by Jars of Clay
Released: Sep 2006
Label: Essential Records
In 2005, Jars of Clay singer Dan Haseltine confessed to his bandmates that he had not been living the exemplary life his Christian-themed lyrics described. Undeterred, the band decided to use his bold admission as an impetus for their first self-produced album. The result is perhaps the strongest set of songs since Flood, songs that explore the often ambiguous terrain between right and wrong, sin and grace, guilt and shame. Introspective, revelatory and epic,
finds these three-time Grammy winners at an entirely new level of songwriting and guitar wizardry.