Need

Need

by Todd Agnew
     
 

Marriage, fatherhood, and a new home caused Todd Agnew to let down his guard for the making of his fifth album. Known for being passionately direct, Agnew seems to have found his sweet spot on this record by slightly toning down the delivery without losing the meaning of the message. The singer went through a series of life-changing events following 2007's Better…  See more details below

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Marriage, fatherhood, and a new home caused Todd Agnew to let down his guard for the making of his fifth album. Known for being passionately direct, Agnew seems to have found his sweet spot on this record by slightly toning down the delivery without losing the meaning of the message. The singer went through a series of life-changing events following 2007's Better Questions -- which entered Billboard's Christian retail chart at number one -- returning to his home state of Texas and becoming a homeowner, stepfather, and husband. The aptly titled Need is a gritty tour of Americana that weaves itself through the singer/songwriter's various influences. The album ranges from the toe-tapping Southern gospel of "Higher Ground" to the Bebo Norman-esque folk-pop of "Did You Mean Me?" and "Give Me Jesus." The singer's vocals dominate most of the tracks, including the singalong "Tell Me the Story," where his measured growl resembles a cross between Nickelback's Chad Kroeger and Third Day's Mac Powell. But it is on the stunning track "The Love of God" where Agnew is the most vulnerable, with an almost transcendent chorus that focuses on the heart of his message. There is certainly a need for Agnew's brand of gospel out there, and the tweaks he made to his sound for this album are all to his credit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/06/2009
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0766887255529
catalogNumber:
725552

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Todd Agnew   Primary Artist,Guitar,Piano
Brian Wilson   Drums
Mike Jackson   Drums,Tambourine
Jackie Johnson   Background Vocals
James Joseph   Organ,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Steve Selvidge   Guitar
Dave Smith   Bass
Rick Steff   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Charlie Shaw   Guitar
Samantha Weaver   Guitar
Adam Hill   Tambourine
Anna Acosta   Violin
Tim Mason   Piano,Hammond Organ
Mike Jackson and the Soul Providers   Drums,Tambourine
Scott Hardin   Guitar,Piano
Jamie Kenney   Piano
Jonathan Chu   Strings
Kim Trammel   Drums
Richard Thomas   Bass,Strings,Cello
James Joseph   Organ,Piano,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Ryan Wingo   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

James Joseph   Programming,Producer
Chris Collins   Composer,Lyricist
Henry Francis Lyte   Composer,Lyricist
Samuel Trevor Francis   Composer,Lyricist
Adam Hill   Engineer
Melissa Mattey   Vocal Engineer,Piano Engineer
Todd Agnew   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Curry Weber   Producer,Engineer
Scott Hardin   Producer
Michael Neale   Composer
Johnson Oatman   Composer,Lyricist
James Joseph   Programming,Producer

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