a new multi-disc project celebrating 25 years
featuring a biographical essay by John Stackhouse
all new songs
fan selected songs—recorded with just guitar and voice
Steve’s songs recorded by friends & colleagues
some of Steve’s most memorable soundtracks re-mixed without vocals
Twenty-five years a musical pilgrim, and yet there are times that this record sounds so fresh you’d almost think Steve had just strapped on his travelling shoes.
Pilgrimage is timeless. It could’ve been one of the great classics of the 70s but feels refreshingly current in today’s world… Highly recommended!”
Even after 25 years, Steve Bell is showing no signs of slowing down creatively. Pilgrimage is every bit as imaginative, insightful and at many points enlightening as we’ve come to expect from Bell over the span of his now storied career.
This is pure Steve—lyrically poetic and musically masterful. The new CD makes me feel like I’m on my way home.
Pilgrimage is a must-have for lovers of Bell’s music. Not only does it deliver a fresh perspective on this troubadour’s rich legacy, it holds new offerings that manage to combine the earnest power and passion of a first effort with the deep reaching wisdom of an established veteran.
Steve’s songwriting grows ever more rich and transcendent, the guitar work strikes me as his best ever, and the production is simply perfect. Pilgrimage is a treasure.
Steve Bell starts his new Pilgrimage album by singing, “Whoever loves God, loves all that God loves.” By the end, it’s evident that this is one CD that’s surely included in the great swath of God’s love.
Music ReviewerCity Light News
This exquisite box set, Pilgrimage, is quintessential Steve Bell. He has never wavered from his calling to connect with spirit and he gracefully shares the unending abundance he discovers at the end of that rainbow. Steve reminds us of the sacred in our lives and thus are we blessed by his work.
Steve Bell has never been more prophetic, more poetic, more empathetic and eclectic. Pilgrimage couldn’t be more timely, and what a way to commemorate 25 years as a solo artist.
The Phantom Tollbooth
Steve Bell’s Pilgrimage is overwhelmingly beautiful and poignant; each listen evokes tears of joy, or conviction, or both. Pilgrimage is a Masterpiece.
Think About That / Big Mistake / Lenten Lands / Turn it Around / Wayfaring Stranger / Mercy Now / Mary / Borrowed Shoes / Long Love / PopPop and the Lads / The Riddle Song (Long, Long, Journey) / Felix Culpa
Wings of an Eagle / Comfort My People / The Lorica / Why do we Hunger for Beauty / Oh Love / Shepherd of Life / Faith’s Song / Here by the Water / Waiting for Aidan / Oracles / Restless / I Feel the Winds
Comfort My People – Jon Buller / Nevermind – Diana Pops & Adrian Bradford / Jenny – The Bros Landreth / Ever Present Need - Mike Janzen / Pleasing to You – Carolyn Arends / This is Love - Glen Soderholm / Birth of a Song – Bob Bennett / Turn it Around - Ego Spank / Dark Night of the Soul – Gayle Salmond / Oh Love – Jacob Moon / Everything’s Lies – David Jennings / Burning Ember – Don Amero / Descent – Malcolm Guite
Diamonds from the Other Side / Ever Present Need / Hosea / The Water Runs / Jesus My Glory / Deep Calls to Deep / Oh Love / Eventide / We Believe in Love / Everything’s Lies / Gone is the Light / Lord of the Starfields / Restless / Embrace the Mystery / Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon / Burning Ember / Lauds
Turn it Around
The first official video release for the Pilgrimage album.