Newsboys ‎– [He's Coming Back]

Lamington Music Inc. ‎– none
Cassette, Album


A1 He's Coming Back 3:50
A2 Listen For The Shout 3:35
A3 Stand Up 4:20
A4 You're Still There 2:54
B1 Victory 4:21
B2 It's Joy 3:32
B3 Read About It 4:20
B4 He Died For You 3:40

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The Newsboys debut album was self produced and is the first of only two albums recorded in Australia.
[He's Coming Back] was available only on cassette at their gigs and on tour throughout the eastern Australian states.
The following is from the old Newsboys wiki page which is no longer maintained regularly:
"He Died For You" is not featured in any Newsboys album, only this demo tape.
"Stand Up" is an early version of Stand Up for Jesus, which later appeared on their second album, Hell Is For Wimps.
This and Boys Will Be Boyz are the only piece of Newsboys' work to be recorded in Australia, since they came to the U.S. to record their first album, "Read All About It", but returned to Australia to record Boys Will Be Boyz.
Although originally extremely difficult to find or listen to on the internet, these orginal tracks can now be streamed at, including the unique He Died For You.
The tracks featured on this album are different recordings than the ones of the same names in later albums, even though the songs are usually nearly the same. Still, certain songs on this album feature different lyrics than their later re-releases.

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May 28, 2017
If anyone has a copy of this they're willing to sell - please let me know!


December 31, 2015

A very solid debut album from the Newsboys shows their raw stage presence from their 2-3 years of touring, a feel of the tremendous energy exhibited on stage (hey, I was in a sweat just watching them!!), their compelling interation of music and lyrics to their live audience and the skill and finesse honed as a hard working unit of mates over a relative short period of time.
Each track is unique in its own way and highlights where this band were at this time of their life - in their walk with God, their gelling as lyricists and songwriters and the professionalism that would only grow them to be one of the most successful bands in the CCM field and beyond.
The opening song & title track sets the tone for the album, driving guitar, direct lyrics, consistent harmonies and a beat that will have you tapping for the entire - just under - 30 minutes on the album. "He's Coming Back" calls us to be ready, no matter what our troubles / difficulties / situations, to receive Jesus at His second coming.
Track 2 on side one, "Listen For The Shout" maintains the tempo of energy and continues the them of being ready for His second coming.
"Stand Up" was later - as all the songs bar "He Died For You" - re-recorded with slight lyric refinements and is a basic testimony of who the writers follow, Jesus, The Way.
Closing out side 1 is the slightly more laid back and melodic "You're Still There" relating the nearness of God even we try to 'go it alone' under our own steam.
Side 2 kicks off as Side 1, with a driving guitar riff subsiding into lyrics drawn directly from Proverbs 3:5-6, 14:12 + 16:25, "Victory."
Track two "It's Joy" is a song of praise with more lyrics drawn directly from scripture - Nehemiah 8:10 and Psalm 28:7. A song of joy for what He has done.
"Read About It" was later re-recorded as "Read All About It" and became the title track of their second album (1988), their first and only on the Refuge label. It laments the news that greets one in the newspaper each day but draws strength in the knowledge of God and His saving Grace.
The final track on the album is one that will only be found on this album, "He Died For You." This is one track that should have been re-worked for later release inclusion as it wraps up the bands ideology in 3 minutes 40!
If you can lay your hands on a copy of [He's Coming Back], do yourself a favour!!!