Eden's Bridge - The Best Of Celtic Praise & Worship Vol 1

Saturday 1st November 2003
Eden's Bridge - The Best Of Celtic Praise & Worship Vol 1
Eden's Bridge - The Best Of Celtic Praise & Worship Vol 1

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Straightway SWD80836
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

I have long been an avid fan of the music of Eden's Bridge, so much so that, following the fulsomeness of some of my purplest prose in Cross Rhythms some years ago about a number of their albums, I thought that Admiral Cummings might commit me forthwith to the Happy Home for Raving Reviewers. Over the years since their first releases 'Celtic Psalms' and 'Celtic Worship' in 1997, the line-up of Sarah and Richard Lacy, David Bird, Jon Large and ex-Iona drummer and percussionist Terl Bryant has on occasion been augmented by such worthies as Troy Donockley, Simon Bernard-Smith, Simon Goodall, Mick Doonan, Robin Thompson Clarke, and on occasion a good-sized contingent of Psalm Drummers. But underpinning all of their music is Sarah's crystal clear, almost other-worldly voice, floating effortlessly through this collection, with some new tunes to old words ("Sanctus"), some Celtic re-arrangements of favourite songs ("Awesome God", "Turn Turn Turn", "Be Thou My Vision"), but mostly originals, and many radio hit songs ("Picture Me", "Beginning And End", Stones And Sea"). If you don't know these guys and their music, this is a good place to start, because this is as close as anything you'll find on one CD to the essential Eden's Bridge.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Awesome God [Listen]
2. Catching The Breeze [Listen]
3. Stones And Sea [Listen]

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