God's Not Dead

God's Not Dead

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by Newsboys
     
 

Continuing their prolific output since the recruitment of dc Talk frontman Michael Tait, God's Not Dead is the third release from Aussie Christian rock outfit Newsboys in less than 18 months, following 2010's double whammy of Born Again and their Christmas EP. Suggesting that their creative flow may haveSee more details below

Overview

Continuing their prolific output since the recruitment of dc Talk frontman Michael Tait, God's Not Dead is the third release from Aussie Christian rock outfit Newsboys in less than 18 months, following 2010's double whammy of Born Again and their Christmas EP. Suggesting that their creative flow may have been exhausted, their 15th studio effort and first worship album since 2004's Devotion, features several cover versions of popular contemporary worship songs from the likes of Ben Cantelon ("Savior of the World"), Hillsong ("Forever Reign"), and Daniel Bashta (the title track). But by opting to leave the inspirational indie rock source material largely intact, the band fail to stamp their own mark on proceedings, with only the surprisingly funky, indie disco treatment of Chris McClarney's country-rock anthem "Your Love Never Fails," and the ramped-up, crunching metal-lite riffs on Gateway Worship's emotive "Revelation Song" providing any notable differences. While the chugging basslines, "woah-oah" choruses, and pounding beats of original compositions, "The King Is Coming" and "Here We Stand" both adhere to the album's prevalent, rousing indie rock formula, the punchy, string-soaked dramatics of closer "I Am Second" (one of two tracks featuring the vocals of Tait's former bandmate Kevin Max) and the soaring hymnal acoustics of "All the Way" prove the Newsboys haven't run out of ideas. But with one track lifted from their previous effort ("Mighty to Save") and a string of competent but unremarkable covers, God's Not Dead suggests Newsboys need their batteries recharged.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2011
Label:
Inpop
UPC:
0804147159221
catalogNumber:
71592
Rank:
5675

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Newsboys   Primary Artist
Jay Dawson   Bagpipes
Brian Dexter   Drums
Jody Davis   Guitar,Background Vocals
Jeff Frankenstein   Keyboards
Duncan Phillips   Drums
Michael Tait   Vocals
Kevin Max Smith   Background Vocals
Kevin Max   Vocals
Todd Caldwell   Organ,Keyboards
Seth Mosley   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Steven Kadar   Drums

Technical Credits

Dave McNair   Mastering
Kevin Miller   Layout
Mike O'Connor   Drum Engineering
Jeff Frankenstein   Programming
Wes Campbell   Executive Producer,Cover Art Direction
Norm Miller   Composer
Jared Anderson   Composer
Reuben Morgan   Composer
Jason Ingram   Composer
Ben Glover   Composer
Anthony Skinner   Composer
Buckley Miller   Engineer,Drum Engineering
Ben Cantelon   Composer
Jonathan Lee   Composer
Jennie Lee Riddle   Composer
Chris McClarney   Composer
Sarah Hart   Composer
Daniel Bashta   Composer
Seth Mosley   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Benjamin Fielding   Composer
Rice Broocks   Liner Notes
Dave Wagner   Executive Producer

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