- Released: January 21, 2014
- Originally Released: 2014
- Label: Sony Legacy
Blender (Magazine) - p.813.5 stars out of 5
-- "The new 'Don't Give Up on Us,' a relationship-mender that's sleek on the outside, troubled on the inside, restores her awesomeness."
Record Collector (magazine) - p.903 stars out of 5
-- "[McLachlan is] a traditional singer-songwriter who's not averse to adopting the occasional contemporary trapping."
- 2.The Path of Thorns (Terms)
- 3.Into the Fire
- 5.Hold On
- 6.Good Enough
- 7.Building a Mystery
- 8.Sweet Surrender [Album Version]
- 11.I Will Remember You
- 12.Fallen [Album Mix]
- 14.World on Fire
- 15.Don't Give Up On Us
- 16.U Want Me 2
Recording information: Frederic Bouchard's Home, Vancouver (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Highland Studio (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Karen's House, New Orleans (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Lans Westwind's House, Marin Heights (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Limited Vision (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Lions Gate Studios, Vancouver, BC (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Montreal (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Mushroom Studio (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Mushroom Studio, Vancouver (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Pierre's Studio, Montreal (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Rose Garden Arena, Portland, Oregon (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Theatre Of The Clouds (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Vancouver (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Venture Studios,Vancouver (04/20/1998/04/21/1998); Wild Sky, Morin Heights (04/20/1998/04/21/1998).
Photographer: Jennifer Tzar.
Summing up the first 15 years of her recording career, CLOSER: THE BEST OF SARAH MCLACHLAN is a near perfect overview of the Canadian singer-songwriter. Over the course of 27 songs on two CDs, the anthology provides all McLachlan's best known songs and a number of more obscure fan favorites in neatly chronological order. Chronicling her rise from a Kate Bush-influenced singer-songwriter to the creator of the Lilith Fair generation to her more recent status as a much beloved and influential figure for a new generation of female singer-songwriters, CLOSER: THE BEST OF SARAH MCLACHLAN is hard to improve upon. The set includes all five of McLachlan's Billboard Top 40 hits, including the Top 5 smashes "Angel" and "Aida." There are also two new songs, "U Want Me 2" (available here in two different mixes) and "Don't Give Up On Us."