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Awesome God: A Tribute To Rich Mullins
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock, Christian
One of contemporary Christian music's most beloved songwriters and performers, Rich Mullins left behind an important body of work. His untimely death in late 1997 shocked fans and brought peers to their knees, knowing that... more »
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One of contemporary Christian music's most beloved songwriters and performers, Rich Mullins left behind an important body of work. His untimely death in late 1997 shocked fans and brought peers to their knees, knowing that while Mullins now resides in a better place, his presence would be profoundly and deeply missed. Awesome God is infused with the emotion and heartbreak felt by his contemporaries as they strive to honor him on this special tribute. Carolyn Arends's direct delivery of "Jacob and Two Women" is wrenching, while Kevin Max turns "Save Me" into an intriguing ambient postrock anthem. Michael W. Smith gives a powerful and uncharacteristically gritty take on Mullins's signature "Awesome God" and Billy Sprague's chunky, distorted loops on "A Place to Stand" recall the production of Daniel Lanois. Younger bands Jars of Clay and Caedman's Call hold forth with acoustic versions of "If I Stand" and "Step by Step," the latter being the closing tribute to a dear friend and mentor. --Paige La Grone
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Tahja B. from DE PERE, WI
Reviewed on 11/6/2006...
beautiful christian cd
Mark Baker | Santa Clarita, CA United States | 02/21/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD came as a result of the death of one of Christian music's best artists, Rich Mullins. His friends put this together as a tribute. Each artist picked a song that had ministered to them, then covered it, incorporating their own personal touches along the way.Some of the covers are wonderful. The piano arrangement that starts the CD is a wonderful intro to "Awesome God." Carolyn Arrends does a great job on "Jacob and 2 Women," and Chris Rice is the perfect fit for "Calling Out Your Name." Even Jars of Clay and Caedmon's Call, two bands I'm not a fan of, do a good job on their songs. However, Kevin Max and Ashley Cleveland changed their songs two much. Rich Mullins was not a rock singer, and trying to make his songs sound rock ruins them.Rich Mullins' fans will enjoy seeing how some of the top CCM artists envisioned these songs. Even with the couple missteps mentioned above, it's the next best thing to having a new album from Rich himself."
Truly an Awesome, Spirit Moving album
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was my 'official' introduction to Rich Mullins. Though I had been in love with the tune 'Awesome God' since discovering the chorus in a songbook and singing it in worship with youth at a Christian work camp several summers ago. 'Hold Me Jesus' really spoke to my heart as well. The entire collection is an incredible tribute to an awesome artist who never let the spotlight be shone on him alone, but gave the credit to GOD. Listening to this CD gets my heart and mind in the right place to do his work and will when I need to. "Awesome God" is a worthy addition to anyone's music library, it is simply beautiful music."