Pages (Shane & Shane album)

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Pages
Shane&ShanePages.jpg
Studio album by Shane & Shane
Released August 28, 2007 (2007-08-28)
Genre Contemporary worship
Length 60:42
Label Inpop
Producer Will Hunt[1]
Shane & Shane chronology
An Evening with Shane & Shane
(2005)
Pages
(2007)
Glory in the Highest: A Christmas Record
(2008)

Pages is the fifth studio album by the Contemporary worship duo Shane & Shane. The album was released on August 28, 2007 by Inpop Records label, and the producer on the effort is Will Hunt.

Reception[edit]

Critical[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
CCM Magazine 3.5/5 stars[2]
Christian Broadcasting Network 4/5 stars[3]
Christianity Today 3.5/5 stars[4]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 squares[5]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[6]

Pages has received generally positive reviews from the music critics. Allmusic's Jared Johnson found that the duo on the release "stretch their legs in the pop realm and rely less on straightforward worship", but "there is little to distinguish this album from other worship projects out there".[1] At CCM Magazine, Andy Conway opined that "Pages is honest, oftentimes in-your-face, deep and challenging" and shows "these guys are great writers/musicians."[2] Linda Michaels of Christian Broadcasting Network called the release "Soulful and soothing, intimate and inspiring".[3] At Christianity Today, Russ Breimeier noted that "Pages is as pretty, passionately performed, and worshipful as you'd expect from Shane & Shane, plus chock full of interesting ideas", however at the same time "the music isn't as compelling, and frankly, sometimes boring."[4] Iain Nash of Cross Rhythms called this "a beautiful album filled to the brim with strong ballads, each song [reflecting] upon the salvation and freedom that can be experienced by resting in the presence of God."[5] Jesus Freak Hideout's Jessica Gregorius proclaimed it to be a "spiritually satisfying release", and wrote that the duo "continue to amaze".[6]

Commercial[edit]

For the week of September 8, 2007, Pages ranked as the 66th most-bought album in the United States on the Billboard 200 chart, and was the fifth most sold Christian Album.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Shane Barnard. 

Track list
No. Title Length
1. "Vision of You"   4:48
2. "We Love You Jesus"   3:27
3. "Burns Us Up"   4:22
4. "Over the Sun"   3:30
5. "Interlude"   1:11
6. "Beg"   4:34
7. "In You"   4:03
8. "Holiday"   3:44
9. "Psalm 62"   4:10
10. "Bad Days Better"   4:14
11. "Embracing Accusation"   6:54
12. "Before the Throne of God Above"   4:40
13. "Wounded"   4:17
14. "Healed"   3:11
15. "When I Think About the Lord"   3:37
Total length:
60:42

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[7] 66
US Christian Albums (Billboard)[8] 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, Jared (August 28, 2007). "Pages - Shane & Shane : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Conway, Andy (September 2007). "In Review: Shane & Shane: Pages (Inpop)" (PDF). CCM Magazine. Salem Publishing. p. 40. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Michaels, Linda (August 28, 2013). "Pages by Shane & Shane". Christian Broadcasting Network. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Breimeier, Russ (August 28, 2007). "Shane & Shane: Pages". Christianity Today. Wayback Machine. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Nash, Iain (April 25, 2008). "Review: Pages - Shane & Shane". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Gregorius, Jessica (August 27, 2007). "Shane & Shane, "Pages" Review". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved May 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Shane & Shane – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Shane & Shane.
  8. ^ "Shane & Shane – Chart history" Billboard Christian Albums for Shane & Shane.