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World As Best I Remember It Vol II
Genres: Christian, Gospel
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There is nothing like the music of Rich Mullins
NotATameLion | Michigan | 09/09/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The other day, I was walking through a mall in London Ontario when suddenly, my wife and I passed a man playing a piano in the food court. From what I could tell, he was not a professional--he had laid his shopping bags beside him and just started playing. He was playing Rich Mullins's "Sometimes by Step." Even without words, the music that Rich Mullins created has the power to stir my soul. "Sometimes by Step" is just one of the great songs on "The World As Best As I Remember It vol. 2." I know I've said it a lot...but I must say it again...Rich never made bad or even mediocre music. All the songs on this disc are great. The highlights of this disc to me are: "Waiting," "What Susan Said," "Growing Young" (probably my favorite track), and Rich's rendition of "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" (Rich was great with hymns by Robert Lowery). The thing that appeal to me most about the work of Rich Mullins is the deep insight of his lyrics. This disc is particularly strong in the lyrics department. Some examples:"When a million voices whisper, and they tell me I should leave, into the shadows that the moon casts on these alleys and these streets. But I know that chasing shadows won't get me anywhere 'cause I've been there..." (Waiting)"Two full grown men in a huddle of kids and they're trying to help them to believe what is too good to be real but is more real than the air they breathe. And it's Wally and the Beaver, David and Jonathan...it's the Love of Jesus puttin' on flesh and bone." (What Susan Said)"And everybody used to tell me big boys don't cry. Well I've been around enough to know that that was the lie that held back the tears in the eyes of a thousand prodigal sons. Well we are children no more, we have sinned and grown old and our Father still waits and He watches down the road to see the crying boys come running back to His arms and be growing young." (Growing Young)I cannot recommend this disc, and all of Rich's music enough. Get it. There is nothing like it."
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Just-a-girl | 11/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
This album is personal, it is radical, and it is true. As I listen to my entire collection of Mullins music, this cd just touches me in a different way. "Hello Old Friends" makes me feel like Rich is in the room rambling in song about life. "Sometimes by Step" is a gem that makes me think about the grandness of God's plan throughout history. And the words of "Everyman" are some of his best:
"The world draws up its lines, but at the foot of the cross there's room for everyone. And love that is not blind, it can look at who we are and still see beyond the differences we find. But with thorns in his brow and a spear in his side, nails in his hands, He died, for you and I, for you and I and everyman."
My least favorite song on the album is "To Tell Them." The message is excellent, but the style is different than the typical Rich music. "What Susan Said" is one of those sentimental type songs that makes you look back on your life and realize what matters, makes you think about what true love is. Finally, "All the Way My Savior Leads Me" is simply played and beautifully performed. It is a song that gives me something to hold onto when life gets hard.
If you're looking into Rich's albums, this one and "Never Picture Perfect" are both excellent first choices."
Outstanding music from an outstanding man!
email@example.com | Cheyenne, WY | 12/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Rich Mullins, once again, stirs souls with this sequel to TWASBIRI-Vol. 1. Some of the more noteworthy songs are "Sometimes by Step", "Everyman", "To Tell Them", "The Maker of Noses", "Growing Young", and "All The Way My Savior Leads Me". Of course, any song he wrote has significant meaning. The meoldies further amplify the ever-important messages he delivers."