Nicole C Mullen - Redeemer: The Best Of Nicole C Mullen

Published Friday 23rd February 2007
Nicole C Mullen - Redeemer: The Best Of Nicole C Mullen
Nicole C Mullen - Redeemer: The Best Of Nicole C Mullen

STYLE: R&B
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20295-11573
LABEL: Curb 8865692
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Phil Thomson

Can an album sound cheeky? I reckon so, in a sophisticated way. Executive producer Tim Marshall has culled Miss Mullen's considerable output to achieve a certain lightness of touch here, with each track topping the one before in demonstration of just how good this lady is. The title track, reprised for almost six live concert minutes at the end, is alone worth the effort. The (mostly) studio songs quite simply draw you in and teasingly hold on to you, with their infectious insistence on being soulful, edgy and downright confessional. There's the possibility you could be swaying, tapping and tearful at the same time. It's Nicole's silky sweet voice, full of warmth and yet just a little bit haunting, those ensemble bvs who sing their heart out in support - and absolutely beautifully constructed arrangements every time, down through the years - all pace, tenderness and energy at just the right moments. Spanning 2000 till 2006, there are songs from 'Nicole C Mullen', 'Talk About It', 'Live From Cincinnati: Bringin' It Home' and 'Everyday People' - in all, 17 quality songs you are likely to return to on a weekly basis. I know I will.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 16:17 on Sep 17 2013

The very first time I got wind of this top notch ccm voice, was her 5 minute mega hit anthem that debuted in 2000, "Redeemer" (the video). I have loved this song from first hearing, it was her song to sing wtg Nicole.
Now, my first glimpse of Nicole was from her husband/producer ccm artist David Mullen's 1994 debut cd: she sang back up vocals.
I really like the song "When I Call on Jesus"; have the video also. Listen to her soulful version of ccm artist's Jaci Velasquez '96 debut "On My Knees"; btw Nicole & her husband co-wrote this wondrous song.
I love the upbeat "Shooby". "Always Love You" has hit all over it from the soundtrack movie "End of the Spear". I love "I Am" written by Nicole & her husband David from 2004, great song for ccm. "Baby Girl" has a touch of that 70's soul sound flavor. "Music of my Heart" is a pure song of inspirational beauty; I had first seen a live video version of the song. This stupendous collection ends with 2 live songs, "Redeemer" & "Call on Jesus". This is a great collection, a must add to any ccm collector's list.
God bless, Don



Posted by Ebi Dave in Nigeria @ 09:42 on Jun 19 2008

Dear Nicole,
my Redeemer lives, is an inspirational and spirit provoking song. am sincerely happy for you. is of the best gospel music in the world. keep doing the best with prayers.
we love you so much but God loves you most.....



Posted by Farhana A. Nazir in Pakistani:Now in UK @ 13:48 on May 7 2007

Dear Nichole,
I am so blessed whenever I listen your song, My Redeemer Lives. I am studying as an international female Pakistani student at Edinburgh University now but i was in US couple of Years before. I just want to tell you that you are so blessed. I was under lot of pressure but your song is very powerful. God has blessed you writing and singing gift. God has gifted me to write and sing song in my language song for His glory. I was a Christian teacher in Pakistan and will be serving there after completing PhD. This is the first song, you can’t imagine how much i blessed by this. Words, Music and voice are wonderful. Thank you so much for doing this great job. You are touching painful hearts. I know you will be busy but I just want to receive response from you. What do you think about your song and when did you write it? God Bless you and your family.
Regards,
Farhana A. Nazir



Posted by TREVOR in STOKE-ON-TRENT @ 20:42 on Feb 25 2007

Just to be pedantic. Nicole is married to songwriter, producer and blue-eyed soul man David Mullen, so actually she is Mrs Mullen - she used to be Miss Nicole Colman



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