Devotion (Newsboys album)

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Devotion
Studio album by Newsboys
Released November 2, 2004
Recorded 2004
Genre Christian pop, Christian rock, alternative rock
Length 42:09
Label Sparrow
Producer Peter Furler
Newsboys chronology
Adoration: The Worship Album
(2003)
Devotion
(2004)
He Reigns: The Worship Collection
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3/5 stars[2]

Devotion is the eleventh studio album by Christian pop rock band Newsboys, released in November 2004. It is a follow-up album to the band's first worship-oriented project, Adoration. The album debuted at No. 5 on the Top Christian Albums chart, and at No. 56 on the Billboard 200 charts. Several Christian artists made guest appearances on the album, including Rebecca St. James, Bethel World Outreach Choir, Stuart Garrard of Delirious?, and Jon Ellis of Tree63.

The album's artwork includes photography of the band by Jimmy Abegg on a valley floor next to the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge in Williamson County, Tennessee. Because of the bridge's unique design which eliminates any spandrel columns, the perspective on many of photographs leverages the non-blocked views of the scenery and sky on the far side of the bridge behind the band.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Devotion"   Peter Furler, Steve Taylor 3:58
2. "I Love Your Ways"   Jeff Frankenstein, Furler, Phil Joel, Taylor 3:41
3. "Presence (My Heart's Desire)"   Furler, Tim Hughes, Taylor 3:57
4. "Strong Tower"   Furler, Taylor 4:03
5. "God of Nations"   Furler, Taylor 3:47
6. "Blessed Be Your Name" (featuring Rebecca St. James) Beth Redman, Matt Redman 4:34
7. "The Orphan"   Frankenstein, Furler, Taylor 4:05
8. "Landslide of Love"   Frankenstein, Furler, Taylor 4:23
9. "Name Above All Names"   Hughes 3:27
10. "When the Tears Fall"   Hughes 6:14
11. "Isaiah" (iTunes exclusive) Frankenstein, Furler, Joel, Taylor 4:24
Total length:
42:07

Bonus Track[edit]

"Isaiah" was originally included as an "album only" track when Devotion was purchased from the iTunes Store.[3] The track has since been deleted from the album and is now available only as a separate single.

Radio singles[edit]

  • "Presence (My Heart's Desire)"
    • Billboard Hot Christian Songs Peak: No. 4 (26 weeks on chart)
    • Billboard Hot Christian Adult Contemporary Peak: No. 4 (26 weeks on chart)
    • Radio & Records Christian CHR National Airplay Peak: No. 3
    • Radio & Records Christian AC National Airplay Peak: No. 3
    • Radio & Records Christian Inspo National Airplay Peak: No. 7
    • Christian CHR Recurrent Peak: No. 1
  • "Devotion"
    • Billboard Hot Christian Songs Peak: No. 16 (21 weeks on chart)
    • Billboard Hot Christian Adult Contemporary Peak: No. 16 (17 weeks on chart)
    • Radio & Records Christian CHR National Airplay Peak: No. 10
    • Radio & Records Christian AC National Airplay Peak: No. 14
    • Radio & Records Christian Inspo National Airplay Peak: No.
  • "Blessed Be Your Name"
  • "Strong Tower"

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.jesusfreakhideout.com/news/December04.asp
  2. http://www.amazon.com/Isaiah/dp/B000SZZYYO/ref=sr_1_21?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1236056390&sr=1-21