Adios: The Greatest Hits

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Adios: The Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Audio Adrenaline
Released August 1, 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre Christian rock
Length 65:03
Label ForeFront Records
Audio Adrenaline chronology
Until My Heart Caves In
(2005)
Adios: The Greatest Hits
(2006)
Live From Hawaii: The Farewell Concert
(2007)

Adios: The Greatest Hits is the final album released by Christian rock band Audio Adrenaline, and their second Greatest Hits album.

Overview[edit]

Adios was released seven months after the band had announced its disbanding due to lead singer Mark Stuart's ailing vocal cords. The album is a collection of their greatest hits, along with two newly recorded songs. The album also features a DVD with commentary from other Christian acts, such as tobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe, Pillar, Kutless, Sanctus Real, and Relient K. The album was released on August 1, 2006.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Originally recorded on Length
1. "Big House"   Barry Blair, Derrick Bostrom, Bob Herdman, Cris Kirkwood, Curt Kirkwood, Will McGinniss, Mark Stuart Don't Censor Me 3:31
2. "We're a Band"     Don't Censor Me  
3. "Never Gonna Be as Big as Jesus"   Blair, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Bloom 4:26
4. "Goodbye"   Tyler Burkum, Ben Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss - 3:11
5. "Chevette"   Herdman, McGinniss, Brian McSweeney, Stuart Some Kind of Zombie 3:57
6. "Some Kind of Zombie"   Blair, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Some Kind of Zombie 4:47
7. "Get Down"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Underdog 3:15
8. "Hands and Feet"   Burkum, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Underdog 4:05
9. "Mighty Good Leader"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Underdog 3:14
10. "Ocean Floor"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Lift 4:07
11. "Beautiful"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Lift 3:48
12. "Blaze of Glory"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart - 3:34
13. "Leaving 99"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Worldwide 3:26
14. "Pierced"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Worldwide 3:43
15. "Miracle"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Worldwide 3:15
16. "King"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Until My Heart Caves In 4:33
17. "Starting Over"   Burkum, Cissell, Herdman, McGinniss, Stuart Until My Heart Caves In 3:35
Total length:
64:55

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[1]

The album received favorable reviews from critics. John DiBiase, of Jesus Freak Hideout, gave the album 4.5 stars out of 5, and called it "a worthy curtain call for Audio Adrenaline and an absolute must-have bookend for a fan's collection".[2] James Christopher Monger, of AllMusic, gave the album 4 stars out of 5, while praising singer Mark Stuart's vocals on the new tracks.[3] Russ Breimeier, of Christianity Today, gave a favorable review, but was disappointed that the compilation wasn't more apt for a farewell record. He wrote "Audio Adrenaline deserves a comprehensive double-CD anthology to do them justice. Adios feels more like a sampler and an overview for casual fans, not the snazzy farewell intended for the longtime faithful."[4]

The song "Goodbye" was used in an episode of So You Think You Can Dance? as it aired in Australia in September 2007.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  2. ^ Adios: Greatest Hits on Jesus Freak Hideout; DiBiase, John (5/22/06)
  3. ^ Adios on AllMusic; James Christopher Monger
  4. ^ Adios: The Greatest Hits on Christianity Today; Breimeier, Russ

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