Sarah McLachlan “Laws of Illusion” CD Review & Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In CD Reviews
June 16, 2010

I was so excited to have the opportunity to review “Laws of Illusion” on CD!  I love Sarah McLachlan and this CD was no less than I expected.  I really enjoy listening to it in the car and at home. I was so excited that this Grammy award winning, multi-platinum singer/songwriter released her new album, “Laws of Illusion” on Tuesday, June 15th.  This marks Sarah’s first studio album of brand new material in 7 years!  The album’s first single is “Loving You is Easy” – an amazing song!

Sarah has over 20 million career sales to date and every one of Sarah McLachlan’s studio and live albums has been certified gold, platinum, or multi-platinum by the RIAA.  Be sure to check out Sarah performing on Jay Leno and performing on Dancing with the Stars.

You can see Sarah McLachlan in the all-female Lilith Fair Festival this summer!  From 1997 through 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world, with over 2 millions fans in attendance and raising over $10 million for national and local women’s charities.


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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


I really loved this CD and am so glad I had the opportunity to review it.  It’s great to listen to in the car and at home!  Thank you Sarah for an amazing album!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win a copy of Sarah McLachlan’s “Laws of Illusions” on CD!!!


– Tell me in a comment why you want to win this CD!!!


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– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday, June 24th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

I received a copy of “Laws of Illusion” on CD as part of One2One Network Campaign to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

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