tear I won't cage it
I won't fear love
and if I feel a rage I won't deny it
I won't fear love

Peace in the struggle
to find peace
comfort on the way
to comfort

and if I shed a tear I won't cage it
I won't fear love
and if I feel a rage I won't deny it
I won't fear love
I won't fear love
I won't fear love...
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"I won't fear love" Nuff said!

Sp,e tasty guitar in there!  Surprising to hear that on one of her records..
brilliant sound ,some need there ears testing
"Victoria's Secret", Due South
 michaelc wrote:
Sounds like my next door neighbors cat in heat.

 
I usually like Sarah, but I'm with you on this one.  Way too much screeching and wailing, but not in a good way.
 horseplayer wrote:

You say that like it's a bad thing!

I give it an 8.

 
me too!
 michaelc wrote:
Sounds like my next door neighbors cat in heat.

 
You say that like it's a bad thing!

I give it an 8.
{#Sunny}  Doesnt sound to me like she's fumbling
Basia Bulat also.
pdemeester wrote:
Another excellent entry in a long list of incredible Canadian poets - Neil Young, Gordon Downey, Sarah, Jan Arden, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy . . . the list goes on. Here's to music that invokes an image!
 
RedGuitar wrote:

Add Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, K.D. Lang,...
 
Add:  

Serge Fiori (Harmonium), Michel Rivard, Gilles Vignault, Paul Piché, Richard Desjardins, Richard Séguin, Jean LeLoup, Daniel Lanois, Leonard Cohen, Daniel Bélanger
 gatorade wrote:
Vocals get a strong 8, rest of it just a high 6.

 
Thanks for helping me understanding what I feel about this song!
bodacious

adjective bo·da·cious bō-ˈdā-shəs

: very good or impressive

: sexually attractive

.. yes, she qualifies 


This song agrees with me a great deal when I'm stoned. {#Roflol}
{#Sunny}
Nice!  I'll put it on my pod. 
 
Superb.  Not hearing any problems with this one.
 ottojschlosser wrote:
Empires have risen and fallen since Sarah Mac's last album.
 
Now available:
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Empires have risen and fallen since Sarah Mac's last album.
Vocals get a strong 8, rest of it just a high 6.
Sounds like my next door neighbors cat in heat.
Nice way to wake-up...Thanks!
 norvell wrote:
worst guitar solo ever!!
 
Yes, totally pointless solo. The song is also way too uninspiring.
worst guitar solo ever!!
It sounds like the guitar is intruding from some other concert somewhere else. 
Sounds like  SArah, the guitar and the percussion are all out of sync. :-/
Eeeee GAD! That's a fuckin' good tune! WOW!!!

/exclamation marks
 AlienRelic wrote:
Neil is a deity, not a poet.{#Wink}

 
Yeah, Neil's lyrics are great!  His drumming isn't too shabby, either.
Sara, Please... Just join Harmony.com find somone and retire... Please
fumbling is the right word for this... boring!
 Proclivities wrote:

Randy Bachman was a poet?
 
C'mon - what could be more profound than:

And I've been takin' care of business everyday
Takin' care of business every way
I've been takin' care of business it's all mine
Takin' care of business and working overtime
Workout



fumbling would be an understatement
 ce wrote:

Ahem.
Leonard Cohen.

 
Also Joni Mitchell.

 pdemeester wrote:
Another excellent entry in a long list of incredible Canadian poets - Neil Young, Gordon Downey, Sarah, Jan Arden, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy . . . the list goes on. Here's to music that invokes an image!
 
Ahem.
Leonard Cohen.

 pdemeester wrote:
Another excellent entry in a long list of incredible Canadian poets - Neil Young, Gordon Downey, Sarah, Jan Arden, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy . . . the list goes on. Here's to music that invokes an image!
 
Randy Bachman was a poet?
Yecccchhhhhhh.  Annoyingly too long for the warbler.
wow they're gettin touchy North-Of-The-Border, eh?
Neil is a deity, not a poet.{#Wink}
 yodasan_magoo wrote:

What, no Neil Peart?
 


Fumbling towards listenability, but not quite making it

Is it me, or does she seem a half-beat behind the percussion in this? Nice song and nice singer, mind, so no complaint.
 RedGuitar wrote:

Add Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, K.D. Lang,...

 

pdemeester wrote:
Another excellent entry in a long list of incredible Canadian poets - Neil Young, Gordon Downey, Sarah, Jan Arden, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy . . . the list goes on. Here's to music that invokes an image!
 
What, no Neil Peart?
Can't say I'm a fan of hers,but I do like this.
 pdemeester wrote:
Another excellent entry in a long list of incredible Canadian poets - Neil Young, Gordon Downey, Sarah, Jan Arden, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy . . . the list goes on. Here's to music that invokes an image!
 
Add Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, K.D. Lang,...

Um, wow!
Not bad!
I don´t say no, this is a great one.

This song and specifically this version is my fave SM, so much good.
 EssexTex wrote:
Sing it Celine..oh
 

LOL!     That is so off, it is simply hilarious.

