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The Mission Bell by Delirious?

Cross Rhythms Rating: 10/10
CD: Album
Tags: Rock, CD, Chart, Worship, Album, Recommended, Airplay, Top Rated, Popular
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Eighth studio album from the UK's most popular Christian rock band.

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  1. 1. Stronger
  2. 2. Now Is The Time
  3. 3. Solid Rock
  4. 4. All This Time
  5. 5. Miracle Maker
  6. 6. Here I Am Send Me
  7. 7. Fires Burn
  8. 8. Our God Reigns
  9. 9. Love Is A Miracle
  10. 10. Paint The Town Red
  11. 11. Take Off My Shoes
  12. 12. I'll See You
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Their eighth studio album which surprisingly, considering its strong Jesus message, got a fairly enthusiastic review in Q. So have the d:boys delivered an album up there with 'King Of Fools'? I'd say they have, thanks to some magnificent new compositions from Mr Smith, some sonic wizardry from Kiwi producer Sam Gibson and an open-hearted vulnerability and Holy Spirit boldness which permeates the whole project. Probably the track which will get the most immediate attention is the pulsating rocker "Paint The Town Red" which starts off like a snarly garage band from an American one horse town before developing into an anthemic "here we go" arm puncher which will no doubt enliven stadium crowds for years to come. The tracks that drew me in were the eerie, solemn "Take Off My Shoes" where over an ebowed guitar Martin sings in that mood of tremulous poignancy only he can emanate. Then there's a breathtaking "All This Time" where an undulating guitar pattern kicks off an arrangement which leaves vistas of reverberating space before it suddenly explodes into a rock solid chorus, followed by a HEAVY guitar then cuts away again. Sam and the boys are to be congratulated with such an explosive rock 'n' roll dynamics. Ear-catching tracks don't stop there - the opener "Stronger" which I recently heard on a soon-to-be-released Narnia Chronicles compilation has grown on me while "Miracle Maker" from its voice and piano intro to its shimmering climax is a no holds barred celebration of the holiness of God. Fans will also want to take note of "Solid Rock", which features a rap by TobyMac. 'The Mission Bell' rings out with a defiant note of faith in these troubled times. It will surely resonate in the hearts of tens of thousands.

Style: Rock
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 13788
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Furious? FURYCD9
Items: 1
Release Date: 07 Nov 2005

Eighth studio album from the UK's most popular Christian rock band.

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16 recordings from the pioneering modern worship band.

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Rock stalwarts return with an album that will weigh you down and lift you up.

For more information about Delirious?, check the Delirious? Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Spam in Sleaford at 21:41 on Nov 8 2005

I have to say that this is not an effort. However I would say Delirious could learn something from a band called 'My Kurious' who are a great band, producing a good album on a low budget.

Posted by Thomas Hall in Lincoln at 00:24 on Nov 11 2005

Its not their best album. Sometimes their music can be repetitive and wishy washy. Great Band, but have they lost the edge? I think the reviewer, goes along with the flow, because they are a fashionable group and not objective in real music. Where has all the raw music gone? Anointed?? or Just good musicians??

Posted by MarkW in Ireland at 13:41 on Nov 28 2005

top notch guys, still the greatest! end of eh?

Posted by mike in glengormley (northern ireland) at 21:18 on Nov 30 2005

guys this is a brilliant album for me world services is so far your best but missions bell is up there!!!!

for those who are getting sly digs in, you cannot fault these guys for their heart i mean name one other singer song writer that has written as many top qaulity tunes, no1 can do that alone God thanks for bleesing Mr Smith and the rest of the Dboys

Posted by Ben Doggett in Isle of Wight at 20:00 on Dec 5 2005

The album is outstanding! There is absolutely no chance that Delirious? are anything less than greatly anointed by God, they certainly haven’t lost their edge! This album is yet another stunner as they move from strength to strength. I was totally blown away by many of the tracks with superb hard-hitting lyrics and awesome guitar. It totally speaks to you if you are just willing to listen - top notch stuff. Delirious? are just so passionate for God and this comes across in their music. This fantastic album by a highly talented, very successful band shows how God-focused Delirious? really are!

