Third Day's unprecedented success might be explained by their appeal to a broader than usual spectrum of the Christian music market. Their southern-fried rock sound features plenty of guitar licks to attract true rockers, but fans geared to mellower tastes love them for their ballads and thoughtful lyrics. As oneCome Together reviewer wrote, Third Day can "...ably entertain both the praise and worship crowd and the club-going, backwards baseball cap set."
The first Offerings project (2000) reached gold status in less than a year; this sequel will undoubtedly do the same. Like the original, this is both a live and studio album. The dozen tracks are split between live performances from the Come Together tour (see my first-ever web review) and brand-new studio efforts such as Offering, a typically powerful musical prayer by vocalist Mac Powell that will surely be heard at a contemporary church service near you soon. Guitarists Brad Avery (Anything) and Mark Lee (The Everlasting) contribute songs as well. Offerings II also includes covers such as Waterdeep's You Are So Good To Me and a rocking live version of Rich Mullins' Creed. Tourmate Michael Tait (DC Talk, Tait) joins the band on perennial worship favorite, God of Wonders.
Offerings II is for all Third Day fans, not to mention anyone who's ever sung a line or two of Sweet Home Alabama.
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