Pierre Marchand grew up in Montreal, and quickly developed a reputation in the Canadian music scene as an excellent musician and engineer. He played keyboards or bass on albums by such artists as Daniel Lanois, the Neville Brothers and Tragically Hip. He engineered records for Daniel Lanois before moving on to produce artists on his own.
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Sarah McLachlan 'Shine On'
Pierre has produced all of Sarah's albums since 'Solace' in 1991. He's also co-written and performed on many of her songs. He produced and recorded her latest album 'Shine On,' and co-wrote the songs "In Your Shoes," "Monsters," "Broken Heart," and "Brink of Destruction."
#1 Album in CAN
#4 Album in US
#4 Digital Album
Sarah McLachlan 'Laws Of Illusion'
Pierre produced, recorded and mixed this album. He also co-wrote 8 tracks with Sarah, and played guitar, bass, keyboards, and provided backing vocals. The album received 3 Juno Awards Nominations for "Artist of the Year," "Songwriter of the Year," and "Pop Album of the Year."
#3 Billboard Top 200 debut
#12 debut in AUS (highest to date)
Sarah McLachlan 'Wintersong'
This Christmas album was produced, recorded and mixed by Pierre. It was the best-selling holiday album of 2006 in the US, and received a Juno Award Nomination for "Pop Album of the Year" and a Grammy Nomination for "Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album."
#7 Billboard Top 200
2x Platinum in CAN
Platinum in US
Sarah McLachlan 'Afterglow'
Pierre produced, recorded and mixed this album. He also co-wrote the songs "Perfect Girl" and "World On Fire," which earned Pierre a Juno Nomination for "Producer of the Year." The album won a Juno Award for "Pop Album of the Year" and received 4 other Juno Nominations including "Songwriter of the Year."It has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
#1 Album in CAN
#2 Billboard Top 200 debut
Sarah McLachlan 'Surfacing'
Sarah's most well-known album was produced, recorded and mixed by Pierre. He also co-wrote 3 songs and performed bass, keyboards and background vocals. The album won 2 Grammy Awards and 4 Juno Awards, including "Album of the Year." It has sold over 9 million copies worldwide.
Sarah McLachlan 'Fumbling Towards Ecstasy'
Pierre produced, recorded and mixed this album. He also co-wrote the title track, and performed bass, piano, keyboards and organ.
5x Platinum in CAN
3x Platinum in US
Sarah McLachlan 'Solace'
This is the first album that Pierre produced, recorded and mixed for Sarah. It features the singles "Into The Fire" and "The Path of Thorns," and has been certified double platinum in Canada and Gold in the US.
Gomez "Moon and Sun"
Pierre produced, recorded and mixed this song for the 'Grey's Anatomy Original Soundtrack, Vol. 3.'
The Devlins 'Waiting'
Gogh Van Go 'Gogh Van Go'
This debut album was produced, recorded and mixed by Pierre, and includes the hit songs "Bed Where We Hide" and "Tunnel of Trees." The video for "Tunnel of Trees" won a Juno Award for "Best Video."
Rufus Wainwright 'Poses'
Pierre produced, recorded and mixed this album. It won a Juno Award for "Best Alternative Album." It also won a GLAAD Media Award for "Outstanding Music Album." Mojo included it on their "100 Modern Classics" list.
#1 Top Heatseeker Album
Gold in CAN
Pierre produced and mixed seven tracks from this debut album.
#3 Heatseeker Album
Sarah McLachlan "One Dream"
Pierre co-wrote, produced, recorded and mixed this song. It was the official theme song of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Sarah McLachlan "Building A Mystery"
Pierre co-wrote this song for the album 'Surfacing.' It won 2 Juno Awards for "Songwriter of the Year" and for "Single of the Year." Canada's RPM ranked it the #1 Single of the Year. It also won a Grammy Award for "Best Femal Pop Vocal Performance."
Sarah McLachlan "Adia"
Pierre co-wrote this song for the album 'Surfacing.' It was the 20th most successful song of 1998 in the US. The song was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance."
Sarah McLachlan "World On Fire"
Pierre co-wrote this song for the album 'Afterglow.' An alternate version, featuring Robbie Robertson, was written and recorded for the Steven Spielberg epic miniseries 'Into The West.' The song earned Pierre a Juno Nomination for "Producer of the Year."
Sarah McLachlan "Into The Fire"
Pierre co-wrote this song for Sarah's second album, 'Solace.'
