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Bad Haggis, Wine Dark Sea

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Bad Haggis, Wine Dark Sea

Audio CD

Disk ID: 848623

Disk length: 58m 16s (11 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 2005

Label: Unknown

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“Wine Dark Sea” Tracks & Durations

1. Sleepy Maggie 5:46
2. Ventania 5:17
3. Nimble Attitude 5:10
4. Horizon 6:11
5. Love Carry Water 5:26
6. Barcos 4:35
7. Power to Fly 4:05
8. Rocky Road to Dublin 5:45
9. Prayers 6:31
10. Beuo 5:12
11. Hunting with Mirrors 4:10

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Review

Virtuoso piper Eric Rigler and his world music band Bad Haggis have released a long-awaited fourth recording, WINE DARK SEA. WINE DARK SEA with its 11 songs joins Bad Haggis previously released ARK and Trip albums and SURROUND MUSIC AWARDS-nominated 2004 DVD SPAN. The disc includes Cinderella Man, original end credits music Eric wrote and performed for the 2005 film of the same name starring Russell Crowe. Bad Haggis features Eric, "the world's most recorded piper," whose bagpipes and whistles are featured on more than 50 film soundtracks from Hollywood blockbusters BRAVEHEART and TITANIC to the 2005 Oscar winner MILLION DOLLAR BABY. The band is Eric on Scottish and Irish bagpipes and whistles, Mick Linden on bass guitars & vocals, Mike Hoffmann on lead guitars, Rogerio Jardim on drums & vocals and Alberto Lopez on percussion. All five players wrote and arranged the songs. Fans of Erics phenomenal pipe skills will enjoy The Rocky Road to Dublin that wraps traditional Irish pipe tunes around his own composition, Cinderella Man. Likewise, Sleepy Maggie combines traditional Scottish pipe tunes seamlessly with the 1980s hit song by The Cure, Hot! Hot! Hot!!! Three tracks feature vocals in Portuguese or Spanish Ventania (Gale Wind), Beijo (Kiss) and Barcos (Ships), co-written by Salsa superstar Rubn Blades. Nimble Attitude describes an LA traffic jam, complete with screeching brakes, crunching metal and breaking glass. Water imagery is a recurrent theme for Bad Haggis, from the discs title, taken from Homers epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, to individual songs and their lyrics such as Love Carry Water, Horizon and Prayers. Bad Haggis uses its own one-of-a-kind musical vocabulary to assemble a number of existing styles and influences, including rock, jazz, pop, alternative, groove, African, Celtic and Latin, into a cutting-edge world-music language.