|Music From and Inspired by Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series|
|Released||March 8, 2000|
|Label||Capital Records/Sparrow Records|
Music From and Inspired by Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series is a soundtrack released on March 8, 2000 for the series, Jesus. "I Need You" was released as a single for the soundtrack by American country music recording artist LeAnn Rimes. "Spirit in the Sky" by dc Talk was also released as a B side with "I Need You".
William Ruhlmann of Allmusic gave the soundtrack three out of five stars and criticized it's title by stating "No one seems to have realized that there's something just a little sacrilegious about reducing Christ -- usually referred to as, for example, "Jesus the Savior" or "Jesus, the Son of God" -- to "Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series." He continued by criticizing the soundtrack's content by stating that it "appears to contain almost no music actually heard in the film." He next criticized the songs saying that they "are bland ballads with lyrics carefully crafted to make it easy to interpret them as being about romantic, not religious love." He concluded with stating that "According to the marketing plan, one of these songs becomes a hit, thus promoting the TV show and making more money for all involved. What would Jesus (Christ, not the epic mini-series) say?"
The soundtrack peaked at number two on the Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Album chart and number seventy-nine on the Billboard 200.
|1.||"Jesus" (Theme from the original soundtrack)||Patrick Williams||2:49|
|2.||"I Need You"||LeAnn Rimes||3:48|
|3.||"Jesus, He Loves Me"||Eric McCain||4:36|
|4.||"Nobody Ever (Only You)"||Steven Curtis Chapman||4:27|
|5.||"Spirit in the Sky"||dc Talk||3:44|
|6.||"The Love That You've Been Looking For"||98 Degrees||4:33|
|7.||"Shining Star"||Yolanda Adams||3:33|
|8.||"Love Can Change Your Mind"||Lonestar||4:17|
|9.||"Fly to You"||Avalon||3:49|
|10.||"When You Walked Into My Life"||Jaci Velasquez||3:46|
|11.||"City by a River"||Hootie & the Blowfish||3:49|
|12.||"Pie Jesu"||Sarah Brightman||3:55|
|US Top Contemporary Christian Album (Billboard)||2|
|US Billboard 200||79|
- ↑ Music From and Inspired by Jesus: The Epic Mini Series (CD liner notes). Various Artists. Capital Records/Sparrow Records. 2000. G2 7243 8 51730 2 8 SPD 1730.
- ↑ "Jesus: Music From & Inspired by the Epic Mini Series: Patrick Williams, Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com (US) Amazon.com, Inc. http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Music-Inspired-Epic-Mini/dp/B00004S57L/. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- ↑ "I Need You / Spirit in the Sky: Leann Rimes, Dc Talk: Music". Amazon.com (US) Amazon.com, Inc. http://www.amazon.com/I-Need-You-Spirit-Sky/dp/B00004VVW7/. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- ↑ Ruhlmann, William (2000-03-28). "Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series [Original Television Soundtrack] - Original Television Soundtrack". Allmusic. All Media Network, LLC. http://www.allmusic.com/album/jesus-the-epic-mini-series-original-television-soundtrack-mw0000605728. Retrieved 2015-06-28.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 Ruhlmann, William (2000-03-28). "Jesus: The Epic Mini-Series [Original Television Soundtrack] - Original Television Soundtrack, Awards". Allmusic. All Media Network, LLC. http://www.allmusic.com/album/jesus-the-epic-mini-series-original-television-soundtrack-mw0000605728/awards. Retrieved 2015-06-28.