Pages (Shane & Shane album)

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Pages
Studio album by Shane & Shane
Released August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28)
Genre Contemporary worship
Length 60:42
Label Inpop
Producer Will Hunt[1]
Shane & Shane chronology
An Evening with Shane & Shane
(2005)
Pages
(2007)
Glory in the Highest: A Christmas Record
(2008)

Pages is the fifth studio album by the Contemporary worship duo Shane & Shane. The album was released on August 28, 2007 by Inpop Records label, and the producer on the effort is Will Hunt.

Music and lyrics[edit]

At Christianity Today, Russ Breimeier told that "At the heart of everything was his relationship with Jesus, providing plenty of inspiration for original songwriting—hence the title, Pages."[2] Andy Conway of CCM Magazine evoked that "after listeningto Shane & Shane’s latest record, Pages, you realize two things: these guys are great writers/musicians, and they absolutely love to sing about the Lord", and the album "confirms what fans of Shane Barnard and Shane Everett already knew; they are worshipful, reflective, reverent and poetic."[3] Jesus Freak Hideout's Jessica Gregorius affirmed that "the two have kept to their musical roots and continue to amaze with Pages."[4]

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine 3.5/5 stars[3]
Christian Broadcasting Network 4/5 stars[5]
Christianity Today 3.5/5 stars[2]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 squares[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[4]

Pages has received generally positive reviews from the music critics. Allmusic's Jared Johnson found that the duo on the release "stretch their legs in the pop realm and rely less on straightforward worship", but "there is little to distinguish this album from other worship projects out there".[1] At CCM Magazine, Andy Conway affirmed that the "Pages is honest, oftentimes in-yourface, deep and challenging", and told that "Pages is more than just another CD. It is an experience."[3] Linda Michaels of Christian Broadcasting Network alluded to how "Pages, sends you running to Jesus with your whole heart", and that is because the release is "Soulful and soothing, intimate and inspiring".[5] At Christianity Today, Russ Breimeier noted that "Pages is as pretty, passionately performed, and worshipful as you'd expect from Shane & Shane, plus chock full of interesting ideas", however at the same time "the music isn't as compelling, and frankly, sometimes boring."[2] Iain Nash of Cross Rhythms called this "a beautiful album filled to the brim with strong ballads, each song reflects upon the salvation and freedom that can be experienced by resting in the presence of God."[6] Jesus Freak Hideout's Jessica Gregorius proclaimed this to be a "spiritually satisfying release."[4]

Commercial[edit]

For the week of September 8, 2007 music charts by Billboard, Pages was the No. 66 most sold album in the entire United States via the Billboard 200 placement, and was the fifth most sold Christian Album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Shane Barnard. 

Tracklist
No. Title Length
1. "Vision of You"   4:48
2. "We Love You Jesus"   3:27
3. "Burns Us Up"   4:22
4. "Over the Sun"   3:30
5. "Interlude"   1:11
6. "Beg"   4:34
7. "In You"   4:03
8. "Holiday"   3:44
9. "Psalm 62"   4:10
10. "Bad Days Better"   4:14
11. "Embracing Accusation"   6:54
12. "Before the Throne of God Above"   4:40
13. "Wounded"   4:17
14. "Healed"   3:11
15. "When I Think About the Lord"   3:37
Total length:
60:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 66
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[8] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, Jared (August 28, 2007). "Pages - Shane & Shane : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Breimeier, Russ (August 28, 2007). "Shane & Shane: Pages". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Conway, Andy (September 2007). "In Review: Shane & Shane: Pages (Inpop)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 40. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Gregorius, Jessica (August 27, 2007). "Shane & Shane, "Pages" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Michaels, Linda (August 28, 2013). "Pages by Shane & Shane". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Nash, Iain (April 25, 2008). "Review: Pages - Shane & Shane". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Shane & Shane Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Shane & Shane. Prometheus Global Media.
  8. ^ "Shane & Shane Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Christian Albums for Shane & Shane. Prometheus Global Media.