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Jars of Clay



20 (2014)

Funded via PledgeMusic, this best-of album takes two songs from every studio album as voted on by the fans who pre-ordered it. Celebrating 20 years as a band, this album includes nrw recordings fo 18 Jars of Clay songs as well as two new songs.

Inland (2013)

Jars of Clay returns as in independent band with their signature rock/alternative sound. From "Age of Immature Mistakes" and "Loneliness & Alcohol" to "Reckless Forgiver" and "Love in Hard Times", the album speaks of the universal struggles of Christian life.

Gather and Bulid: A Collection (2011)

A collection of a few of their recent well-known singles as well as re-worked classics and unreleased tracks, this can be downloaded for free from NoiseTrade.

The Shelter (2010)

A slight departure from the regular Jars of Clay album, The Shelter is their take on a modern worship album.  Many friends and collaborators make appearances throughout the album.

The Long Fall Back To Earth (2009)

The Jars of Clay sound adds a bit more electronic elements but maintins the rock/pop elements as well.

Closer EP (2008)

Jars of Clay is at it again.

Christmas Songs (2007)

An instant holiday classic that combines Christmas originals and old hymns as well as favorites and gives them the Jars of Clay sound.

Good Monsters (2006)

Jars of Clay release their most rock 'n' roll album to date, with a great opening one-two punch of "Work" and "Dead Man (Carry Me)". "Oh My God" echoes "Worlds Apart" from a decade earlier, while the other tracks continue to stretch what is defined as the Jars of Clay sound.

Redemption Songs (2005)

"Save the hymnals." When my eyes scrolled across those three words on the CD jacket of the latest Jars of Clay CD, they stopped. I read those words with joy. I agree.

Who We Are Instead (2003)

When referring to Jars of Clay fandom, you generally fall into one of three factions. First there are the Progressives, who believe that the band breaks intellectual ground, lyrically and musically, with each new album. On the opposing side we have the Regressives. These individuals believe that the world will officially end before Jars releases a better album than their self-titled debut. Last but not least there is the group to which I belong, the Aggressives.

Furthermore: From the Studio, From the Stage (2003)

Time is a powerful weapon. It has the ability to tear down mountains, change youth into elderly, and sway even the sternest of opinions. Many people who say time is on their side are mistaken. Depending upon how we manage ourselves today, time can be either friend or foe. Whenever I look back at the young Jars of Clay from 1995, I like to think that time has treated them well.

11 Live (2002)

The DVD is the latest craze in home entertainment. It boasts higher video quality than VHS, support for multiple audio tracks, and, finally, no rewinding before you give it back to Blockbuster. But not many bands have used DVD yet, especially in Christian circles. However, Jars of Clay is one band that stays on the trend, getting their DVD out before it becomes hard to find VHS' of your favorite movies at your local store. The band themselves uses cutting edge technology in home DVD authoring to deliver 11ive, which includes a full-featured concert and so much more.

The Eleventh Hour (2002)

“Disappear” opens The Eleventh Hour with a neoteric pop/rock vibe unlike anything the band has ever pulled off before. Dan Haseltine’s vocals cascade with a newfound energy, and the instrumental accompaniment by Charlie, Steve, and Matt is pure and vivid. 42 minutes later, “The Edge of Water” brings the album to fruition by employing a banjo and using a folksy descant to show their urge for Christ’s return. Not so much of a rebirth as a rediscovery, this is the end result of a band that has again captured the joy they found from being who they are. This is Jars of Clay.

If I Left the Zoo (1999)

If I Left The Zoo, the much anticipated third release by Jars of Clay, is being hailed by some as the best album of the year, and with good reason. Jars of Clay has an ongoing record of unforgettable CDs, including the famous self-titled album that made the jars boys legends in the Christian music industry and the award-winning sophomore album, Much Afraid. Jars of Clay has continued their tradition of excellence with their latest CD, released on November 9, 1999.

Drummer Boy EP (1997)

This is a re-release with both "Little Drummer Boy" mixes, plus a new remix of "Blind" and an instrumental piece called "Wicker Baskets".

Much Afraid (1997)

Riding high on the success of Christian music's best-selling and highest acclaimed debut, four guys faced more pressure and expectation for their 1997 follow up than most artists face in their entire existence. Would Jars of Clay be a one hit wonder? With Much Afraid's release, all agree that question is certainly answered in the negative. Eleven tracks of profound honesty, undying passion and tender insight, with the listener gaining as much from the acoustic backdrop as the multidimensional lyrics.

Drummer Boy EP (1995)

Jars of Clay's Christmas EP, Drummer Boy, was originally released on Essential Records in 1995 (a second version was released in 1997 on Silvertone Records). This follow-up to Jars' self-titled album includes new versions of well-known carols and Jars tunes, uniquely arranged and gracefully performed. It takes its audience on a flashback to the early sound of Jars of Clay, while celebrating the joyous birth of Jesus.

Jars of Clay (1995)

Back in 1995, the world fell in love with a fresh-out-of-college band who called themselves "Jars of Clay". Their first single, "Flood", smashed the Christian/mainstream radio barrier and set the standard for today's Christian music. Although the Jars' guys comment they had relatively low expectations at first, they were unaware that their self-titled debut would eventually sell over 2 million copies, gaining them a double-platinum status, more than any other Christian group or artist at the time.