 

BTW, not all quebecoises are straight-laced goody-two-shoes like Celine.  


 sunny_day wrote:
good song and i like her, but after a pink floyd's song it just sounds empty....
 

Yes, I agree. It is a rough transition.  Love both.

Sarah's music shows more than a few 'prog rock' influences to say the least.


One of the highlights from the Mirroball DVD, along with "Possession".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nI1p0PXq6TM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyhdsAcwtj8

good song and i like her, but after a pink floyd's song it just sounds empty....
Another excellent entry in a long list of incredible Canadian poets - Neil Young, Gordon Downey, Sarah, Jan Arden, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, Robbie Robertson, Randy Bachman, Jim Cuddy . . . the list goes on. Here's to music that invokes an image!
 Mandible wrote:
I love her but sometimes it sounds like she's trying to do an imitation of Kermit the Frog.
 
I like her ... but yes, that shrill at the end is a bit annoying. She hasn't the vocal crank-icity to lay it out like that.
Would love to have Lilith Fair take place here in Halifax!

cayenne wrote:
Lilith Fair is reportedly returning for the 2010 concert season. There's no report yet on who might be touring (but surely Sarah will there as she's the founder.)
 


I love her but sometimes it sounds like she's trying to do an imitation of Kermit the Frog.
 Ericac wrote:
That woman's voice melts my soul.
 

Gotta agree, and a beauty to behold!
Lilith Fair is reportedly returning for the 2010 concert season. There's no report yet on who might be touring (but surely Sarah will there as she's the founder.)
Such a good song, live or memorex doesn't matter.
Really, really, REALLY good...
 bild wrote:
Not a huge fan, but those were some ripping guitar solos.  Anyone know who the lead guitarist is?
 

David Sinclair, I think.
Not a huge fan, but those were some ripping guitar solos.  Anyone know who the lead guitarist is?
Love this song, but this is not my favorite version. The timing is funky, and keeps one from being able to effectively chair dance.  :(  Still, Sarah is one of my all time favorites, and can really do no wrong in my book.
Was thinking this is a very nice live version of this song, maybe even better than the studio track. Then the guitar solo kicked in. I find guitar solos in her songs hard to take seriously, just because they seem there to create an impression of edginess. Still, this song is beautiful.
EssexTex wrote:
Sing it Celine..oh
C'mon, you're not really serious with a comment like that, are you? You can't possibly confuse those two.
EssexTex wrote:
Sing it Celine..oh
I thought Celine Dion was covering an otherwise decent studio version as well.
jonredfern wrote:
that was poo
Oh, bother.
6:51 pm - Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Live) 6:35 pm - Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse 6:32 pm - Gary Jules - Mad World Best three-song set I've heard on here in quite a while! Keep it up! :clap: :clap: :clap:
That woman's voice melts my soul.
Don't think I'd ever heard that before! 8 outta the box.
Maybe ya had to be there. I much prefer the (less histrionic) studio version.
great song, great performance. :good-vibes:
mandolin wrote:
...nice listen; i much prefer this arrangement to the original...
I agree! Nice guitar and drum work to give it an edge. Normally, I'm not a live album person, but this is good!
That sounds like a Roland TR-808 to me...
Sing it Celine..oh
Would have loved to have been there...........superb!
I agree whole heartedly :notworthy: thanks Bill Jamunca wrote:
Ladies and gentlemen, the very definition of transcendant, I give you: Gary Jules - Mad World Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (live) /fin
...nice listen; i much prefer this arrangement to the original...
Ladies and gentlemen, the very definition of transcendant, I give you: Gary Jules - Mad World Pink Floyd - Us & Them -> Eclipse Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (live) /fin
What has she done with her voice and why isn't she using it? narglfut...mutter mutter mutter
For a brief moment I thought this was Celine covering Sara McLachlan, and thought Bill was playing a joke on us...
that was poo
Simply "Wow"! :bananajam:
Wow... and not in a good way. I LOVE the original, really not fond of this version... Maybe in person it feels right but recorded this doesn't cut it to my ears... Different strokes...
eww
I think Sarah is definitely a talented singer. This song, however, is just not one that does it for me in the way that some of her music does.
Ah Sarah, you are my very favorite earth muffin!!
Check out the Mirrorball live DVD. It's excellent.
This is amazing live. Quite often she ends her concerts with this song.

Of course this is great but I wouldn't mind seeing a wasted roadie stumble up and unplug a couple instruments.
Boosiewolf wrote:
This has always been one of my favorite songs on FTE...lyrically, musically..... I won't fear love.
:yes: And this version is a great improvement. Love the guitar work.
This has always been one of my favorite songs on FTE...lyrically, musically..... I won't fear love.
jah_blessed wrote:
Yay! Insta-add! Excellent version of one of my favourite songs of hers. This is from the remastered Mirrorball CD that came out two months ago.
Congrats! :high-five: This is so good!
Yay! Insta-add! Excellent version of one of my favourite songs of hers. This is from the remastered Mirrorball CD that came out two months ago.