In the time it took her to release her first three proper albums, Sarah McLachlan put out nearly as much music as B-sides, singles, or stray tracks for compilations and soundtracks, leaving no easy job for fans wanting her entire output. Rarities, B-Sides & Other Stuff collects 13 of these non-album tracks, including "I Will Remember You" from the Brothers McMullen soundtrack, "Dear God," the song she contributed to an XTC tribute album, a cover of Joni Mitchell's "Blue," and several remixes. While this by no means empties the vaults or even collects all the necessary B-sides (her spot-on version of Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill," for instance, is not included), Rarities' focus on remixes does, in the end, provide an interesting and highly listenable alternate view of the artist.
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AllMusic Review by Chris Woodstra