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listen  1. 40 Live (Solo Album Version)DC Talk 2:40$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Alibi (Solo Album Version)DC Talk 4:12$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  3. All You Got (Solo Album Version)Tait 4:39$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Return Of The Singer (Stereotype Be Album Version)DC Talk 3:51$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Be (Stereotype Be Album Version)DC Talk 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Somebody's Watching Got It Like That (Solo Album Version)TobyMac 3:47$1.29  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Extreme Days ) (Solo Album Version different Mastering)DC Talk 3:50$1.29  Buy MP3 

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  • Audio CD (August 17, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI CMG
  • ASIN: B00005B5BI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,428 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Capturing a fitting theme, dc Talk opens their new record, Solo, with a live cover of U2's "40." After the repeated anthem "I will sing, sing a new song" runs its course, what follows is a showcase of new material from Michael Tait, Kmax, and Toby McKeehan. Solo is actually a CD sampler aimed at priming fans for the upcoming release of dc Talk members' three new solo projects. First up, Michael Tait explores relationships in a couple of pop-rock tunes that line up with mainstream top-10 lists. Next, Kmax shoots at funky aesthetics with his poetry-thick brand of art pop. These songs provide substance for those with a taste for the eclectic. Finally, McKeehan delivers a hip-hop/rap-core experience with an undeniable Limp Bizkit influence. When bands stay together for as long as dc Talk have, solo projects are often a natural step in the musicians' development. Three solo projects at the same time may be an unprecedented occurrence, not to mention an assault to the wallet, so choose your favorite Talk carefully. --Israel Button

Product Description

Ori. Release '01, featuring songs from the solo projects of TobyMac , Kmax & Tait, plus their Live rendition of U2'S "40".etc.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Three parts of the whole May 9, 2001
Format:Audio CD
What if you could take a band and disect it while it was jamming? Taking each instrument and member and letting them play separate from each other, while still playing the same song. It would be a look into what each member brings to the group.
And that is what we have here with dcTalk's "Solo" EP. "40(Live)" is an example of what dcTalk brings to the table as a group. Kind of. As is true with most recent Talk work, it is more Kevin Max, and less Tait and Toby Mac. But anyhoo, that's the way it goes. Next up, we've got two Tait Band songs. And they rock. He is easily the most radio friendly of the three, and easily-accessible. "Alibi" is still stuck in my head. Next is Brit-wannnabe Kevin Max. I like his voice. I like his style. So why do I get the feeling HE likes his voice? Anyway, he has a rather creative and interesting "Return of the Singer." Believe me, that made me turn up my stereo when I heard the first strains of East-Indian style vocals. Think Sting's "Desert Rose" on Christ. Toby Mac is a great rapper. His songs always, always have great rhymes. "Extreme Days" almost makes me want to skate. And believe me, that would not be a pretty sight.
When you listen to this album, you get the feel of dcTalk -- what each member brings, and how it integrates into one group. Really, my only concern is that three whole albums by these guys will make people tired of dcTalk when they do come together. Hopefully, the variety shown here will continue in all parts of their solo efforts.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three's company, two's a crowd, one is....Solo May 22, 2001
Format:Audio CD
...Despite the manufactured, heady sense of coming attractions that mark Solo and its decidedly perfunctory PR thrust, it's enjoyable simply for the strokes of contrast splashed around by three guys whom you would never ever guess had been in the same group for a dozen years. Tait, Max, and Toby are so disparate, yet so talented that they could almost fool you into thinking they've been on their own for that many years--the new individual sounds can be taken on their own terms, with little or no accountability to the tie that binds, the dc Talk legacy. Tait is to be commended for not taking the high road to cookie-cutter fame as one more mellifluous baritone purveyor of syrupy r&b. With a trio of veteran rockers behind him, there isn't a pelvic thrust (not that there would be, realistically; this is Christian pop, after all) in sight. Tait's new venture really isn't a solo odyssey at all, his adopted bandmates are merely gracious enough to accept his surname for a moniker. Tait's two contributions to Solo evoke Matchbox Twenty, only with Seal subbing for Rob Thomas. If that's not eclectic enough for you, there's Kevin Max, aka KMax, who immediately throws the unitiated off stride with that hip-hop-sounding tag, and then really raises eyebrows with a swirl of tricked-out electronica hints and sophisticated drum loops...Rounding out this sampler of things to come is a freebie cover that hearkens back to the unplugged portions of past dc Talk live sets. The song is U2's "40" which is wrought with passable intimacy, and proper allegiance to its progenitors, Bono et al. Solo succeeds comfortably on its own terms; it serves as a clever piece of salvage for dc Talk fans disheartened by the far-away timetable of the next studio album, and as a tease for the upcoming solo records for Tait, Max, and Toby. Whether any of the three albums will be kudo-worthy in its entirety is only speculation at this point, however.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Going Solo....and with pizazz! May 5, 2001
Format:Audio CD
 Great things come in three's. The New York Yankees 3 World Series Titles in a row, the late Dale Earnhardt, the Three Wise Men and the Three Amigos all come to mind. In that list of fame, a group called dc Talk should be present as well. Comprised of three members, Toby McKeehan, Kevin "Max" Smith, and Michael Tait, the group has produced beautiful ballads, awesome alternative sound, and, if you have one of the early cd's, some funky hip hop beats. One would think that since the guys are all in the same group, they would sound the same if each member tried to cut it solo. Enter Solo, an album that could be called a "Single on Steroids." While this album may be short (7 tracks totaling 26 minutes), it is an exciting sneak peak at the upcoming solo albums to be released later this year. Each member has two cuts from their respective albums, with a collaborative re-make of U2's "40." Still think each song sounds the same? This is where you will be informed otherwise. Leading off is "40", followed by "Alibi" and "All You Got" by Michael Tait. K-Max follows with "Return of the Singer" and "Be." And Toby wraps it up with "Somebody's Watching" and "Extreme Days." Each one has their own distinct sound: Tait's alternative flair, Kevin's thought-provoking and sometimes haunting ballads, and Toby's "I'm white and I can rap as good as Eminem," sound. "Alibi" is among "Extreme Days" as the best songs on the album, while "Return of the Singer" left something to be desired. Be warned: without the producing power of Mark Heimmerman (dc Talks' producer since "Nu Thang") except for "40", liking dc Talk will not guarantee an appreciation of the album. However, for the person who appreciates originality, creativity, and well-done music, this muscled up single would be a nice exchange for 11 dollars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have
If you enjoy the big 3 from DC Talk... Toby, Tait and Max, then you should own this CD. I like all of the songs but I especially LOVE the lead off live song, "40 Live". Read more
Published 17 months ago by Gregory G. Wheeler
4.0 out of 5 stars Promising material
I bought this when I went to see dc Talk in concert, their last tour before splitting. I liked it, and it made me go and buy all their solo albums (Toby's being the best). Read more
Published on March 2, 2005 by John
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT DIFFERENT SIDES

