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Born Again by Newsboys

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album, Airplay, Chart, Top Rated
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New line up Newsboys with Michael Tait release their 15th studio project.

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  1. 1. Born Again
  2. 2. One Shot
  3. 3. Way Beyond Myself
  4. 4. Impossible
  5. 5. When The Boys Light Up
  6. 6. Build Us Back
  7. 7. Escape
  8. 8. Miracles
  9. 9. Running To You
  10. 10. On Your Knees
  11. 11. Mighty To Save
  12. 12. Jesus Freak
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Reviewed by Steve Husband

Now that long time members Jody Davis on guitar, keyboardist Jeff Frankenstein and drummer Duncan Phillips have welcomed the vocal strengths, writing talents and boundless energy of former dc Talk member Michael Tait to the band, this is clearly a good reason to feel born again and in fact, share some new songs. The foursome is embarking on a sure-to-be momentous year with "Born Again". The title track talks about the poverty stricken people of Baja in Mexico and will be used to raise funds and embark on one of the biggest home building projects ever. The 12 track album will certainly become a classic and rightly so with great lyrics, ultra tight musicianship and first class production throughout. The new blend of styles is a joy to experience from track to track allowing for changes in mood when listening. Repeated listening to the album will undoubtedly build favour for all the other tracks. "One Shot" reminds us that we have one earthly life to make the right choices whilst "Way Beyond Myself" hits a pop style to encourage an awareness of something greater than our own strength and desires. "Impossible" takes the tempo down a little to build our confidence and awareness that with God we are capable of so much more. This theme is extended in the punchy "When The Boys Light Up" in an almost call to arms atmosphere encouraging great things. Not forgetting times can become very difficult, "Build Us Back" is a reminder that God meets us at those times and provides all we need to recover The final track "Jesus Freak" features KJ-52 though will seem to the legion of dc Talk fans a cynical attempt to copy the glorious McKeehan, Max and Tait rendition. In view of the original's iconic status, including the song in the re-minted Newsboys live set is reasonable. But wilfully replicating dc Talk's classic as a closer to 'Born Again' seems like a major dropped ball. However, with plenty of top quality tracks elsewhere on this album, there's a good chance that this creative misjudgement will be overlooked.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 94713
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Inpop 804147152123
Items: 1
Release Date: 31 Aug 2010

New line up Newsboys with Michael Tait release their 15th studio project.

This GRAMMY®-nominated and Dove Award-winning band has achieved what few artists have in their lifetime. They have sold over 6.5 million units, garnered five Gold albums and 20 #1 hits, and are renown for their heart-pumping live shows. Now, Newsboys are more eager than ever to release their 15th studio project, ‘Born Again’.

Fronted by the ever-energetic Michael Tait (of the multi-platinum trio dcTalk), the band is embarking on a momentous year with a brand new set of innovative tunes. With songs penned by Newsboys, The Write Brothers, and Steve Taylor, including a new track by Mark Stuart (Audio Adrenaline), ‘Born Again’ will truly live out its title due to such songs as ‘Boys Light Up’, ‘One Shot’, ‘Born Again’, ‘On Your Knees’ and their first single ‘I'll Be’. ‘Born Again’ was produced by The Write Brothers and Mark Heimermann (dcTalk, TobyMac, Michael W. Smith).

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