Newsboys - Go

Published Tuesday 28th November 2006
Newsboys - Go
Newsboys - Go

RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 20538-11613
LABEL: Inpop POD1383
RELEASE DATE: 2006-11-11
RRP: £1.99

Reviewed by Peter Dilley

After recent detours into worship-focused projects, the Newsboys' 14th album seems much more akin to the band's artfully catchy pop rock material. As a prime example, the opener "Wherever We Go" has more than a few echoes of "Real Good Thing", which was the curtain raiser on 'Going Public' (1994), and one of Peter Furler's earliest songwriting collaborations with Steve Taylor. The pair continue to pen strong material, most notably here the clarion call "The Mission", the awestruck "In Wonder" and "Secret Kingdom" - its whistling and guitar parts clearly referencing "Breakfast" (1996). But that's not the only writing partnership of note. Paul Colman is credited as a co-writer on three tracks - "Something Beautiful" has that classic Newsboys groove; reassurance rises over vulnerability on "Gonna Be Alright"; and with the combined songwriting talents of Peter Furler, vocalist Phil Joel, Paul Colman and Steve Taylor, "Your Love Is Better Than Life" mixes a "Cool For Cats"-like vocal narrative with a driving chorus hook. There are also some intriguing world music tinges on a few tracks. 18 years is a long time on the road, but the Newsboys definitely haven't yet "Lost The Plot"!

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Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:03 on Jan 4 2011

What a great cd, these guys are so creative; yes I agree with Crystal. Great cd full of lyrics the same!
"In Wonder" reminds me a bit like "HE Reigns", you cannot sit still when this song plays; something just rises up inside! "Something Beautiful" grabs a hold of me and I am stirred!! This cd is definitely a lifter upper for anyone downcast! I have oftened heard if the song doesn't move you, how can you expect another to be moved. "The Mission" WOW!! another song that takes the heart away to another place!!
Way to go guys, you have given us a work of wondrous songs GOD sent from the portals of Heaven! "Secret Kingdom" is another favorite song.
I love Peter Furler's "The Letter"; the words hit right to the heart, thanks Peter! Love this cd guys! I have been moved! GOD Bless! -Don

Posted by Richie @ 18:35 on Apr 1 2007

I LOVE this cd!!! I personally think that go beats every other album they ever made! ( except take me to your leader, it ties for 1st) It is awesome,if you dont have one , get it, you wont be dissapointed!

Posted by Crystal in Jacksonville, IL USA @ 22:52 on Feb 28 2007

I love the Newsboys! This new album shows their creativity hasn't died and they get more creative with each release.

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