Born Again

Born Again

by Newsboys
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Born Again

After the departure of lead singer and songwriter Peter Furler, fans of the hugely popular Newsboys might have been worried about a change in direction or a drop-off in quality. Luckily for those fans, Newsboys went out and got the best free agent on the market, dc Talk's Michael Tait, and their 2010 album, the aptly titled Born Again, shows no signs of decline. In fact, thanks to the inspired songwriting, the interesting production of the Write Bros., and Tait's impassioned vocals, the album stands with their best work. There are some changes and alterations to their sound, which is no great surprise since the band has never been content to make the same record again and again. They have also always stayed up on musical trends, and as such there is some Auto-Tune on the album, and also some thick, techno synths; an emo-poppy rocker ("Miracles"); and -- in a nice nod to Tait's past -- a hard-rocking cover of dc Talk's classic "Jesus Freak." At its core, however, the record is about faith, inspiration, and belief, and the band delivers the message with complete conviction and power. And more importantly, they deliver it wrapped in music that isn't a bargain-bin version of modern rock; it's diverse, interesting, and huge-sounding music that packs a punch. You have to hand it to the band and its management. When faced with a potentially career-altering crisis, they regrouped and came back as strong as ever.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2010
Label: Inpop
UPC: 0804147152123
catalogNumber: 71521

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Newsboys   Primary Artist
Brian Dexter   Drums
Jody Davis   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Jeff Frankenstein   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Group Member
Duncan Phillips   Drums,Group Member
Michael Tait   Vocals,Group Member
KJ-52   Rap
Jonathan Surratt   Strings
Seth Mosley   Guitar
Jake Rye   Guitar
Brandon Romine   Drums
Chanel Campbell   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Newsboys   Composer
Mark Heimermann   Composer
Toby McKeehan   Composer
Jeff Frankenstein   Programming
Wes Campbell   Composer,Executive Producer
Michael Tait   Composer,Producer
Mark Stuart   Composer
F. Reid Shippen   Additional Production
Wirlie Morris   Producer
Dale Bray   Composer
Steve Taylor   Composer
Reuben Morgan   Composer
Theron M. Thomas   Composer
Timothy J. Thomas   Composer
Breezy Baldwin   Layout
David Molnar   Cover Photo
Jake Harsh   Programming
Jason Walker   Composer
Seth Mosley   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Juan Otero   Producer
Jake Rye   Composer,Programming,Producer
Benjamin Fielding   Composer
James Michael Reyne   Composer
Write Bros J.O.   Composer
Trent Rouillon   Images
Write Brothers   Composer,Producer

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Born Again 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Matthew911 More than 1 year ago
I pre-ordered this CD and loved it.The "Jesus Freak" song could of have a better style but I love it.
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