A Collision

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A Collision or (3+4=7)
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
GenreChristian rock, worship
ProducerDavid Crowder Band
David Crowder Band chronology
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A Collision or (3+4=7) is the third full-length studio album and sixth album overall by David Crowder Band and the third recorded for sixstepsrecords, released in September 2005. "Foreverandever Etc…" is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]
CCM MagazineA-[2]
Christian Broadcasting Network4/5 spins[3]
Christianity Today5/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms10/10 squares[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout5/5 stars[6]
Patrol Magazine7.8/10[7]
Soul Shine Magazine4/5 stars[8]

A Collision garnered critical acclaim from music critics. At CCM Magazine, David McCreary graded the album an A- feeling that "With A Collision, the six-piece modern worship outfit unfurls its most diverse and sonically compelling album to date—an 18-track set clocking in at a satisfying 73 minutes and change."[2] Tony Cummings the founder of Cross Rhythms gave it a perfect ten squares calling it "truly a groundbreaking album", also stating it's a "classic which will be enjoyed and wondered at for decades to come."[5] At Christianity Today, Russ Breimeier gave it a perfect five stars proclaiming that the release is "unquestionably ambitious and inspired, unlike any modern worship album to this point" on which is "nonetheless an expression of worship—one so catchy and creative, fans will clamor to David Crowder Band concerts to sing praises to God at the top of their lungs."[4] Jared Johnson of Allmusic gave it four-and-a-half stars noting how "A Collision's stronghold on the CCM charts continued for well over a year, racking up every accolade imaginable."[1]

At Christian Broadcasting Network, Jennifer E. Jones gave it four spins writing that it is "Too hard to pick album highlights" on the release because "It's an experience piece that should be listened to in its entirety with headphones on and hands lifted high."[3] David Taylor of Jesus Freak Hideout gave it a perfect five stars highlighting that "Part of the beauty of this release is David Crowder Band's ability to seamlessly blend in more traditional modern worship songs with newer techniques, creating a solid yet original worship album from start to finish."[6] Paul Whitfield of Soul Shine Magazine gave it four stars writing that "With their lyrically inspiring songs, outstanding music, and spiritual depth this masterpiece fits together nicely on Crowder's musical canvas."[8] At Patrol Magazine, David Session gave it a seven point eight out of ten finding that "the artistic shock therapy that _A Collision_ performs on worship music as a whole cannot be praised highly enough."[7] Joe Montague of The Phantom Tollbooth in an unrated review stating that "A Collision provides further proof that the often enigmatic Crowder deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as the top artists of our day."[9]

Track listing[edit]

Source: Official David Crowder site[10]

1."Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (A Walk Down Stairs)"1:03
2."Come and Listen" (Also featured on Pour Over Me.)2:48
3."Here is Our King"3:45
4."Wholly Yours"4:29
5."Foreverandever Etc…"3:23
6."(A Quiet Interlude)"0:47
7."A Beautiful Collision"3:39
8."Soon I Will Be Done With the Troubles of the World"0:47
9."Be Lifted or Hope Rising"4:40
10."I Saw the Light" (Hank Williams Sr. cover) (Additional verses by Crowder and Johnny Cash) (featuring Marty Stuart)3:45
11."O God Where are You Now (In Pickerel Lake? Pigeon? Marquette? Mackinaw?)" (Sufjan Stevens cover)5:02
12."(B Quiet Interlude)"2:17
13."Do Not Move"5:26
14."Come Awake"5:08
15."You are My Joy"5:15
16."Our Happy Home" (Loosely based on the hymn "Jerusalem, My Happy Home".)3:51
17."(Repeat/Return) or When the Seventh Angel Sounded His Trumpet, and There Were Loud Voices in Heaven, Which Said: 'The Kingdom of the World Has Become the Kingdom of Our Lord and of His Christ, and He Will Reign Foreverandever, Etc…'"0:11
18."We Win!"3:39
19."Rescue is Coming (B Walk Down Stairs)"6:37
20."A Conversation"2:53
21."The Lark Ascending or (Perhaps More Accurately, I’m Trying to Make You Sing)"3:24
22."The Story of Marty Stuart and the Rather Understated Jacket" (On extended edition released on iTunes with story narrated by David Crowder)6:39
Total length:79:28


  • David Crowder – lead vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
  • Jack Parker – electric guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • Jason Soley – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Dodson – bass, programming
  • Mike Hogan – violin, turntables
  • B-Wack – drums, percussion, programming

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007–2008) Peak
Billboard 200 39
Billboard Hot Christian Albums 1


Single Chart Position
"Here Is Our King" Billboard Hot Christian Songs 7
"Wholly Yours" Billboard Hot Christian Songs 7[11]
"Foreverandever Etc." Billboard Hot Christian Songs 24


In 2006, the album won a Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 37th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Here Is Our King" also won Rock/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year.[12]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, Jared (September 27, 2005). "A Collision - David Crowder Band". Allmusic. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  2. ^ a b McCreary, David (October 1, 2005). "In Review: David Crowder Band: A Collision (sixsteps/Sparrow)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 49. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 25, 2013. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Jones, Jennifer E. (September 27, 2005). "A Collision by David Crowder Band". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  4. ^ a b Breimeier, Russ (September 25, 2005). "David Crowder Band: A Collision or (3+4=7)". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Cummings, Tony (October 24, 2005). "Review: A Collision - David Crowder Band". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Taylor, David (September 25, 2005). "David Crowder*Band, "A Collision or (3 + 4 = 7)" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  7. ^ a b Sessions, David (April 19, 2007). "David Crowder Band, "A Collision"". Patrol Magazine. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  8. ^ a b Whitfield, Paul (September 16, 2005). "David Crowder Band, A Collision: Album Review". Soul Shine Magazine. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  9. ^ Montague, Joe (September 27, 2005). "Review of The Phantom Tollbooth". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
  10. ^ "A Collision on official site". Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  11. ^ "Billboard Charts for the week of August 26, 2006 (2006-08-26)". Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2011.
  12. ^ 37th Annual GMA Dove Awards Nominations & Winners Archived 2011-07-07 at the Wayback Machine on About.com; Jones, Kim