Amazing Grace Film Gets an Inspired Soundtrack

Published: 2006-11-29
Many may not realize, but soon we are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery act in the US. To celebrate this and the upcoming release of the film Amazing Grace, based on the story of William Wilberforce who championed the abolition, Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace soundtrack will be released January 23, 2007 while the film will open February 23, 2007 in theatres.

The classic hymns sung with popular modern performers for the CD were chosen because they were close to the heart of Wilberforce and brought a refreshing and relevant take on the lyrics for society today. Featured singers include Martina McBride, Chris Tomlin, Jars of Clay, David Crowder, Natalie Grant, and MercyMe's Bart Millard.

The title track of the classic Rev. John Newton hymn, "Amazing Grace" was made new with Christ Tomlin writing a new verse to the song, as many had before him, and singing with the Wilberforce University Choir. The final version on the album also includes a resurrected verse that was a part of Newton's original poem.

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Writer: Soul Shine Staff


Hello my name is Zion. I would like to know where will the movie of Wilberforce be playing?

Editor's Note: Amazing Grace opens in theatres on February 23, 2007, please check your local listings for showtimes.
Posted by: Anonymous on January 18, 2007
Here in Portland, Oregon it will be showing at the FOX Towers thearters starting on Friday.
Posted by: Anonymous on February 21, 2007
The 200th anniversary that we are now celebrating is of the abolition of slavery (and of the slave trade)by the British Empire, not, as the article says, by the United States. Slavery in the U.S. was not abolished until quite a bit later.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 08, 2007
I want to know, is there any connection between the Wilberforce in the movie, Amazing Grace, and with the University?

Editor's Note: Wilberforce University in Ohio was the first university owned and operated by African-Americans, which may have been the reason it named its school in honour of the British abolishionist William Wilberforce (seen in the film Amazing Grace), but that's the only connection.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 23, 2007
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