!Hero (album)

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!Hero
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Studio album by Various artists
Released September 2, 2003
Genre Christian rock
Length 107 minutes
Label ForeFront / Emd
Producer Pete Stewart
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
CCM Magazine B[1]
Christianity Today 2/5 stars[2]
Jesus Freak Hideout 4/5 stars[3]

!Hero is an album featuring the songs from the rock opera, !Hero. It is based on the question, "What if Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania?" The rock opera modernizes Jesus' last two years on earth and features a cast of many well-known Christian artists with Michael Tait, Rebecca St. James, and Mark Stuart as the three main characters: Hero (Jesus), Maggie (Mary Magdalene), and Petrov (Peter).

Track listing and performers[edit]

Disc 1[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "This is How it Happened" Mat Kearney and Pete Stewart Paul Wright 2:08
2. "A Few Good Men" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Quinlan, Mark Stuart, Michael Tait 5:09
3. "Wedding Celebration" Eddie DeGarmo John Cooper, John Grey, Michael Tait, Nirva Dorsaint, and GRITS[citation needed] 4:32
4. "Fire of Love" Eddie DeGarmo John Cooper and Michael Tait 4:38
5. "Lose My Life with You" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Tait and Nirva Dorsaint[citation needed] 3:14
6. "Man on a Mission" Matt Kearney and Pete Stewart Paul Wright 1:14
7. "Secrets of the Heart" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James and Michael Tait 3:52
8. "Stand Up and Walk" Eddie DeGarmo John Cooper, Matt Hammitt, and Michael Tait 4:24
9. "Do What You Gotta Do" Eddie DeGarmo John Cooper and Pete Stewart 3:05
10. "Take My Hand" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Tait 1:48
11. "Love's Declaration" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James, Mark Stuart, and Michael Tait 3:17
12. "Raised in Harlem[nb 1]" Eddie DeGarmo and Pete Stewart T-Bone and Michael Tait 4:21
13. "They're Callin' Him Hero" Mat Kearney and Pete Stewart Paul Wright 2:42
14. "Manna From Heaven" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James, Michael Quinlan, Mark Stuart, and Michael Tait 4:20
15. "Hero" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James, Michael Quinlan, and Mark Stuart 4:41
Disc 2[4]
No. Title Writer(s) Artist Length
1. "He Just Had to Stir Things Up/Leave Here" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait, and Paul Wright 5:19
2. "Stand by You" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James and Paul Wright 2:47
3. "Say the Word" Eddie DeGarmo Paul Wright 1:36
4. "Intentions" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Quinlan 3:20
5. "Finally Home" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James, Michael Quinlan, and Mark Stuart 3:37
6. "Not in Our House" Eddie DeGarmo and Pete Stewart John Cooper and Michael Tait 2:09
7. "Murder on Their Minds" Mat Kearney and Pete Stewart Paul Wright 2:59
8. "Party in the House Today" Eddie DeGarmo Mark Stuart 3:49
9. "In Rememberence of Me" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Tait 1:53
10. "Shadowman" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Quinlan and Pete Stewart 5:00
11. "Hero's Agony" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Tait[citation needed] 2:37
12. "I Am" Eddie DeGarmo Michael Tait 4:17
13. "Kill the Hero" Eddie DeGarmo John Cooper, Paul Wright, and Bob Farrell 6:00
14. "Execute/Intentions (Reprise)/Hero (Reprise)/Lose My Life With You" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James, Nirva Dorsaint and Michael Quinlan[citation needed] 3:58
15. "He's Not Here" Eddie DeGarmo Rebecca St. James and Nathaniel Lee 3:41
16. "The Truth Comes Out" Eddie DeGarmo and Mat Kearney Paul Wright 1:47

Reviews[edit]

Chris Well, writing for CCM Magazine, reviewed it favorably and stated, "!Hero is inventive, rhythmic and should, no doubt, spark debate everywhere about the real Jesus.[1] On the other hand, Andree Farias of Christian Music Today, wrote, "!Hero's attempt to be all things to all people is well-intentioned, its "replayability" value is minimal, deeming it no more than a glorified post-concert souvenir for the live stage show."[2]

Primary cast[edit]

Secondary cast and musicians[edit]

Support staff[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
City on a Hill: Sing Alleluia
GMA's Special Event Album of the Year
2004
Succeeded by
The Passion of the Christ: Songs

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Raised in Harlem was featured on Hip Hope Hits 2005, a compilation album on Gotee Records.[citation needed]

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