Thursday, August 12, 2004

MUSIC FOR THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST

Friend, Mark Joseph, co-produced the just-released TPOTC inspired CD that has tracks from an impressive list of A-list artists. Mark noted to me with wonder last Spring how almost miraculous it was to field the requests from so many top artists who wanted to contribute a song to the project. Kudos to you, Mark for getting it all together. Here's the press release...

The Passion Inspires CD Album Of Songs

Artists inspired by Mel Gibson's epic film The Passion of the Christ have
banded together for Passion of the Christ: Songs. The album features newly
recorded original songs sparked by the experience of seeing the film, and
features the diverse lineup which includes tracks by Steven Curtis Chapman,
MercyMe, Third Day, Kirk Franklin featuring Yolanda Adams, Charlotte
Church, former Creed singer Scott Stapp; Lauryn Hill; P.O.D.; Brad Paisley
& Sara Evans; Third Day - MxPx featuring Mark Hoppus and others.


The Passion of the Christ released February 25, 2004, creating a tsunami of
media and public interest before and after it hit theatres. To date the
drama is credited with over $370 million box office receipts in the United
States alone, and over $600 million worldwide.

Gibson welcomed the artists' support. "My kids think these guys are cool, so
they must be," joked Gibson. "It means a lot to me that this group of
artists dug my film and all wanted to contribute a song. The project came
about very organically. Some of the artists on the album saw early
screenings of the film and offered to create a song because they had been
so moved by it. When we got similar reactions from others, we knew we had
something special happening."

"We all threw ideas out on the table," said singer Steven Curtis Chapman of
the song he recorded with fellow artists Third Day and MercyMe. "As I
watched the movie, I began to think about all the different perspectives
that people might [have,] not only [looking] at the movie, but at the life
of Christ. I saw a martyr, a man laying his life down, a prisoner being
unjustly treated. Others might look at it and go, 'He's a fool. Why would
anybody do this?' The chorus and idea of the song is, 'When I look, what I
see is love.'"

Scott Stapp, who contributed his song "Relearn Love" shared, "Mel Gibson
again shows his genius as an artist and director. His passion for this film
is obvious from beginning to end. He took on a very controversial
historical event and, in my humble opinion, displayed it with extraordinary
artistry. All of us who have different faiths could use some tolerance for
one another. This film depicts a timeless story of betrayal, forgiveness
and eternal atonement. I am blessed to have the opportunity to contribute
Relearn Love to this project."

In an interview with Christianity Today, Stapp affirmed his Christian faith
and spoke of how the film had impacted him: "At first, I was saddened and
disheartened. I couldn't believe this is what Christ had to go through. I
knew the story, but I was seeing it through different eyes. It was not just
a Bible story that I had heard since I was four years old. It made sense to
my life as a man, and as a father and as a friend and as a son. I was
shocked that someone loved me so much that they would do this for me."

"This is the real deal-brutal, honest, touching," P.O.D. lead singer Sonny
Sandoval said of the two-hour film.

The San Diego band wrote and recorded its contribution "Amazing" after a
showing at Gibson's offices in November.

"This film made me check my own heart and my own faith," Sandoval
continued. "It's not the fairy tale story of Christ we're all used to
hearing. So, even before anybody wanted to be involved, in the heat of the
controversy, I wanted to give back and contribute to this. The only way for
us to truly give back and raise awareness is through our music."

Singer Lauryn Hill added, "The film was a visual representation of what
life is supposed to be for the people of God " a sinless man willingly gave
himself up so that others might be saved. I was inspired by the film and
proud to contribute a song to this collection.

The album will be marketed and promoted by Wind-up Records. Provident will
handle marketing and distribution in the CBA marketplace and BMG through
the secular market. The album will be released on August 31st, the same day
the films much anticipated DVD arrives at retail.



28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice Blog

Best Wishes

I have a site 80 million Down Loadable Movies If you have the time stop by.

Steve Westphal said...

You have a very nice blog. I thought I would share this with you, free mp3 music download site

Turnkey Builder said...

Market oi millions with blogblastermarketing degreemarketing degree
Please go to http://ww.blog-masters.net

Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a consumer list mailing site/blog. It pretty much covers consumer list mailing related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

sdcoastal said...

Hi: Interesting blog. I’ll save it in my favorites. I too have a blog about San Diego downtown condos . Through this site you can view every San Diego mls listing offered for sale. Another new site is about San Diego vacation attractions Our third site is, guess what? Yes, also about San Diego. This site is an information site devoted to San Diego cosmetic surgery doctors. Needless to say, please stop by and visit our sites. Thanks Bob

Music Downloads Center said...

Interesting topics and nice blog. Will check back regularly. I have a music site & blog that deal with music related topics. Drop by if you have a chance.

Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a safelist script site/blog. It pretty much covers safelist script related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Anonymous said...

putting to waste some good money that could have been used in other areas of development for the business involved.

Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a business email lead site/blog. It pretty much covers business email lead related stuff. Plus you can advertise to billions using our business email lead tools.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Raven said...

If you would like to add some music video html codes to your site I know of this great one music video html codes check it out

Tom said...

Dear blogger,

I found your post while looking for info on
href="http://www.normism.org"> russian national anthem
while I found your post

to be very interesting, it was not the exact type of info on

href="http://www.normism.org"> russian national anthem
. So anyways I thoght I

should drop you a few lines and thank you for the good job that you are

doing, and at the same time spread the good news about this site that

demystifies a lot of concepts like

href="http://www.normism.org"> russian national anthem
. The new age prophet

Seyed Bahram Mirkalami while demystifying subjects like

href="http://www.normism.org"> russian national anthem
, states that he has

declared heaven on earth with the power invested in him by "God". And

anyone who accepts this declaration will have immortality and peace in

life right away. Here's the link one more time:

href="http://www.normism.org"> russian national anthem


God bless all.

