STYLE: Rock RATING Not Rated OUR PRODUCT CODE: 153170- LABEL: Daywind 859712259042 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 RELEASE DATE: 2014-08-19 RRP: £14.99
GRAMMY and Dove Awards-winning band Jars of Clay celebrates 20 years of music, releasing a uniquely special, fan-curated retrospective double-album of re-recorded favourites and two new songs, appropriately named 20.
In the 20 years since Dan Haseltine, Stephen Mason, Charlie Lowell and Matthew Odmark released their début album Frail, Jars of Clay sold millions of albums and received GRAMMY, American Music and Dove Awards and nominations, 16 No. 1 songs and major television and film song placements, while also appearing on all the major late night chat shows and entertainment magazines.
During the journey, the band has always leaned forward and focused on what their next creative endeavour could be. Each new album has pushed off in a new direction from the previous one, showing a trend of transformation that has become a calling card of the band.
With 20, they now have taken a moment to look back over what they've created.
Remakes of earlier songs and movies often fall short of evoking the same spark that made them popular in the first place, but Jars of Clay have discovered rich treasures hidden in previous works during their two-decade career.
By allowing the fans to say which songs they would do and allowing themselves to decide how they would do them, balancing out the essence of the original version with where the band is now, the adventurous 20 ends up feeling both nostalgic and new, simultaneously looking back and facing forward.