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Sarah McLachlan — Ice (Live)
Album: Mirrorball - The Complete Concert
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The ice is thin come on dive in
Underneath my lucid skin.
The cold is lost, forgotten.

Hours pass days pass time stands still
Light gets dark and darkness fills
My secret heart forbidden...

I think you worried for me then
The subtle ways that I'd give in
But I know you liked the show.

Tied down to this bed of shame
You tried to move around the pain
But oh your soul is anchored.

The only comfort is
The moving of the river.
You enter into me
A lie upon your lips.
Offer what you can
I'll take all that I can get
Only a fool's here...

I don't like your tragic sighs
As if your god has passed you by
Well hey fool that's your deception.

Your angels speak with jilted tongues
The serpent's tale has come undone
You have no strength to squander.

The only comfort is
The moving of the river.
You enter into me
A lie upon your lips.
Offer what you can
I'll take all that I can get
Only a fool's here to stay.

Only a fool's here to stay.

Only a fool's here...
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 LaurieinTucson wrote:

yeah, it's almost a split-second yodel
I thought it was an Irish technique
 ... and the others overdid it, in my view. A little goes a long way. This is fine and subtly embellishes.
 zakfoy wrote:
seriously, sometimes it's just annoying to see so much negativity - music snobs leave too many posts
 

I agree!  Why can't music snobs keep their negativity to themselves?  I would never dis someone because their musical taste is different than mine.  Just shut up.  : D
Dang. Chills! :o)
 rocco1207 wrote:
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor all share the lilting high notes in their voices. A kind of split second falsetto. This was such a 90's trend. If you know what I mean, what would you call this trait? Anyone have a name for it?
 
yeah, it's almost a split-second yodel
I thought it was an Irish technique
This is a very impressive recording, both from a performance and an engineering standpoint.  Sarah sounds like she was at the top of her game when she recorded this.  Very good!  {#Clap}
Per usual, Sarah astounds.
I like
interesting... I don't associate them at all. The first I heard Sarah was when she opened for Joan Baez in the late 80s, and she seems to come more from the Canadian singer-songwriter thang than the indy rock thang (she does a stunning cover of Joni's Blue). The 2nd time I saw her was in a little Shakespeare theatre - you could hear a pin drop. She can do some really interesting arrangements and mash-ups live, though I haven't been able to stomach anything since Fumbling Towards Ecstasy.

 fedtho wrote:
I'll just say that I didn't know this song at all, nor any other song by McLachlan at all.

I *do* know
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor
 
though, and I *did* actually think about them (well, O'Connor anyway) when listening to this.

brilliant and gorgeous
{#Yell}  8 >>>>> 9
I'll just say that I didn't know this song at all, nor any other song by McLachlan at all.

I *do* know
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor
 
though, and I *did* actually think about them (well, O'Connor anyway) when listening to this.

And STILL, I was in awe.

The performance captivated me completely, and the unmistakeable similarities with said singers didn't stop me from being deeply moved by the whole thing (the song and the way it is performed) at all.

Straight 8, it's a no-brainer for me.

That album is going to come my way very soon (hoping it's on par with the power of this one moment...)
ah yes sooo nice
IMO Sarah has the most beautiful voice among the ladies, but this is not the best song to showcase her talents.
 Yes that is my thought too. Still good but derivitive. But then isn't everything?

DaveInVA wrote:
Much of this song sounds just like Renaissance's "Ocean Gypsy" with different  words. I still like it though :)

Dave

 


ooh my I wish she was singing this to me, I'd never stop with apologetic love   
Much of this song sounds just like Renaissance's "Ocean Gypsy" with different  words. I still like it though :)

