The Eleventh Hour (album)
Name = The Eleventh Hour
Jars Of Clay
March 5, 2002
Recorded = 2001-2002
Length = 42:26
Label = Essential Records
Jars Of Clay
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Last album = "
Jar Of Gems"
This album = "The Eleventh Hour"
Next album = ""
Misc = Singles
The Eleventh Hour
Type = Studio
single 1 = I Need You
single 1 date =
single 2 = Fly
single 2 date =
single 3 = Revolution
single 3 date =
single 4 =
Whatever She Wants
single 4 date =
"The Eleventh Hour" is the fourth studio
albumof the band Jars of Clay. It was released in 2002 by Essential Records and marked the band's first attempt at producing a full album for themselves.
When writing the group's fourth album, Jars of Clay enlisted
Dennis Herring, who produced the band's " If I Left The Zoo" album, to produce, but due to scheduling difficulties, Herring decided to pull out of the project, leading to the band's first attempt at producing by themselves. Though not initially intending to produce the album themselves, the group took on this and many other aspects of putting the album together they had not before, such as artwork and even filming "Ten:Thirty - The Making of The Eleventh Hour" video.
"The Eleventh Hour" is considered a return to Jars of Clay's original sound, though in truth it bore stylistic similarities to all three of the albums preceding it, and continued the trend of favoring poetic lyrics over straightforwardly "Christian" lyrics (with lead single "I Need You" being a notable exception, reflecting a trend toward more direct and simplistic "worship songs" that had become popular in Christian music at around the turn of the century). The electric guitar was a more notable presence here than on past albums as well.
The song "Fly" had limited success at mainstream radio, but by this point, Jars of Clay was much less visible in mainstream music than they had been in the mid-nineties. The album was recorded in the band's own
Sputnik Studio, and they self-produced it in addition to doing all of the photographyand artwork on their own, even down to using the programs to design the cover. This was the first time that they had produced their own material since the self-titled album.
The album's tour was later recorded and released as a DVD known as ', which featured the same cover artwork as "The Eleventh Hour". Later, the group re-recorded many songs from the first four albums and released these studio sessions along with the live performances as '. "Something Beautiful" and "The Eleventh Hour" were the only songs from "The Eleventh Hour" that were included on the studio portion of the release, while "The Eleventh Hour" appeared a second time on the live performance (the only song to appear twice, on track five of each disc) and "Disappear", "I Need You", "Fly" and "Revolution". In 2007, the group parted from Essential Records and
Sony BMG, Essential's parent company, decided to release a greatest hits collection as part of their The Essentialseries. " The Essential Jars of Clay" features four songs from "The Eleventh Hour" which are the singles "I Need You", "Fly" and "Revolution" and the album's track "Silence".
* "The Eleventh Hour" earned the band a third consecutive
Grammy Awardin the Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album category in 2002.
* "The Eleventh Hour" won Best Modern Rock Album at 2003's
The album cover of "The Eleventh Hour" is a photograph of
Seattletaken by Dan Haseltinefrom a hotel window looking down the Pike Place Market. All of the artwork was created jointly by the band, as the group wanted to put together an album that they had created, after being prompted to produce the album with the departure of Dennis Herringfrom the producer position before pre-production had begun.
# "Disappear" - 3:56
# "Something Beautiful" - 3:46
# "Revolution" - 3:42
# "Fly" - 3:20
# "I Need You" - 3:40
# "Silence" - 5:17
# "Scarlet" - 3:32
Whatever She Wants" - 3:43
# "The Eleventh Hour" - 4:27
# "These Ordinary Days" - 3:04
# "The Edge of Water" - 3:54
Shawn McWilliams- drums in Tracks 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Joe Porter- drums in Tracks 1, 3, 4, 7
Chris Donahue (musician)- bass guitarin Tracks 2, 8, 11
Aaron Sands- bass guitarin Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 7
Tab Laven- banjoin Track 11
John Catchings- celloin Tracks 2, 6, 11
Fleming Painter- guest vocal in Track 7
Robert Beeson- executive producer
Vance Powell- engineer
Mitch Dane- engineer in Track 3
Jeremy Cottrell- second engineer
Josh Williams- second engineer at FrontPage Studios
Jack Joseph Puig- mixer
Bob Ludwig- mastering
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