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Sunday, 8 March 2015

Alphabet Beats #067: J is for...Jars of Clay

J is for....




Jars of Clay are:
    Dan Haseltine – vocals, percussion, melodica
    Charlie Lowell – piano, organ, accordion, keys, background vocals
    Stephen Mason – guitar, vocals, bass, lap and pedal steel, national, mandolin, background vocals
    Matthew Odmark – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, background vocals.

Click on the links to enjoy the music

The Albums. (*incomplete)
Frail *
    Released: 1994
    Label: Independent

(Independently released demo that contained several tracks later re-recorded for their début album.)

Jars of Clay.
    Released: October 24, 1995
    Label: Essential/Silvertone
    Chart position: No. 46 (Billboard 200), No. 1 (Billboard Heatseekers), No. 1 (Billboard Top Contemporary Christian)
    Certification: 2x Platinum (RIAA), Gold (CRIA)
    Singles: "Flood", "Liquid", "Love Song for a Savior", "Worlds Apart", "Like a Child".  



Much Afraid.
    Released: September 16, 1997
    Label: Essential/Silvertone
    Chart position: No. 8 (Billboard 200), No. 2 (Billboard Top Contemporary Christian)
    Sales: 1,600,000+
    Certification: Platinum (RIAA)
    Singles: "Crazy Times", "Five Candles (You Were There)", "Fade To Grey", "Overjoyed", "Truce".

If I Left the Zoo.
    Released: November 9, 1999
    Label: Essential/Silvertone
    Chart position: No. 44 (Billboard 200), No. 1 (Billboard Top Contemporary Christian), No. 1 (Billboard Top Internet Albums)
    Sales: 550,000+
    Certification: Gold (RIAA)
    Singles: "Unforgetful You", "Collide", "No One Loves Me Like You", "I'm Alright", "Hand", "Can't Erase It".  



The Eleventh Hour.
    Released: March 5, 2002
    Label: Essential/Silvertone
    Chart position: No. 28 (Billboard 200), No. 3 (Billboard Top Contemporary Christian), No. 15 (Billboard Top Internet Albums)
    Sales: 500,000+
    Singles: "I Need You", "Fly", "Revolution", "Whatever She Wants"

Furthermore: From the Studio, From the Stage.
    Released: February 4, 2003
    Label: Essential/Silvertone
    Chart position: No. 64 (Billboard 200), No. 3 (Billboard Top Christian Albums), No. 3 (Billboard Top Contemporary Christian), No. 64 (Billboard Top Internet Albums)
    Sales: 500,000+
    Certification: Gold (RIAA)
    Singles: "The Valley Song (Sing Of Your Mercy)"

Who We Are Instead.
    Released: November 4, 2003
    Label: Essential/Silvertone
    Chart position: No. 103 (Billboard 200), No. 4 (Billboard Top Christian Albums)
    Sales: 250,000+
    Singles: "Show You Love", "Sunny Days".

Redemption Songs.
    Released: March 22, 2005
    Label: Essential
    Chart position: No. 71 (Billboard 200), No. 1 (Billboard Top Christian Albums)
    Sales: 250,000+
    Singles: "God Will Lift Up Your Head", "I'll Fly Away".



Good Monsters.
    Released: September 5, 2006
    Label: Essential
    Chart position: No. 58 (Billboard 200), No. 3 (Billboard Top Christian Albums), No. 2 (Billboard Top Independent Albums)
    Sales: 134,000+
    Singles: "Dead Man (Carry Me)", "Work", "There Is a River"

Christmas Songs.
    Released: October 16, 2007
    Label: Gray Matters/Nettwerk
    Chart position: No. 35 (Billboard Top Christian and Gospel Albums), No. 7 (Billboard Top Christian Albums), No. 12 (Billboard Top Holiday Albums), No. 130 (Billboard 200), No. 232 (Billboard Top Internet Albums)
    Singles: "Love Came Down At Christmas", "Wonderful Christmastime".


Greatest Hits.
    Released: April 1, 2008
    Label: Essential
    Singles: "Love Is The Protest"
 


The Long Fall Back to Earth.
    Released: April 21, 2009
    Label: Gray Matters/Nettwerk
    Chart position: No. 29 (Billboard 200)
    Certification: N/A
    Singles: "Two Hands", "Heaven"

The Shelter.
    Released: October 5, 2010
    Label: Essential/Silvertone Gray Matters/Nettwerk
    Singles: "Out of My Hands", "Shelter"

Inland.
    Released: August 27, 2013
    Label: Gray Matters
    Singles: "After the Fight", "Inland", "Fall Asleep". 


20.
    Released: August 19, 2014
    Label: Gray Matters


The Rest (EP's, Tracks and Live).

Roots and Wings EP.
    Released: March 1, 2005
    Label: Essential Records

iTunes Originals – Jars of Clay (Available only through Apple's iTunes Store.).
    Released: November 8, 2005
    Label: Essential Records

Mini Monsters.
    Released: August 8, 2006
    Label: Essential Records 


Live Monsters.
    Released: September 4, 2007
    Label: Essential 


Closer EP.
    Released: August 5, 2008
    Label: Gray Matters/Nettwerk
   
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 1: Songs from The Long Fall Back to Earth.
    Released: February 2, 2010
    Label: Gray Matters

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 2: The Rewind Edition.*
    Released: July 27, 2010
    Label: Gray Matters

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 3: The Christmas Edition.
    Released: November 16, 2010
    Label: Gray Matters

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 4: One Mic.
    Released: March 29, 2011
    Label: Gray Matters.




The Chair (The Long Kiss Goodnight Soundtrack).
Needful Hands (Exodus).
Headstrong (Roaring Lambs).
Everything In Between (The Prince of Egypt: Inspirational Soundtrack).
The Widowing Field (We Were Soldiers Soundtrack).
All I Want Is You (In The Name Of Love: Artists For Africa).
Waiting For The World To Fall (Music Inspired By Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe).

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