Empty (Tait album)

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Empty
Studio album by Tait
Released July 3, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Christian rock
Label ForeFront Records
Producer Pete Stewart, Michael Tait
Tait chronology
Empty
(2001)
Lose This Life
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[2]

Empty is the first studio album released by Christian rock band Tait. This album features Pete Stewart from Grammatrain, who is absent in the next album. Several songs are influenced by the passing of Michael Tait's late father Nathel, for whom the band is named.

The advance pre-release copy for this album contained slightly different mixes to the released CD and omitted the track "Altars" as well as both hidden tracks. "Altars" is the only song from this album to be turned into a music video; "Loss For Words" was featured on the soundtrack for the movie Extreme Days.

There are two hidden tracks on this CD, one an instrumental piece that appears after the closing track "Unglued," the other in the pregap (or "zero" index) before the opening track "Alibi," which can be accessed by pressing the 'rewind' button on the CD player when track one begins. The disc scans back 6 minutes and 48 seconds into negative numbers revealing answering machine messages with Michael Tait doing various character impersonations. There is also a short joke-oriented piece in this hidden track.

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Alibi"   Michael Tait, Pete Stewart 4:13
2. "Loss for Words"   Mario Santana, Tait, Randy Crawford 4:16
3. "Bonded"   Tait, Chad Chapin, Dave Villano, Crawford 4:35
4. "All You Got"   Tait, Chapin, Toby McKeehan 4:39
5. "Spy"   Aaron Julison, Chapin, Tait 4:32
6. "Talk About Jesus"   Daniel Joseph, Larry Norman, Tait 5:01
7. "American Tragedy"   Mario Santana, Tait, Stewart, Crawford, McKeehan 3:30
8. "Looking for You"   Chapin, Tait, Stewart 6:34
9. "Altars"   Cort Langeland, Jim Hanon, Tait, Stewart 4:11
10. "Tell Me Why"   Chapin, Mark Heimermann, Tait, Ormel Chapin 5:13
11. "Carried Away"   Chapin, Kevin Max, Tait, Stewart, McKeehan 4:50
12. "Empty"   Chapin, Tait 3:41
13. "Unglued"   Joseph, Tait 6:10
Total length:
67:00

References[edit]

  1. ^ Empty (Tait album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Tait, "Empty" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. July 3, 2001. Retrieved October 22, 2013.