dc Talk, "Welcome to the Freak Show" Review
Listen to the new album from May Angeles!
Listen to the new album from May Angeles!

JFH Staff Review




dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show: dc Talk live in concert



Artist Info: Discography
Album length: 16 tracks: 78 minutes, 22 seconds
Street Date: August 26, 1997


dc Talk's newest effort, Welcome to the Freak Show, is a fantastic piece of work that captures the high energy performance of a dc Talk concert. The disc (also available in long-form video but features 3 less songs...), starts off with "Help," a cover of an old Beatles tune, then moves right into "So Help Me God" from their Jesus Freak album. Before, after & sometimes during songs you can hear the crowd loud and clear in the background, that, if played loud, may make you feel like you're right there. A highlight on the album is the R.E.M. cover, "It's the End of the World as We Know It." The song is done in the signature dc Talk style with TobyMac's rap verses and all. "It's the End" is followed by a segment of the "Jesus Freak remix" and an intro to the members of the live band.

Welcome to the Freak Show is one of the better live recordings available and something dc Talk fans won't want to miss out. You can't call yourself a fan of Christian music if you haven't seen this band in concert. They do, indeed, put on one of the best performances around. Welcome to the Freak Show does a pretty good job capturing that.

- Review date: August, 1997; Written by John DiBiase


Listen to the new album from People & Songs

CD

Buy This CD Online


. Artist Info: Discography
. Record Label: Forefront Records
. Album length: 16 tracks, 78 minutes and 22 seconds
. Street Date: August 26, 1997
. Buy It: Amazon.com

  1. Help
  2. So Help Me God
  3. Luv is a Verb
  4. Like it, Love it, Need it
  5. Colored People
  6. Jesus is Just Alright
  7. What if I Stumble
  8. In the Light
  9. Mind's Eye
  10. It's the End of the World as We Know It
  11. Day by Day
  12. Walls
  13. Time Is
  14. Alas My Love
  15. The Hardway
  16. Jesus Freak

 

 

go to main Album review page
go to Album review archive

 


(JFH Sponsor Spot)

 

 

           
Listen to the new album from People & Songs

Search JFH




This Friday, July 23, 2021
Anberlin As You Found Me (Livestream) (independent)
Bethany Barnard Who Else - Single (independent)
Jonathan Cain Oh Lord Lead Us - Single [Identity/Fuel]
Canyon Hills Worship Something About The Name - Single [DREAM]
Colony House Automatic (feat. Fleurie) - Single [Roon]
Cross Point Music Never Going Back [Centricity]
Christine DíClario All That Remains - Single [Capitol CMG]
Dreamers Land Of The Living - Single [DREAM]
Jason Dunn Billy Enforcee - Single (independent)
Equippers Worship Unified In Praise // All Glory (Live) - Single [DREAM]
Travis Greene Oil & Water (feat. Anthony Hamilton) - Single [Provident]
JUDAH. & J. Monty Irresponsible - Single [Capitol CMG]
Lonesome River Band Singing Up There: A Tribute to the Easter Brothers [Mountain Home Music]
Steven Malcolm All Is True - EP [4 Against 5 / Curb | Word]
Chris McClarney Speak To The Mountains EP [Capitol CMG]
Newsboys I Still Believe You're Good - Single [Capitol CMG]
Bryan Popin So Good 2 Me - Single (feat. Steven J. Collins) - Single [Little Boy Wonder]
Bryan Popin So Good 2 Me (LBWM Remix) - Single [feat. Steven J. Collins] - Single [Little Boy Wonder]
Shane & Shane Psalms, Hymns, And Spiritual Songs, Vol. 1 [Wellhouse]
Social Club Misfits Feared By Hell (Reanimation) - EP [Capitol CMG]
Phil Thompson Lion of Judah [Integrity]
Carrie Underwood My Savior: LIVE From The Ryman DVD [UMG]
Village Lights Here is Our Hallelujah (feat. Sarah Kroger, Ike Ndolo & Ricky Vazquez) - Single [Integrity]


Next Thursday, July 29, 2021
Panther City Riots Say It Like You Mean It - Single (independent)


Next Friday, July 30, 2021
Coby James Mixtape Side B EP [Centricity]
Jonah 33 Bullet From A Gun - Single [Boleyn]
Vince Lichlyter Things I Need To Say - Single [Boleyn]
Make Sure Japanese Bonus Track - Single [Tooth & Nail]
NEEDTOBREATHE Into the Mystery [Centricity/Elektra]
Dottie Rambo Itís The Soul of Me (1968 Digital Reissue) [Provident/Sony]
Reba Rambo Reba Rambo (Digital Reissue) [eOne]
SongLab Simplicity (Live) - EP [DREAM]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new album from Wade McNutt!




Listen to the new album from Jaime Masetta!