The Outsiders

The Outsiders

by NeedtobreatheNeedtobreathe


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Needtobreathe offer up another collection of sweeping, reverent rock songs with The Outsiders, the band's first effort since The Heat earned praise from the Christian community two years prior. This is the musicians' first album as genuine stars, and the music is appropriately huge, with echoing vocals and ringing guitars that take their cues from classic rock. Such epic material has become fairly standard in the CCM world, where the influence of U2 and Coldplay is never more than a guitar riff away. The Outsiders also flirts with touches of roots rock and traditional gospel, though, from the title track's powerful Southern stomp to the sheer power of Bear Rinehart's voice. Like Will Hoge, Rinehart puts a contemporary spin on the raw, gritty sounds of Joe Cocker and Otis Redding, and his strong delivery is almost preacher-like in its intensity. As a result, this album covers more ground than records by similar artists, and it does so without alienating any of its secular-minded listeners, too.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2009
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678959721
catalogNumber: 519702
Rank: 6962


  1. The Outsiders
  2. Valley of Tomorrow
  3. Through Smoke
  4. Lay 'Em Down
  5. What You've Done to Me
  6. Hurricane
  7. These Hard Times
  8. Stones Under Rushing Water
  9. Prisoner
  10. Won't Turn Back
  11. Girl Named Tennessee
  12. Something Beautiful
  13. Garden
  14. Let Us Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Needtobreathe   Primary Artist
David Hancock   Strings
Jeanne Johnson   Strings
Sara Watkins   Vocals
Scotty Wilbanks   Organ,Piano
Carolyn Hancock   Strings
Seth Bolt   Group Member
Joe Stillwell   Group Member
Bear Rinehart   Group Member
Bo Rinehart   Group Member
Tania Maxwell Clements   Strings
Sandra Benser   Vocals
Cassandra Williams   Vocals
Carolyn Hancock   Strings
David Hancock   Strings

Technical Credits

Michael Gleason   String Arrangements
Rick Beato   Producer,Engineer
Brian Scheuble   Engineer
Jim Scott   Producer,Engineer
John Alagia   Producer
Ken Lanyon   Engineer
Anthony Delia   Marketing
Needtobreathe   Producer
Seth Bolt   Engineer,Artwork
Joe Stillwell   Artwork
Bear Rinehart   Artwork
Bo Rinehart   Artwork
Kevin Dean   Engineer

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