Third Day - Live Revelations

Published Wednesday 29th April 2009
Third Day - Live Revelations
Third Day - Live Revelations

STYLE: Rock
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 77783-15396
LABEL: Essential 083061029890
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2009-04-07
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Ian Webber

This two disc set, whilst including a CD of nine tracks recorded live on a recent tour, is really all about the accompanying DVD. With over an hour of footage covering live concert material, behind the scenes clips and interviews, this is a real eye opener to life on tour. The live performances are exciting and include highlights such as a reworked "Thief" and some blistering pedal steel on "Otherside", played by tour mate Robert Randolph. In addition to the music there are some touching behind the scenes glimpses of the group enjoying family life and preparing for a concert in their home town of Atlanta. The complementary audio disc contains a similar track listing to the DVD, mostly taken from the 'Revelation' album. Third Day are a band that sound just as good live as they do in the studio, with Mac Powell's gutsy vocals instantly recognisable. These live recordings have a much more prominent bass mix than studio versions and showcase the rhythmical side to the band to good effect. A real treat is a cover of the song U2 cut with BB King, "When Love Came To Town". Third Day's version includes guest appearances by Jars Of Clay's Dan Haseltine and Switchfoot's Jon Foreman. 'Live Revelation' with its strap line 'Onstage, Offstage, Backstage', delivers all that you would expect - a colourful, professional and intimate picture of one of America's most popular Christian rock acts.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Run To You [Listen]
2. This Is Who I Am [Listen]
3. Slow Down [Listen]
4. I Will Always Be True [Listen]
5. Cry Out To Jesus [Listen]
6. Call My Name [Listen]
7. Otherside [Listen]
8. When Love Comes To Town [Listen]
9. Revelation [Listen]

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Product Description
This 2-disc DVD/CD set offers an unprecedented real life look at one of Christian musicís most-loved bands.

See what itís like to balance life on a tour bus, performance demands and family relationships in the midst of constant commitments.

Be a part of before- and after-show discussions as the band readies for, and delivers, riveting live performances of Cry Out to Jesus, Thief and songs from their latest album, Revelation.

In addition, this 2-disc set features a CD with live audio performances of 9 songs recorded during the latest summer and autumn tour dates.

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