1) Lose This Life 2) Numb 3) Electric Avenue 4) Fallen 5) God Can You Hear Me 6) Reconnecting 7) Child 8) Heartache 9) Free Will 10) Wait 11) Holding Out For Grace 12) Christmas Song
Record Label Forefront
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 4.7" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2003
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 0012249661 EAN 0724358385700 UPC 724358385700
This CD is like most of the solo efforts of the DC Talk members. It is good, but not anything outstanding. Michael Tait along with Kevin Max and Toby Mac had an amazing thing going with DC Talk. It was a rarely equalled group that was head and shoulders above virtually any other group out there past or present. In contrast, as solo artists, the three are pretty good.
Tait has some solid Christian lyrics. One of his songs, 'Lose This Life', is very good. The others range from ok to pretty good.
TAIT Rocks! Feb 28, 2006
I have had this album for 6 months +, and I'm still enjoying it, which is a tell-tell sign for me. This album rocks ("Lose This Life", "Numb", and "Wait", and "God Can You Hear Me", are some of my personnal faves). It also contains several soulful ballads that are very nice. If you haven't seen these guys live, you are missing out on half the fun. Chad Chapin is fabulous on the drums, and must be experienced live to completely appreciate his talents. Michael's voice is so diverse that he pulls off the ballads just as wonderfully as the rockin' songs. Get this cd, you won't regret it!
Fantastic! Feb 19, 2006
Tait's sophmore effort gives you more of the solid, inspiring rock you'd expect from this extremely talented group. Michael is as genuine in person as he is on disc and this cd hits all the emotions in all the right places. Stand out songs are "Lose This Life", "Numb", "God Can You Hear Me", and "Holding Out For Grace". Chad Chapin's drumming is top notch! Can't wait for the next cd!
Overall not bad Jan 20, 2006
Tait's latest release "Lose This Life" overall is good but it makes a couple spins for you to get used to it. There are some definite high points and low points to this disc.
Lose This Life - The title song and first song on the disc starts is up tempo as you'd expect after Tait's first release which set the stage that his sound was going to be upbeat. This is a good rock song that will keep your toe tappin'
Numb - Numb is an interesting song where the tempo changes up but is definitely a rock song.
Electric Avenue - If you grew up in the 80's one of the songs that you probably remember is Eddie Grant's Electric Avenue. Tait does a good job covering this song. I couldn't help singing along with the made lyrics making fun of K-Mart like I used to as a kid "We're gonna walk down to K-Mart to get some shoes, they only cost a dollar. We're gonna walk down to K-Mart to get some shoes, they only last an hour..."
There are two main low points to this disc.
1. The Christmas Song. The Christmas song is a good traditional Christmas song but I found it to be totally out of place. This cd was release in November so it's easy to guess that there was some discussion about a Christmas song spurring sales of this cd but if it's not with other Christmas songs it's my opinion that it's out of place. When I put this album on my .mp3 player I left off this track.
2. The other low point is the middle of the cd. The songs aren't bad but they aren't really all that great either.
Overall this is a good cd to be enjoyed. If you're a fan of dc Talk and/or Michael Tait you can feel confident that this is a solid purchase but don't expect to be in awe by the music.