The Imposter (album)

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The Imposter
Studio album by Kevin Max
Released October 11, 2005
Recorded 2005
Genre Progressive rock
Length 59:58
Label Northern Records
Producer Kevin Max
Kevin Max chronology
Between the Fence & the Universe
The Imposter
Holy Night
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[2]
Christianity Today 4/5 stars[3]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4.5/5 stars[4]
The Phantom Tollbooth (favorable)[5]

The Imposter is the second full-length album by American singer-songwriter Kevin Max and was released on October 11, 2005 on Northern Records. The title and overall themes of the album draw inspiration from the writings of theologian (and friend of Max's) Brennan Manning, particularly Manning's books Ragamuffin Gospel and Abba's Child. The title track, according to Max, concerns "the fight between the flesh and the spirit."[6]

The Imposter's musical textures are different from those found on Stereotype Be. Gone are the Middle Eastern musical influences in favor of a mixture of ballads and faster rock songs with more pronounced classic rock and blues influences. The album's lyrics are also more straightforward than those on Stereotype Be and, perhaps in keeping with a simpler feel, no spoken-word segments are on The Imposter,[7] although there is a reading that opens "Fade to Red."[8]

Track listing[edit]

Album release
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Confessional Booth" Erick Cole, Kevin Max, Andrew D. Prickett 3:08
2. "The Imposter" Max, Prickett 3:47
3. "Sanctuary" Max, Prickett 3:54
4. "Your Beautiful Mind" Max, Prickett 4:15
5. "Jumpstart Your Electric Heart!" Max, Prickett 3:39
6. "Platform" Max, Dave Perkins 4:42
7. "The Royal Path of Life" Max, Prickett 3:39
8. "The Imposter's Song" Max 3:02
9. "Stay" Max, Prickett 4:21
10. "I Need You, the End" Cole, Max 6:54
11. "When He Returns" (Bob Dylan cover) Bob Dylan 5:00
12. "Fade to Red" Max, Prickett 6:12
13. "Letting Go" Max 3:30
Total length: 56:03


  • Kevin Max – vocals, keyboard, production
  • Andrew D. Prickett – guitar, keyboard, production
  • Lord Byron Hagen – keyboard
  • Elijah Thomson – bass guitar
  • Aaron Sterling – drums
  • Frank Lenz – drums
  • Erick Cole – guitar
  • Chris Colbert – mixing
  • Mark Rockridguez – mastering


  1. ^ allmusic review
  2. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  3. ^ Christianity Today review
  4. ^ Jesus Freak Hideout review
  5. ^ The Phantom Tollbooth review
  6. ^ "Kevin Max - Imposter". October 10, 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  7. ^ Griffin, Danél. "Album Review: The Imposter / Kevin Max". Film as Art: Danél Griffin's Guide to Cinema. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 
  8. ^ Nothstine, Barry. "A Review of The Phantom Tollbooth: The Imposter". The Phantom Tollbooth. Retrieved 2008-12-09. 

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