September 9, 2008

Amazon To Premiere New Sarah McLachlan Video

Amazon to Exclusively Premiere Sarah McLachlan's Video For 'U Want Me 2' On September 10th

On Wednesday, September 10th, Amazon will host the worldwide premiere of Sarah McLachlan's video for her new single "U Want Me 2" on http://www.amazon.com/music. For 48 hours, fans around the world will only be available to view Sarah's video on Amazon. "U Want Me 2" is a brand new song featured on multi-platinum, Grammy-winning recording artist Sarah McLachlan's first greatest hits package Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan, set for release on October 7th (Arista Records). Sarah's fans can also check out the Amazon Sarah McLachlan artist store and pre-order a standard or deluxe version copy of her new album.

Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan, a 16 track anthology, contains 14 classic tracks personally selected Sarah from her award-winning catalog, as well as two newly recorded and previously unreleased songs, "U Want Me 2" and "Don't Give Up On Us," working with her longtime producer Pierre Marchand. Additionally, a deluxe limited edition 2-Disc set will be available, which includes a 20 page booklet insert featuring rare photos and original pen and ink drawings by Sarah, and boasts 11 additional recordings from Sarah's discography.

Since joining Arista two decades ago, every one of Sarah McLachlan's studio and live albums and videos have been certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the RIAA, starting with Touch (1988) and Solace (1991), both gold sellers. Her 1993 breakthrough, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (triple- platinum) was followed by the digitally enhanced multimedia version of The Freedom Sessions (1995, gold). Sarah's landmark fifth album, the 8x-platinum Surfacing (1997), contained two Grammy Award-winning tracks, as "Building a Mystery" won for Best Female Pop Vocal, and "Last Dance" was voted Best Pop Instrumental. 1999's triple-platinum Mirrorball, and its platinum long-form video counterpart, were both culled from that year's Lilith Fair tour, and spun off Sarah's third Grammy-winning performance, as "I Will Remember You" won for Best Female Pop Vocal. The double-platinum Afterglow followed in 2003, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album, while its opening track, "Fallen" was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal. 2007's Wintersong, was the #1 best seller on the Holiday Album charts that year, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, and was certified Platinum, marking her 15th release to be certified gold, platinum, or multi- platinum by the RIAA.