Eddie Carrigan | The Mission Bell

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The Mission Bell

by Eddie Carrigan

A collection of adult contemporary tracks, well crafted arrangements detailing inciteful moods and upbeat melodic rock songs.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Mission Bell
5:46 $0.99
2. Heart Of The Country
4:01 $0.99
3. Raven In The Sun
4:46 $0.99
4. Black Rain
4:36 $0.99
5. Soldiers
4:33 $0.99
6. Journey Home
4:04 $0.99
7. Saturn Sky
5:31 $0.99
8. My Life
3:43 $0.99
9. This Is Not Rome
6:28 $0.99
10. Whispers Of A Friend
6:12 $0.99
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Album Notes
"Music is my passion, and I consider myself blessed to have that connection to it. I really couldn't imagine life without it. It seems no matter where I am, or what I'm doing, it's never far from my thoughts. I will assume that if you are reading this, you are also a music lover. If you are, then we have something in common. We share a journey that has no destination because music can transport you wherever you want to go, whenever you want to go there. It reaches into your soul, lifts you up when you are down, it's always there, always with you, always a friend."

Eddie Carrigan is an Internationally recognized singer/songwriter, born in Scotland, grew up in North West England. Naturally, being from the UK, his music has a European influence at its roots.
Diversity is the key and Eddie's repertoire can include anything from heartfelt ballads to hook driven up tempo tunes. His music can be heard anywhere from Argentina to Australia, Sweden to the UK, USA to Germany, and the list goes on.
His versatility as a writer has seen him involved in everything from movie soundtrack work in Los Angeles to composing songs for Nashville. But his first love is writing his own material.
His music is released under the independent label Moon Ghost Music, in South Western Ontario Canada, the place he now calls home.



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Ralph Paulson

Eddie Carrigan proves once again (if any further proof is needed) that he is head and shoulders above mainstream entertainment. There is brilliance in even his darkest material (as in "Soldiers," a brooding examination of the horrendous mess left behind in the wake of any military campaign) and darkness in the light (as in "Journey Home," with its narrator's longing for his childhood haunts) With each successive album, Mr. Carrigan adds layers of complexity and sophistication without ever allowing his music to seem at all over-produced. "The Mission Bell" is Eddie Carrigan's finest work to date (that is, until the next one...)

Lina Mason

Think of the best songwriters you've heard over the last 25 years, and add Eddie Carrigan to your list. This guy knows how to write great songs!!!

James Lardner

Every song on this album demands your attention. Eddie Carrigan is clearly a master songwriter and The Mission Bell is just an outstanding album! The upbeat tracks like "Heart Of The Country" or "Journey Home" refuse to get out of your head, and there just isn't a bad track anywhere on this album.

Donna Styles

The Mission Bell
I would rate this CD among the best I've heard in years. Eddie Carrigan has a unique style that transforms the contemporary songs you crave into something else. The Mission Bell has mood, emotion and up tempo hooks that are pure gold.

Matthew Warnock

Guitar International Editor In Chief
Canadian rock music has long made a big impact on the international music scene.From Neil Young to Rush to Our Lady Peace and even Nickelback, the Great White North has produced some of thegenre’s most unique voices, artists that fit firmly in the modern rock genre, but that remain truly Canadian at heart. Mixing rock, country, blues and folk influences, many Canadian rock artists have been able to “break America,” reaching the vast audiences of their Southern neighbors, but other songwriters have managed to carve out a successful career, producing lasting musical contributions in the process, without ever having to go south of the 49th parallel. Singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Eddie Carrigan is just such an artist. Though born and raised in Scotland before moving toCanada, the talented artist has yet to “crack” the U.S. music scene. Carrigan’s album, The Mission Bell, aims to shine a brighter light on the talented musician’s work, and with such a strong result,the album is sure to bring wider, and much deserved,attention to this Scottish-Canadian gem.

One of the things that allow Carrigan’s music to stand out among the crowded Indie-Rock marketplace is his ability to bring in other instruments from outside the normal spectrum at just the right time, lifting what would have been a good song to the realm of greatness. A good example of this is the song “BlackRain.” Here, Carrigan has written a catchy song, with meaningful lyrics and a solid chord progression,but it is the “extras” that really bring the song to life. By adding the slide guitar melody at the beginning of the song, the piano groove that propels the song forward and the background strings with their echoing melody behind the vocal line, Carrigan is not only showcasing his world-class musicianship and musicality, but he is going that extra mile for his listeners, one that audience members will no doubt appreciate as it lifts the level of their learning experience many fold.

There is also a strong message in Carrigan’s music, in the same sense as Bruce Cockburn, Sting and Leonard Cohen bring meaning to their songs through lyrical storytelling. One of the strongest songs on the album is “Soldiers.”Here, Carrigan has written a song that is not only lyrically powerful, but that has a wonderful melodic and harmonic hook to it, combing both words and sound in a way that grips the listener’s attention from the opening notes, carrying them along the song’s musical journey until the last notes ring out into the silence. The song possesses some of Carrigan’s strongest guitar work on the album, as both a rhythm and lead player. His palm-muted, arpeggiated lines that back the vocals are the perfect accompaniment for this track, and his lead lines,though subtle, are highly melodic and come across as growing out of the song, rather than being inserted into the song, as is the case with other, similar artists.

The Mission Bell is a solid outing for Carrigan, one that deserves to be held up next to the biggest namesin the genre. The songs are craftily penned, creatively arranged and powerfully performed by a top-notch artist, everything that a record needs to be successful in a day and age when listeners are flooded with new music on a daily basis. Only time will tell if Carrigan will receive the international acclaim, outside of the U.K. and Canada, which he deserves, but regardless of where his life’s journey leads him, this album is a testament to the talent and hard work that permeates Carrigan’s musical output.