Genie - Wildflowers

Thursday 1st January 2004
Genie - Wildflowers
Genie - Wildflowers

STYLE: Ambient/Meditational
RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

I’ve known about the music ministry of Troy and Genie Nilsson for some years and in that time they’ve shown that they can produce worthwhile music in several genres, including kids’ praise via their excellent Scripture Rock series, and gentle ambient-tinged inspirational music. This album is the latter, but I have to say that the cover shot does Genie no favours, depicting her as some sort of earth mother, complete with flowers in her hair, suggesting a totally erroneous New Age direction. When the music starts, some of it is rather weird, with no apparent Christian content; some of it can be taken on two levels – love song to spouse or to Jesus (“You Steal My Heart Away”, “I Love You More Than Life”, “Undying Love”)? However, there are several more straightforward tracks, including “Someday”, a vision of Heaven, where there’ll be no more pain (especially appropriate, as Genie suffers from a chronic bone disorder), and Troy and Genie get the opportunity to combine their guitar and piano talents on a couple of gentle instrumentals. If easy listening bordering on the ethereal is your scene, this is fine – and there’s a full set of instrumental versions of the songs to enable you to really chill out.

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Posted by Doc Gibbs in Coppell TX @ 09:37 on Sep 9 2016

The Nilsson's music is indeed heavenly, rich and inspiring. I cannot find a biography of Troy and Genie Nilsson anywhere. I once read that they died in the mission field. What has happened to them?

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