- Released: March 28, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Capitol
- 1.Jesus (Theme From The Original Soundtrack)
- 2.I Need You
- 3.Jesus, He Loves Me
- 4.Nobody Ever (Only You)
- 5.Spirit In The Sky
- 6.The Love That You've Been Looking For
- 7.Shining Star
- 8.Love Can Change Your Mind
- 9.Fly To You
- 10.When You Walked Into My Life
- 11.City By A River
- 12.Pie Jesu
Compilation producers: Bill Hearn, Eddie DeGarmo, Evan Lamberg, Mike Curb.
Includes liner notes by Douglas Kaine McKelvey.
Composer: Patrick Williams.
Audio Mixer: Charles Pollard.
Liner Note Author: Douglas Kaine McKelvey.
Recording information: Studio X, Seattle, WA.
Director: Roger Young.
Arrangers: Edwin McCain ; Mark Hammond.
You've never heard the Good News delivered quite like this before. As the title suggests, this soundtrack to the JESUS TV-Movie does not confine itself strictly to the songs included in the movie itself. Consequently, the producers of the album were free to go a bit further afield in their song selections.
While Patrick Williams' opening theme seems appropriately full of pomp and circumstance, the bulk of this disc is populated by a distinctly more secular, contemporary aesthetic. The spirituality inherent in Earth, Wind & Fire's classic "Shining Star" is brought to the fore in Yolanda Adams' version, while Christian rockers DC Talk similarly recontextualize Norman Greenbaum's hippie chestnut "Spirit in the Sky." Ironically, secular pop-rock stars Hootie & the Blowfish contribute one of the most gospel-influenced cuts, "City on a River." Things close on a transcendent note with Sarah Brightman's angelic delivery of "Pie Jesu."