Grammy-winning rockers Third Day could easily have slept through the making of their seventh studio album, having already established rock 'n' roll credibility on Come Together and their spiritual convictions on two Offerings releases. What makes Wire such an outstanding album, in fact, is that the band chose not to toss this recording off, instead pushing their creative energies to new heights. Wire is characterized by crisp musicianship, compelling melodies, and heartfelt lyrics about life "on the wire," the balancing act between human ego and spiritual aspirations. "Til the Day I Die" gets this collection off to a fiery start, with hammering guitars and Mac Powell's emphatic vocals making a riveting affirmation of faith. That heady pace continues for much of this release, in fact, until a handful of ballads slow things down. "You Are Mine," "San Angelo," "I Will Hold My Head High," and "Innocent" start softly and move to their inevitable powerful crescendos -- a fine tactic, though Third Day should recognize that they are as compelling when they whisper as when they shout. That said, Wire remains a superb effort.
Performance CreditsThird Day Primary Artist
Paul Buckmaster Musician
Paul Ebersold Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,Hammond B3
Mark Lee Guitar
Boyd Tinsley Violin,Musician
David Carr Drums,Group Member
Mark "Anarchy" Lee Guitar,Group Member
Brad Avery Guitar,Group Member
Mac Powell Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Tai Anderson Bass,Group Member
Scotty Wilbanks Piano,Hammond Organ,Musician
Scott Hardin Background Vocals,Musician
Richard Thomas Cello,Musician
Chrystine Lloree Fincher Background Vocals,Musician
Technical CreditsPaul Buckmaster String Arrangements,String Conductor
Paul Ebersold Programming,Producer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Don McCollister Engineer
Danny Raines Executive Producer
Billy Bowers Engineer
Boyd Tinsley Violin Arrangement
Bernard Sumner Cover Design
Third Day Composer
Terry Hemmings Executive Producer
Skidd Mills Engineer
David Novik Executive Producer
Mac Powell Composer
Karl Egsieker Engineer
Stephanie McBrayer Art Direction
Mac Attkisson Engineer
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wire based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
I know that I can buy any Third Day album without knowing a single song and never be disappointed. They are excellent musicians and continue to produce outstanding work.
I am a first time listener of Christian Rock. I chose the band, Third Day, because I saw the movie, "Joshua". I heard their music in the movie and was interested in hearing more. "Wire" is my 1st Christian Rock CD. I thought every song was excellent. I highly recommend this CD. I am going to purchase more Third Day CD's because of the great music in "Wire".
Third Day's songs have always been catchy to me. Christian rock hasn't been very potrayed strongly by other rock groups, it seems like Mercy Me and Casting Crowns are only outfitting Third Day. I especially enjoyed Rockstar, Come On Back To Me, and I Beleve. For anyone that is looking for a great CD out there, I HIGHLY recommend Third Day:Wire.