STYLE: Celtic RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2356-3003 LABEL: SWD0235 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RRP: £14.29
Reviewed by Ian Hayter
This album is a real treat. Eden's Bridge are a band from West Yorkshire and they've already produced several albums of Celtic-style worship which have received good reviews. 'All In A Life' showcases their own original songs, and there's not a bad one amongst them. Sarah Lacy's crystal clear vocals (which put me in mind of the early Judy Mackenzie) soar over wonderful musical backgrounds. There's a hint of Iona in there from time to time - which is not surprising, given the presence of Terl Bryant on drums and percussion - but the sound is somehow simpler and clearer. The lyrics are superbly evocative and instil a sense of awe and wonderment in the midst of the everyday and mundane - "Picture Me" and "Catching The Breeze" being the most successful of a great bunch of songs which also include delightful tracks such as "More Than This", "You Bring Me Joy" and "Little Heaven". Sarah's brother, Richard, pulls the whole project together with some great keyboard playing, while David Bird and John Large do sterling work on guitars and basses. The presence amongst the guest artists of Michael McGoldrick on pipes and whistles and Richard Ford on violin also enhances the sound even further. A sleevenote remarks that "We've seen the rhythms and instrumentation flow from the lyrics." and there's no doubt that the inspiration of the Holy Spirit has made this album what it is. Listen and be enchanted.
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