Jars Of Clay - Furthermore: The Live Sessions

Thursday 1st May 2003
Jars Of Clay - Furthermore: The Live Sessions
Jars Of Clay - Furthermore: The Live Sessions

RATING 6 6 6 6 6 6
LABEL: Essential 083061068929
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

The kind of release you normally get when successful bands want a rest from the clamorous demands for new songs and new albums but need to fulfil contractual obligations. For despite all the handsome packaging what you get here is an album of what sound like original demos and an album of live recordings, with most of the songs already well known to Jars fans. Dan Haseltine’s tremulous vocals are as haunting as ever. And several of the songs are top rate. But it’s doubtful if anyone other than hardcore JOC devotees will be rushing off to buy this. And if there is an announcement in a few months of a label change for one of Christendom’s biggest bands don’t be too surprised.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Overjoyed [Listen]
2. Something Beautiful [Listen]
3. The Valley Song (Sing Of Your Mercy) [Listen]

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Product Description
This album includes many of Jars of Clay's greatest hits, retold in a new way for their fans. This exclusive double-disc collection features songs recorded live on the road and live in the band's own home studio, plus two previously unreleased recordings.

Reader Comments

Posted by Don in state of Delaware @ 21:09 on Jan 21 2014

Quite a nice mixture of old and new material for this early February 2003 release. I really like the new mix for starter song on disc 1, "Overjoyed": from 2nd release Much Afraid. I love "Something Beautiful" from 11th Hour. 3 new songs join in the filling of the studio disc, one title is "The Valley Song (sing of Your mercy)", great song, Dan Haseltine delivers in rightful vocal mode with bgvs the same. Love the harmony on "Dig" love the warm acoustic sound. Redemption is another new song that hilights the sudio cuts, a warm welcome song.
I have loved the lyrics and everything about "Love Song For A Saviour" from debut; great chorus.
The awesomeness of music & lyrics are heard in last song "Needful Hands" from special event release
"Exodus". Whether live or studio, first major break-
through hit "Flood" never fails to lift up the listener or live audience participation. One can hear the honesty in Dan's lead vocals, "Worlds Apart" is one prime example. "Like A Child" is highly commendable as is
"Crazy Times" the first song for radio airplay from
2nd release. There is about 1 1/2 hours of total listening pleasure with both discs. God bless, Don

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