Editors’ Notes 20 finds this veteran Christian quartet honoring their legacy by letting fans choose favorite songs from their catalog, then rerecording them in fresh, mostly acoustic settings. Though well-known tunes like “Lovesong for a Savior” and “Worlds Apart” are included here, this 20-track release leans more heavily toward the sort of reflective folk-pop material represented by “Boys,” “Silence,” and “Jealous Kind.” By keeping the tracks on the sparse side, the band bring out their lyric and melodic subtleties even as they throw in an occasional curveball (such as the quirky tempo shifts on “God Will Lift Up Your Head”). Stripped-down takes of “Tea & Sympathy” and “Dead Man” underscore Jars of Clay’s command of songcraft, while layered arrangements of “Fade to Gray” and “Love in Hard Times” highlight the orchestral elements that have been part of the foursome’s sound from the start. New songs “Ghost in the Moon” (an eerily unsettling piece) and “If You Love Her” (lit up by the band’s signature harmonies) further enrich this generous anniversary offering.

SONG
Fade to Gray (20th Anniversary Edition)
1
3:26
 
Worlds Apart (20th Anniversary Edition)
2
5:26
 
Tea & Sympathy (20th Anniversary Edition)
3
4:48
 
Silence (20th Anniversary Edition)
4
5:10
 
No One Loves Me Like You (20th Anniversary Edition)
5
4:34
 
Collide (20th Anniversary Edition)
6
4:15
 
Jealous Kind (20th Anniversary Edition)
7
4:30
 
God Will Lift up Your Head (20th Anniversary Edition)
8
5:17
 
Ghost in the Moon
9
4:32
 
If You Love Her
10
4:03
 
Trouble Is (20th Anniversary Edition)
11
3:47
 
Something Beautiful (20th Anniversary Edition)
12
3:54
 
I Need Thee Every Hour (20th Anniversary Edition)
13
3:12
 
Boys (20th Anniversary Edition)
14
4:19
 
Dead Man (20th Anniversary Edition)
15
3:04
 
Oh My God (20th Anniversary Edition)
16
6:07
 
Safe to Land (20th Anniversary Edition)
17
4:14
 
Inland (20th Anniversary Edition)
18
4:18
 
Love in Hard Times (20th Anniversary Edition)
19
3:58
 
Lovesong for a Savior (20th Anniversary Edition)
20
5:51
 

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