Go is a revolutionary achievement for a band that has spent the better part of two decades carving out a niche for dance-oriented contemporary Christian rock. The pioneers of pulse present a new set of high-production beats with glossy guitars and synth work. The collection was inspired by the band's concerts in Europe, Morocco, and Tiberius, Israel, in support of their two worship albums, 2003's Adoration and 2004's Devotion. Frontman Peter Furler found himself writing plenty of new material after unique concerts for diverse crowds in which Buddhists, Muslims, and Jews listened together. The result is not a step back in his lyrical assertions, but quite the opposite: the very heart of Go is an invitation to follow the Great Commission. Much like Switchfoot was able to set one foot in modern rock soil while keeping the other firmly planted on the safe grounds of faith-based worship, Newsboys don't try to hide their ambition for crossover appeal. The sound draws upon synth pop and Euro-dance influences that disappeared with the rise of grunge in the early '90s and returned victoriously over a decade later. Thus, the record sounds much like New Order without the ambiguity, Erasure without the sulking, or Agnes Poetry minus the brooding. "In Wonder" opens with a riff that sounds much like the intro to Duran Duran's "Come Undone." "Secret Kingdom" has a Savage Garden vibe to it. And "Your Love Is Better Than Life" channels the carefree throbbing of Fatboy Slim's "The Rockafeller Skank." The more accessible "I Am Free" made its way onto the popular compilation WoW Hits 2007. Go remains one of the groups' most ambitious works, appealing to both teens and Generation X-ers.
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Performance CreditsNewsboys Primary Artist
Lynn Nichols Guest Appearance
Jeff Frankenstein Keyboards,Group Member
Peter Furler Guitar,Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Duncan Phillips Percussion,Drums,Group Member
Paul Colman Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Phil Joel Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Technical CreditsLynn Nichols Composer
Jeff Frankenstein Programming
Peter Furler Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Paul Colman Composer
Tedd T. Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Wes Campbell Executive Producer
Dale Bray Executive Producer
Phil Joel Composer
Dave Wagner Executive Producer
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This cd is my favorite cd to come out in 2006! It is awesome! A diverse collection of songs ranging from techno, rock, pop, worship, and more. The guitar sounds and drum beats are awesome. My favorite part about the music is the aussie accents! The topics remain solid encouraging believers to GO share the gospel to all nations as Christ said to. If you like lively music than you will probably love this album regardless of whether or not you are a Christian. The Newsboys are my favorite band and have been for the past 10+ years and this cd shows how great this band really is! If you have never heard the Newsboys than give this cd a try! Its a great album to use as your introduction to a great band!
This CD has some serious sound tricks incorporated into it. Songs like 'Secret Kingdom' and 'Wherever We Go' can be listened to again and again. Newsboys fans can't miss out on this CD.
Well Newsboys have always been my favorite band...after all..they brought me to christ!! The GO album is like a twist of all they're totally awesome albums...its like a mix of breakfast, entertaining angels ect!! if u havent heard it yet, then your missing out on some greats tuff!!