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Messenger [ENHANCED CD]
Edwin Mccain
Messenger [ENHANCED CD]
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Edwin McCain struck gold with his 1997 release, Misguided Roses, which sold half a million copies and spawned the Dawson's Creek-driven hit single "I'll Be," so he's probably earned the right to think big. That's what he d...  more »

     
   

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All Artists: Edwin Mccain
Title: Messenger [ENHANCED CD]
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 14
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Original Release Date: 6/15/1999
Release Date: 6/15/1999
Genres: Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Singer-Songwriters, Vocal Pop, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075678319723, 075678319747

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Edwin McCain struck gold with his 1997 release, Misguided Roses, which sold half a million copies and spawned the Dawson's Creek-driven hit single "I'll Be," so he's probably earned the right to think big. That's what he does on Messenger, attacking his new set of songs with fleshed-out arrangements, several of which involve string sections and horns. Fans of McCain's more stripped-down fare will be disappointed by his rather bold-faced move toward the middle of the road, the most egregious example being the Diane Warren-penned ballad "I Could Not Ask for More," which is typically syrupy and overwrought. McCain's acoustic-driven "Ghosts of Jackson Square" is more on target, as is the soulful "Wish on the World" and the bouncy "Beautiful Life." Fans of "I'll Be" will enjoy hearing it again here, this time in a hushed vocals-guitar-sax version that's even more direct and affecting than the original. --Daniel Durchholz

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CD Reviews

Wonderful, just underappreciated.
Elizabeth Suzanne | 01/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'll be honest, I only bought this CD because I am inlove with I Could Not Ask For More. But it's not even the best song on the CD. I can't believe how underappreciated Edwin McCain is. Words cannot express how lovely some of his songs are. I've taken to leaving the CD on while I go to sleep. Edwin McCain has a perfectly melofluous voice. Some songs(like Beautiful Life) are depressingly beautiful. Others(like Go Be Young) are just beautifully uplifting. He is a very inspiring singer. I can't wait to get his next album. Basically my point is BUY THE CD! If you like Sarah McLachlain(I hope I spelled that right), and Jewel, you will LOVE Edwin McCain. Have fun. And enjoy it."
What a wonderful CD, just to enjoy!
Jon Oneall | Cedar Falls, Iowa USA | 11/11/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"What!s wrong with having a CD that you can truly enjoy listening to! I find it refreshing to buy a CD and really enjoy every song. Say what you will this is a very enjoyable, well written, CD, one that I consider to be a favorite. There is a lot of emotion in many of the songs, taking you from hope to sadness and back again. Great Cd!"
A BEST EVER
Madden93champ | Indianapolis, IN | 08/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is simply one of my top 20 favorite CD's of all-time. I'm 40 years old, and have heard a lot of 'albums' and trust me, this one is right in there.
If you like Edwin at all, you will love this album."