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Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball (1999)
Front Cover Actor
Sarah McLachlan Herself (vocals, guitar, piano)
Ashwin Sood Himself (drums, percussion)
Brian Minato Himself (bass guitar)
Camille Henderson Herself (backing vocals)
David Sinclair Himself (electric, acoustic guitar)
Sean Ashby Himself (electric, acoustic, pedal steel guitar)
Vince Jones Himself (keyboards)
Movie Details
Genre Documentary; Music
Director Sophie Muller
Producer Rob Small
Language English
Audience Rating NR (Not Rated)
Running Time 114 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.5
This video companion to the Canadian singer-songwriter's triumphant live album confirms in sight what that recording advanced in sound--Sarah McLachlan and her fine, flexible stage band have evolved into a superb live performing unit, breathing added fire and nuance into McLachlan songs that were already stunning in their original studio versions. Always a strong, charismatic singer, McLachlan now conjures a rare balance of delicacy and power, measured here in performances of signature songs that add a new, more muscular edge matching her band's rock firepower. Thus, "Possession" expands beyond its already sensual promise to touch on truly erotic abandon, while "Building a Mystery" focuses its portrait of a narcissistic poseur with a harder edge and a newly amended, R-rated lyric that's entirely appropriate.

Shot on McLachlan's 1998 headlining tour, the concert captures her in a more theatrical and frankly glamorous (if slightly funky) vein than her fabled Lilith Fair shows: in her floor-length blue gown, sparkling blue mascara, and bare feet, she evokes a more demure, Gen-X cousin to Cabaret's Sally Bowles. With 23 featured songs, Mirrorball on video adds 9 tracks not heard on the CD. The audio mixing is generally excellent, especially on the DVD version, which provides some hall ambience but retains a front-array, proscenium placement to instruments. Shot on film, rather than videotape, the concert preserves the stunning, subtle lighting effects of McLachlan's touring production, albeit at slight visual sacrifice in lower-light segments in which the resolution is grainier. --Sam Sutherland

Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 168
Collection Status In Collection
Links Amazon US
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Release Date 10/12/1999
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features