Oxygen (Lincoln Brewster album)

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Oxygen
Oxygen by Lincoln Brewster.png
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 2014 (2014-08-19)
GenreContemporary Christian music, Christian rock, contemporary worship music
Length42:38
LabelIntegrity
ProducerLincoln Brewster, Colby Wedgeworth
Lincoln Brewster chronology
Joy to the World
(2012)
Oxygen
(2014)
God of the Impossible
(2018)

Oxygen: A Worship Album is the ninth studio album by Lincoln Brewster on Integrity Music.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
CCM Magazine4/5 stars[1]
Christian Music Review3.0/5[2]
Cross Rhythms9/10 squares[3]
HM Magazine3.5/5 stars[4]
Jesus Freak Hideout3.5/5 stars[5]
Louder Than the Music4/5 stars[6]
New Release Tuesday4.5/5 stars[7]
Worship Leader4.5/5 stars[8]

Indicating in a four star review by CCM Magazine, Bert Saraco depicts, "Brewster keeps things musically fresh and gets some extra points for some fiery guitar breaks."[1] Jeremy Armstrong, in a four and a half star review from Worship Leader, recognizing, "Oxygen is certainly his strongest effort in recent history".[8] In agreement with the four and a half star rating is Caitlin Lassiter of New Release Tuesday, describing, "Oxygen seems to be the perfect mix of emotions."[7] Nathan Key, writes a three and a half star review for HM Magazine, realizing, "Oxygen would have been better served by cutting a few songs."[4] Lins Honeyman, allocating a nine out of ten rating upon the album from Cross Rhythms, says, "another quality slice of praise from one of America's most experienced worship artists."[3] Signaling in a three and a half star review for Jesus Freak Hideout, Bert Gangl derides, "Of course, cracks are bound to show in the proverbial pavement of just about any musical project."[5] Jono Davies, rating the album four stars at Louder Than the Music, writes, "This is more than just another solid album from Lincoln, these songs are happy songs that will leave you with a smile on your face, and if you like to dance, go and dance in worship."[6] Rating the album 3.0 out of five for Christian Music Review, Logan Merrick says, "Oxygen is a solid record."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Live to Praise You"Lincoln Brewster, Colby Wedgeworth3:19
2."Oxygen"Brewster, Mia Fieldes3:29
3."Made New"Josiah James Meeker, Brewster, Wedgeworth3:23
4."There Is Power"Brewster, Mia Fieldes3:45
5."On Our Side"Brewster, Corbin Phillips4:39
6."You Never Stop"Brewster, Mia Fieldes3:49
7."Let It Be Known"Nick Herbert, Tim Hughes, Tom Smith3:08
8."Sinking Ships (Rescue Has Come)"Josiah James Meeker, Brewster, Wedgeworth3:20
9."Whole Again (Come Alive)"Brewster, Mia Fieldes5:45
10."Heartbeat"Taylor Gall, Corbin Philips, Brewster4:37
11."Shout It Out"Brewster, Fieldes, Wedgeworth3:19
Total length:42:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Lincoln Brewster – lead vocals, backing vocals, lead guitars, keyboards, programming, bass, drums, arrangements
  • Colby Wedgeworth – guitars, keyboards, programming, bass, drums, arrangements, backing vocals
  • Roman Vysochin – keyboards
  • Peter Burton – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Johns – drums
  • Kelly Caldwell – backing vocals
  • Rachel Jackson – backing vocals
  • Corbin Phillips – backing vocals
  • Margie Ruiz – backing vocals
  • Sarah Sherratt – backing vocals

Production

  • Lincoln Brewster – producer, engineer
  • Colby Wedgeworth – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Michael Coleman – executive producer
  • C. Ryan Dunham – executive producer
  • Chico Gonzalez – A&R
  • Mike Johns – assistant engineer
  • Corbin Phillips – assistant engineer
  • Wilson Wedgeworth – assistant engineer
  • Brandon Yip – assistant engineer
  • Scott Sanchez – mastering
  • Dave Taylor – production coordination
  • Thom Hoyman – creative director
  • Jeremy Cowart – photography
  • Ben DeRienzo – art direction, design

Charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 51
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[10] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Saraco, Bert. "Lincoln Brewster: Oxygen". CCM Magazine. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Merrick, Logan (August 15, 2014). "Lincoln Brewster 'Oxygen'". Christian Music Review. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Honeyman, Lins (January 4, 2015). "Review: Oxygen - Lincoln Brewster". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved January 5, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Key, Nathan. "Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen". HM Magazine. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Gangl, Bert. "Lincoln Brewster, "Oxygen" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Davies, Jono (September 8, 2014). "Lincoln Brewster - Oxygen". Louder Than the Music. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Lassiter, Caitlin. "Back And Better Than Ever". New Release Tuesday. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  8. ^ a b Armstrong, Jeremy. "Oxygen". Worship Leader. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  9. ^ "Lincoln Brewster Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2015.
  10. ^ "Lincoln Brewster Chart History (Christian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2015.