Posted by Loubee in Scunthorpe at 19:25 on Feb 1 2006

This is an awesome album! I didn't think so at first, but I love Delirious? and when I kept listening to it it grew on me so much, it's now my favourite Delirious studio album! I'm gonna say it again, it's awesome!!!!

Posted by Emma in United Kingdom at 14:30 on Feb 20 2006

Ive not got the mission bell album yet but i have just heared miricle maker play on cross rhythms on the sky chanel, but now that i have heared the song i will be buying it. keep up the good work guy's, youre the best.

Posted by Michelle Richardson in Newcastle , Staffordshire at 20:41 on Mar 14 2006

I am a big fan of Delirious and have seen them a few times, this is my fav album so far. It has energy and builds up a great feeling of expectancy of what we should be doing for our God !
Love this !

Posted by Paulo in Colombia at 17:55 on Apr 14 2006

Before buying the disc, I was thinking it was not one of their best, but I changed my opinion when I listened to it! Despite that, I believe the best Delirious? disc (and maybe the best disc ever made) is GLO. Anyway, from the last disc, I really love songs like Take off my shoes and Miracle Maker. And for me, Delirious is the best band ever!!

Posted by Ben in Maldon, Essex at 21:26 on Apr 14 2006

I had the privilege of catching Delirious? live in Brighton in November last year and was witness to the first-ever performance of Miracle Maker. Wow! This track is definitely the high point of what I think really IS the best album by Delirious? If NME are willing to concede that Delirious? would be massive WITHOUT God, you know these guys have not lost it ;-)

Posted by Jude in england at 16:14 on May 8 2006

hey ! delerious r an ace band n they do awesome music lol luvin the new album hehe

Posted by Jonathan in East Sussex at 22:26 on May 31 2006

This is a top quality album from the d:boys and shows how creative and anointed this band are. They have by no means lost their edge! I still think that Glo is the best Delirious? album to date but this one is up there with the best of them! The album is bursting with Christ-centered lyrics and anointed melodies. You guys have not lost it and still create awesome albums and songs to bless the Church!
Keep rockin d:boys and serving God with all that you have
God Bless,

Posted by Bernie Moreno in Bartlett, IL USA at 19:01 on Jun 19 2006

When I first got the album & listened late that night, I wasn't impressed & shelved it. A couple of months later, in a louder mood, I gave it another go at substantially elevated levels & realized that the initial problem was purely environmental (kids were asleep!). To all those complaining that this one is weak, I would suggest dumping that 10 yr old 30W receiver. D? are still cutting edge and raw (hello?... those who didn't support as brick-thick an album as Touch/AudioLessonover!), maybe you just need to learn to appreciate a superior mix as well.

Posted by ERIKA in SAN ANTONIO, TX USA at 19:08 on Jul 17 2006

This is a great album!!! WHERE ARE THE REAL D: FANS???!!!! I'd rather listen to music that is being sung to god from the heart than to music that is coming from the mouth to please people!!! Delirious you rock!!!!!

Posted by Paulo in Colombia at 15:19 on Jul 22 2006

Delirious is the best band ever! However, and even though I like The mission bell really much, is not their best album. I wish they do something like GLO, my favourite disc of all the times.. Anyway, thay are awesome and htey are doing great things all around the world

Posted by sandra Torres at 17:02 on Oct 27 2006

I need the letter of song Miracle Maker of Delirious.
Thank you.

Posted by inter.des in mexico at 18:23 on Dec 8 2006

itis the best band, I need the letter of song Rainw Donw
Thank you

Posted by D. Bruce Lapham, Jr. in Everett, Washington at 12:53 on May 5 2007

I saw D? in Everett in March. One of the best concerts I ever saw, and I've seen Yes, Genesis, Who, etc. They played a lot of the songs from this album. I'm 51 but I was jumping up and down with the kids. My daughter went with me. she insisted we buy the new live dvd/cd, which is fabulous. Now I'm a big fan. I'll have to get this "Mission Bell" album, too.

Posted by Noémie Peltier in in craon, france at 15:11 on Oct 24 2007

je trouve que delirious son extraordinaire et j'aime tout praticulièrement leur chanson "Our god Reigns".
Et bonne continuation à eu pour la suite.
Good luck and tank you.

Posted by Becky in at 10:33 on Oct 25 2007

Hey are these guys palying ANYWHERE around Ireland soon?!"?"?"?

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