The Nu Nation Project

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All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Kirk Franklin designed The Nu Nation Project as a revitalization of contemporary gospel, a way to bring it to an audience accustomed to the slick, funky innovations of hip-hop and rap. It's an ambitious project, and one that's not too far removed from his earlier records, simply because it finds him adding R&B production techniques and the occasional grandiose flourish, such as the cameos from R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, and Bono on the admittedly stirring "Lean on Me." Occasionally, the album feels as if Franklin is pushing a bit too hard for the mainstream audience and all that entails namely, superstardom for himself, but the end result is every bit as engaging as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
Kirk Franklin designed The Nu Nation Project as a revitalization of contemporary gospel, a way to bring it to an audience accustomed to the slick, funky innovations of hip-hop and rap. It's an ambitious project, and one that's not too far removed from his earlier records, simply because it finds him adding R&B production techniques and the occasional grandiose flourish, such as the cameos from R. Kelly, Mary J. Blige, and Bono on the admittedly stirring "Lean on Me." Occasionally, the album feels as if Franklin is pushing a bit too hard for the mainstream audience and all that entails namely, superstardom for himself, but the end result is every bit as engaging as his previous records, thereby confirming his status as one of the true visionaries in '90s contemporary gospel.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/29/1998
  • Label: Gospocentric
  • UPC: 757517001326
  • Catalog Number: 70013
  • Sales rank: 27,332

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Interlude: The Verdict (1:30)
  2. 2 Revolution - Rodney Jenkins (5:38)
  3. 3 Lean on Me - Kirk Franklin & the Family (5:08)
  4. 4 Something About the Name Jesus (6:08)
  5. 5 Riverside (5:26)
  6. 6 He Loves Me (5:43)
  7. 7 Gonna Be a Lovely Day (5:41)
  8. 8 Praise Joint (4:22)
  9. 9 Hold Me Now (5:51)
  10. 10 You Are (3:53)
  11. 11 Interlude: The Car (Stomp) (1:25)
  12. 12 If You've Been Delivered (3:34)
  13. 13 Smile Again (6:52)
  14. 14 Love (0:39)
  15. 15 My Desire (4:17)
  16. 16 Blessing in the Storm (3:29)
  17. 17 I Can (1:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kirk Franklin Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Rance Allen Vocals
Bill Withers Track Performer
Jim Walker Alto Flute
Marilyn Baker Viola
Crystal Lewis Vocals
Elizabeth Wilson Violin
R. Kelly Vocals
Brenton Banks Violin
Timothy Barr Bass
Mary J. Blige Vocals
Bono Vocals
Denyse Buffum Viola
Darius Campo Violin
Bob Carr Contrabass Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet
Mathew Cooker Cello
Larry Corbett Cello
Isabelle Daskoff Violin
Assa Drori Violin, Concert Master
Nathan East Bass
Arni Egilsson Bass
Ernest Ehrhardt Cello
Armen Garabedian Violin
Maurice Grants Cello
Fred Hammond Vocals
Mark Harper Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Clayton Haslop Violin
Gwen Heller Violin
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Greg Huckins Alto Flute
Terry Jackson Guitar
Lisa Johnson Violin
Anne Karam Cello
Tim Kimsey Tx-816
Michael Landau Guitar
Ricky Lawson Drums
Brian Leonard Violin
Earl Madison Cello
Miguel Martinez Cello
Donnie McClurkin Vocals
Irma Neumann Violin
Don Palmer Violin
Kazi Pitelka Viola
Karie Prescott Viola
Linda Rose Violin
Anatoly Rosinsky Violin
James Ross Viola
Bob Sanov Violin
Skip Scarborough Track Performer
Dan Shea Piano, Keyboards
Eve Sprecher Violin
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Francine Walsh Violin
Miwako Watanabe Violin
Caltomeesh West Vocals
Gary Woodward Bass Flute
Shari Zippert Violin
Paul Fried Bass Flute
Dalon Collins Vocals
Tamela Mann Vocals
John Scanlon Viola
Jerome Allen Bass
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Organ
Rodney Jerkins Vocals, Multi Instruments
Eric Morgan Drums
Bobby Sparks Organ, Piano, Strings, Keyboards
Randy Scott Saxophone
Drew Dembowski Bass
Irma Newmann Violin
Pip Clarke-Ling Violin
The Family Background Vocals
Claire Fisher Conductor
God's Property Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Sanov Violin
William Ross Conductor
Men of Standard Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeremy Haynes Drums
Jules Chaikin Conductor
Gary Bovyer Bass Clarinet
Norman Ludwin Bass
Andrew Picken Viola
Al Hershberger Violin
Frances Liu Wu Bass
Igor Kiskatchi Violin
Lynn Grants Viola
Len Barrett Percussion
Ira Bassit Trumpet
Tiffiany Yi Hu Violin
Len Barnett Percussion
Matt Crooker Cello
Dennis Motchan Violin
Jennifer Mulay Violin
Skip Warren Trumpet, Flugelhorn
James Henderson Vocals
One Nation Crew Vocals
Bob Becker Viola
O.D. Wyatt Vocals
Rodney Jenkins Track Performer
Jennifer Hanson Viola
Ernie Green DJ
Raymond Kelly Cello
Nu Nation Vocals, Background Vocals
Tiffany Yi Hu Violin
Gary Gray Alto Clarinet
Lee Charles Mitchell Tenor Saxophone
Keith Anderson Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jeremy Lubbock String Arrangements
Gerald Baillergeau Remixing
Kevin Bond Engineer, Vocal Producer
Bob Brockman Producer, Engineer
Ken Deranteriasian Engineer
Kirk Franklin Arranger, Programming, Producer, Digital Editing, drum programming
David Gleeson Engineer
Mick Guzauski Engineer
Steve Hall Mastering
Jimmy Iovine Executive Producer
Tim Kimsey Engineer, Remixing
Victor Merrit Remixing
Herb Powers Mastering
David Rideau Engineer
Dan Shea Programming, Producer, Engineer
Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon Arranger
Rodney Jerkins Producer, Engineer, Contributor, Instrumentation
Bobby Sparks Programming, Producer, drum programming
Claire Fisher String Arrangements
William Ross String Arrangements, String Conductor
Vicki Mack Lataillade Executive Producer
Adrian Van Velsen Digital Editing
Wendy Jones Art Direction
Ira Bassit Horn Arrangements
Tom Coins Mastering
Victor "Vino" Merritt Remixing
Bobby Fernandez Engineer
Chris Bell Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you want to relax

    This is an excellent album. This album features songs that make you happy, bring memomries to your mind and make you think. If you want to listen to an album to lift and free your spirit buy this one. I love it!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the coolest Cds.

    All of the songs are kicken.Revolution, Stomp,and Lovely Day.You have to listen to it.You should do that and tell others.

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