Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 180g Import LP
Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 180g Import LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

Share:

Sarah McLachlan Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 180g Import LP

Sarah McLachlan

$37.99
 
 
 
Availability: In Stock
In Stock An In Stock item is available to ship normally within 24 business hours.
Preorder A Preorder is an item that has not yet been released. Typically the label will set a projected release date (that is subject to change). If a projected release date is known, we will include this in the description in red. Other Preorders are set to release "TBA." This means that release date is yet "To Be Announced". The Preorder can be released anywhere between weeks, months or years from its initial announcement.
Backordered An Out Of Stock item is an item that we normally have available to ship but we are temporarily out of. We do not have a specific date when it will be coming.
Awaiting Repress Awaiting repress titles are in the process of being repressed by the label. No ETA is available at this time.
Expected On When an item is Out Of Stock and we have an estimated date when our stock should arrive, we list that date on our website in the part's description. It is not guaranteed.
Special Order A Special Order item is an item that we do not stock but can order from the manufacturer. Typical order times are located within the product description.
SKU:
MOVLPI1744
UPC:
8719262002098
180g Audiophile Vinyl Includes Bonus Track -- Cover Of Joni Mitchell's Classic Song "Blue!"
Also Features "Possession," "Hold On" & "Ice Cream!"


Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is the third album by Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award Winner Sarah McLachlan and proved to be her worldwide breakthrough album. The album reached the Top 5 In Canada in no time and went certified platinum within a few weeks, eventually selling over 4 million copies worldwide.

As a bonus track, the album also includes a wonderful cover of the classic Joni Mitchell song "Blue".

"Although 1991's Solace made Sarah McLachlan a star in Canada, her international breakthrough arrived two years later with Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, a softly assured album that combined the atmospheric production of Pierre Marchand (a former apprentice -- and evident disciple -- of Daniel Lanois) with some of McLachlan's strongest songwriting to date. At the center of everything was her voice, an ethereal, lilting soprano that helped pave the way for Paula Cole, Lillith Fair, and a decade's worth of successful female songwriters. McLachlan utilized the crack between her chest and head voice, emphasizing the changing tones as her melodies climbed into the vocal stratosphere. She was also comparatively young at the time of Ecstasy's release, and her combination of vocal hooks and commercial appeal wouldn't be fully mastered until 1997's Surfacing. Even so, McLachlan's work was rarely as raw or honest as it is on this record, where tales of sin, lust, and love are delivered alongside piano arpeggios and electronic flourishes. "Possession," the album's lead-off single, is a jarring love ballad with lyrics inspired by a stalker's correspondence. There's a double-edged quality to the song's eerie lines -- "I'll take your breath away," "I won't be denied," "Just close your eyes, dear" -- and Marchand underscores that tension by setting McLachlan's melodies to a nocturnal trip-hop beat. Elsewhere, the two lighten up with "Ice Cream," which likens love's sweetness to decadent deserts, yet Fumbling Towards Ecstasy takes most of its strength from the lush, rhythmic dreamscapes that dominate the album. Alternately dark and shimmering, intimate and ornate, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy launched McLachlan's international star power while setting a high bar for her future albums, many of which approached -- but not never quite eclipsed -- this career highlight." - Andrew Leahey - allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• 4-page booklet / soft-touch outer sleeve
• Includes bonus track - cover of Joni Mitchell classic "Blue"
• Import

Selections:
Side 1:

1. Possession
2. Wait
3. Plenty
4. Good Enough
5. Mary
6. Elsewhere
Side 2:
7. Circle
8. Ice
9. Hold On
10. Ice Cream
11. Fear
12. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Bonus Track:
13. Blue
Description
180g Audiophile Vinyl Includes Bonus Track -- Cover Of Joni Mitchell's Classic Song "Blue!"
Also Features "Possession," "Hold On" & "Ice Cream!"


Fumbling Towards Ecstasy is the third album by Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award Winner Sarah McLachlan and proved to be her worldwide breakthrough album. The album reached the Top 5 In Canada in no time and went certified platinum within a few weeks, eventually selling over 4 million copies worldwide.

As a bonus track, the album also includes a wonderful cover of the classic Joni Mitchell song "Blue".

"Although 1991's Solace made Sarah McLachlan a star in Canada, her international breakthrough arrived two years later with Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, a softly assured album that combined the atmospheric production of Pierre Marchand (a former apprentice -- and evident disciple -- of Daniel Lanois) with some of McLachlan's strongest songwriting to date. At the center of everything was her voice, an ethereal, lilting soprano that helped pave the way for Paula Cole, Lillith Fair, and a decade's worth of successful female songwriters. McLachlan utilized the crack between her chest and head voice, emphasizing the changing tones as her melodies climbed into the vocal stratosphere. She was also comparatively young at the time of Ecstasy's release, and her combination of vocal hooks and commercial appeal wouldn't be fully mastered until 1997's Surfacing. Even so, McLachlan's work was rarely as raw or honest as it is on this record, where tales of sin, lust, and love are delivered alongside piano arpeggios and electronic flourishes. "Possession," the album's lead-off single, is a jarring love ballad with lyrics inspired by a stalker's correspondence. There's a double-edged quality to the song's eerie lines -- "I'll take your breath away," "I won't be denied," "Just close your eyes, dear" -- and Marchand underscores that tension by setting McLachlan's melodies to a nocturnal trip-hop beat. Elsewhere, the two lighten up with "Ice Cream," which likens love's sweetness to decadent deserts, yet Fumbling Towards Ecstasy takes most of its strength from the lush, rhythmic dreamscapes that dominate the album. Alternately dark and shimmering, intimate and ornate, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy launched McLachlan's international star power while setting a high bar for her future albums, many of which approached -- but not never quite eclipsed -- this career highlight." - Andrew Leahey - allmusic.com

Features:
• 180g Audiophile Vinyl
• 4-page booklet / soft-touch outer sleeve
• Includes bonus track - cover of Joni Mitchell classic "Blue"
• Import

Selections:
Side 1:

1. Possession
2. Wait
3. Plenty
4. Good Enough
5. Mary
6. Elsewhere
Side 2:
7. Circle
8. Ice
9. Hold On
10. Ice Cream
11. Fear
12. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Bonus Track:
13. Blue
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Sarah McLachlan
Title
Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
10-21-2016
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
11-01-2016
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
back to top