Third Day - Wherever You Are

Published Wednesday 23rd November 2005
Third Day - Wherever You Are
Third Day - Wherever You Are

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13989-10239
LABEL: Essential 083061079529
RELEASE DATE: 2005-11-03
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Over the years even admirers of one of Christendom's most popular bands have tended to get blasé about Third Day's recorded output. The truth is their worship albums didn't quite deserve the huge sales they enjoyed while their standard rock albums have been critiqued as being too stylised and stuck in the formulaic straitjacket of southern rock. This I think misses the point. Agreed, the band never stray far from the bluesy raunch of an honest blue collar band yet their playing is impeccable, full of rhythmic nuances and a genuine feel for both ballads and rockers. Secondly, in Mac Powell they have one of the outstanding rock vocalists of this or any other era. What makes this album such a return to creative form is the strength of the songwriting. "Cry Out To Jesus", "Keep On Shinin'", "Mountain Of God" (with special guest Ashley Cleveland), "Love Heals The Heart" and "Rise Up" all display radio-friendly songwriting craft and all convey the spiritual message that, whatever you are going through, God is ready to meet with you right there. The three different sleeves available is a bit of an indulgence but as far as the music goes, this is Third Day's best album so far.

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Product Description
This album is also available in two limited edition versions with alternate sleeve artwork

Reader Comments

Posted by Jonny Lucas in Dromore @ 21:01 on Dec 27 2005

This album was bought as a Christmas present for me, and I'm glad it was bought. I love it!! This album has spoken to me in a dark time and I know it will in the future. I believe thats the brilliance of this album by Third Day, 'Wherever You Are' in your walk with God, just remember he is there by your side. Each song on this album represents a different scenario for Christians, because everyone's walk with God is different.
This is a brilliant album by a very talented band. This album will speak to you through at least one of the songs and maybe more. I recommend this to album anyone.

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