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Newsboys – ‘God’s Not Dead, Greatest Hits’ album review
3 Overall Score

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Inpop Records

For Fans Of:

Audio Adrenaline, The Afters, Matt Redman

We Like:

“Something Beautiful”

Newsboys – ‘God’s Not Dead, Greatest Hits’ album review

Michael Tait, Newsboys, Peter Furler, CCM Magazine - imageGiven a history that dates back to the late ‘80s, there are countless Newsboys compilations in the marketplace with the latest piggybacking off the platinum sales of the smash single turned movie God’s Not Dead. After leading off with that faith-fueling anthem, the collection switches between several of the group’s infectious pop/rock hits (“Born Again,” “Something Beautiful,” “Wherever We Go”) and a few straightforward worship covers. Though it showcases both current singer Michael Tait and previous leader Peter Furler, the fact that it only goes as far back as 2006’s Go means smash songs such as “Entertaining Angels,” “It Is You” and “He Reigns” are excluded, along with the entire John James era (“Shine,” “Breakfast,” “Not Ashamed”). In actuality, God’s Not Dead – The Greatest Hits of the Newsboys should be subtitled Volume 2 or labeled with the years it encompasses, rather than being mistaken as even remotely comprehensive. However, those who seek out this collection as simply a second chapter summary are likely to find that both as a band and a brand, the Newsboys are just as energetic and inspiring as ever.

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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, MTV.com and Vibe.com. He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).