Who We Are Instead Limited Edition CD

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Limited Edition version of Who We Are Instead which includes 2 bonus songs, behind the scenes interviews, music video and more.  In some ways, Jars of Clay's 2003 album Who We Are Instead is comparable with U2's classic The Joshua Tree.  Both albums lean towards a country-rock sound, defined by sparse arrangements and pared-down lyrics.  In the Jars' case, the moodier aspects of this approach are tempered with upbeat power-pop influences and a certain resolute innocence.  Sunny Days and I'm In the Way glide on buoyant melodies as they convey a reassuring Christian message.  A grittier, more unsettled note pervades Amazing Grace (an original, not the classic hymn) and Jealous Kind, songs that contrast mortal weakness with God's unchanging love.  Some of the best moments here are the most reflective and subdued, such as the starkly evocative Faith Enough and My Heavenly.  Just as effective is a sparkling cover of America's Lonely People, showcasing the band's smoothly matched harmonies.  Acoustic guitar, mandolin and electric piano dominate the arrangements, with programmed drums giving tracks like Trouble Is a techno twist, and Ashley Cleveland's commanding gospel vocals makes their presence felt on several tracks. - iTunes

CD Details

  • Release Date: November 04, 2003
  • Record Label: Essential Records
  • UPC: 083061072728
  • Number of Discs: 2

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