Eden's Bridge - Irish Christmas: 12 Celtic Carols & Songs

Published Tuesday 12th February 2008
Eden's Bridge - Irish Christmas: 12 Celtic Carols & Songs
Eden's Bridge - Irish Christmas: 12 Celtic Carols & Songs

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44572-13706
LABEL: StarSong 5099950226221
RRP: £1.00

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

More questionable repackaging which does no credit to EMI CMG. Although there is no sign of their name on the front sleeve, this is actually an album by Britain's fine Celtic aggregation Eden's Bridge, originally released in 1998 under the title 'Celtic Christmas'. The band play deft versions of carols like "O Come O Come Emmanuel" and "Silent Night" with one or two surprises (for instance, a version of Chris Eaton/Amy Grant's "Breath Of Heaven"). Sarah Lacy's haunting vocals and Terl Bryant's wonderfully inventive percussion are particularly outstanding and all in all this is one of the best sets of Celtic-tinged Christmas songs you'll get to hear. Shame about the packaging.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel [Listen]
2. Christmas Is With Us Again [Listen]
3. Magnificat [Listen]
4. Breath Of Heaven [Listen]
5. Silent Night [Listen]
6. Medley-O Little Town Of Bethlehem-It Will Be Well-O Come Let Us [Listen]
7. Sussex Carol [Listen]
8. Coventry Carol [Listen]
9. Unto Us-Tripych [Listen]
10. Crying For The World [Listen]
11. How Brightly Shone The Moon [Listen]
12. O Come, O Come Emmanuel (reprise) [Listen]

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