Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing


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AAPP 119-45
UPC: 753088119415
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180-gram gatefold double LP cut at 45 RPM

Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes

Award-winning album includes the hits "Angel," "Adia" and "Building A Mystery"

"Marking the 20th anniversary of this U.S. hit's release (OK, a year-and-a-bit late...), this 45 RPM double LP shows off why it's a hi-fi show standard. Canadian McLachlan's vocals are inviting and intimate, sharing qualities with the likes of Lori Lieberman and Eleanor McEvoy while sounding nothing like them. The recording is sublime too, particularly notable its palpable sense of atmosphere and natural-sounding lower registers. There is a dichotomy in this release, however, which sounds like a pop music version of a Gainsborough Pictures costume drama, but covers much darker topics. That said, if you're a sucker for distaff singer-songwriters, you'll love it." — Sound Quality = 90% — Ken Kessler, HiFi News, January 2019

Three of Sarah McLachlan's biggest pop hits mark her fourth studio album Surfacing. Released in July 1997, just as the first Lilith Fair tour hit the road, McLachlan benefitted enormously from the timing. Her face was on the cover of magazines across America and Canada; Surfacing reached No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 — a remarkable feat considering that its predecessor, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy, peaked at No. 50.

Now, hear Surfacing on its definitive vinyl version — two 180-gram LPs cut at 45 RPM by legendary mastering engineer Bernie Grundman from the original analog tapes. The premium LPs plated and pressed by Gary Salstrom and the crew at Quality Record Pressings are paired with a deluxe gatefold Stoughton Printing tip-on jacket. The 45 RPM pressing gives you four sides with a reduction in groove curvature and decreased distortion as your cartridge nears the center of the record. That's a major sonic advantage!

There's the requisite number of gorgeously melodic and deeply heartfelt songs here, writes reviewer Jeff Bateman — the addictive "Sweet Surrender," the Hollywood-style ballad "I Love You," the sad, profound "Angel," the flat-out spectacular "Witness." "Adia" and "Angel" were Top 5 hits; "Building a Mystery" hit the Top 15 and "Sweet Surrender" became a Top 30 hit.

The album won four Juno Awards including for Album of the Year. "Building a Mystery" was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, while the instrumental-only song "Last Dance" won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance.

McLachlan's bittersweet album proves again that what she and producer Pierre Marchand release is cut from the finest of cloth. The Analogue Productions/QRP pressing reissue treatment delivers sonics and luxury packaging second to none for discerning collectors.


Side 1
Building A Mystery
I Love You

Side 2
Sweet Surrender
Do What You Have To Do

Side 3

Side 4
Black & White
Full Of Grace
Last Dance

Customer Reviews (4.25 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

Quality at the highest levels

posted on 03/22/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Steve Lyons
Chad and team amaze us the consumer with their devotion to quality pressings from true analog sources. Mind blowing quality awaits your turntable needle are my initial thoughts when listening to any pressing coming from QRP! This specific pressing is no exception to their endeavor of perfect analog audio reproductions to vinyl. This is a exceptionally well mastered and beautifully pressed example of their commitment to excellence!

Excellent pressing

posted on 06/21/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: Louie
Silent background, good music and excellent engineering. This is an excellent recording with a very open sound stage and great imaging. The bass is very strong, at times almost overpowering.

I bit of a dissapointment

posted on 03/11/2018
2 Stars
I purchased this with high expectations. However I am very let down by this reissue. If you only care about detail and resolution then this is for you. I have the original CD version and to me it sounds much more musically involving than this. Fuller bass , better tonality without glare, and better PRAT. I am quite surprised considering the same reissue of Solace blew me away in every way. 2 stars for resolution and detail. All other aspects of this reissue are sub-par.

Must Have pressing!

posted on 01/01/2018
5 Stars
Much like the "Afterglow" pressing before it, this is an amazing pressing of Sarah's most popular album. The fidelity is superb and the pressing in general is very well done. A MUST HAVE!

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