Pieces of a Real Heart

Pieces of a Real Heart

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by Sanctus Real
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/09/2010
Label:
Sparrow
UPC:
5099922650627
catalogNumber:
26506
Rank:
55700

Tracks

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

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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Pieces of a Real Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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