The Year of Third Day continues with the unveiling of the highly anticipated "Chronology, Volume Two (2001-2006)" CD/DVD. This installment of the Chronology brand delivers 18 audio tracks of the band's biggest hits along with new, live recordings from its biggest tour dates including the record setting "Wherever You Are" tour. In addition to award winning audio, the DVD portion offers high-energy video footage, bootleg performances, home-movie clips and an in-depth documentary chronicling the past 10 years of music, ministry and life on the road with one of rock's hardest working and most celebrated bands. The last five years of Third Day's history offers insight to the milestones and turning points of a band born in a garage in Atlanta that quickly became one of the most respected and well known names in the world.
Bonus Video Content
"Inside Third Day: The First 10 Years"
David Carr's Alaskan video
Coffee House/acoustic show: Tulsa, OK - April 2000
"King of Glory"
"These Thousand Hills"
Orlando, FL 1999
"Never Bow Down"
Conspiracy Tour 1997
Atlanta, GA 1992
"What I'm Living For"
"Third Day LIVE!"
Atlanta, GA - March 2001
"Sky Falls Down"
Ft. Myers, FL - October 2002
Third Day's career of reaching for the “mountain of God”| Posted July 13, 2008
Third Day has been busy. What else can explain 23 dove awards, three GRAMMY Awards, and multiple ASCAP honors for their songwriting abilities? The first installment of the recounting of Third Day’s career was Chronology: Volume One, a few months later Chronology, Volume Two 2001-2006 was released. It Contains 18 songs of Third Day’s works over the last five years, and bonus material.
Third Day’s music is worship. Sure they have their moments of southern rock and lead singer Mac Powel does have twang in his voice but at heart their music is essentially praise and worship. Chronology recounts many of Third Day’s smash hits like the worship tune “Show me your glory” and “mountain of God” which is employs an emotional tune. Part of Third Day’s success has been rooted in their inspirational songs and the music that follows suit like “Cry Out To Jesus (Live in Mobile)” a ballad which was released to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Third Day lets loose occasionally with their southern rock act with songs like “rock star”, a song that is fast paced and appealing, but put up against rock hits, it sounds too edgy and unrefined. Other rock tunes are “come on back to me” and “come together”, but they are not as heavy and they are worship songs at heart.
Third Day’s music is generic. For all the hype and chart climbing (mostly sitting down on the number one song) their music is really nothing earth shattering like “tunnel” which is repetitive, and “I believe”. Since Atlanta is the spawning point for Third Day it’s not surprising that most of their live songs comes from that place in Georgia. “You Are So Good To Me (Live in Atlanta)” doesn’t lack the spark that some live songs lose on live discs, but “I can feel it” lacks because of a long introduction from Powel. But it manages to be a high energy song. “God Of Wonders (Live in Philadelphia)” loses a little fire in Philly, but it is a new recording of the song. The band apparently doesn’t mind singing other artists songs like “Creed (Live in Portland)” (Rich Mullins) and “Blessed Assurance (Live in Atlanta)” (Fanny Crosby), unfortunately neither are very good. The heavily country influenced “movin' On Up” was used on The Second Chance film. “I see love” proves Third Day, Mac Powel in particular, are pretty popular as he is joined by Steven Curtis Chapman and Mark Hall to sing on the guitar ballad that was used for the Passion of the Christ.
Third Day’s songs are very inspirational. It isn’t the music that gets Third Day to the top of the charts song after song, it’s their inspirational (sometimes way to) songs. “Come together” is an earnest cry for union between believers, but “sing a song” lacks a lot of depth (‘I want to sing a song for You, Lord/Lord, for You I want to sing a song’). There are not really any bits that would do “cry out to Jesus” any justice as it covers an abundance of errors, and of any Third Day hit this one may have the best song writing. “I see love” goes over the certain assumptions on who Jesus was, but the song actually never really picks one except ‘I see love’ with the ending lacking some objectiveness. “Come back to me isn’t a deep song but it does take the place of God as he looks on his children (‘Well, I got all you want/and everything you need/Come on back to me). A “rock star” feels like something is missing in his life (‘People waiting all day in line to see me/Doing my pose for Rolling Stone/…But, to you I'm something/Something so much more’).
