Eden's Bridge - Celtic Worship Live: The Acoustic Renderings Of Eden's Bridge

Published Monday 13th September 2010
Eden's Bridge - Celtic Worship Live: The Acoustic Renderings Of Eden's Bridge
Eden's Bridge - Celtic Worship Live: The Acoustic Renderings Of Eden's Bridge

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 94630-16920
LABEL: Elevation ELE1554D
RELEASE DATE: 2010-07-10
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Paul Loader

What can I say about Eden's Bridge that hasn't already been said many, MANY times before? They write and perform truly beautiful peaceful songs and this album is no exception. Originally released independently as 'Live: In A Little Room' in 2004 it is a recording taken from a winter gig in an old converted icehouse in a traditional fishing village. Performing some of their best loved songs the album has an intimate feel that leads the listener to a place of peace and strength. Singer Sarah Lacey's vocals has that wonderful Celtic folk sense of depth and peace that artists such as Enya and Joanne Hogg have made so popular over the years. With gentle chat between some of the tracks this album is as about as close to actually being there as you are going to get. It's difficult to single out individual tracks for attention as they are all excellent. However, if I must, I found "Prodigal" passionate with a real sense of yearning. "Little Heaven" has a haunting quality of the wonder of God within each one of us. "The Earth Waits" had me standing on the sea shore watching the waves crash against the shore, and I could go on for each of the 14 tracks. You can tell I was really lost in this CD. One track I adored was "Hark The Herald Angels Sing" where Sarah Lacey having felt that Mendelson did not do the Wesley penned lyrics justice retuned it herself and a wonderful job she did to. It has become popular to stick the label 'Celtic' on many a worship album as this always helps to shift CDs; however, Eden's Bridge really do take their love of genuine Celtic folk music and blend it with a true sense of worship, wonder and praise and if anyone can truly wear the badge labelled 'Celtic' they can.

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Product Description
Recorded in winter time in a small fishing village in a converted ice-house in northern England, Eden’s Bridge shared acoustic versions of some of their best loved songs, while the rain crept through the roof and on the corner of the small stage. It’s all here, just as it was on the night. You can never quite ‘be there’ with a live album, but this, the band's first new recording in five years, is as close as it gets.

Simply Eden’s Bridge live in a little room.

Reader Comments

Posted by Terry Gill in West Yorkshire @ 14:35 on Aug 15 2011

Re-branded and re-packaged maybe, but its as powerful an album today as its always been......bit like Hovis really! And dont listen to Rich, this album is as good a place to start if you want to get close to God whilst listening to music! Blessings guys, Terry x

Posted by Richard Lacy in Eden's Bridge @ 08:25 on Jun 17 2010

Just a word about this album...

'Live - in a little room' was originally released in 2004 as a strictly limited edition CD, a sort of 'one for the fans' thing... The blurb above suggests that this is a new recording. It isn't.

'Celtic Worship Live' makes the whole thing sound rather more epic than it actually is. If you're a fan, you'll enjoy it. If you're new to Eden's Bridge, you may want to start with one of the studio albums instead.

There you are... a review from the inside...

Richard Lacy
Eden's Bridge

Reply by Elspeth R Hunt in Australia @ 08:30 on Mar 25 2016

I lost my copy of celtic worship live and can't find it anywhere. It's one of my favourite albums. Please, could you tell me where I could hold of another copy, even download. Thanks!!

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