Needtobreathe - The Outsiders

Published Wednesday 20th January 2010
Needtobreathe - The Outsiders
Needtobreathe - The Outsiders

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 82404-16091
LABEL: Atlantic 519702
RELEASE DATE: 2009-11-20
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Ian Webber

Opening with the anthemic title track, South Carolina's Rinehart brothers and their band have produced a collection of songs that are likely to excite staunch Southern rock followers plus gain them a whole host of new fans. This is mature, well produced rock that continues to build on the band's previous two releases. Harmonica and piano blend seamlessly with a background of roots rock, perfectly complementing Bear Rinehart's hauntingly distinctive vocals. There are no weak links in what is a varied and exciting listen. There are stadium rock tracks such as "Prisoner", which would not sound out of place on a Kings Of Leon set list, along with quieter love songs full of emotional phrasing and honest lyrics. However, my favourite, "Girl Named Tennessee", has been constantly on repeat on our stereo and is full of fun with its honky-tonk piano, off beat clapping, hoots and yelps. Fans of Third Day will recognise some rock influences, but Needtobreathe are no copycat outfit. In 'The Outsiders' they have crafted an excellent collection of tracks that wrestle with issues of faith and doubt in an honest and accessible way.

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Product Description
Introducing brand new music from South Carolina based band NEEDTOBREATHE. The Outsiders is the follow up to their best-selling release The Heat which yielded two # 1 singles, and a top 5 single at Christian radio in the US. Known for their second-tonone live performances and profound lyrics and song arrangement, The Outsiders delivers on all fronts with stand outs: "Lay'Em Down", 'Let Us Love" and "Garden". After completing tours with Third Day and The Newsboys, NEEDTOBREATHE will set out for their own headlining US tour in the autumn of 2009.

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