Downhere (2001 album)

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Downhere cover.jpg
Studio album by downhere
Released October 16, 2001
Recorded 2001
Genre Christian rock
Length 53:39
Label Word Records
Producer Nathan Nockels
downhere chronology
downhere (independent)
So Much For Substitutes
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Christianity Today 4.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]

downhere is the first official album release under a major record label by Christian rock band downhere. It is only preceded by their 1st (and now out of print) independent album release. The album received the 2002 Covenant Award for Rock Album of the Year[3] and the 2002 Juno Award for Best Gospel Album.[4] The song "Larger Than Life" received the 2002 Covenant Award for Rock Song of the Year[3] and "Protest to Praise" was featured on the WOW Hits 2002 compilation.[5]

The album consists of new songs written for this debut release with Word Records, plus a selection of songs from the previous independent release that were re-recorded. Current bassist Glenn Lavender only appears on the album for the hidden-track "Rock Stars Need Money". His membership in the band wasn't finalized in enough time (after the departure of first bassist, Tyson Manning) for him to appear on the rest of the album, so Nashville studio musicians were used instead. Glenn Lavender already had an association with the band, as they previously met at a 1999 Word Vision Artist Retreat in Florida, USA.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Larger Than Life" - 4:26
  2. "Free Me Up" - 4:07
  3. "Reconcile" - 4:30
  4. "Raincoat" - 4:14
  5. "Great Are You" - 5:01
  6. "Calmer of the Storm" - 5:04
  7. "Making Me" - 4:19
  8. "Protest to Praise" - 5:07
  9. "Breathing In" - 4:10
  10. "So Blue" - 4:08
  11. "All The Reasons Why" - 2:54
  12. "Rock Stars Need Money" (hidden track) - 5:32


  • "Larger Than Life" (2001)
  • "Free Me Up" (2001)
  • "Great Are You" (2001)
  • "Protest To Praise" (2001)
  • "Calmer of the Storm" (2001)