December 04, 2009

Flashback Friday (Christmas Edition): "Song For A Winter's Night".

Sarah McLachlan is one of my favorite artists. I discovered her music in the early nineties, when I heard Possession being played on the radio one day. Her music spoke to me in an unusual way and I can not recall being so influenced by any other harmonies before or since. I went ahead and purchased every single album she released to date and at one point owned and loved all the records.

"Song For A Winter's Night" is a very unusual Holiday song I would say, but I love its originality and the tranquil melancholy in the lyrics. It is full of bittersweet longing in the midst of winter, a sentiment I can so well relate to. Complemented in a delicate way by Sarah's unique voice, this is an exquisite piece in my Christmas collection.
I hope you too will enjoy this ethereal compilation.

24 comments :

MelRoXx said...

Lovely video!

Kath said...

That is the strangest thing! Sarah was on TV here in England yesterday and I thought then, what a lovely voice.

tony said...

Yes! A Fine Voice.I would love to see her Live.

Gal Friday said...

THat is a perfect song for this season.
Her voice and lyrics are so emotional-full of feeling, that when you listen, you get caught up in it. There is a certain song of her's that I can barely stand to listen to now because it reminds me of a certain bad time in my life and a loss and I used to cry along with it when I heard on my car radio...

Tamer Nabil said...

I love the music

Especially when the words are beautiful and touching sentiments

Thank you for the technical work

Happy days to you

Sandi McBride said...

The singing of the guitar strings make it terribly soulful, along with that unique voice. She is one of my favorite singers...thanks for the video!
Sandi

Nessa said...

This song is so beautiful.

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Sumandebray said...

Nice song and a nice voice. A sentimental journey of sorts.

Jacki said...

Well this is going on my iPod playlist!

Brian Miller said...

a beautiful song....sigh.

staceyjwarner said...

I love Sarah but hadn't heard this song...so beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

much love

Calli said...

Sarah is my favourite female vocalist, and I love others, but her voice is so ethereal, haunting, visceral, among other things.
I so agree with you, Zuzana, on how you described her music.

If you visit my poetry blog, Shades of Grey, I have her version of 'River' playing. I can play 'Possession' on repeat and never tire of it. She cuts right to my soul.

This song is lovely...
and have a lovely weekend, Zuzana~
Calli
xo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I have always loved her but this is the first time I have heard this and I really do like it. Very pretty.
Hope everything is going good for you and that you are well
Stop by and visit me soon
Maggie

Doreen said...

my speakers are not working, but I am sure it is a beautiful song. her voice is awesome! great post.

Michael Manning said...

Zuzana: I first became aware of Sarah through her CD "Surfacing". My dear friend, Deni Bonet of "Last Girl on Earth" Blog fame, has performed with Sarah and she tells me that she is a very genuine soul! I completely agree with you that she is quite unique and speaks to the heart!
xoxo!
Michael

Michael Manning said...

Well, this is a haunting melody and sung with so much meaning. I listened to it twice and remember how much I love "Sweet Surrender" in much the same way. Thank you for sharing this, Zuzana! ;-)lol!

Bachelor said...

Thanks for introducing me to this song.... it is a nice song to light the candles to... and full back into the couch with the one you love....
Have a great weekend!
The Bach

Bachelor said...

Just listened to another Sarah McLachlan song "In the Arms of the Angels" on youtube. LadyCat, my wife, said this was from the movie,
"City of Angels"... I remembered it..a very good movie....
See yah!
The Bach

sprinkles said...

Not a fan of all Sarah McLachlan songs but I do love her beautiful voice! Never heard this song before, thanks for sharing.

Myussop said...

Thoroughly enjoyed her singing.Thanks for sharing.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I much enjoyed this ethereal compilation! Thanks dear Zuzana.

Protege said...

Mel, Kath, tony, Tina, Tamer, Sandi, Nessa, Sumandebray, Jacki, Brian, Stacey, Calli, Grandma…, Doreen, Michael, Bachelor, sprinkles, Mahmud, Phillip – thank you all for your great comments. I am glad you enjoyed Sarah and her beautiful voice.
Your visits are very much appreciated.
xo
Zuzana

Hilary said...

Oh another winner. I have this one on my hard drive by Sarah and the version by another Canadian Gordon Lightfoot who wrote it. It's a beauty, alright and I can sure see how and why you relate. Hugs, my friend. :)

Protege said...

=Hilary,
gosh, I am so late with my replies this week; I am so happy that you enjoy Sarah and her music.;) And I sure love Gordon as well. I am always delighted when I hit the right tune with you in my Friday posts.;)xoxo