The Great Mistrial (or Go to Dark Gethsemane)

by Johnny Newman

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This album follows Jesus Christ from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Great Commission with everything in between. A concept album at its core; however, completely the Gospel.

Without a doubt, the most important album I will ever write.


released April 5, 2015

Johnny Newman - Compositions, Arrangements, Guitars, & Narrations
Chicco Parisi - bass
Yanic Bercier - drums

Stephanie Valentine (vocals)
Aaron Jones (vocals)
Julie Bélanger Roy (vocals)
Joe Newman Sr. (vocals)
Ryan Shore (vocals)

Kyle Brashear (bass, intro of The March of Judas)

Vocals, Narrations, & Drums recorded at WaveTransform Recording Studio
Guitars recorded at Explicit Jesus Music

Produced & Engineered by Johnny Newman, Yanic Bercier, & Julie Bélanger Roy

Mixed by Yanic Bercier at WaveTransform Recording Studio in Knoxville, TN.

Mastered by Tom Morris at Morrisound in Tampa, FL.

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Track Name: Go to Dark Gethsemane pt.1 (feat. Stephanie Valentine)
Go to dark Gethsemane, all that feel the tempter's power; your Redeemer's conflict see, watch with him one bitter hour. Turn not from his griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.
Track Name: Go to Dark Gethsemane pt.2 (feat. Aaron Jones)
See Him at the judgment hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned;
See Him meekly bearing all! Love for man; his soul sustained;
Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross
Track Name: Go to Dark Gethsemane pt.3 (feat. Julie Bélanger Roy)
Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; there, adoring at His feet,
Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete.
“It is finished!” hear Him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.
Track Name: Were You There (feat. Joe Newman Sr.)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord. Were you there when they crucified my Lord. Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble. Tremble, tremble. Were you there when they crucified my Lord.
Track Name: Go to Dark Gethsemane pt.4 (feat. Aaron Jones) / Hallelujah
Early hasten to the tomb where they laid His breathless clay;
All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken Him away?
Christ arose, He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise.
Track Name: Lights Out
Jesus Christ crucified, bled and died
To save our lives
Giver of boundless love
Faithful one to you we run
Every knee will bow, every tongue will shout
Jesus is the Lord, Jesus is the Lord
Every eye will see the coming of the King
Jesus is the Lord, Jesus is the Lord

Son of Man, Great I Am
Healing power is in your hands
Risen one, it is done
Sin and death are overcome
You’re worthy of worship
You’re worthy of praise
You’re worthy of honor
You’re worthy of thanks