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Shine: The Hits (2000)

Updated: Apr 13

Shine: The Hits is an official compilation album by the Australian Christian rock band Newsboys, released on October 24, 2000 by Sparrow Records. This collection spanned the band's first ten years from 1988 to 1998. Exclusive to the set were three new songs ("Joy," "Who?" and "Praises"), an update of their 1996 hit "God Is Not a Secret," featuring DC Talk's TobyMac, a remix of their hit "Shine," and an eight-minute "Mega-Mix" of several of their biggest hits. Also included is an extended version of "I'm Not Ashamed," which differs from the original album version. There are no songs from their latest album at the time, Love Liberty Disco, represented. Neither are songs from their early 1990s albums Hell Is For Wimps and Boys Will Be Boyz. The new track "Joy" gave the band their first number one song on the Christian AC chart.

Shine: The Hits peaked at number 5 on the Top Christian Albums and number 122 on the Top 200 Albums charts in Billboard magazine. The collection was Gold certified in 2003 by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Shine: The Hits Live One Night in Pennsylvania was a re-release of their 1998 VHS concert video Newsboys Live One Night in Pennsylvania on DVD. It was recorded during the Step Up to the Microphone Tour. The DVD also contains four music videos: "Entertaining Angels," "Take Me to Your Leader," "Shine" and "I Cannot Get You Out of My System."

Track listing

All songs were written by Peter Furler and Steve Taylor, except where noted.

1. Shine (Tom Lord-Alge Remix) (from Going Public) -3:45

2. I'm Not Ashamed (extended version, originally from Not Ashamed) -4:40

3. Breakfast (from Take Me to Your Leader) -3:40

4. Reality (from Take Me to Your Leader) -3:30

5. Take Me to Your Leader (from Take Me to Your Leader) -2:59

6. Joy (new recording) -4:11

7. Entertaining Angels (Peter Furler, Phil Joel, Jody Davis) (from Step Up to the

Microphone) -4:19

8. Praises (Peter Furler, Toby McKeehan, Steve Taylor) (new recording) -4:00

9. Spirit Thing (from Going Public) -3:28

10. WooHoo (Peter Furler, Phil Joel) (from Step Up to the Microphone) -3:25

11. Step Up to the Microphone (Peter Furler, Phil Joel, Jeff Frankenstein) (from

Step Up to the Microphone) -3:57

12. God Is Not a Secret (featuring TobyMac) (Peter Furler, Toby McKeehan, Steve

Taylor) (re-recording, originally from Take Me to Your Leader) -3:04

13. Where You Belong/Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Peter Furler, Steve Taylor, Helen

  Howarth Lemmel) (from Not Ashamed) -5:33

14. Who? (new recording) -3:33

15. Believe (Peter Furler, Phil Joel) (from Step Up to the Microphone) -4:35

16. I Got Your Number (Peter Furler, John James, Sean Taylor, George Perdikis)

(from Read All About It) -4:44

17. Mega-Mix (featuring "Shine," "WooHoo," "Take Me to Your Leader," "Breakfast,"

"Reality," "Entertaining Angels," "Step Up to the Microphone" and "I'm Not

Ashamed") (new recording) -8:02

Gold certified in 2003.



Peter Furler - lead vocals, drums, guitars

Phil Joel -bass guitar, vocals

Jody Davis -guitars, vocals

Duncan Phillips -drums, percussion

Jeff Frankenstein -keyboards, programming

John James -lead vocals on tracks 2, 4, 5, 13 and 16

Sean Taylor -bass guitar on tracks 2, 13 and 16

Corey Pryor -keyboards, programming on tracks 2 and 13

Phil Yates -lead guitar on track 16

Production credits

Peter Furler -producer (tracks 1–5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13 and 15)

Steve Taylor -producer (tracks 1–5, 9, 12 and 13)

Joe Baldridge -producer (tracks 6, 8, 12 and 14)

Jeff Frankenstein -producer (tracks 6 and 8)

Tommy Sims -producer (track 16)

Kip Kubin and Tony Miracle -producers (track 17)

Tom Lord-Alge -remixer (track 1)

Radio singles

2000 "Mega-Mix" -#17 Christian CHR

2001 "Joy" -#1 Christian CHR for 5 weeks, #1 Christian AC

2001 "Who?" -#1 Christian CHR for 4 weeks

Previous release: Love Liberty Disco (1999)

Next release: Thrive (2002)

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