The Jesus Record

The Jesus Record

by Rich Mullins
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The Jesus Record

The Jesus Record is a bittersweet testament to the late Rich Mullins, who died in an auto accident shortly before he would have started the album. The first disc of the two-CD set contains the demos for The Jesus Record, all of which are performed by Mullins alone, accompanied either by a piano or guitar. Mullins never had the opportunity to properly record these songs. Instead, the Ragamuffin Band recorded them officially, with vocalists like Phil Keaggy, Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith filling in for Mullins on vocals. It's an affecting tribute to Mullins' talent -- not only are the demos quite moving, but the completed record nearly matches those peaks. Either way, it's a nice way to say goodbye to one of the major forces in '90s CCM.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/21/1998
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646930922
catalogNumber: 69309

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rich Mullins   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Amy Grant   Vocals
Phil Keaggy   Vocals
Michael W. Smith   Vocals,Background Vocals
Ashley Cleveland   Vocals
Phil Madeira   Dobro,Piano,Accordion,Hammond Organ,Lap Steel Guitar
Rick Elias   Bass,Harmonica,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Darken   Percussion
Children's Choir   Choir, Chorus
Linda Elias   Percussion
Steve Flanigan   Choir, Chorus
Jimmy Abegg   Bass,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michaelle Abegg   Choir, Chorus
Adult Choir   Choir, Chorus
Megan Dockery   Choir, Chorus
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Kenny Greenberg   Guitar
Tom Howard   Percussion,Piano,Conductor,Wurlitzer
Paul Kegg   Cello
Chris Laurence   Bass
Sam Levine   Flute,Recorder,Penny Whistle
Frank Lloyd   Horn
Jerry McPherson   Guitar
Michael Oliver   Choir, Chorus
George Pendergrass   Choir, Chorus
George Robertson   Viola
Aaron Smith   Bass,Drums,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Paiste Cymbals
John Williams [double bass]   Cello
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Gloria Green   Choir, Chorus
Bill Hawkes   Viola
Tony Pleeth   Cello
Jim Chaffee   Vocals,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Brittany Hargest   Choir, Chorus
Boguslaw Kostecki   Violin
Ashley Melling   Choir, Chorus
Frank Schaefer   Cello
Roz Clark Thompson   Choir, Chorus
Chris Smith   Choir, Chorus
Rolf Wilson   Violin
Tim Lauer   Accordion,Mellotron
Alexia Abegg   Choir, Chorus
Philip Dukes   Viola
Chuck Hargett   Choir, Chorus
John Pigneguy   Horn
Stuart Young   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sydney Smith   Choir, Chorus
Paul Cullington   Bass
Ann Bailey   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Tucker   Choir, Chorus
Michell Bodine   Choir, Chorus
Janice Chaffee   Choir, Chorus
Laura Davis   Choir, Chorus
Chuck Nelson   Choir, Chorus
David McCracken   Choir, Chorus
Marie Lehman   Choir, Chorus
Kurt Lightner   Choir, Chorus
Elizabeth Lutz   Choir, Chorus
Mark Lutz   Choir, Chorus
Eric May   Choir, Chorus
Mitch McVicker   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Laura Neutzling   Choir, Chorus
Mari Oneill   Choir, Chorus
Emily Webb   Choir, Chorus
Matthew White   Choir, Chorus
Michelle Younkman   Choir, Chorus
Perry Mason   Violin
Cathy Wilkinson   Viola
Jamie Kiner   Choir, Chorus
Kristin Pierson   Choir, Chorus
Mary Quick   Choir, Chorus
Pat Kierman   Violin
Rebecca Hirsch   Violin
Archie Griffin   Choir, Chorus
Brandon Hargest   Choir, Chorus
Connie Hawk   Choir, Chorus
Hardy Hemphill   Choir, Chorus
Nicole Hemphill   Choir, Chorus
Audrey Eva Smith   Choir, Chorus
Chris Smith   Choir, Chorus
Janice Smith   Choir, Chorus
Kathryn Garcia Smith   Choir, Chorus
Sydney Maria Smith   Choir, Chorus
Jemina Abegg   Choir, Chorus
Pierrette Abegg   Choir, Chorus
Keith Bordeaux   Choir, Chorus
Rebecca Brown   Choir, Chorus
Rose Corazza   Choir, Chorus
Melinda Doolittle   Choir, Chorus
Lea Fulton   Choir, Chorus
Dawn Gates   Choir, Chorus
Sterling Gibson   Choir, Chorus
Percy Travis   Choir, Chorus
Nicole C. Mullen   Choir, Chorus
Ragamuffin Band   Track Performer
Jim Younkman   Background Vocals
Chris White   Choir, Chorus
Mark Robertson   Bass,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kenneth "Scat" Springs   Choir, Chorus
Benedict Cruft   Violin
James McLeod   Violin
Jonathan Williams   Cello
Michael Thompson   Horn
John Bradbury   Violin
Michael Smith   Vocals

Technical Credits

Rick Elias   Producer
Jimmy Abegg   Art Direction
Peter Cobbin   Engineer
Tom Howard   Arranger,String Arrangements
Russ Long   Engineer
Jim Chaffee   Executive Producer
Beth Lee   Art Direction
Ben Pearson   Art Direction
Judith Volz   Executive Producer
Jim McChaffee   Executive Producer
Jordan Richter   Engineer

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The Jesus Record 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was first attracted to this selection because of the new Advent classic "My Deliverer". I come to love several tracks, especially "Jesus" and "Hard to Get," which go beyond the traditional praise and worship songs to put the desire for increased faith that we all feel at some times to words and music. Although both discs are excellent, the demo disc is especially outstanding. The listener can really feel the power of a single voice and piano (or guitar).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is very special because it was Rich Mullin's last. My very favorite song is 'My Deliverer', I still get goosebumps when I hear it. It is neat to hear the original recordings Rich made on a portable tape recorder, and then to hear how the Ragmuffin band and other friends put them into finsihed form. As following his tradition the lyrics are deep and focus on the one savior- JESUS
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truly moving album. Rich Mullins's worktapes that were recorded just a few weeks before he died in a car crash make this a one-of-a-kind piece. In several instances, the worktape versions are better than the finished, polished product on the second disc, at least for fans of singer-songwriter music. Many stars of contemporary Christian music sing on the fully-produced disc, and fans of contemporary Christian music will recognize several of the songs.