by Jars of Clay


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In celebration of their 20th anniversary together, Christian rockers Jars of Clay offer up a unique take on the career retrospective format. Rather than compiling a standard anthology package, they put their fans in the producer's role, offering to record new studio reinterpretations of 20 fan-selected songs from their deep catalog. The resulting collection, simply titled 20, features a mix of popular favorites like "Worlds Apart" and "Love Song for a Savior" as well as deeper album cuts, many of which pleasantly surprised the veteran band. Looking back on their own songs through the eyes of their followers two decades on was a powerful experience for Jars of Clay and their updated arrangements rely on rich, mostly acoustic retellings, backed by lush string sections and the strong harmonies fans have come to expect from the group. Following on the heels of their March 2014 remix album Inlandia, the fan-funded, fan-curated 20 marks a significant milestone for the popular group.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
Label: Gray Matters
UPC: 0859712259042
catalogNumber: 1225
Rank: 37938

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jars of Clay   Primary Artist
Ashley Cleveland   Vocals
Ross Christopher   Strings
Jake Goss   Drums
Matt Nelson   Bass,Cello,Ukulele
Avery Bright   Violin,Viola
Mancy Pendergrass   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mark Hudson   Composer
Greg Wells   Composer
Jars of Clay   Composer,Lyricist
Dan Haseltine   Composer
Robert Lowry   Composer
Matt Bronleewe   Composer
Charlie Lowell   Composer
Stephen Mason   Composer
Matt Odmark   Composer,Engineer
Paul Moak   Engineer
Mitch Dane   Engineer
Paul Gerhardt   Composer,Lyricist
Nathan Barlowe   Composer
Ross Christopher   String Arrangements
Jeremy Larson   String Arrangements
Victor Huckabee   Artwork,Layout
Annie Hawks   Composer,Lyricist
Matt Nelson   String Arrangements

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20 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Jars Of Clay entered my radar when their song Flood hit the college radio airwaves in the mid Nineties. That seemed to be their main exposure outside of Christian contemporary music. I found this rerecorded double CD collection of songs new at the thrift shop where I volunteer and decided to buy it. The group is hard to pigeonhole. I can't compare their songs to the originals because I haven't heard them, but these versions were more acoustic and subtle than I expected. Sadly, Flood is missing; its energy would have been welcome. There were a couple bursts of electric guitar, but they were few and far between. The Christian imagery is there, but they don't bludgeon the listener with it. Right now I think this is a 3 star effort, but I may go up or down in the future.