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Passion of the Christ: Songs
     

The Passion of the Christ: Songs

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As the controversy surrounding Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ fades into memory, the opportunity for artists to reflect on the film's message arises. Such is the premise behind The Passion of the Christ: Songs, which unites a broad spectrum of artists to create and perform original music inspired by the film. In addition to the usual CCM

Overview

As the controversy surrounding Mel Gibson's film The Passion of the Christ fades into memory, the opportunity for artists to reflect on the film's message arises. Such is the premise behind The Passion of the Christ: Songs, which unites a broad spectrum of artists to create and perform original music inspired by the film. In addition to the usual CCM suspects -- Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, and MercyMe open the collection with "I See Love" -- we have an unusual array of artists performing some deeply moving material. Kirk Franklin and Yolanda Adams duet on "How Many Lashes," a track that neatly sums up the disbelief many felt when the brutality Jesus suffered was displayed onscreen. Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp goes solo with a hard-edged "Relearn Love," a track distinguished by its unabashed Christian lyrics and the fact that it's been released to pop and rock radio outlets as a single. Lauryn Hill contributes "The Passion," a rhythmic incantation reaffirming the message of love. Not all of the offerings are hits: Operatic pop star Charlotte Church's performance of "Finding My Own Way" is ambivalent; the song's lack of any emotional resonance is glaring alongside the other more, er, passionate performances. What's nice about Songs is that no one musical genre lays claim to the project: From CCM to country to hip-hop to rock to pop, these songs express the relevance of Christ's Passion for us all. Note: A portion of the CD's proceeds go to the Malibu Foundation for Youth and Families.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Unlike the actual soundtrack and the other song collections that were issued as part of the marketing muscle for Mel Gibson's mega-successful Passion of the Christ film, this volume of tunes were allegedly inspired by the cinematic narrative after being commissioned from Icon Productions. As such, this is a mixed bag made up of mostly CCM and contemporary gospel artists. Tracks by Kirk Franklin, Bebe Winans and Lauryn Hill work best, while selections by P.O.D. and MXPX add a wonderfully angular dimension. This is the most awkward volume in the series, however, and it is very uneven.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2004
Label:
Wind-Up
UPC:
0601501310522
catalogNumber:
13105

Tracks

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Brown Bannister   Producer
Steven Curtis Chapman   Composer
Mel Gibson   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Howard Benson   Producer
Tim Cook   Producer
Marcella Detroit   Composer
Dave Fortman   Producer
Kirk Franklin   Composer,Producer
Tom Hemby   Producer
Jerry Finn   Producer
BeBe Winans   Composer
MxPx   Producer
Sara Evans   Composer,Producer
Lauryn Hill   Composer,Producer
Peter Afterman   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Mac Powell   Composer
P.O.D.   Producer
Scott Stapp   Composer,Producer
Charlotte Church   Composer
Brad Paisley   Composer,Producer
Bruce Davey   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Jeremy Parker   Engineer
Gregg Wattenberg   Composer,Producer
Mike Herrera   Composer
Dan Lavery   Composer,Producer
Wuv   Composer
Bart Millard   Composer
7 Aurelius   Composer,Producer
Ed Sherman   Art Direction
Cliff Masterson   Composer
Eric Durrance   Composer
Stephen McEveety   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Steven Lerner   Producer
Vicki Christianson   Soundtrack Executive Producer
Stephan Eggerton   Producer
Mark Joseph   Producer
Linda Thompson   Composer

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The Passion of the Christ: Songs 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I hoped that this CD would've been better. I thought that the P.O.D. song "Truly Amazing" was a truly amazing song. It was the best song on the soundtrack. I also liked "Empire" by MxPx and Mark Hoppus. The movie was good but the soundtrack was not so good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD has some great songs on it. "Truly Amazing" by P.O.D. is an incredible song that brings power to the CD. Kirk Franklin's duet rap song is very good. I also enjoyed the Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Mercy Me song, "I see love". MxPx featuring Mark Hoppus from Blink182's song, "The Empire" is a great rock song that livens up the record. I recomend this CD if you want to hear some good music. Even though there are some slow songs that do not appeal to me I recomend this record.