Sarah McLachlan "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy"
The title track to Sarah's third album was co-written by Pierre.
Selected PRODUCTION / MIX credits:
Sarah McLachlan - Shine On (Verve) (P-M-CW) Sarah McLachlan - Laws of Illusion (RCA) (P-E-M-CW) Rufus Wainwright - 3 tracks from 'All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu' (Decca) (P-M) Royal Wood - 3 tracks from 'The Waiting' (MapleMusic) (P-E-M) Sarah McLachlan - "One Dream" for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics (Jive) (P-E-M-CW) Sarah McLachlan - Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-E-M-CW) Lenka - several tracks from her self-titled debut album (Epic) (P-M) Colin Devlin - Democracy Of One (P-E-M) Sarah McLachlan - Rarities, B-Sides and Other Stuff Volume 2 (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-E-M)
___#2 album in Canada, certified 3x platinum
Gomez - "Moon And Sun" for the Grey's Anatomy Soundtrack, Vol. 3 (Hollywood) (P-E-M) Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-E-M) Leigh Nash - Blue on Blue (Nettwerk) (P-E-M)
___solo debut for the former vocalist of Sixpence None The Richer
Sarah McLachlan - "World On Fire" featuring Robbie Robertson (P-E-M)
___Juno Nominee "Producer of the Year"
Kathleen Edwards - "Old Time Sake" from Back To Me (Zoe Records) (P-E) Sarah McLachlan - Afterglow (Arista) (P-E-M-CW) Sarah McLachlan - "Blackbird" from the I Am Sam soundtrack (V2) (P-E-M) Stevie Nicks - "Love Is" from Trouble In Shangri-La (Warner Bros.) (P-E) Rufus Wainwright - Poses (DreamWorks) (P-E-M) Rufus Wainwright - "In My Arms" from Rufus' debut album (DreamWorks) (P-E-M)
___Juno Winner "Best Alternative Album
The Devlins - Waiting (Radioactive) (P-E-M) Sarah McLachlan - Surfacing (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-R-M-CW-PD) Wendy Matthews - "Halcyon Days" from Ghosts (BMG Australia) (P-E-M) Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-E-M-CW-PD) Sarah McLachlan - Solace (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-E-M-PD) Sarah McLachlan - The Freedom Sessions (Nettwerk/Arista) (P-E-M) Sarah McLachlan - "Dear God" from A Testimonial Dinner: The Songs of XTC (Thirsty Ear) (P-M) Sarah McLachlan - "On This Winter's Night" from the Miracle on 34th St. Soundtrack (A&M) (P-M-PD) Greg Keelor - Gone (Warner Bros Canada) (P-E-M) Blue Rodeo - "I've Been Waiting" from the Neil Young tribute LP (Sony Canada) (P-E-M) Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Heartbeats Accelerating (Private) (P-E-M-PD) Remy Zero - Saint Genet (Capitol) (P-E-M-PD) Gogh Van Go - Gogh Van Go (Audiogram) (P-E-M-PD) Lhasa De Sela - several tracks from La Llorana (Audiogram) (M) Patti Larkin - "Open Arms" (High Street) (M) Single Gun Theory - "Motherland" (single mix) (Nettwerk) (M)
Selected WRITING credits:
"Illusions of Bliss" from Sarah McLachlan 'Laws of Illusion' (CW) "Changes" from Sarah McLachlan 'Laws of Illusion' (CW) "Forgiveness" from Sarah McLachlan 'Laws of Illusion' (CW) "Don't Give Up On Us" from Sarah McLachlan 'Closer: The Best of Sarah McLachlan' (CW) "U Want Me 2" from Sarah McLachlan 'Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan' (CW) "World On Fire" from Sarah McLachlan 'Afterglow' (CW) "Perfect Girl" from Sarah McLachlan 'Afterglow' (CW) "Building A Mystery" from Sarah McLachlan 'Surfacing' (CW) "Adia" from Sarah McLachlan 'Surfacing' (CW) "Witness" from Sarah McLachlan 'Surfacing' (CW) "Fumbling Toward Ecstasy" from Sarah McLachlan 'Fumbling Toward Ecstasy' (CW) "Into The Fire" from Sarah McLachlan 'Solace' (CW)
Selected FILM SCORE credits:
Cuervo - Directed by Carlos Ferrand (Wrote-Produced-Recorded score) Martha 'L Immortelle - Directed by Pierre Gang (Wrote-Produced-Recorded score) Blind Rage - (Co-wrote score with Daniel Lanois)