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Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
 
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Touted by some as Christian music's answer to The Rembrandts, this Nashville four-piece delivers artful, acoustic-based rock. Shipped in to produce two tracks, Adrian Belew captures the band's sweet intensity and clean mel...  more »

      
   

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All Artists: Jars of Clay
Title: Jars of Clay
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 63
Label: Essential
Release Date: 10/24/1995
Genres: Pop, Rock, Christian
Styles: Adult Alternative, Pop & Contemporary, Rock & Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 012414158024, 083061557324, 5013705908927

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Touted by some as Christian music's answer to The Rembrandts, this Nashville four-piece delivers artful, acoustic-based rock. Shipped in to produce two tracks, Adrian Belew captures the band's sweet intensity and clean melodies on "Flood and Liquid," which features a jaw-dropping Gregorian chant sample. --Jeff Bateman

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Member CD Reviews

Dan S. (ChasSand) from WASHINGTON, DC
Reviewed on 5/31/2016...
Its like someone farted in your mouth, but actually in your ears
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Nina E.
Reviewed on 6/3/2011...
This is the first Jars of Clay release. It is also my personal favorite. This music is hip, the lyrics need to be heard. It brings one to the presence of God who loves us so much as well as the reality of human frailty..you'll love the riffs and the beat. Don't miss this album.
Danielle B. from FORT PAYNE, AL
Reviewed on 9/29/2009...
The classic album from the Jars that makes every album collection complete. It does not matter if you have a compilation album claiming all the major hits from JOC-you must have this album!
Ryan B. from SAVANNAH, GA
Reviewed on 9/6/2009...
Got it for the song Worlds Apart.

CD Reviews

A treasure in Jars of Clay
Constantine | USA | 05/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can not count the number of times I have been listening to this cd and feel as if God is whispering some message into my ear through these beautiful lyrics. This cd is truly God-breathed, and I never can stop wondering with awe that these songs were written by 19 and 20 year olds! These songs are unbelievable in their content, with the amazing voice of Dan Hasletine singing these lyricaly simplistic songs, but deeply moving with their subtle messages, all with imaginative and unique melodies (I absolutely love the Gregorian chant in Liquid, and the string solo in Flood!) Jars of Clay will never cease to amaze me with their philisophical approach to human frailties, perspective of religion as a precious relationhip with God, and of course their awesome music! Their creative appraoch to using strings, and Dan's wonderful, wonderful voice have certainly made me find a treasure in Jars of Clay."
What can I say?
jeff tellin elevendaytrip@yahoo.com | kansas city | 12/03/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Has a better song than, "Love Song for a Savior," ever been written by a contemporary christian artist/group? Doubtful. I narrowly missed attending Greenville college (located in the remote corn fields of southern illinois) during the same year the Jars guys were there. I own an indie copy of the Cd the rest of Jars worshipping world knows as their self-titled debut. Believe it or not, the songs on "Jars of Clay" sounded even better before they were re-mastered, re-cut, and re-produced for mass market appeal. What I love about the songs on this album is that the messages are so subtle, yet so poignant. Their songs are actually parables. Check out, "Boy on a string" with lyrics like, "watching the life that he created run away." This is a powerful statement with a deeper application than the sadness felt by a puppet maker upon losing his most prized creation. This is a wonderfully creative and emotionally powerful description of God's longing for the people He's fashioned with His own hands to remain in relationship with Him, only to suffer the loss of the fellowship of our hearts time and time again throughout history. This album is filled with hidden song writing masterpieces like this. To think that these songs were written by 19 and 20 year olds is staggering. Consider this lyric from "Love Song for a Savior," "a great salvation.... calls to the people, who stare into nowhere and can't fill the chains on their souls." Whoa, the weight of the truth conveyed here is strongly felt. If there's a central theme encapsulating the music on this CD, or any Jars CD, it would best be described as an artful portrayal of the human experience in light of the love God has for us all. There is so much hype surrounding this band that it's difficult to focus on what's really breathtaking about their music, which is its ability to paint such stunning pictures of God's heart for frail human beings. Buy this CD for yourself and for everyone you consider a friend. Enjoy."