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The Apostle (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
Johnny Cash, Robert Duvall, Emmylou Harris
The Apostle (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
Genres: Blues, Pop, Soundtracks, Christian, Gospel
 
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Robert Duvall's triple-threat (producer/writer/director) 1997 film about a fundamentalist Texas preacher whose fiery spirituality and good works are nearly unraveled by his decidedly human lusts is remarkable for a number ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johnny Cash, Robert Duvall, Emmylou Harris, Carter Family, Lyle Lovett, Steven Curtis Chapman, Patty Loveless, Wynonna, Lari White, Russ Taff
Title: The Apostle (Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rising Tide
Original Release Date: 2/10/1998
Release Date: 2/10/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Blues, Pop, Soundtracks, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Praise & Worship, Choir
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 601215305821

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Robert Duvall's triple-threat (producer/writer/director) 1997 film about a fundamentalist Texas preacher whose fiery spirituality and good works are nearly unraveled by his decidedly human lusts is remarkable for a number of things--the star's non-judgmental approach to Christianity undercuts easy stereotyping and his choice in music nicely smudges the modern, artificially drawn boundaries between country and gospel. It's a collection of music that shows what rich diversity there is in music that's been largely marginalized by mainstream marketeers. Highlights include Lyle Lovett's rousing "I'm a Soldier In the Army of the Lord," "In the Garden" by Johnny Cash, and The Carter Family returning to their roots on "Waitin' On the Far Bank of Jordan". --Jerry McCulley

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These songs are not from the movie
11/05/1998
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I felt a bit suckered after buying this album. I loved the movie, and was moved by the music (and I'm not a religious guy). But these aren't the hard-core gospel songs in the flick. Instead they're more professional covers done by bigger names. As a result, they lack a lot of the heart of soul of the songs in the movie. I guess my problem is I can't find the "old-school" gospel that was featured in the movie. It's such a shame that a movie that was so un-traditional (in a movie sense) didn't have the cajones to release the songs that were actually in the film."
A Rare Gem
Jamie Jeffords | South Carolina | 01/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is a rare thing to find gospel music treated with the reverence it dserves in today's cynical entertainment, but this CD puls it off. I'm from the South and can appreciate the country twangs that pervade nearly all these old standards.If you've ever wondered what a Sunday morning revival in the South sounds like, this is it. Beautiful."
"Praise the Lord and Pass the Plate!"
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 11/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have yet to see the movie in its entirety but after hearing Lyle Lovett over the closing credits, I had to buy the CD. Lovett's "I'm a Soldier in the Army of the Lord" is a foot-stomping, hand-clapping, good old-fashioned Sunday-go-to-meeting jam that works!
The album is filled with traditional Southern gospel, interpreted by artists that truly understand the power of music to express one's faith.

Other highlight's include the familiar "Softly and Tenderly" (Rebecca Lynn Howard), a spiritually evocative "In the Garden" by Johnny Cash, Lori White's "There is Power in the Blood", Sounds of Blackness' soulfully a cappella version of "Victory of Mine", the funeral favorite "I'll Fly Away", done by Gary Chapman and Wynonna.Star Robert Duvall shows his vocal talents, along with Emmylou Harris, on the harmonically satisfying "I Love to Tell the Story".It's music like this that makes one long for the "little church by the side of the road"."