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Boys Will Be Boyz (1991)

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Boys Will Be Boyz is the third studio album by the Australian Christian rock band Newsboys, released on August 9, 1991 by Star Song Records. The album is produced by the band's drummer Peter Furler along with Tony Miceli co-producing on four tracks.

Boys Will Be Boyz was recorded in Australia at Springbrook Recording Studios. It is the band's first album to be recorded in their native country since their independent demo cassette release [He's Coming Back] in 1987. This was the last album before Steve Taylor started producing their albums throughout the 1990s. Newsboys would see increased success on this album compared with their two previous albums, including the lead single "One Heart, which peaked at #2 on The CCM Update's Christian CHR chart, giving the band their first Top 5 hit.

It was the first album devoid of re-recordings of songs from their demo cassette, seeing a shift to a greater variety of musical instruments. Furler would perform rap lyrics of some songs along with lead vocal duties on the track "Stay With Me," beginning his path to becoming the band's lead singer in 1997. Billy Smiley of White Heart co-composed music on "Stay With Me," while the band wrote the entire album. Newsboys added a fifth member on this album with Cory Pryor on keyboards, in addition to Furler, John James (lead vocals) and Sean Taylor (bass guitar). Vernon Bishop is the new guitarist, replacing Johnathan Geange.

The band also released a short live concert video on VHS also titled Boys Will Be Boyz featuring songs from this albums, behind-the-scenes moments and four music videos: "One Heart," "Kingdom Man", the remix of "Taste and See" and "Simple Man" (from their second album Hell Is For Wimps).

Track listing

All songs were written by Newsboys, except where noted.

1. Kingdom Man -3:06

2. You and Me -3:15

3. One Heart -4:42

4. Turn -3:29

5. Precious Love -5:46

6. Taste and See -3:01

7. Not Stand Silent -2:31

8. Sing Aloud -3:06

9. Stay With Me (Music by Newsboys and Billy Smiley) -5:20

10. Israel -2:53

11. Taste and See (Remix) -3:28



John James -lead vocals

Peter Furler -drums, lead vocals on track 9, vocals

Sean Taylor -bass guitar, vocals

Vernon Bishop -guitar, vocals

Corey Pryor -keyboards

Production credits

Peter Furler -producer (all tracks)

Tony Miceli -co-producer (tracks 5, 6, 9 and 11)

Radio singles

1991 "One Heart" -#2 Christian CHR

1992 "Stay With Me -#6 Christian CHR

Previous release: Hell Is For Wimps (1990)

Next release: Not Ashamed (1992)

Listen to the album Boys Will Be Boyz with three music videos included here:

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