The Essential Jars of Clay

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This installment in Sony's excellent Essential compilation series draws from the 1995 to 2007 recordings of the popular Christian alternative rock act Jars of Clay. Led by amiable frontman Dan Haseltine, the Illinois-based quartet managed to achieve crossover pop success in the mid-'90s -- particularly with the urgent, folk-tinged "Flood" -- a feat uncommon at the time. Along with that track, other highlights on this well-selected two-disc set include the soaring "God Will Lift Up Your Head" and the New Wave-tinged "Dead Man (Carry Me)," songs that showcase both the group's versatility and knack for casting spiritual themes in catchy pop
ock arrangements. As a band overview, The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
This installment in Sony's excellent Essential compilation series draws from the 1995 to 2007 recordings of the popular Christian alternative rock act Jars of Clay. Led by amiable frontman Dan Haseltine, the Illinois-based quartet managed to achieve crossover pop success in the mid-'90s -- particularly with the urgent, folk-tinged "Flood" -- a feat uncommon at the time. Along with that track, other highlights on this well-selected two-disc set include the soaring "God Will Lift Up Your Head" and the New Wave-tinged "Dead Man (Carry Me)," songs that showcase both the group's versatility and knack for casting spiritual themes in catchy pop
ock arrangements. As a band overview, The Essential Jars of Clay eclipses the previously issued Furthermore, and makes for an ideal introduction to the revered CCM ensemble.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/4/2007
  • Label: Essential
  • UPC: 886971469929
  • Catalog Number: 14699

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Flood (3:31)
  2. 2 Liquid (3:30)
  3. 3 Worlds Apart (5:18)
  4. 4 Love Song for a Savior (4:45)
  5. 5 Tea and Sympathy (4:46)
  6. 6 Fade to Grey (3:34)
  7. 7 Crazy Time (3:35)
  8. 8 Five Candles (You Were There) (3:49)
  9. 9 Goodbye, Goodnight (2:55)
  10. 10 Grace (4:32)
  11. 11 Can't Erase It (3:33)
  12. 12 Unforgetful You (3:21)
  13. 13 I Need You (3:40)
  14. 14 Fly (3:19)
  15. 15 Silence (5:17)
  16. 16 Revolution (3:42)
  17. 17 Coffee Song (3:03)
  18. 18 New Math (3:19)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Sunny Days (3:31)
  2. 2 Tonight (3:39)
  3. 3 Shipwrecked (2:52)
  4. 4 Faith Enough (5:25)
  5. 5 Jealous Kind (4:10)
  6. 6 Needful Hands (2:46)
  7. 7 Dig (3:16)
  8. 8 God Will Lift Up Your Head (4:23)
  9. 9 Work (3:55)
  10. 10 Oh My God (6:05)
  11. 11 Dead Man (Carry Me) (3:20)
  12. 12 Mirrors & Smoke (3:58)
  13. 13 This Road (5:06)
  14. 14 The Widowing Field (3:58)
  15. 15 Bethlehem Town (4:34)
  16. 16 Little Drummer Boy (4:25)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jars of Clay Primary Artist, Track Performer
Adrian Belew Bass, Mandolin, Cello
John Catchings Cello
Ken Coomer Drums
Dennis Herring Hand Clapping
Steve Hindalong Percussion, Drums, Orchestral Bells
David Hoffner Hammered Dulcimer
Sam Levine Recorder
Ben Mize Percussion, Drums
Joe Porter Drums
Jackie Street Fretless Bass Guitar
Bobby G. Taylor Oboe
Gavyn Wright Conductor
Jonathan Yudkin Mandolin, Violin
Neil Conti Drums
Dan Haseltine Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer
Marianne Osiel Oboe
David Henry Cello
Charlie Lowell Organ, Dulcimer, Percussion, Piano, Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Vox Jaguar
Noah Evens Violin
Matt Odmark Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Percussion, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Hand Clapping
Leigh Nash Vocals
Mancy A'lan Kane Vocals, Background Vocals, screams
Aaron Sands Bass, Percussion, French Horn, Vibes
Ned Henry Violin
Jacob Lawson Violin
Andy Osenga Vocals
Jeremy Lutito Drums
Tim Smith Percussion, Drums
Laura Taylor Vocals
Technical Credits
Adrian Belew Producer, String Arrangements
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Harry Simeone Composer
Jimmy Abegg Back Cover, Tray Card
Ron Aniello Producer
Dennis Herring Producer
Steve Hindalong Producer
Steve Lipson Producer
Richard Niles String Arrangements
Henry Onorati Composer
Rocky Schnaars Engineer
John Wesley Composer
Jars of Clay Arranger, Composer, Producer, Instrumentation
Dan Haseltine Programming, Loop, Instrumentation
John Valentine Contributor
Matt Bronleewe Arranger
Charlie Lowell Instrumentation
Noah Evens Engineer, String Arrangements
Robert Beeson Producer
Matt Odmark Programming, Instrumentation
Billy Hancock Contributor
Jacquire King Engineer
Martyn Atkins Back Cover
Mitch Dane Producer, Engineer, drum programming
Paul Gerhardt Composer
Robert Cooper and the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir Contributor
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