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Sun And Shield by Peter Furler Band

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Rock, Album, Top Rated
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The second album since the singer/songwriter left the Newsboys.

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  1. 1. Sun And Shield
  2. 2. So High
  3. 3. Dare I Say
  4. 4. Shame
  5. 5. Yeshua
  6. 6. The Overcomer
  7. 7. It's Alright (For Lazarus)
  8. 8. Right Wrong Girl
  9. 9. The High Road
  10. 10. We Won't Forget
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

When Peter shocked CCM followers by stepping away from the Newsboys in 2009 many wondered what might come next. What came was 2011's infectious electro-pop solo 'On Fire' which produced several Cross Rhythms turntable hits and showed the Nashville-transplanted Australian had lost none of his winning ways in finding ultra-catchy dance-tinged grooves. Now Peter has re-introduced the rock element to the proceedings which have long kept the Newsboys CCM big hitters. Strangely, the members of Furler's band (one-time Superchick man Dave Ghazarian on guitar and bass and drummer Jeff Irizarry) aren't actually playing on 'Sun And Shield', the instrumentation here left to Steve Taylor's studio and touring band - John Mark Painter, Jimmy Abegg and Mr Taylor himself - along with some all-star guests including a former and a current Newsboy Phil Joel and Jeff Frankenstein and '80s Christian rock star Mylon Le Fevre. The title track opener is a memorable rock-driven worship sound, "So High" with its fusion of Aussie rock and funk could almost be an old Newsboys track and the satirical "Dare I Say" is a clever shot at Church culture which shows that Taylor has lost none of his acerbic wit. Another gem is the simply arranged worshipful "Yeshua" on which Le Fevre shows he's lost none of his bluesy chops while the introduction of a sitar in the middle of "Shame" works brilliantly as the song reaches a crescendo. Another masterly Furler/Taylor combination.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 150038
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Platinum Pop 859711855313
Items: 1
Release Date: 05 May 2014

The second album since the singer/songwriter left the Newsboys.

After 22 years as the main creative force behind Newsboys, followed by his 2011 solo success On Fire, Peter Furler could be excused if he'd decided to mellow out a bit or rest on his laurels. Instead, the writer behind 27 No. 1 radio singles has come back with one of the strongest albums of his career, Sun and Shield.

Reteaming with longtime producer/lyricist Steve Taylor for the first time since Newsboys' gold-certified Adoration album, Sun and Shield finds Furler & The BLISSBOMBS - featuring Dave Ghazarian (Superchick, Audio Adrenaline) on bass and Jeff Irizarry on drums - combining an ambitious collection of new songs with a more muscular, band-driven sound that harkens back to the glory days of Take Me To Your Leader. Sun and Shield is the sound of an artist at the peak of his creative powers.

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Debut solo album from the former Newsboys frontman.

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