Born Again (Newsboys album)

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Born Again
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Studio album by Newsboys
Released 13 July 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Christian rock, pop rock, worship
Length 41:58
Label Inpop
Producer Juan Otero, Seth Mosley
Newsboys chronology
In the Hands of God
(2009)
Born Again
(2010)
Christmas! A Newsboys Holiday
(2010)
Singles from Born Again
  1. "I'll Be"
    Released: 6 April 2010[1]
  2. "Born Again"
    Released: 18 May 2010[2]
  3. "Way Beyond Myself"
    Released: 14 September 2010[3]
  4. "We Remember"
    Released: 19 February 2011[4]
  5. "Save Your Life"
    Released: 24 March 2011[5]
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
Jesus Freak Hideout 3.5/5 stars[7]

Born Again is the fourteenth studio album by the Christian rock band Newsboys. It was released on 13 July 2010 and is the first full-length album with lead singer Michael Tait. The group released a special five-track preview EP, also titled Born Again, on 5 January 2010. Four tracks from the EP appeared on the album. The exception, and first single released, was "I'll Be", which was made available on deluxe versions of the album. The album was later reissued as Born Again: Miracles Edition in April 2011, which featured five new songs and four remixes. The album produced two music videos for the title track and "Miracles".

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 charts with 45,000 copies,[8] shattering their previous peak position of No. 28 with 2009's In the Hands of God. The album also became the group's fourth No. 1 album on the Christian charts.[9] As of 20 October 2010, the album has sold 114,863 copies.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Born Again" Michael Tait, Wes Campbell, Mosley, Juan Otero 3:11
2. "One Shot" Tait, Campbell, Mosley, Otero 3:28
3. "Way Beyond Myself" Tait, Campbell, Mosley, Otero 3:34
4. "Impossible" Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas, Seth Mosley, Juan Otero 3:40
5. "When the Boys Light Up" James Reyne, Steve Taylor, Tait, Campbell, Mosley, Otero 3:07
6. "Build Us Back" Mark Stuart, Jason Walker 4:21
7. "Escape" Taylor, Tait, Campbell, Mosley, Otero 2:47
8. "Miracles" Tait, Campbell, Mosley, Otero 3:00
9. "Running to You" Tait, Campbell, Mosley, Otero 3:25
10. "On Your Knees" Tait, Dale Bray, Campbell, Mosley, Otero, Jacob Rye 3:13
11. "Mighty to Save" Reuben Morgan, Ben Fielding 4:13
12. "Jesus Freak" (featuring KJ-52) (dc Talk cover) Toby McKeehan, Mark Heimermann 4:06
Total length: 41:59

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the album booklet.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I'll Be". Billboard Charts. 6 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Born Again". Billboard Charts. 18 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Way Beyond Myself". Billboard Charts. 14 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "We Remember". Billboard Charts. 19 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Save Your Life". Billboard Charts. 24 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Born Again at AllMusic
  7. ^ Gelwicks, Roger (11 July 2010). "Newsboys, Born Again Review". jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Newsboys' album has record-setting sales". Billboard. 22 July 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  9. ^ "Born Again - Newsboys". Billboard. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  10. ^ "NEWSBOYS ARE LOOKING FOR YOU TO BE PART OF THEIR NEXT CD!". Press Release. Vining Media. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Born Again: Miracles Edition by Newsboys". NewReleaseTuesday.com. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  12. ^ Information from the album booklet.