- Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (A Walk Down Stairs)
- Come and Listen
- Here Is Our King
- Wholly Yours
- Foreverandever etc.
- (A Quiet Interlude)
- A Beautiful Collision
- Soon I Will Be Done With the Troubles of the World
- Be Lifted or Hope Rising
- I Saw the Light
- O God Where Are You Now (In Pickerel Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?
- (B Quiet Interlude)
- Do Not Move
- Come Awake
- You Are My Joy
- Our Happy Home
- (Repeat/Return) Or When the Seventh Angel Sounded His Trumpet, And Ther
- We Win!
- Rescue Is Coming (B Walk Downstairs)
- A Conversation
- The Lark Ascending or (Perhaps More Accurately, I'm Trying to Make You Sing
A Collisionby David Crowder
The genre-busting third studio effort from David Crowder and company exceeded any kind of creative expectations following their RIAA-certified gold album Illuminate. Never one to be predictable, the worship leader from Waco, TX took a colossal risk by interjecting his group's trademark alternative rock with the seemingly at-odds flavor of bluegrass. One would think these genres are hopelessly at odds until they are juxtaposed in such a setting as this. It turns out that they not only created a yet-to-be-duplicated fusing of old and new sounds, but this synergy became a metaphor for the state of contemporary Christian music in the early 2000s. It was in the first decade of the century that a return to worship albums became fashionable again, and as a result nearly every forward-thinking artist released a collection of traditional worship songs in his or her own hue. Crowder's manner of honoring the past was to take this concept one step further and merge it boldly with his highly produced blend of peppy alternative and electronic rock. The album is divided into four sections, each with its own deeper meaning. "A Part" is where listeners find the David Crowder they have grown to know and love -- tried and true hits like the groove-laden "Wholly Yours" and the effervescent "Foreverandever Etc." "B Part" takes a departure into more brooding tracks with a foray into Maroon 5-esque funk. About halfway through the album, tempered spirituals like "I Saw the Light," "Our Happy Home" and "O God Where Art Thou" begin to appear more often. The final two sections suggest where the band was headed on its next record, adding an ethereal, contemplative sheen to the mix. A Collision's stronghold on the CCM charts continued for well over a year, racking up every accolade imaginable. A spin-off collection of bluegrass offerings, B Collision, was released in 2006.
- Release Date:
- Six Step Records
Performance CreditsDavid Crowder Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals,Group Member
Mike D Bass Guitar
Jack Parker Banjo,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
David Crowder Band Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Jason Solley Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
B-Wack Drums,Group Member
Technical CreditsRalph Vaughan Williams Composer
Johnny Cash Composer
Loretta Lynn Composer
Mike D Programming
Jack Parker Composer
Alice Tweed Smith Mixing Coordinator
Hank Williams Composer
Mike Hogan Composer
Shane D. Wilson Engineer
Tedd T. Audio Production
Michael Dodson Composer
Ed Cash Vocal Producer
Chuck Turner Engineer
Louie Giglio Executive Producer
David Crowder Arranger,Composer,Programming
David Crowder Band Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Brad O'Donnell Executive Producer
Jason Solley Composer
Chris Henning Engineer
Rusty Varenkamp Engineer
Dave Steunebrink Mixing Coordinator
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This CD is my personal favorite of the Band's collection. These are some of the best "in concert" songs as well. Don't miss a chance to see them live!
I just got this cd and I love it!!Some of my favorite songs are Here is our King,Wholly Yours,You are my Joy,Lets just say every song on there I really like it is a great cd and it is lots of fun to listen too!!David Crowder did great on this one!!
This CD is pretty hot. I love it and my youth group loves it. We LOVE David Crowder - my best friend has even met him (apparently he's quite skinny). I just got this CD - I am just warming up to it. I love "I Saw the Light", "We win!", and "Foreverandever Etc". I have his other CD (Illuminate) and I love it. I will probably soon be getting his, "Can you hear us?"
I bought this CD the first day it came out expecting it to be average. I thought there was no way DC could match their earlier releases. I was wrong. Their sound in this one is a little different than previous releases, but certainly isn't a step back. But it's not as good as "all i can say" which is by far the best CD I've ever heard. It's an independent release, but if you can find it you won't be dissapointed.
David Crowder continues his progression as a leading Christian artist: he is a lyricist, a musician and an author. His crossover appeal to non-Christians makes his music even more meaningful. He describes a beautiful collision as "When His Divinity meets our depravity it will be a beautiful collision". David Crowder's music reminds me of my own life on the edge of the precipice between spiritual life and death. I appreciate the David Crowder Band's participation in Passion's ministry to college students. I'm a mid-40's parent of 5 kids (and I've never been a rock-n-roller) --the appeal of David Crowder is that his music is fresh and genuine.