|Studio album by|
|Released||May 4, 2004|
|Studio||747 Studios, Memphis, Tennessee; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, Georgia|
|Genre||Southern rock, Christian rock|
|Third Day chronology|
|Jesus Freak Hideout|
|The Phantom Tollbooth|| |
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."The album is largely carried by the energetic guitar riffs that pervade its songs, although the forceful lyrics also contribute significantly.
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.
All music is composed by Third Day.
|1.||"'Til the Day I Die"||Mac Powell||3:25|
|2.||"Come on Back to Me"||Powell||3:52|
|6.||"It's a Shame"||Powell||3:56|
|8.||"I Got a Feeling"||Powell||3:36|
|9.||"You Are Mine"||Powell||3:56|
|13.||"I Will Hold My Head High"||Lee||4:02|
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.
|US Christian Albums (Billboard)||1|
|US Billboard 200||12|
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