Tom said...

Dear blogger,

I found your post while looking for info on
href="http://www.normism.org"> judaism religion
while I found your post

to be very interesting, it was not the exact type of info on

href="http://www.normism.org"> judaism religion
. So anyways I thoght I

should drop you a few lines and thank you for the good job that you are

doing, and at the same time spread the good news about this site that

demystifies a lot of concepts like

href="http://www.normism.org"> judaism religion
. The new age prophet

Seyed Bahram Mirkalami while demystifying subjects like

href="http://www.normism.org"> judaism religion
, states that he has

declared heaven on earth with the power invested in him by "God". And

anyone who accepts this declaration will have immortality and peace in

life right away. Here's the link one more time:

href="http://www.normism.org"> judaism religion


God bless all.

Ricky said...

Dear blogger,

I found your post while looking for info on
href="http://www.normism.org"> area 51 aliens
while I found your post

to be very interesting, it was not the exact type of info on

href="http://www.normism.org"> area 51 aliens
. So anyways I thoght I

should drop you a few lines and thank you for the good job that you are

doing, and at the same time spread the good news about this site that

demystifies a lot of concepts like

href="http://www.normism.org"> area 51 aliens
. The new age prophet

Seyed Bahram Mirkalami while demystifying subjects like

href="http://www.normism.org"> area 51 aliens
, states that he has

declared heaven on earth with the power invested in him by "God". And

anyone who accepts this declaration will have immortality and peace in

life right away. Here's the link one more time:

href="http://www.normism.org"> area 51 aliens


God bless all.

Angela said...

Dear blogger,

I found your post while looking for info on
href="http://www.normism.org"> 5 pillars of islam
while I found your post

to be very interesting, it was not the exact type of info on

href="http://www.normism.org"> 5 pillars of islam
. So anyways I thoght I

should drop you a few lines and thank you for the good job that you are

doing, and at the same time spread the good news about this site that

demystifies a lot of concepts like

href="http://www.normism.org"> 5 pillars of islam
. The new age prophet

Seyed Bahram Mirkalami while demystifying subjects like

href="http://www.normism.org"> 5 pillars of islam
, states that he has

declared heaven on earth with the power invested in him by "God". And

anyone who accepts this declaration will have immortality and peace in

life right away. Here's the link one more time:

href="http://www.normism.org"> 5 pillars of islam


God bless all.

Alicia Bennett said...

Hi, I was surfing the internet and came across your blog. I'm quite impressed , with how it makes such good reading.

This is one to watch.

Many thanks,

Arctic Monkeys

Henry said...

Think about it. An electric bicycle will add sparkle and zest to your day. Just get out and enjoy...Spiritually Solaced

Jane said...


online jobs Earn $5 to $75 per survey.

Earn Extra Income Part-Time Anytime Anywhere. How Much Does Your Opinons Worth? Supplement Your Salary. Earn Extra Money Part-time.

Do you have an opinon? Get paid to take Online Paid Survey. Participate in Online Paid Survey and get paid for taking online paid surveys. You can earn between $5 to $75 per survey.

Multilingual : English - Chinese Simplified - Chinese Traditional - Dutch - French - German - Greek - Italian - Japanese - Korean - Portuguese - Russian - Spanish

Earn money part-time for taking online surveys. online jobs

government grants said...

UNBELIEVABLE....Do you know or have you ever heard of Gotting Money from government grants ..If you are interested in finding out how to get more info on government grants visit us at http://allgrants4u.com... There are so many things you can get grants for.. Homes, school, work, business, college..ect.. Find out how everybody is getting money from government grants today... Quit living in poverty educate yourself and improve your life..

Anonymous said...

MOVIES,HBO and SHOW TIME: Hey Guys, I found a cool site that Saves me a bunch on Premium Movie Channels. Beats My Cable Hands Down, and it's ALL DIGITAL. Check this site out .**Movies**

Making said...

Hello,

Hey! What an awesome site! Congrats on being the most useful site on the web! Please add me to your mailing list - I need those newsletters! [karlsult@mailup.net]

Thanks,
from making money online home

open365dayz said...

Hi #NAME#. Just found your site via office supplies. Although I was looking for office supplies I was glad i came upon your site. Thanks for the read!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I was just messing around and found your page!
Very nice.
If you are interested, come see my movies and download related site.
It isnt anything huge but you might still find something of interest.

Manufacturing Consent said...

Im telling you, they exist. See for yourself http://www.bestufopictures.com/

Silver Fox said...

Our network has been looking for a Passion business like yours to list in our World Directory & our forum.

Hey, there is no cost and it will only take a few minutes for you to register!

Your Silver Fox Business Building Team helping build your Passion business!

Silver Fox said...

Our network has been looking for a Passion business like yours to list in our World Directory & our forum.

Hey, there is no cost and it will only take a few minutes for you to register!

Your Silver Fox Business Building Team helping build your Passion business!

Remove said...

Hi blogger:)

We was keen to read Ur newest post.. Ur web blog has been bookmarked for a long time, and We keep reading sometimes over same threads.. Interesting!! Thank U..

Regards,
earn money online

Handbag Express said...

Hello, just browsing around and thought I would peek at your blog also thought it would be a great opportunity to highly recommend both of these sites with spectacular deals. Grand Openings at **www.handbagexpress.com** for the ultmate handbag selections, and don't miss out on **www.VegasTours.com**for Spectacular Grand Canyon Vacation Tours, you will agree the offers are Super incredible after visiting. Thanks and have a great day.

zuke said...

Great writing, love your blog!! pokemon free online game download