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Step Up to the Microphone

Step Up to the Microphone is the seventh studio album by Christian pop rock band Newsboys, released in 1998 through Star Song Communications. It was the Newsboys' first album following the departure of lead singer John James in 1997, with Peter Furler and Phil Joel subsequently sharing lead vocal duties.

Track listing

Music Videos

  • "Entertaining Angels"

    Radio singles

    Note: all CCM Magazine' chart information is available in the book Hot Hits CHR 1978-1997 (1997) by Jeffrey Lee Brothers

    Personnel

    Newsboys
  • Peter Furler – lead vocals, drums, guitar, programming
  • Phil Joel – vocals, bass guitar, guitars
  • Jody Davis – lead and rhythm guitars, bass, vocals
  • Jeff Frankenstein – keys, vocals, programming
  • Duncan Phillips – percussion, drums, vocals

    Additional musicians
  • Mylon LeFevre – Na-Nas on "WooHoo"
  • "Bull" – Na-Nas on "WooHoo"
  • Summer Furler – Na-Nas on "WooHoo"
  • The Love Sponge Strings – strings on "Entertaining Angels"
  • Blair Masters – strings on "Believe"
  • Jonathan Roberts – trumpet on "Tuning In"

    Production
  • Peter Furler – producer, mixing
  • Wes Campbell – executive producer, mixing
  • Danny Goodwin – executive producer
  • John Mays – executive producer
  • Richie Biggs – recording, mixing
  • Jeff Frankenstein – additional mixing
  • Glenn Meadows – mastered
  • Christiév Carothers – creative direction
  • Len Peltier – art direction
  • Thom Bissett – graphic design for a3dtb/D
  • John Dunne – photography