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Delerium — Silence (Featuring Sarah McLachlan)
Album: Karma
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7.4

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Total ratings: 3102









Released: 1997
Length: 6:27
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Give me release
Witness me
I am outside
Give me peace

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

Passion chokes the flower
'Til she cries no more
Possessing all the beauty
Hungry still for more

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence
In this white wave
In this silence
I believe

I can't help this longing
Comfort me
I can't hold it all in
If you won't let me

Heaven holds a sense of wonder
And I wanted to believe
That I'd get caught up
When the rage in me subsides

In this white wave
I am sinking
In this silence
In this white wave
In this silence
I believe

I have seen you
In this white wave
You are silent
You are breathing
In this white wave
I am free
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This record blew my mind when it first came out. I was a traveling sales rep and posting 30k plus miles a year, I swear I did not take this CD out of my player for like 2 months...I have no idea how many listens...150-200 in a row? I never tire of it!

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Outstanding voice
"California, I am sleeping..."
Wow, Sarah was the right choice to feature on this tune.
 Proclivities wrote:

  "Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. The start of delirium is usually rapid — within hours or a few days.
  Delirium can often be traced to one or more contributing factors, such as a severe or chronic illness, changes in metabolic balance (such as low sodium), medication, infection, surgery, or alcohol or drug intoxication or withdrawal."
 
OP may have been referring to Delirium tremens (aka DTs which is NOT Detoxing, though that's when it happens) which is very much related to alcohol withdrawals.  

Alcohol is amazing dangerous, and unbelievable to me how the US made weed illegal for so long when it's alcohol that's WAY more dangerous....anyways...good song to listen to while stoned!  LLRP!!
 southcoastsounds wrote:
Delirium:  "acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption"
 
  "Delirium is a serious disturbance in mental abilities that results in confused thinking and reduced awareness of the environment. The start of delirium is usually rapid — within hours or a few days.
  Delirium can often be traced to one or more contributing factors, such as a severe or chronic illness, changes in metabolic balance (such as low sodium), medication, infection, surgery, or alcohol or drug intoxication or withdrawal."
All their albums were great.
This particular mix is really naive-sounding 90's electronica new age,  yeah, but that vocal!
 AhhtheMusic wrote:

What are you referencing Phatty?  This song has been around for at LEAST 18 years!!  Maybe someone else is sampling their stuff and that makes you think this is not the original.  Of course, Delerium is also sampling the chant and dark, monastic sounds so, guess I need more info on what in particular you are booing. 
 
Probably confusion from Sarah releasing a non-EDM version the very next year after this one was released.
This one is full of nostalgia for me. Love it :)
 klaasstap wrote:
Bleh. Pseudo-religious mud. Like a buddha statue from a 1 dollar store.
 
While I don't agree I love your humor and brevity.
I always liked this band. The right amount of weird.
Bleh. Pseudo-religious mud. Like a buddha statue from a 1 dollar store.
 Blackbirds wrote:
Sanctus
Exaudi orationem meam
Ad te omnisGloria in excelsis Deo ... 

:- )

 
 
Amen
Sanctus
Exaudi orationem meam
Ad te omnisGloria in excelsis Deo ... 

:- )

 
What a voice!
Sounds like: "Enigma gets an even better singer."
Sarah's voice melts me...
Ricky likes
 redmachine wrote:
Ruined by a cheap Casio keyboard backing track. 
 
I assure you, you are mistaken and in more than one regard. There are no cheap Casios in this song, and it has not been ruined.
Ambient-goth-tastic
 photolew wrote:

couldn't agree more......LOVE Ludovico Einuaudi
 
and in lossless no less. this is a place to be really treasured. 
Ruined by a cheap Casio keyboard backing track. Dreadful.
 Sarah McLachlan is a GOD.

What a voice!
what a great morning. lively rockin numbers meandering to All My Tears and now this. smashing.
The Latin chants have a power, they really do! and with the way that Sarah sings, English does, too! Celebrate the Celtic elevation of it!
Don't understand the occasional grief leveled at this. Beautiful vibe, instrumental balance and journey through genres. Don't overthink it.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Sarah's voice is perfect for this music.

 
I know, right!?
 gvan wrote:
Good song, but that whole Gregorian chant thing really didn't age well.

 
It's not the gregorian chant that hasn't aged well (they are sublime and would fit in rather nicely on RP I think) it's the rather cheap EDM beats beneath it which lack longevity.
Sarah's voice is perfect for this music.
 PHATTYFIELDS wrote:
Booo. Learn an instrument and stop sampling others work from 10 years ago.
 
