1996 - TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER

Take Me to Your Leader is the sixth studio album by Newsboys, released in 1996. It was both the last Newsboys album to feature lead vocalist John James and the first to feature bassist/vocalist Phil Joel. The album won a Dove Award in 1997 for its packaging and was also nominated for “Rock Album of the Year”, “Rock Recorded Song of the Year” (“God Is Not a Secret”) and “Short Form Music Video of the Year” (“Take Me to Your Leader”). The album was also recognized with a Grammy nomination for “Best Rock Gospel Album”. It is also the band’s only album as a sextet.

The vehicle pictured is an X-PAK 400, created by George Barris in the early 1960s during the Battle of Air Cars. This car appears on a stage in “Hangover” (season 1, episode 12 of the Alfred Hitchcock Hour). Also in this episode, actor Tony Randall, as Hadley Purvis, says the phrase “Take me to your leader.”

Track Listing

  1. “God Is Not a Secret”
  2. “Take Me to Your Leader”
  3. “Breathe”
  4. “Reality”
  5. “Breakfast”
  6. “Let It Go”
  7. “Cup O’ Tea”
  8. “It’s All Who You Know”
  9. “Miracle Child”
  10. “Lost the Plot”
  11. “Breathe (Benediction)”

Take Me To Your Leader Tour – 1997