Dave

to appreciate and to feel.... -

**  7  / 8 **



The accordion is nice, but I think the studio version is much better--it's one of my favourite McLachlan songs. This performance though, she's returned to her tendency towards vocal over-mannerisms while still coming off anemic. Sincerely, Disgruntled I-loved-her-before-commercial-success-ruined-her Fan.
rbigelo wrote:
If I don't like something, I just press the "mute" button on my keyboard. I have better things to do than mouthing down something that someone else just might like. And if I do like something, I'll write about it. :music: My favorite from 'Mirrorball' is "Building a Mystery" and she is fabulous in a live performance. She's also a pretty nice person, in person.
THANK you! Excellent way to put it. The trashing is so immature and annoying; it sounds like high school on the comment board sometimes. Too bad more RPers don't share your attitude . . . :beat:
This is also on her Fumbling Toward Ecstasy album--her very BEST album. I'm not so thrilled with her newer commercial stuff.
felix_the_man wrote:
Nice!!
No, Ice!!
Nice!!
HazzeSwede wrote:
A good reason for listening to Neil Young. :biggrin:
Sorry, but THAT, my friend, is one thing that has never been found by me! :no: :lol:
jah_blessed wrote:
Yay, my upload! Nice to hear this float by on the main channel. :meditate:
Thanks for the upload - I'm enjoying it.
rbigelo wrote:
If I don't like something, I just press the "mute" button on my keyboard. I have better things to do than mouthing down something that someone else just might like. And if I do like something, I'll write about it. It would be really nice if more RP listeners had the same attitude. It amazes me that some "music lovers" have so much anger boiling over...
If I don't like something, I just press the "mute" button on my keyboard. I have better things to do than mouthing down something that someone else just might like. And if I do like something, I'll write about it. :music: My favorite from 'Mirrorball' is "Building a Mystery" and she is fabulous in a live performance. She's also a pretty nice person, in person.
rocco1207 wrote:
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor all share the lilting high notes in their voices. A kind of split second falsetto. This was such a 90's trend. If you know what I mean, what would you call this trait? Anyone have a name for it?
A good reason for listening to Neil Young. :biggrin:
sirrus wrote:
The amount of disdain for Sarah on RP really surprises me.
agreed. I smell a bandwagon.
The amount of disdain for Sarah on RP really surprises me.
seriously, sometimes it's just annoying to see so much negativity - music snobs leave too many posts
jah_blessed wrote:
Yay, my upload! Nice to hear this float by on the main channel. :meditate:
That's nothing to be proud of
MatClarke wrote:
People go and see her live? Who'd have so little to do? Extraordinary.
Ha! Awesome.
rocco1207 wrote:
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor all share the lilting high notes in their voices. A kind of split second falsetto. This was such a 90's trend. If you know what I mean, what would you call this trait? Anyone have a name for it?
Boring? Tired? Annoying? Basically, it just sounds like singing in the minor key.
eastcoast wrote:
You went to Lilith Fair...what kind of women did you expect to find?
We're not idiots - we didn't go to the Lilith Fair looking for chicks, we went cuz we had free tix and nothing better to do. . . :mrgreen:
old rocco1207 wrote:
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor all share the lilting high notes in their voices. A kind of split second falsetto. This was such a 90's trend. If you know what I mean, what would you call this trait? Anyone have a name for it?
You went to Lilith Fair...what kind of women did you expect to find? vandal wrote:
My buddy and I saw Sarah years ago at one of the Lilith Fair venues. We were remarking about how relaxed was her performance and that she could have phoned it in from her Winnebago when we were overheard by some rather menacing young ladies in the row in front of us. One of them rolled up her sleeve, bared a seriously muscled upper arm, and showed us a HUGE four letter tattoo which began with the letter "C." Needless to say we kept our critique to ourselves after that. That chick was more of a man than both of us. . . :eyes:
People who have nothing better to do than bash a performer who is obviously liked by many? Very ordinary. MatClarke wrote:
People go and see her live? Who'd have so little to do? Extraordinary.
Sarah, Alanis, the Cranberries singer and Sinead O'Connor all share the lilting high notes in their voices. A kind of split second falsetto. This was such a 90's trend. If you know what I mean, what would you call this trait? Anyone have a name for it?
i love pre-sell-out sarah. fumbling is definitely in my top 10 best cd list.
meh...I'd rather Bill played this Ice
:war: ... that traitor trait agin ? Canadian Musos are amongst the very best, the cream of musos of all time, it's a fact! Join in the revolution! :good-vibes: ... can't fight it forever, did you audition for the BGT's an' they de_Klein_ed ... ? :think: accordionista wrote:
Oh, Sarah, the middle of the road called- it wants you to get your music off of it....
MatClarke wrote:
People go and see her live? Who'd have so little to do? Extraordinary.
. . .oddly enough, we were there to see a number of other acts, one of whom didn't show - so we went to see SM instead. . .
People go and see her live? Who'd have so little to do? Extraordinary.
Oh, Sarah, the middle of the road called- it wants you to get your music off of it....
Trivia note: background singer Camille Henderson is daughter of Bill Henderson of rock band Chilliwack.
Good God this is bad.
:boohoo: just stop the abuse/don't play this and i'll find my comfort.
My buddy and I saw Sarah years ago at one of the Lilith Fair venues. We were remarking about how relaxed was her performance and that she could have phoned it in from her Winnebago when we were overheard by some rather menacing young ladies in the row in front of us. One of them rolled up her sleeve, bared a seriously muscled upper arm, and showed us a HUGE four letter tattoo which began with the letter "C." Needless to say we kept our critique to ourselves after that. That chick was more of a man than both of us. . . :eyes:
unholy bovines!!!!! can't we have one little corner of the universe that is a sarah mclaghlan free zone?!?!?!?! is that asking too much? :frustrated:
Although I have to admit I saw Sarah live only because my GF wanted to see her - this song reminds me of what a great performance it was.
From a fan on Amazon.com -
It's about freakin' time!!!, October 8, 2006 Reviewer: Courtney Clark (Littleton, Colorado, USA I found this CD totally by accident when out record shopping. I had to have it since I love the DVD and Sarah's more recent concert film, "Afterglow Live". Though I've been wondering for AGES why they didn't just release the whole concert audio when the original Mirrorball CD came out some 10 (?) years ago. Needless to say, this concert CD is awesome. It is taken from the last night of the tour in Portland, Oregon. Unlike the previous Mirrorball CD which took songs recorded throughout the tour, this is all one show. I believe it's the same show taped for the DVD. It's great to finally get all the songs that were missing from the original CD, like "Vox" and "I Will Not Forget You", to name a couple. I don't like how the tracks are not seamless, as each track begins from complete silence to a fade in to a fade out and silence between songs. When I buy a concert CD, I like the seamless transision between songs. It feels like you're experiencing the concert again. The seamed songs do take away from the recording, but only barely. Overall, this CD is a great release and worth every penny.
Yay, my upload! Nice to hear this float by on the main channel. :meditate:
This one's bound to rile up the Sarah-bashers. Too bad cuz it's a nice tune.
A good improvement on the original album version. Especially the harmony vocals (Camille Henderson) during the 3rd chorus.