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The Bible: Music Inspired By The Epic Mini Series by Various

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Pop, Album
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A compilation featuring Kenny Rogers, Group 1 Crew, Chris August and many more.

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  1. 1. Francesca Battistelli - In Your Eyes
  2. 2. Sidewalk Prophets - Live Like That
  3. 3. Chris August - This Side Of Heaven
  4. 4. Jason Castro - Starting Line
  5. 5. Big Daddy Weave - Love Come To Life
  6. 6. For KING & COUNTRY - Crave
  7. 7. Group 1 Crew - Fearless
  8. 8. Everfound - What Love Means
  9. 9. Dara Maclean - Home
  10. 10. Point Of Grace - Wash Me Away
  11. 11. Meredith Andrews - Not For A Moment
  12. 12. Kenny Rogers & Wynonna - Mary, Did You Know
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6/10

Reviewed by Chris Webb

The Bible Epic Mini Series phenomenon of US TV brings the Bible to the visual generation, clearly a good thing! This CD is advertised as music inspired by the Mini Series although the tracks are lifted from albums by various artists and do not feature in the TV programme. There is insufficient attribution to which track links to which Bible story. The artists could have given background to their music and why a particular Bible story inspired the song. Sometimes it is clear, "Mary Did You Know", lead vocals by Kenny Rogers and Wynonna, asks if Mary, the mother of Jesus, foresaw his future when he was a baby and Group 1 Crew's "Fearless" reflects on David and Goliath. You must guess at the others as they could link to any number of stories. A variety of styles, the rockier tracks have jangling guitars and Coldplay-style backing vocals seemingly so loved at present by US bands, some are power ballads, others more peaceful, thoughtful pieces and "Wash Me Away" is a country influenced offering from Point Of Grace. Noteworthy is Chris August's "This Side Of Heaven", thought provoking lyrics with acoustic guitar backing; For King & Country's "Crave", sounding rather like Chris Martin, identifying we all need hope and "Home" performed by Dara Maclean, whose voice is reminiscent of Natasha Bedingfield. A reasonable compilation though, as mentioned already, the whole concept is a bit questionable.

Style: Pop
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 134854
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Word 0080688872625
Items: 1
Release Date: 12 Mar 2013

A compilation featuring Kenny Rogers, Group 1 Crew, Chris August and many more.

From Executive Producer Roma Downey (Touched By An Angel) and her husband, TV Producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The Voice, The Apprentice) comes The Bible, an epic 10-hour mini-series retelling stories from the Scripture for a whole new generation. Breathtaking in scope and scale, The Bible features powerful performances, exotic locales and dazzling visual effects that breathe spectacular life into the dramatic tales of faith and courage from Genesis and Revelation.

Word Records has partnered with Downey and Burnett to release The Bible: Music Inspired By The Epic Mini Series. This 12-song CD highlights various themes from The Bible mini series, anchored by Francesca Battistelli's new recording of the Peter Gabriel hit In Your Eyes.














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