1 40(LIVE) A DC TALK TRACK TO GIVE... Read more
Published on October 25, 2004 by Runnrwood
2.0 out of 5 stars No real connection
I have to admit this band just dont cut it for me they sound as if they intromit too often and too much until whats left is the result here of a very boring band.
Published on July 19, 2003 by Paul Taylor
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but why?
Kmax, TobyMac and Tait all shine on this sampler, their first opportunity to let their unique talents show. Listening to this will definitely whet your appetite for their solos. Read more
Published on October 26, 2002 by "katzechen"
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh No! The DC Talkers Are Going SOLO!
This album starts of with a very good version of 40 (live!). (9 of 10)
Tracks 2 &3, Alibi & All You Got, Come from Tait's album Empty. Read more
Published on September 18, 2002 by "christianrockfreak"
5.0 out of 5 stars Solo is short but sweet
The cost of Solo would be worth it for "Extreme Days" alone, but fortunately there's other excellent material on here as well. Read more
Published on June 27, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Solo is not "empty," can "be" a treat, and has...
I picked this CD up well before Michael Tait's CD hit the shelves. First things first. I anticipated this CD mainly because of the live track "40. Read more
Published on November 17, 2001 by Adam
4.0 out of 5 stars DCtalk
This album rocks! Even though it only has seven songs, they're all really cool especialy Extreme Days. I would DEFANATLY recomend it if someone asked for a cool dctalk cd.
Published on November 12, 2001 by Rebecca P
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool!!!!
It was interesting to hear all of them separately, because they all have different music styles. And they sound awesome in everyone of them. Read more
Published on October 17, 2001 by Spencer Lent
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