BN.com Gift Guide

Need

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
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 ...
See more details below
CD
$10.44
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$10.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (6) from $2.25   
  • Used (5) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jared Johnson
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.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 766887255529
  • Catalog Number: 725552
  • Sales rank: 278,135

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Joy Unspeakable (2:54)
  2. 2 Written on the Wall (3:35)
  3. 3 I Need No Other (3:29)
  4. 4 Give Me Jesus (3:22)
  5. 5 Higher Ground (5:05)
  6. 6 Tell Me the Story (3:13)
  7. 7 Did You Mean Me? (3:24)
  8. 8 Gloria (2:58)
  9. 9 The Love of God (5:16)
  10. 10 Breakable (3:00)
  11. 11 Deep Love of Jesus (3:08)
  12. 12 Jesus, The Hope of Glory (6:15)
Read More Show Less

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
Larry Nix Mastering
Chris Collins Composer, Lyricist
Henry Francis Lyte Composer, Lyricist
Samuel Trevor Francis Composer, Lyricist
Adam Hill Engineer
Melissa Mattey Vocal Engineer, Piano Engineer
Kevin Nix Mastering
Todd Agnew Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Curry Weber Producer, Engineer
Scott Hardin Producer
Michael Neale Composer
Johnson Oatman Jr. Composer, Lyricist
James Joseph Programming, Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously