Free at Last (DC Talk album)

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Free at Last
Studio album by DC Talk
Released November 1, 1992
Recorded 1992
Genre Christian rock, Golden age hip hop, Christian hip hop
Length 54:07
Label ForeFront
Producer Mark Heimermann, Joe Hogue, Toby McKeehan
DC Talk chronology
Nu Thang
(1990)
Free at Last
(1992)
Jesus Freak
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Cross Rhythms 10/10 stars [2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 5/5 stars [3]

Free at Last is the third studio album from DC Talk, which was released in 1992. Music videos were filmed for "Jesus Is Just Alright", "The Hardway" and "Luv Is A Verb". In 1994, DC Talk released a long-form video of the "Free at Last World Tour" entitled Narrow is the Road, in which all three music videos can be seen.

The album was listed at No. 9 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music and received the Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album (including Best Rock/Contemporary Gospel Album) in 1993. The songs "Socially Acceptable" and "Jesus Is Just Alright" received Dove Awards at the 24th GMA Dove Awards for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year and Rock Recorded Song of the Year respectively. "Luv Is a Verb" received a Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year at the 25th GMA Dove Awards.

A special commemorative reissue of this album, including rare tracks and a DVD, was released upon its 10th anniversary.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Luv Is a Verb" – 4:15
  2. "That Kinda Girl" – 4:12
  3. "Greer" – 0:21
  4. "Jesus Is Just Alright" – 4:37
  5. "Say the Words" – 5:00
  6. "WDCT" – 0:43
  7. "Socially Acceptable" – 4:57
  8. "Free at Last" – 4:55
  9. "Time Is..." – 4:10
  10. "The Hardway" – 5:19
  11. "2 Honks & a Negro" – 0:18
  12. "Lean on Me" – 5:00
  13. "Testimony" – 0:44
  14. "I Don't Want It" – 4:14
  15. "Will Power" – 0:15
  16. "Word 2 the Father" – 4:02
  17. "Jesus Is Just Alright (Reprise)" – 1:00

Music videos[edit]

  • "Jesus Is Just Alright"
  • "The Hardway"
  • "Luv Is a Verb"

Singles[edit]

  • "Jesus Is Just Alright"
  • "Socially Acceptable"
  • "Luv is a Verb"
  • "The Hardway"
  • "Say the Words (Now)"

Credits[edit]

  • Michael Tait - vocals
  • Kevin Max - vocals
  • TobyMac – rapping
  • Joe Baldridge – Engineer
  • Mary Chapman – Vocals (background)
  • Todd Collins – Vocals (background)
  • Mark Heimermann – Keyboards, Producer
  • Roberta Higgs – Vocals (background)
  • Joe Hogue – Bass, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals (background), Producer
  • Dann Huff – Guitar
  • Gregg Jampol – Engineer
  • Wade Jaynes – Bass
  • John Madgett – Vocals (background)
  • Majik – DJ
  • Toby McKeehan – Programming, Producer
  • Jerry McPherson – Guitar
  • Anthony Miracle – Keyboards
  • John Mark Painter – Strings
  • Juanita Pemister – Vocals (background)
  • Veronica Petrucci – Vocals (background)
  • Paul Salveson – Engineer
  • Toby Spice – Vocals (background)
  • Jackie Street – Bass
  • Chris Willis – Vocals (background)
  • Micah Wilshire – Guitar, Vocals (background)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Free at Last (DC Talk album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Review: Free At Last - dc Talk". Cross Rhythms. April 1, 1993. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "dc Talk, "Free At Last" Review". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved October 13, 2012.