Need (album)

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Need
Todd Agnew - Need cover.png
Studio album by Todd Agnew
Released October 6, 2009
Genre Christian rock
Label Ardent, INO
Producer Curry Weber
Todd Agnew chronology
Better Questions
(2007)
Need
(2009)
How to Be Loved
(2012)
Singles from Need
  1. "Joy Unspeakable"
    Released: 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Christian Music Review 4/5 stars[3]
Christianity Today 3/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[6]
Louder Than the Music 3/5 stars[7]

Need is the fourth studio album by Christian rock artist Todd Agnew. It was released on October 6, 2009, through INO and Ardent records. The first radio single, "Joy Unspeakable", has peaked at No. 45 on Billboard's Hot Christian Songs chart.[8] His website is currently offering an acoustic EP and a free digital download of "Joy Unspeakable" to those who pre-order the album, and on October 6 they would get a "Need" T-shirt, an autographed copy of "Need", and a digital download of "Need" with 4 bonus tracks.[9]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Joy Unspeakable"
  2. "Written on the Wall"
  3. "I Need No Other"
  4. "Give Me Jesus"
  5. "Higher Ground"
  6. "Tell Me The Story"
  7. "Did You Mean Me?"
  8. "Gloria"
  9. "The Love of God"
  10. "Breakable"
  11. "Deep Love of Jesus"
  12. "Jesus, the Hope of Glory"
  13. "All That I Have"*
  14. "Way of the Cross"*
  15. "Glory in Your Cross"*
  16. "All the World"*

*Bonus tracks

Acoustic EP track listing[edit]

  1. "Joy Unspeakable" (acoustic)
  2. "Mercy in Me" (acoustic)
  3. "This Is All I Have to Give" (acoustic)
  4. "On a Corner in Memphis" (acoustic)
  5. "Grace Like Rain"/"My Jesus" (acoustic)

Personnel[edit]

  • Anna Acosta - violin
  • Todd Agnew - guitar, piano, lyricist, producer
  • Jonathan Chu - strings
  • Chris Collins - lyricist
  • Samuel Trevor Francis - lyricist
  • Scott Hardin - guitar, piano, producer, mixing
  • Adam Hill - tambourine, engineer
  • Mike Jackson and the Soul Providers - drums, tambourine
  • Jackie Johnson - background vocals
  • James Joseph - organ, piano, Hammond organ, programming, producer, Wurlitzer
  • Jamie Kenney - piano
  • Henry Francis Lyte - lyricist
  • Tim Mason - piano, Hammond organ
  • Melissa Mattey - vocal engineer, piano engineer
  • Kevin Nix - mastering
  • Larry Nix - mastering
  • Johnson Oatman, Jr. - lyricist
  • Ben Pearson - photography
  • Steve Selvidge - guitar
  • Charlie Shaw - guitar
  • Dave Smith - bass
  • Rick Steff - piano, Hammond organ
  • Richard Thomas - bass, strings, cello
  • Sam Weaver - guitar
  • Curry Weber - producer, engineer, mixing assistant
  • Brian Wilson - drums

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Hot Christian Albums 17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About.com Review review". About. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  2. ^ Johnson, Jared (2009-10-06). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Christian Music Review review". New Release Tuesday. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Christian Today review". Christianity Today. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Cross Rhythms review". Christianity Today. 2009-12-02. Retrieved 2012-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Jesus Freak Hideout review". Jesus Freak Hideout. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Louder Than the Music review". Louder Than the Music. 2009-10-06. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  8. ^ "Todd Agnew Music News & Info". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  9. ^ "Todd Agnew". Todd Agnew. Retrieved 2012-03-03.