Jars Of Clay - Christmas Songs

Published Saturday 24th November 2007
Jars Of Clay - Christmas Songs
Jars Of Clay - Christmas Songs

STYLE: Rock
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 32890-13126
LABEL: Essential 067003072526
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-10-01

This product is currently not available from Cross Rhythms Direct


Reviewed by Mark Tiddy

This 14-track album from the CCM hitmakers gives a shot in the arm to the moribund genre of Christmas music. The band have done two things with this album, the first being to take a load of well known and slightly lesser known Christmas songs and freshen them up by either changing their stylistic approach or re-writing some of the melodies. Secondly, they've added some of their own Yuletide songs. The band's version of "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" clearly stands out with its soft yet clear vocals and the inventiveness of its arrangement. Other songs such as "Wonderful Christmastime" follow this pattern of dynamic variation helping to contribute to what is one of the best Christmas albums around.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Sample Track Listing:
1. The Gift Of St. Cecilia [Listen]
2. Wonderful Christmastime [Listen]
3. Love Came Down At Christmas [Listen]
4. O' Little Town Of Bethlehem [Listen]
5. Hibernation Day [Listen]
6. Winter Skin [Listen]
7. Peace Is Here [Listen]
8. God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen [Listen]
9. Evergreen [Listen]
10. Christmastime Is Here [Listen]
11. Drummer Boy [Listen]
12. Gabriel's Message [Listen]
13. In The Bleak Midwinter [Listen]
14. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day [Listen]

This track data is supplied by the Cross Rhythms CD/DVD review library. Please note that CD tracks may vary according to release region or product version. You should not assume that products purchased through Cross Rhythms Direct will necessarily have identical track listings to those shown.

Product Description
Multi-platinum and three time GRAMMY Award winners Jars of Clay celebrate the season with an album full of traditional and original gems. 'Christmas Songs' is the tenth full length release from the Nashville-based band.
Formed in 1993, Jars of Clay have been superstars on the Christian music charts - 17 US number one radio hits - while also enjoying success at mainstream radio in the US. Never losing sight of their roots, in 2007 the band was awarded Contemporary Rock Album of the Year by the Gospel Music Association.
While celebrated for their music and writing, Jars of Clay are also engaged with social issues, particularly the devastations occurring in Africa. In 2002 the band - Dan Haseltine, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark and Charlie Lowell - founded Blood: Water Mission, a not for profi t group that since its inception has brought clean water to over 100,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa.
A must-have for new and old fans alike.

Be the first to comment on this article

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.













NAVIGATION
CONNECT WITH CROSS RHYTHMS
Cross Rhythms Under Threat
Cross Rhythms Media Training Centre
ARTIST ALERTS
MORE ARTICLES
DISCOGRAPHY
Sign up  E-txt 
ARTIST PROFILES
Artists & DJs A-Z
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #
Or keyword search

 

SHOP @ CROSS RHYTHMS DIRECT
PRAYER ROOMS
Intercession Room
Care for other people and shake heaven in our Intercession Room