Laws of Illusion by Sarah McLachlan

It is hard to believe that it has been seven years since Sarah McLachlan of Lilith Fair fame (which returns this summer after a run from 1997-1999) has put out a CD with music for her fans. On June 15th, we were finally given a taste of McLachlan’s new CD Laws of Illusion.

Laws of Illusion

True to her Canadian roots, the album was recorded in Montreal and Vancouver with Sarah’s longtime collaborator/producer Pierre Marchand. Sarah’s new album Laws of Illusion will be released June 15th just weeks in advance of the kick off to Lilith Fair 2010, the historic all women touring festival, founded by McLachlan.
The album’s first single “Loving You is Easy,” is a Top Ten hit at Adult Alternative radio and is available for sale at all digital providers.

Check out Sarah candidly talking about the making of the album. New videos will be put up on her site everyday. You can also Follow Sarah on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. Awakenings
  2. Illusions of Bliss
  3. Loving You is Easy
  4. Changes
  5. Forgiveness
  6. Rivers of Love
  7. Love Come
  8. Out of Tune
  9. Heartbreak
  10. Don’t Give Up On Us
  11. U Want Me 2
  12. Bring on the Wonder

Lilith Ticket

Lilith Fair Tour Dates:

Jun 27              Calgary, AB                             McMahon Stadium
Jun 28              Edmonton, AB                        Northlands Spectrum
Jul 1                 Vancouver, BC, Canada        Pitt Meadows Airport
Jul 2                 Portland, OR                             Sleep Country Amphitheatre
Jul 3                 Seattle/George, WA               The Gorge Amphitheatre
Jul 5                 San Francisco, CA                  Shoreline Amphitheatre at Mountain View
Jul 7                 San Diego, CA                          Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 8                 Phoenix, AZ                              Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul 9                 Las Vegas, NV                          Mandalay Bay Events Center
Jul 10               Los Angeles, CA                      Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 12               Salt Lake City, UT                    USANA Amphitheatre
Jul 13               Denver, CO                                Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul 15               Kansas City, MO                      Capitol Federal Park @ Sandstone
Jul 16               St. Louis, MO                            Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 17               Chicago, IL                                First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 18               Minneapolis, MN                     Canterbury Park
Jul 20               Indianapolis, IN                      Verizon Wireless Music Center Indianapolis
Jul 21               Detroit, MI                                 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul 23               Montreal, QC                            Parc Jean Drapaeu
Jul 24               Toronto, ON                              Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 27               Cleveland, OH                          Blossom Music Center
Jul 28               Philadelphia, PA                     Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 30               Boston, MA                              Comcast Center
Jul 31               New York, NY                          PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 1               Hartford, CT                             Comcast Theatre
Aug 3               Washington, DC                       TBA
Aug 4               Raleigh, NC                                Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug 6               Charlotte, NC                           Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
Aug 7               Nashville, TN                           Bridgestone Arena
Aug 8               Atlanta, GA                               Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Aug 10             West Palm Beach, FL            Cruzan Amphitheatre
Aug 11             Tampa, FL                                 Ford Amphitheatre
Aug 12             Birmingham, AL                     Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug 14             Austin, TX                                TBA
Aug 15             Houston, TX                            Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug 16             Dallas, TX                         Center

This year Sarah will be joined by: Colbie Caillat, Mary J. Blige, Sheryl Crow, Erykah Badu, Ke$ha, Norah Jones, Sugarland, Heart, Miranda Lambert, Beth Orton, Brandi Carlile, Cat Power, Chantel Kreviazuk, Corinne Bailey Rae, Emmylou Harris, Gossip, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson, Jill Scott, Loretta Lynn, Metric, Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara and more!

My thoughts:

Sarah with flowers

As someone who always wished I had been able to get to Lilith Fair, I was so happy to hear that Sarah McLachlan was not only going back on a summer tour, but releasing a new CD. Laws of Illusion did not disappoint. The power house that is McLachlan picked up right where she left off. Her beautiful voice tells a story through the twelve great new songs. One of the items that I really appreciate about Sarah McLachlan is the simplicity of the music. The accompanying instruments do not over power McLachlan so you can pay close attention to her mesmerizing voice and strong lyrics.

I truly enjoyed listening to this CD. There is something special about Sarah McLachlan that allows you to drift into a different mind set and temporarily leave your troubles and stresses of the world behind. If I was to pick a favorite song or two I would probably say "Loving You is Easy" and "Bring on The Wonder" because they show the depth of artistry on this compilation. Of course, all twelve tracks really lends their part to this. It really had been too long since the last release from Sarah McLachlan.

Have you been to a Lilith Fair and/or will you be going this summer? Let me know so I can be jealous!


Disclosure: Thanks to One2One Network, I received a free copy of the CD to facilitate this review. The opinions expressed in the review are my own.

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