STYLE: Pop RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7079-6858 LABEL: Essential 083061068929 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 2 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.
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
Interested in reviewing music? Find out
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.
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.