Eden's Bridge - The Celtic Worship Collection: Music From Eden's Bridge Vol 2

Published Sunday 21st May 2006
Eden's Bridge - The Celtic Worship Collection: Music From Eden's Bridge Vol 2
Eden's Bridge - The Celtic Worship Collection: Music From Eden's Bridge Vol 2

STYLE: Celtic
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 16650-9580
LABEL: Straightway EMID2701
RRP: £14.67

Reviewed by Ewan Jones

I have to admit to having a real soft spot for inspirational Celtic music - it has a power to move, combined with an earthy spirituality that embraces history and origins, rhythm and reflection, providing a powerful way to focus on our loving, profound God of mystery and creation. The music on the double CD and is of a high quality. Sarah Lacy's voice is haunting and Terl Bryant's percussion is as sensitive and provocative as ever. There are one or two odd arrangements, but they don't stand out amongst such a high standard of musicianship and imagination. It is clear that thought and prayer has gone into the preparation and performance on these discs. The problems? Once more, the music on this package has been previously released - as 'Celtic Praise' (1998) and 'Celtic Reflections On Hymns' (1999). It is fine to re-release music, but the outside of the box does not make it clear that you're being offered re-issued recordings, not new material. Furthermore, EMI CMG, if you're going to put two CDs together, it could be worth checking they don't have the same songs on them! "Amazing Grace" and "There Is A Redeemer" feature on both discs and the recording of "There Is A Redeemer" is exactly the same version on both. If you enjoy Celtic music and happened to have missed these the first time then this is a bargain set. But such painfully shoddy packaging must affect the rating.

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Reader Comments

Posted by douglasmichaels in kansas city missouri @ 03:16 on Dec 24 2007

I am looking for the 'out of print' Eden's Bridge Songbook. can anyone help me locate one? The only website I have found it has been worshipmusic.com.

Posted by thomas in Deutschland @ 15:17 on Nov 17 2007

My favorite :O Lord, You're Beautiful.
GOD bless you.

Posted by Richard Lacy in Eden's Bridge @ 20:01 on Oct 24 2007

I've honestly never seen this re-issue. Don't think for one minute that it has anything to do with the band!

Go and listen to Isle Of Tides instead....

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