Third Day’s lyrics are not complex. Picture the focal point on “I believe” in a pagan song “Most of all, most of all/I believe in love” it’s a perfect fit; it also says nothing about God. “You are so good to me” says ‘You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song’. Now where is that in the Scripture? There isn’t too much theological growth in “tunnel”, in fact it doesn’t mention God, what it’s about is: ‘There's a light at the end of this tunnel’. Not quite cliché but really simple lyrics show up on “nothing compares” (‘Nothing compares to the greatness of knowing You, Lord’) and “I Can Feel It”. While “mountain of God” may sound really inspirational it really doesn’t hold deep truths. A good moment comes on "carry Me Home (from rare 2001 EP)” where Mac Powel sings ‘My will is broken /Your will be done /I'll follow you no matter what may come’.
Third Day will still be very popular. After being the first Christian band to land on the front of Billboard and another radio hit “call my name” (which incidentally sounds like “come back to me”) off of their upcoming album Revelation, it would seem to indicate that we can expect more of Third Day… and more chronologies.
LUV IT| Posted March 29, 2011
Of all the Third Day albums, I play this one the most. I love the variety of hits that are on it. There are even a couple songs that are ONLY on this album... the CD has, I believe, 18 songs on it; so it can be put in the player, and stay there for a while:) I also love the DVD footage; It has some awesome shots!
Third Day Chronology, Volume Two shows the best from the band!| Posted October 12, 2010
We have all heard all the great music Third Day has put together. They have some of the most popular songs on the radio! Well, now you can have those songs all in one album-Chronology, Volume Two!!! This album is a Greatest Hits of Third Day's music from 2001-2006, and you're gonna love it!
The album starts of strong with the favorite Come on Back to Me before moving to the slower song Show Me Your Glory. The next song You Are So Good To M is a special live version from Atlanta, GA! Then, RockStar picks up the beat as song number 4. Mountain of God and Sing A Song, two nice songs, follow RockStar. Come Together, one of my personal favorites, comes next-and awesome song! The next three songs-God of Wonders, Cry Out To Jesus, and Creed-are all live versions, which is pretty cool! Finally, it gets to my favorite part of the entire album-Tunnel, I Believe, and Nothing Compares! I love all three of these songs, and I think it's awesome that they are placed right after each other! Then, the final five songs-Blessed Assurance, Movin' On Up, I See Love, I Can't Feel It, and Carry Me Home-are all special with the former four being live version and the very last one being a special song from a 2001 album EP!
The Good: I'd say that almost the entire album is set up in a great way with the order of the songs. My favorites would be Come On Back To Me, Come Together, Tunnel, I Believe, Nothing Compares, and Blessed Assurance.
The Bad: Third Day could have made a better starting for the chronology instead of putting Show Me Your Glory in as second song. Usually, this spot is reserved for an upbeat song, but Third Day did it differently this time.
Conclusion: This is a great album to get! If you like Third Day, or even if you don't know their music that well yet but like good Christian music, then you're going to love this album. If you don't have many of Third Day's albums but want their best songs, just buy this one!
Supa CD| Posted August 13, 2008
Wow an amazing cd, recomend it to all!!! They truely live up to there name, with such power full music.
love it so much.
tunnel| Posted August 10, 2008
This greatest hits cd was phonomenal!! I enjoyed hearing the songs i liked of Wire and Come Together. I love the song "Tunnel" though. The whole song is just a pick up when im feelin down.
Greatest Hits: Volume II| Posted February 11, 2008
As if Chronology Volume I wasn't good enough. Third Day really outdid themselves on this hits CD/DVD. I personally would buy this record without the DVD but it only sweetens the deal. Wonderful music includes: "I See Love", which combines two of my favorite bands, "Come Together", "Come On Back To Me", and the powerful "Cry Out To Jesus". This is a great deal especially if you don't own any of their other records. Third Day fans have probably already bought it but those who haven't I would highly recommend it.