Julie Miller - Meet Julie Miller

Sunday 1st July 1990
Julie Miller - Meet Julie Miller
Julie Miller - Meet Julie Miller

STYLE: Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8113-7865
LABEL: Myrrh 5261
FORMAT: CD Album

Reviewed by Dave Massey

The press release says that producer Dan Posthuma hunted high and low to locate Ms Miller after hearing her voice. Well, he found her, and the result is this debut album. It's very commer­cial - especially the opening song "You Knew The Way To My Heart" and Ms Miller's lyrics are for the most part very strong.  In fact throwing critical caution to the wind - they're some of the best I've seen. "Dangerous Place" is a song about abortion, how a mother's womb is the most dangerous place in America.  Here's a taster: "Little ones to him belong/Little ones where have you gone/Was it war that stilled your voice?/No, it was your mother's choice/Where was the doctor's healing hand/When children/died across the land/ Was it in search of saving life/ No, death came from his knife." Pretty strong stuff! Nevertheless there is some bad news (at least for Cyndi Lauper). Julie Miller sounds so much like Cyndi that I wouldn't be surprised to see her gazing into the jobcentre window before too long.  I thought maybe it was my imagination, so I played the album to a friend and he said..."Isn't that Cyndi Lauper?" I rest my case. The album is great, Dan Posthuma's production is hot - from the jangly acid coast rock/60s guitars to the accordion. Julie Miller has a lot of talent and I think that with a little more direction she could well break away from Cyndi Lauper's shadow and be one of the best Christian artistes around at the moment.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Dogtown
2. You Knew The Way To My Heart [Listen]
3. Mystery Love
4. What Would Jesus Do? [Listen]
5. Don't Cry For Me
6. How Could You Say No [Listen]
7. King Of My Heart
8. Song To The Devil (I'm Thru With You)
9. Who Owns Your Heart
10. My Psychiatrist
11. Love Will Find You
12. Dangerous Place
13. I Will Arise And Go To Jesus

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Reader Comments

Posted by Mike Scott in San Diego @ 13:29 on Nov 15 2010

I saw her live at Superfest @ Glen Helen Park in 1990 (I believe), debuting this very album - WOW!

I had never heard of her before the festival but it would be hard to forget her after seeing/hearing her performance. The live show was very moving, it seemed like she had not come to terms with some issues in her life, maybe not fully settled on God's willingness to forgive us despite how bad some of the things we might have done were.

I really hope she is happy and content in her life.

Anyway, Julie is great and 'Meet Julie Miller' is a classic.



Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:22 on May 18 2010

I have this classic cd by Julie; yes a great fave. "What would JESUS do" was one the first songs I heard on ccm radio when it debuted. Of course the song included vocals of 2 outstanding ccm artists, Russ Taff and Amy Grant. I luv the sincerity in Julie's vocals. And "Broken Things" who can forget from her second cd. The Williams Bros. covered this song so beautifully on their "Harmony Hotel" cd. She has also contributed on several ccm artists projects to include, Benny Hester, Russ Taff (from "Our Hymns") and the late Mark Heard. Other artists have recorded her songs as well. GOD Bless! -Don



Posted by Gavin in UK @ 23:42 on Mar 26 2009

Offer for meet julie miller cd

Gavin



Posted by JOSEPH ANGILERI in NO. BILLERICA,MA @ 06:50 on Jun 29 2008

MEET JULIE MILLER ALBUM IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALL TIME ALBUMS.



Posted by Chris Schroeder in Winnipeg @ 06:28 on Mar 22 2008

Yes, I am looking for 'What Would Jesus Do' as well - hoping it will be on her compilation album. Perhaps we should request it at their site...?!


Reply by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:03 on Sep 16 2010

Hey Chris, try amazon.com or music gemm.com, I saw a cd for sale with the song you are looking for. The cd title is "Meet Julie Miller" from 1990. GOD Bless!-Don

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Posted by Heather in Pensacola, FL @ 05:41 on May 16 2007

Julie Miller's early music is all out of print now-a-days. Like Michele said you can find it on Ebay for a rather pricey amount. Sometimes you can find them cheap. I am so glad I still have my tapes: Meet Julie Miller and Orphans and Angels, I used to have a copy of He Walks Through Walls but no longer. You can go to Buddy & Julie Miller's website, they just recently downloaded portions of songs from her early albums. It's hard to find the entire song on the net anywhere though. Have a good one.


Reply by Amy Reynolds in California @ 12:42 on May 11 2008

He Walks Through Walls can be found on i-tunes. I just bought and downloaded it yesterday. Thank God! Still searching in vain for Meet Julie Miller and Orphans and Angels. Currently on sale with Amazon for $100.00. I am not willing to spend that much for a used cd.

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Posted by Marlena Heck in Jacksonville, fl @ 20:06 on Feb 27 2007

So, sad! What would Jesus Do is such a wonderful song. This album is great but can't even be purchased on the web site. I too used to have it on tape and it wore out. Does anyone know how to find it?


Reply by Don @ 18:40 on May 27 2010

Hi Marlena, try ordering from these music sites; GEMM and Musidstak. Type in Julie Miller, but make sure you press tab for artist. This will bring up everything available to purchase. Hope that you get it.. I also have the cd.. GOD Bless! - Don

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Reply by Michele in Ohio @ 22:48 on Apr 25 2007

I've been looking for the cd as well. I discovered that "Meet Julie Miller" is out of print. Every now and then it pops up on Ebay for about $50.00

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Posted by Jenny Davidson in Wewoka, OK @ 03:30 on Oct 14 2006

I love this album and had it on tape growing up. I played it so many times it finally wore out. I have been looking for it on a CD, but have not had any luck.


Reply by Don @ 12:50 on Jun 15 2012

Try gemm.com, or amazon, or musicstack, GOD bless you in your find.

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Posted by Kevin Blythe in Hockley, Essex, England @ 17:16 on Aug 26 2006

Good to see some info about Julie Miller - it seems to be hard to find. Do u know if there is a Julie Miller website? I'd like to pass on my thanks for some uplifting music.

Thx


Reply by Ken in San Diego @ 00:02 on Nov 7 2007

She has a website, Buddy & Jullie Miller.com and has a compilation of her first 4 albums coming out soon.

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