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Supernatural (1998)

Updated: Aug 27, 2023


Supernatural is the fifth and final studio album by the Christian vocal trio DC Talk, released on September 22, 1998 on ForeFront Records and Virgin Records.


Upon release, the album overtook Jesus Freak to set a new record for the highest first week sales for a Christian release. It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, a feat for a Christian rock album, with first week sales of over 106,000 copies and in addition topping the Top Christian Albums chart. Their name is once again stylized as dc Talk for this album. Supernatural abandoned the hip hop/rap style found on the group's earlier releases to settle for the pop/rock sound from Jesus Freak. The group has stated that this album was different; it was a collaborative effort of all three members. The album is produced by Toby McKeehan and Mark Heimermann. Music videos were made for "My Friend (So Long)" and "Consume Me."


The singles for the album received their fair share of radio play on modern rock, contemporary Christian and alternative outlets. The group then embarked on a 60-city tour across the United States titled, The Supernatural Experience. Footage from the tour was combined with interviews and released as The Supernatural Experience video and was certified Gold for long form video and won them a Dove Award for Long Form Music Video of the Year. Their song "Dive" won DC Talk their final Dove Award as a collective for Modern/Alternative Rock Song of the Year. Supernatural was Platinum certified in 2003. A remastered edition was released in 2013 and later released on vinyl in 2015.


Track listing

All songs written by DC Talk and Mark Heimermann, except where noted.


1. Intro -0:24

2. It's Killing Me (Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Greg Wells) -3:55

3. Dive -4:21

4. Consume Me -4:50

5. My Friend (So Long) (Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Mark Hudson)

-4:10

6. Fearless (Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Mark Heimermann, George

Cocchini) -5:06

7. Godsend (Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Mark Heimermann, Chad Chapin) -4:13

8. Wanna Be Loved -4:15

9. The Truth -4:25

10. Since I Met You -5:00

11. Into Jesus -4:19

12. Supernatural -4:00

13. Red Letters (Toby McKeehan, Michael Tait, Kevin Max, Mark Heimermann,

Chris Harris) -6:06

14. There Is a Treason at Sea (poem) (Kevin Max) -1:39


Personnel


Toby McKeehan -vocals

Michael Tait -vocals

Kevin Max -vocals, spoken word (track 14)


Platinum certified in 2003.


Accolades

Dove Award -2000 Long Form Music Video of the Year (The Supernatural Experience)

2001 Modern/Alternative Rock Song of the Year ("Dive")


Radio singles

"Into Jesus" -#1 Christian CHR, #2 Christian AC

"My Friend (So Long)" -#1 Christian CHR

"Consume Me" -#1 Christian CHR, #1 Christian AC

"Wanna Be Loved" -#1 Christian CHR, #13 Christian AC

"Godsend" -#1 Christian CHR, #7 Christian AC

"Dive" -#4 Christian CHR



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