Pieces of a Real Heart

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Christian rock outfit Sanctus Real's fifth full-length offering aims for the nosebleed seats, and more often than not connects. The Toledo, OH-based group has crafted soaring, highly accessible modern rock praise anthems before, but with Pieces of a Real Heart, Sanctus Real have put together a radio-ready bullet that sees targets at both ends of the secular
on-secular firing range. Like Switchfoot or Jars of Clay, Sanctus Real appeal to both worlds by dealing with the familiar themes of love, heartache, loss, and redemption without beating the listener (for the most part) over the head with dogma. Slick, polished, and clean as...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Christian rock outfit Sanctus Real's fifth full-length offering aims for the nosebleed seats, and more often than not connects. The Toledo, OH-based group has crafted soaring, highly accessible modern rock praise anthems before, but with Pieces of a Real Heart, Sanctus Real have put together a radio-ready bullet that sees targets at both ends of the secular
on-secular firing range. Like Switchfoot or Jars of Clay, Sanctus Real appeal to both worlds by dealing with the familiar themes of love, heartache, loss, and redemption without beating the listener (for the most part) over the head with dogma. Slick, polished, and clean as an unopened bar of Lifebuoy, the album boasts a trio of front-loaded singles ("Forgiven," "These Things Take Time," and "The Way the World Turns") that are hopeful, catchy, and familiar enough to draw a wide range of commercial radio fans. If not, they at least seem destined to accompany the "journey" montage forced upon ousted American Idol hopefuls before they have to re-sing the song that brought them to ruin.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/2010
  • Label: Sparrow
  • EAN: 5099922650627
  • Catalog Number: 26506
  • Sales rank: 65,788

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sanctus Real Primary Artist
Tim Henderson Choir, Chorus
Wesley Phillips Choir, Chorus
Darren King Keyboards
Matt Hammitt Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Chris Rohman Guitar, Mandolin, Group Member
Mark Graalman Drums, Group Member
Jessica Moe Choir, Chorus
Kyle Scott Choir, Chorus
Claire Indie Strings
Zach Casebolt Strings
Peter Prevost Banjo, Guitar, Group Member
Dan Gartley Bass, Group Member
Christopher Stevens Keyboards
Micah Lucas Choir, Chorus
Makenzee Lady Choir, Chorus
Sunshine Pearson Choir, Chorus
Grace Mercer Choir, Chorus
Jess Manchester Choir, Chorus
Caleb Losh Choir, Chorus
Melanie Kronick Choir, Chorus
Memorie Johnston Choir, Chorus
Cheyenne Jones Choir, Chorus
Sierra Kelly Choir, Chorus
Sierra Mottola Choir, Chorus
Krista Harris Choir, Chorus
Brittany Mann Choir, Chorus
Katie Parson Choir, Chorus
McKenzie Henderson Choir, Chorus
Kelli Harrah Choir, Chorus
Lindy May Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
Bob Boyd Mastering
Darren King Programming
Matt Hammitt Composer
Chris Rohman Composer
Mark Graalman Composer
Jason Ingram Composer, Producer
Paul Moak Engineer
Rusty Varenkamp Producer, Engineer
Ben Glover Composer
Matt Balm Management
Allen Salmon Composer
Katie Moore Art Direction, Layout
Peter Prevost Composer
Dan Gartley Composer
Jason Gray Composer
Christopher Stevens Composer, Programming, Producer, Engineer
Lee Floyd Cover Art
Jasin Ingram Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    A little less edgy, but with good lyrics

    On my first listen, this newest Sanctus Real album seemed to lack the "rock out" quality that had attracted me to previous albums, but when I listened a second time, the lyrics started to pop out at me. A lot of the songs speak to God's wonderful ability to be there for us in hard times, and how God really makes the difference in our lives when nothing else can. The sound isn't bad, either, it's very smooth, almost too polished for my taste. Overall, I'd say the album is growing on me. I've chosen it over the new Stellar Kart and Casting Crowns several times now, so it's earning its place on my playlist.

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