Wire (Third Day album)

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Wire
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Studio album by
ReleasedMay 4, 2004
Recorded2001–2004
Studio747 Studios, Memphis, Tennessee; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, Georgia
Genre Southern rock, Christian rock
Length51:21
Label Essential
Producer Paul Ebersold
Third Day chronology
Offerings II: All I Have To Give
(2003)
Wire
(2004)
Live Wire
(2004)
Professional ratings
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Wire is the seventh album by Christian rock band Third Day. It breaks from the style of the band's previous albums to return to simple, rock and roll-driven melodies. To quote Allmusic's review of the album, "Third Day has stripped away the shine and gotten back to the grittiness of being a rock & roll band." [10] The album is largely carried by the energetic guitar riffs that pervade its songs, although the forceful lyrics also contribute significantly.

Contents

The album's songs deal with numerous themes. "Wire", the title track, is a song about the pressure to succeed in modern society. "I Believe", "I Got a Feeling", "Innocent", and other tracks deal with sin, faith, and renewal from a Christian perspective. "Billy Brown" is a song that explores the readiness of people to follow and even idolize entertainment figures.

In November 2004, a live version of Wire was released, called Live Wire featuring a DVD and CD of songs from their tour of their latest album.

The album won 2005 Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album.

Track listing

All music is composed by Third Day.

Album release
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."'Til the Day I Die"Mac Powell3:25
2."Come on Back to Me"Powell3:52
3."Wire"Mark Lee4:31
4."Rockstar"Powell3:11
5."I Believe"Powell3:01
6."It's a Shame"Powell3:56
7."Blind"Powell4:53
8."I Got a Feeling"Powell3:36
9."You Are Mine"Powell3:56
10."Innocent"Lee4:23
11."Billy Brown"Powell3:19
12."San Angelo"Powell5:16
13."I Will Hold My Head High"Lee4:02
Total length:51:21

Personnel

Third Day

Additional personnel

Production

Awards

On 2005, the album won a Dove Award for Rock/Contemporary Album of the Year at the 36th GMA Dove Awards. The song "Come on Back to Me" was also nominated for Rock Recorded Song of the Year. [11]

Charts

Chart (2004)Peak
position
US Christian Albums (Billboard) [12] 1
US Billboard 200 [13] 12

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