Item description for Welcome To The Freak Show: DC Talk Live In Concert by dc Talk...
1) Help 2) So Help Me God 3) Luv Is A Verb 4) Like It Love It Need It 5) Colored People 6) Jesus Is Just Alright 7) What If I Stumble 8) In The Light 9) Minds Eye 10) Its The End Of The World As We Know It 11) Day By Day 12) Walls 13) Time Is 14) Alas My Love 15) Hardway 16) Jesus Freak
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Record Label Forefront
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.55" Width: 4.97" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.18 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 7474023083 ISBN13 0724382518426 UPC 724382518426
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More About dc Talk
Since releasing their album Jesus Freak, dc Talk has emerged as a leader in the pursuit of melding rock 'n' roll with provocative questions of faith. Although various rock predecessors have examined spiritual issues--U2, Van Morrison, and Bob Dylan immediately come to mind--dc Talk has taken the notion to new lengths, both in commercial terms and depth of artistic exploration. Numerous Dove Awards, three Grammy Awards, two platinum albums, one gold album, and two gold-certified long-form videos attest to the group's ability to bridge the gap between religious and secular audiences. "We are very open about our Christian faith," says Toby McKeehan, "but when we make our records we want to create a musical experience that anyone can immerse themselves in. One of our goals is to encourage listeners to question themselves and to seek out truth." Authoring the books in the JESUS FREAKS series is the newest venture in an ongoing growth process which began when the three members first met in the mid-1980s while attending college in Virginia. After relocating to Nashville, dc Talk released a series of increasingly ambitious-and successful-albums, beginning with their self-titled 1989 debut; followed by their gold-certified 1990 sophomore album Nu Thang; the platinum-certified 1992 opus Free at Last; 1995's Jesus Freak, a platinum-plus watershed which afforded the group more mainstream success than ever before; and 1998's Supernatural, which reflects the maturity and sophistication of their latest stage of development and growth. They have sold over seven million albums and have won four Grammys. With Jesus Freaks and Jesus Freaks Volume II: Stories of Revolutionaries Who Changed Their World Fearing God, Not Man, they launch into a new media form to challege readers to question their standards of faith and dedication. By giving these stories a platform from which to be heard, they hope to impact the world in a way they never have before.
Whether forging strong bonds with concert audiences, expressing their faith in the recording studio, or confronting readers with no-compromise stories of commitment, dc Talk strives to treat their audiences as equals rather than receptors. McKeehan says,"We want to create art that encourages people to think about the things we think about-spiritual issues and truth." Max adds, "Just as we all share the idea of caring and conscience, we also share the hunger to find truth and meaning in life." With Jesus Freaks Volume II, dc Talk once again encourages each of us to set out on our journey to discover our response to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Visit the Jesus Freaks Web site at jesusfreaks.net and the band Web site at dctalk.com
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Reviews - What do customers think about Welcome To The Freak Show: DC Talk Live In Concert?
It's ok. Apr 8, 2005
"Welcome to the Freak Show" by DcTalk Reviewed by Logan Clements
This CD is called "Welcome to the Freak Show." The band playing it is DcTalk. They are pretty well known. There are no special features on this CD. This CD was very good. The date it was released on was August 26, 1997. The current value is $16.98. The rating is 4.5 out of ten as of Monday 4/4/05. The chart rating as of Monday 4/4/05 is #47,539 in music. The label is a forefront/ emd. This CD shows that evolution is not true. When I first listened to this CD, I thought it was cool because it was fast music and I like fast music. After listening thoroughly it somehow calms me down and kind of humbles me to what I have for a while. There are 14 good tracks on this CD. The names of them are help, so help me go, love is a verb, and like it love it need it. Some others are colored people, Jesus is still all right, and what if I stumble?. A few others are In the light, mind's eye, It's the end of the world as we know it, Day by Day, walls, time is..., and Jesus Freak. My favorite tracks are Jesus Freak, Colored people, and love is a verb. I like these because they are fast and somehow calm me down. There are two bad tracks on this CD. One is Alas my love. Another is Hardway. These songs are slow and kind of weird after all the fast ones. There are some unusual parts, like when they introduce the band and have them play solos. There are no hidden tracks on this CD. My rating is 4.5 out of 5. The people that would like this CD are christens who like rock music. The type of music is christen rock. The fans will be happy because it's the best of DcTalk. That's what I think about this CD, "Welcome to the Freak Show'.
dc Talk LIVE Mar 3, 2005
This album is awesome. Welcome to the Freak Show combines a lot of dc Talk's greatest hits in a live recording. My favorite song on this album is "What if I Stumble." Most live albums crank up the volume on the crowd noises and it gets annoying after the first three songs. In this album the crowd noise adds to it. You actually get the full experience. If you enjoy this album I would check out Smalltown poets and Audio Adrenaline.
Fittingly great as they're amazing live Mar 2, 2005
I've seen many concerts from many different acts in various genres but none can hold a candle to dc Talk. When you take that stage performance and great songs you come up with this cd and the live video that is also sold. The stage presence comes across on the cd the same way a smile comes across on a telephone. You can't see the smile, but you can hear it in the voice. One of my favorite songs on this cd is a 'new' version of The Hardway. It's different than you've heard on an earlier studio album and I think much better. With live albums one of the fears is usually the sound quality and the crowd noise. This particular cd has great sound quality and only has crowd noise when applicable. If you're a fan of dc Talk buy this cd and the video of them live in concert - I guarantee you'll thoroughly enjoy them both.
Great album Jan 31, 2005
Welcome to the Freak Show is an awesome album. It has a variety of styles including rap, rock, and contemporary. It includes a great remake of The Beatles 'Help'. It is a must have for any DC Talk fan. I believe that even any non fan would enjoy this album. It is really sensational.
Something Kevin said put me on hold. Oct 4, 2004
First and foremost, I used to be totally obsessed (and yes, I say obsess with its negative connotation) with DC talks melodies. I used to listen to all the tracks on Jesus Freak not once, but 2 to 3 times a day. Not-too-surprizingly, my infatuation with DC Talk promopted me to purchase this album. I must say, it gave me a revelation. A dark one. A very, very dark one. When I heard Kevin proclaim "you only have 70 years of it anyway," referring to the span of every individual's earthly existence, I was literally quite shocked. Why, you ask? I think it would take less than common sense to agree to the fact that life should be lived to the fullest and that every second should considered a blessing. Kevin's words, I reiterate, "you only have 70 years of it anyway," blatantly implies that life is obviously ephemeral. The implication that bothers me is that these words don't sound like they came from a guy who's enjoying what he is doing in life very much. They are almost akin to saying "I'm doing it (in Kevin's case, attempting to please The Lord) because I have nothing better to do", if you will, which, I feel, is even worse than saying "do it ("serve The Almighty," or just plain "believe in Him")because you simply should". This is definitely not the attitude I wish to be preoccupied with in my life. Don't get me wrong, mind you, I still appreciate how DC Talk has profoundly influenced my life in the past, but doing life with Kevin's mindet? I must soberly decline.