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World on Fire
Sarah Mclachlan
World on Fire
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
  •  Track Listings (5) - Disc #1

Taken from the Singer's 2003 Album "Afterglow" and Includes Two Remixes from Junkie Xl and Solar Stone, a Live Rendition and the Enhanced Promotional Video.


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CD Details

All Artists: Sarah Mclachlan
Title: World on Fire
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Bmg Int'l
Release Date: 1/11/2005
Album Type: Single, Enhanced, Import
Genres: Folk, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: North America, Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 828766531725, 828766531626


Album Details
Taken from the Singer's 2003 Album "Afterglow" and Includes Two Remixes from Junkie Xl and Solar Stone, a Live Rendition and the Enhanced Promotional Video.

CD Reviews

"World on Fire" leaves a burn in your brain.
B. Son | Denver | 03/20/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"World on Fire is the third single off Sarah McLachlan's bittersweet and toned-down sounds of Afterglow. Reflective of the past current events of the past few years and suffering around the world, it describes the feelings that Sarah feels as though she may try and help out as much as she can, but she can only do so much.

This single is great because it includes a studio-recorded version as well as a live version, which is always great to have because live tracks from Sarah are so much more emotional and heart-driven.

Junkie XL's radio mix is not as fast-paced as his club mix which can be found on Sarah's "Stupid" single. This radio edit has been played on various radio stations around the world, assuring that it is a good one. Keeping true to the original compostion of the song, but changing the melody and beat adding a darker feeling to the song with repetitive guitar melodies and dulling piano notes, it's a keeper.

Solarstone's mix is truly chilled. Putting an atmospheric world to the song creating a relaxing landscape pulling on natural sounds of water and using ambient noises with guitar notes and piano notes. Solarstone's chilled mixes are amazing, as he did two remixes for Conjure One (Center of the Sun, Sleep).

The video is amazing, you can watch it before you get this single at It shows that a typical music video would have cost them $150,000, instead they spent only $15 on the video itself, and used the rest of the money in countries around the world, helping out children and others in need of aid. It is amazing how much money a video costs, but it's truely amazing how much the money that could have been spent on making one music video, helped a million people.

It's expensive, but it's a single worth getting.

On another note: be careful because there is another "World On Fire" single out in stores that is not on if you decide to go out and buy this single in a store instead. The other "World On Fire" single uses the same picture of Sarah from her "Stupid" single, and only has the original song and the Junkie XL radio edit. Look for this single, with Sarah in pink, and check the tracklist to make sure it includes all 5 of these tracks.
Great song! Great video!
Markus Watson | San Diego, CA USA | 08/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I don't listen to Sarah McLachlan very much, but when I saw the video for this song, I knew I had to have it on CD! What's great about this CD is that it contains, not only several versions of the song "World On Fire," but it also has the video. I especially love the video because it shows that it was made for a total cost of $15 while the rest of the money that normally would have been spent on making the video was donated to charitable causes around the world!"
Incredible and Inspiring
Rachel Green | Columbus, OH | 06/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first time and every time I saw the video for this song it moves me to tears.

It's a beautiful, inspiring & heart-wrenching song. I love it.

I strongly reccomend viewing the video at

"The more we take the less we become"

We are one world, one people.
Do what you can for others near and far, and remember that you are not alone. :)