What are you referencing Phatty?  This song has been around for at LEAST 18 years!!  Maybe someone else is sampling their stuff and that makes you think this is not the original.  Of course, Delerium is also sampling the chant and dark, monastic sounds so, guess I need more info on what in particular you are booing. 
I really would give "zero" but it's not allowed.
Booo. Learn an instrument and stop sampling others work from 10 years ago.
...it works for me.
I don't really care for choral music. But when I was a kid in NYC in the 60's we sang in a church choir. Every year, EVERY episcopal choir in the greater New York area would sing together one day together in the Cathedral in upper Manhattan. The decay time from the last note in that vast space seemed to take forever. Even for an atheist like me, it was a wonderment. Every little brat in our choir was awe struck.
The worst song ever heard.
 Proclivities wrote:

{#Lol}
That comment could be the punchline to a comic panel from The New Yorker.  I'm not sure how many 1,200-year-old musical forms have aged well.

 
Ripping The Tallis Scholars, Sarum Chant "Missa in gallicantu" to FLAC while this plays. Wouldn't I be popular if I could sneak that into the play list.
Sade, dis-moi
whah id dat?    {#Eh}
 gvan wrote:
Good song, but that whole Gregorian chant thing really didn't age well.

 
{#Lol}
That comment could be the punchline to a comic panel from The New Yorker.  I'm not sure how many 1,200-year-old singing styles have aged well.
10 should mean Goddesslike here. 
There are quite a few versions of this amazing track out there, some much harder and darker than this mix.  Great stuff.  9.
 westslope wrote:
What is the rest of this CD like?

This song is a solid 10. 

 
The rest of this CD is also good, if you like this track. Brooding, dark, pulsing ambient.
Meh {#Undecided}
What is the rest of this CD like?

This song is a solid 10. 
Will always remind me of dancing in goth clubs in the 90s...
7-->9

Right song at the right time...awesomely haunting! 
I like her voice.
Don't like her voice.
Matt Darey remix is the one if you like dance music.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
One of my favorite songs.....I still say (despite my arguments with other RP members) that RP plays better music at night....when I am usually NOT listening.
 
Solution: move 8 time zones away from where you currently live.  Marrakech?  Honolulu?  (I do not recommend King Abdullah Economic City.)
i LOVE her voice.  wish she would do things more challenging like this instead of stuff like "arms of the angels."  i think she has much better range than florence who tends to yell a lot (even though she does have a good voice, also).    
still love this with the chanting 
nice job sarah
will buy 
Au contraire.  The Gregorian chant has aged well for thousands of years, and has parallels in many cultures. It's still a powerful genre when done properly.

Seems an appropriate setting for Ms. McLachlan's winding and warbling voice, too.  (They could lose the silly dance-club bass, though.) 

Edit:  Must be an intentional misspelling in the band's name; no record label's gonna let it go out without a QC check are they?
for those who like techno:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcxuzxL4d04

great remix by trentemoller
Good song, but that whole Gregorian chant thing really didn't age well.
Magnificent.  Her music has been with me during some of the most intense times of my life.  Thanks Sarah.  And thanks to RP.
Delirium:  "acute organic mental disorder induced by cessation or reduction in chronic alcohol consumption"
morcheeba + singing monks + sara mclachlan - actual monks
It's simply a WONDERFUL song! what a voice and melody
Incredible!  God knew what he was doing when he created Sarah.
 Jelani wrote:
Her voice is having sex with my ears.
 
Multiple eargasms!
One of my favorite songs.....I still say (despite my arguments with other RP members) that RP plays better music at night....when I am usually NOT listening.
 LizK wrote:
Isn't this wonderful.  Sarah is marvelous. 
 



Yes!
 Malder wrote:
What about download this song from free tracker, and don't pay?
Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Ukraine...
 
yes, you can get it for free by ringing Delerium and their management and asking them to ignore RIAA guidelines by taking some money from Sarah McL by donating the procedes of the song directly to you.  That way you get your money back.    However you will need to pay for the song legitimately first before getting in touch.
Sorry for my bad Portugese I'm Welsh.
 Malder wrote:
What about download this song from free tracker, and don't pay?
Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Ukraine...
 

Good idea Ukraine man.
What about download this song from free tracker, and don't pay?
Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Ukraine...
 I concur.sunybuny wrote:
Over it. Enough already.
 


Isn't this wonderful.  Sarah is marvelous. 
upped it a notch today. haven't heard it in a few years. reminds me of days gone by. i can't not love this.
 Jelani wrote:
Her voice is having sex with my ears.
 
