Jesus Wept

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For the Bible verse, see Jesus wept.
Jesus Wept
Studio album by P.M. Dawn
Released October 3, 1995
Genre Rap, pop-rap, alternative rap, urban
Length 61:21
Label Gee Street
Producer Eric Kupper
P.M. Dawn chronology
The Bliss Album…?
(1993)
Jesus Wept
(1995)
Dearest Christian, I'm So Very Sorry for Bringing You Here. Love, Dad
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention)[3]
The Austin Chronicle 0/5 stars[4]

Jesus Wept is an album by American hip hop group P.M. Dawn. It was released in October 1995 via Gee Street Records, and was unable to attain the success of the group's first two albums, Of the Heart, of the Soul and of the Cross: The Utopian Experience and The Bliss Album...? (Vibrations of Love and Anger and the Ponderance of Life and Existence).

The album's highest charting single was "Downtown Venus", which contained a sample of Deep Purple's "Hush". The single reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100 and crossed over to alternative radio, resulting in the song peaking at #39 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart[5]

Music samples[edit]

Noteworthy samples from this album include: "4 O'Clock in the Morning" by the Hassles in "My Own Personal Gravity", "Pacific" by 808 State in "I'll be Waiting for You", "Don't Interrupt the Sorrow" by Joni Mitchell in "Forever Damaged (The 96th)", "Nite and Day" by Al B. Sure! in "Sometimes I Miss You So Much" and "Mama Told Me Not to Come" by Eric Burdon & The Animals in "Fantasia's Confidential Ghetto: 1999/Once in a Lifetime/Coconut". The track also contains a musical reference to The Beatles song, "Flying".

Track listing[edit]

Song writing credit is given to Attrell Cordes (Prince Be of P.M. Dawn) on each song along with whomever is being sampled, with the exceptions of "Silence...Recorded at the Gravesite of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.", which is, as the title suggests 21 seconds of silence, and received no song writing credit.

  1. "Intro" (A. Cordes) – 1:39
  2. "Downtown Venus" (A. Cordes/Joe South) – 3:32
  3. "My Own Personal Gravity" (A. Cordes, W. Joel) – 5:26
  4. "I'll Be Waiting for You" (A. Cordes, G. Massey, M. Price, G. Simpson) – 4:26
  5. "Forever Damaged (The 96th)" (A. Cordes, J. Mitchell) – 3:09
  6. "Apathy...Superstar! ?" (A. Cordes) – 4:28
  7. "The Puppet Show" (A. Cordes) – 4:04
  8. "Silence...Recorded at the Gravesite of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." – 0:21
  9. "Why God Loves You" (A. Cordes, C. Greider) – 4:09
  10. "Miles From Anything" (A. Cordes) – 5:08
  11. "The 9:45 Wake-Up Dream" (A. Cordes) – 4:50
  12. "Sonchyenne" (A. Cordes) – 3:38
  13. "A Lifetime" (A. Cordes) – 3:34
  14. "Sometimes I Miss You So Much (Dedicated to the Christ Consciousness)" (A. Cordes, K. West, A. Brown III) – 4:42
  15. "Fantasia's Confidential Ghetto: 1999/Once in a Lifetime/Coconut" (D. Byrne, Chris Frantz, L. Fulsom, Jerry Harrison, J. McCraklin, Prince, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, Tina Weymouth) – 8:15

Singles[edit]

  • "Downtown Venus", 1995 (various mixes)
  • "Sometimes I Miss You So Much", 1995 (various mixes)

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Peak Position
1995 The Billboard 200 #119

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