Ulf - Mighty Wave

Saturday 1st May 2004
Ulf - Mighty Wave
Ulf - Mighty Wave

RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Jeremy Williams

Gathering together cuts from his 1981 and 1990 solo albums with five previously unreleased songs, ‘Mighty Wave’ is a sort of best of Ulf Christiansson, lead singer with Sweden’s first Christian rock group, the pioneering Jerusalem. In a country where rock and Satanism had gone hand in hand Jerusalem were at times banned and at other times lauded for their no-holds-barred apocalyptic rock. Those themes carry over in Ulf’s own work, with recurring messages of Christ’s inevitable victory and the coming judgment. Unfortunately the music itself has not aged well, and the big drum climaxes and keyboard intros are very dated, at times cringingly so. When he plugs in and rocks out on songs like “Thief In The Night”, which builds slowly and then erupts into a great call for repentance, Ulf is at his best. When the keyboards guide the way and the choir comes out, as on the title track, this is little more than forgettable ‘80s praise.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Mighty Wave [Listen]
2. Come Touch [Listen]
3. Winner (Innerman) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Andy Zeller in Lenexa, Kansas @ 18:12 on Jan 16 2007

Where can I buy Jerusalem and Ulf Christiansson cd's?

Reply by Irma in Florida @ 07:14 on Jul 21 2007

Contact Chris Brinkley at chrisbrinkley.com and he should be able to connect you. Tell him I sent you.

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