{#Lol} Reminds me of the phrase "Of course, I've had it my ear before" from Iggy Pop's Lust for Life :o)
Over it. Enough already.
 kletzing wrote:
phantastic combination !
can't find that song on itunes or amazon for download
Fun song.  I found it on I Tunes and bought it. 


 kletzing wrote:
phantastic combination !
can't find that song on itunes or amazon for download
 
It's actually from Delerium's 1997 album KARMA. The song suddenly became popular a few years after that, due to a DJ Tiesto remix.
Her voice is having sex with my ears.
Great tune! Love the haunting undertone. Sarah has a beautiful and unique voice.
If this is indeed from the Bounce soundtrack than it would have been released in 2000. The one of many in an unfortunately long string of bad Ben Affleck movies.
 Tamster wrote:
Sarah's voice is priceless
 
Yeah, I agree. On this performance it  really moves me, even though I've been over the chant thing for about fifteen -twenty years.
Crap
Boogie, disco or just sit on the couch and groove.  Good instrumentation and Sarah is extra good.  Get's and 8 from me.

phantastic combination !
can't find that song on itunes or amazon for download
Ha ha. He said "new-age".
 Tamster wrote:
Sarah's voice is priceless
 
I personally don't care for the yodel she has in her voice, but this (and Possession), I like.


Sarah's voice is priceless
she s defenitently feeling it and is groovin on that tune
It's tracks like this that bring me back to RP ...

Nice song!
 KikaKitty wrote:
Gorgeous piece of music - Bill has the most diverse & wonderful music choices I have ever heard!  I have learned so much more about music and what is out there.  The man is a music genius!  I have sent links to friends in France, Canada, Latin America as well as nationally.  Yesterday I learned of Ludovico Einuaudi and had not heard the Strawbs for years.  Plus how about Gabriels new album!  Thanks Bill!

 
couldn't agree more......LOVE Ludovico Einuaudi

 PA1749 wrote:
Beautiful American voice, Spanish guitar, Franciscan chanting, tech-no beat, and it WORKS! What a treat to the senses.
 
Actually, Canadian (Sarah). Just love Delerium, and the great electronic bass beat in this song.

Good set this morning!
Beautiful American voice, Spanish guitar, Franciscan chanting, tech-no beat, and it WORKS! What a treat to the senses.
Not Bad!
Gorgeous piece of music - Bill has the most diverse & wonderful music choices I have ever heard!  I have learned so much more about music and what is out there.  The man is a music genius!  I have sent links to friends in France, Canada, Latin America as well as nationally.  Yesterday I learned of Ludovico Einuaudi and had not heard the Strawbs for years.  Plus how about Gabriels new album!  Thanks Bill!

Always loved this mix.... reminds me of my high school days.

I imagine Ms. McLachlan, upon first hearing this rendition of her song, realized she could happily retire.  I think this is her best.
Sarah can do no wrong...even makes this one interesting...{#Chillpill}

Thanks Tim_in_N_FL for that graphic image.

 

Nobody wants to charge substantive use-fees and budgets are being cut.  Why not jazz up our parks?  Too funny.


Her voice always reminds me to ask:  why is there no Laura Nyro on RP?
This is pretty wild, so Red Hot Chili Peppers lifted this song for Califonia, I didn't know they listened to this soft music!{#Lol}
You are likely thinking of Fade's Sanctuary remix - *this* is Delerium's version playing here on Radio Paradise.

https://www.discogs.com/Delerium-Silence/release/29190

See track 6. :)

Cheers,
Davin


 
raerae333 wrote:
I agree completely......the version that just played is meh...... I like Delerium's version much better but it wouldn't have fit in this set at all :(

 
vit wrote:
Too bad it's not Delerium - Featuring Sarah McLachlan being Silent
 
 

Goosebumps. {#Yes}
Like the song, love the movie (Brokedown Palace).  

 ziggytrix wrote:

 jedley wrote: I feel like I've just walked into a dance club for gay new age Cistercian monks 
 
I hear they have killer ecstasy.


{#Angel}  {#Lol}  {#Roflol}
That is good*
(*edit : I mean jedley and ziggytrix)
 jedley wrote:
I feel like I've just walked into a dance club for gay new age Cistercian monks
 
I hear they have killer ecstasy.
My girlfriend LOVES this tune... once in a while we agree on one!
Now, that's funny!

Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
Awesome but not THIS awesome...





Awesome but not THIS awesome...


 tompoll wrote:

Including Cardinal Fang?
 

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition!
OK Bill you playing with us, cuz you know we confuse easily......(and by we I mean me)
Delerium is starting to sound A LOT like Pink Floyd.  Sarah sounds a little different than usual.

I'm starting to change my mind about Delerium....
Isn't the original one from Pink Floyd?
Turn it up people......GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I despise Sarh McLachlan's voice... but for this one song, which sends me into ecstasy.
 LongGoneDaddy wrote:
picture dancing monks, drunk on absynthe, after an Inquisition conquest..
 
Including Cardinal Fang?
As usual, brilliant segue from the previous song.
picture dancing monks, drunk on absynthe, after an Inquisition conquest..
gorgeous. really gorgeous
 planet_lizard wrote:
Love this apart from the plainsong. Am I too much of a purist or is plainsong something that only really works in isolation in a large church (where there is nothing else quite like it)?. To fuse it with anything else takes away so much from it.
 
Agreed. I have heard it in a 1000 year old church and immediately understood why it had been written to be sung in those structures and nowhere  else.