Review: Third Day, Revelation

Written by Scott

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As I alluded to in the previous post about some of the things that help give comfort during this past week, the new album by Third Day was among those. This is a must-have album, and is easily Third Day’s best.

I’d originally purchased it to have for the 3.5 hr drive to Cannon Beach for our vacation, and while I listened and enjoyed, it wasn’t until this past week that I really felt it.

The album is a bit of a departure for Third Day, not in terms of content, but in musicality. This is due, in part, on the collaboration with a new producer, Howard Benson. I noticed the differences in two areas: the album more of a rock feel, but with variances; the others, in terms of how the album was mixed (in quality and spatiality). This association also lends itself to some guest appearances: Chris Daughtry, Flyleaf’s lead singer Lacey Moesely, and steel guitarist Robert Randolph.

Note on the inclusion of Lacey Moesely: she has a very unique, distinct, sharp voice (not in terms of musical notes). Initially I was wondering how well it would work with Mac Powell’s gravelly voice…but as it turns out, the two complement each other amazingly, and the two songs she is a part of are almost worth the price of admission.

Tracks
1. This Is Who I Am
2. Slow Down
3. Call My Name
4. Run To You
5. Revelation
6. Otherside
7. Let Me Love You
8. I Will Always Be True
9. Born Again
10. Give Love
11. Caught Up In Yourself
12. Ready
13. Take It All

Favorite tracks? Hard to choose, but I’d say tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, and 13. 13 is the slow, worship-style song, and is extremely powerful…especially for me this past week. Part of the lyrics posted at the end.

Special notes: Track 6 reminded me of the old Van Halen, back with David Lee Roth. Fun, fun rockin’ tune complete with guitar solo in the middle. Track 10 is the oddball: it doesn’t seem to fit into the album. At first it reminded me of an old Cheap Trick song…a kind of simple, throwback song with a completely different feel to it. At first I didn’t really like it, but it is slowly growing on me…but still doesn’t fit.

Portion of Take It All lyrics (the chorus):
Take it all
‘Cause I can’t take it any longer
All I have, I can’t make it on my own
Take the first, take the last
Take the good and take the rest
Here I am, all I have
Take it all

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