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In a way, Edwin McCain began sowing the seeds of Mercy Bound, his tenth album and debut for 429 Records, seven years ago. The songs comprising Mercy Bound are the fruits of an on-again, off-again collaboration with fellow singer/songwriter Maia Sharp that began in 2004 with their lovely duet “Say Anything.” Since co-writing and tracking that song, McCain and Sharp have kept up ... Read more in Amazon's Edwin McCain Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (15 Jun 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00000J7SV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 176,960 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Wish In This World 3:45£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Beautiful Life 5:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Promise Of You 5:32£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Ghosts Of Jackson Square 4:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Could Not Ask For More 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Do Your Thing 4:33£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Prayer For St. Peter 3:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Go Be Young 3:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Anything Good About Me 3:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'll Be ( Acoustic Version ) 4:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Sign On The Door 6:01£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. See Off This Mountain 7:04£0.79  Buy MP3 

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Mccain,Edwin ~ Messenger


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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Paul Kinvig on 7 Dec 2000
Format: Audio CD
I bought this on the strength of the US single - I Could Not Ask For More - and it became one of my albums of 1999. Imagine overtones of Hootie plus Vertical Horizon with the lyrical sensitivity of James Taylor and you're not far off. Stand out tracks are the haunting "Promise Of You" and the very BIG "Go Be Young" whilst "Wish In This World" and "Anything Good About Me" have bigger hooks than an anglers fishing basket!! His talented band play the tracks without falling into the trap of "overplaying" and Edwin's voice is superb throughout. All in all a gem for those who like great songs with melody and crunch!!!
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By jim on 29 Dec 2013
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Another great album from the highly under rated singer song writer, a great addition to my collection, will continue to buy his music.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful, just underappreciated. 11 Jan 2000
By Elizabeth Suzanne - Published on
Format: Audio CD
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.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Fantastic! 26 Nov 1999
By Leigh Anne - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I loved this CD from start to finish. I bought it for "And I Could Not Ask For More" and enjoyed every track on it. I love to listen to it on long trips in the car, you don't have to flip through the tracks for the "good ones", but can listen to the whole thing and enjoy it all. He's got such emotion in his voice. You'll love it!
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
What a wonderful CD, just to enjoy! 11 Nov 1999
By Jon Oneall - Published on
Format: Audio CD
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!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Intriguing! Written from deep within the soul... 7 Nov 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I have just recently come to know Edwin McCain. I fell in love with his music the minute I heard his single "I'll Be" and he has fascinated me since. Everyone I know either has the CD or is ready to get it the minute they hear it. I played it for a friend of mine and by the end of the night he was ready to run out and by it! Edwin McCain reaches deep within and writes purely from the heart...he takes his own views and experiences and eloquently transforms them into a heart-felt song. He also is blessed with the good fortune of having a few fantastic musicians to accompany him. They really help bring out the emotion and have proven to have no limits! I am ready for more!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Talent is Revealed on "Messenger" 4 April 2000
By Jim Dempsey - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Here is a man with a lot of talents. Edwin McCain: songwriter, balladeer, rocker, and passionate singer.
McCain gives us songs of hope, trust, encouragement, and love, and remits them with true, heartfelt feeling.
Some of the high moments on this album are Diane Warren's absolutely wonderful "I Could Not Ask For More" and Edwin's "Go Be Young." The accoustic version of his earlier hit "I'll Be" is the best and blows the "Misguided Roses" version to smithereens. This album is for the music lover.
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