Adoration: The Worship Albumby Newsboys
Critics have often accused Newsboys of lacking originality, so the knives were no doubt being sharpened when word spread that these Christian rockers were about to release a worship album. While they were late to jump on the P&W bandwagon, Newsboys' Adoration is surprisingly solid. Beautifully produced, well performed, and void of most the usual banalities that often make worship a rather tired trend, Adoration sells itself with its excellent songwriting. The opening track, "He Reigns," may repeat the oft-heard worship litany of "glory, glory, halleluja, He reigns," but a lush backing choir and lyrics addressing Christ's global reach make a broader statement here. Most of the songs were written or co-written by lead singer Peter Furler and longtime producer Steve Taylor; indeed, the only cover here is of the now-classic "In Christ Alone," and the group's Euro-pop approach to this song is unique. Meanwhile, the live track "Lord I Don't Know" is a rocking, fiery piece that doesn't lose its reverence amid the fist-pumping guitars and energetic drums. Also worth noting is the excellent live track of "It Is You," a hit from the group's 2002 Thrive release. All in all, Newsboys certainly deliver with this one.
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Performance CreditsNewsboys Primary Artist
Jody Davis Guitar
Jeff Frankenstein Keyboards
Peter Furler Guitar,Drums,Vocals
Duncan Phillips Percussion,Drums
Phil Joel Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Technical CreditsSteve Taylor Producer
Joe Baldridge Engineer
Yvonne Hodges Contributor
Ann McCrary Contributor
Lynn Nichols Executive Producer
Chris Willis Contributor
Dan Rudin Engineer
Duawne Starling Contributor
Jeff Frankenstein Programming
Peter Furler Producer
Wes Campbell Executive Producer
Angela Primm Contributor
Gale Mayes-West Contributor
Suzanne Young Contributor
Brandon Alexander Contributor
Wendy Morgan Contributor
Steve "Steev" Taylor Producer
Nathan Young Contributor
Anthony Davis Contributor
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This CD is incredible. I could not stop listening to it. The song "Take My Hands" is my favorite. It is so inspiring. Everyone needs to have this CD in their collection.
I was expecting another typical praise album, I was happy to find I was mistaken.
I heard "He Reigns" on the radio and went directly to the store and bought this cd! No song or cd had grabbed me the way this has. Truly, "the powers of darkness can't drown out a single word..."
This is a great CD. You can't help but sing along and be excited for God!
This new Newsboys cd is really good! If you've heard any of the songs from it yet I'm sure you'd agree. Peter Furler (lead singer and writer for the Newsboys) has done it again, he has combined great music, with awsum lyrics, to praise our Lord and Savior. Not only does this carry the Newsboys well known style, but also a bit of a new twist, this being their very first worship album. I highly reccomend this cd for all listeners!!!
In a Word........Totally Awesome, My hubby and I just went to the Adoration concert, also with Jeremy Camp and Rebecca St. James. The Newsboys brought down the house. This CD is just terrific. Uplifting and Anointed, supercharged in his word.