Innocence & Instinct, Deluxe Edition CD/DVD
I love RED
this is an awesome second album for RED It can not compare to End Of Silence although no album can.
May 3, 2013
The Quintessential RED album
This album hit me right when I needed to hear it. It's amazing how God brings specific music and lyrics into your life at the specific time He knows it will impact you most. A powerful and honest record from the guys in RED. Newcomer to RED? Start right here!
June 20, 2012
This CD take everything that made the regular edition so awesome, and brings it up another notch!
July 17, 2010
Some are saying this album is more on the dark side, more talking about bad things than good things, and that there's no redemption message except in Forever. I even saw a reviewer from another website say this wasn't Christian at all, and he misunderstood "Never Be the Same" to be a love song about a man and woman. Actually, both are wrong. "Fight Inside" starts the album off by talking about the struggle of man, and how without God we can't survive it. The album goes on with spiritual messages such as "Death of Me" about dying to yourself, a big Christian message. Following are "Start Again" and "Never Be the Same" about realizing how far he is from God and wanting to come back to him. "Confession", "Shadows", and "Out From Under" are more songs about the struggle, while "Ordinary World" is about transitioning seemlessly between life as you've always known it and new life, which could mean a lot of things, not all of them necessarily Christian. "Take It All Away" is one of the most redemptive songs. While presented mostly as a darker song, the end vocals "You take away" acknowledges that God and God alone takes away our sorrows, and in the end we must rely on Him to do so. That is the ending to the first album. The bonus tracks at the end are "Overtake You", "Forever" and "Nothing and Everything. "Overtake You" resembles "Death of Me" as it is about "taking over" or winning the fight against your darker self, another "die to yourself" song. "Forever" is a song about a man who was far away from God, but God is bringing him back. "Nothing and Everything", the final song, is a slower and different version of "Fight Inside" (but mostly the same words), as though ending the album with a twist. It's sort of saying that the stuggles are starting over over again, but the mellowness could suggest that he is closer to God and his struggles will continue to lead him closer. It's a true picture of the reality of the Christian life.
August 23, 2009