Live at Gray Matters

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Live at Gray Matters is a series of digital-only EP releases by Christian rock act Jars of Clay. The premise of the series is for each release to have a theme and each contain around 4–5 tracks. The songs featured on the EPs were recorded in an informal setting at the band's own record label, Gray Matters, and contains little to no editing of the tracks. A video accompanies each EP that shows the band performing the tracks. The cover of each recording features an identical photograph, varying only in background color.


Vol. 1: Songs from The Long Fall Back to Earth[edit]

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 1
Jarsofclay liveatgraymattersvol1.jpg
EP by Jars of Clay
Released February 2, 2010
Recorded 2009–2010
Genre Rock
Acoustic rock
Length 23:56 (Audio only)
Label Gray Matters/Nettwerk
Producer Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay chronology
Closer EP
(2008)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 1
(2010)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 2
(2010)

Volume 1 of the series features five cuts from the band's 2009 release The Long Fall Back to Earth, including the lead single "Two Hands". The songs "The Long Fall" and "Weapons" have typically been performed together as one song in concerts and are featured that way here on the EP.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Don't Stop" – 3:37
  2. "Heart" – 5:26
  3. "The Long Fall/Weapons" – 6:31
  4. "Safe to Land" – 4:41
  5. "Two Hands" – 4:21
  6. Video: Live at Gray Matters – 24:49

Vol. 2: The Rewind Edition[edit]

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 2
EP by Jars of Clay
Released July 27, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Rock
Acoustic rock
Length 19:26 (Audio only)
Label Gray Matters/Nettwerk
Producer Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay chronology
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 1
(2010)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 2
(2010)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 3
(2010)

Volume 2 of the series features five tracks off the band's self-titled debut album, including a rare performance of "Boy On a String", a song typically not featured in the band's concert setlists.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Liquid" – 3:32
  2. "Boy On a String" – 3:29
  3. "Like a Child" – 4:41
  4. "Flood" – 3:36
  5. "Love Song for a Savior" – 4:48
  6. Video: Live at Gray Matters – 23:52

Vol. 3: The Christmas Edition[edit]

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 3
EP by Jars of Clay
Released November 16, 2010
Recorded 2010
Genre Rock
Acoustic rock
Christmas music
Length 13:25 (Audio only)
Label Gray Matters/Nettwerk
Producer Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay chronology
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 2
(2010)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 3
(2010)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 4
(2011)

Volume 3 of the series features a handful of highlights off the band's Christmas Songs project. "Drummer Boy" and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" are two long-time Christmas favorites of the band, first making an appearance in 1995 on the Drummer Boy EP.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" – 3:48
  2. "Love Came Down at Christmas" – 2:46
  3. "Drummer Boy" – 4:18
  4. "Hibernation Day" – 3:13
  5. Video: Live at Gray Matters – 13:59

Vol. 4: One Mic[edit]

Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 4
EP by Jars of Clay
Released March 29, 2011
Recorded 2011
Genre Rock
Acoustic rock
Length 19:01 (Audio only)
Label Gray Matters/Nettwerk
Producer Jars of Clay
Jars of Clay chronology
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 3
(2010)
Live at Gray Matters, Vol. 4
(2011)
TBD

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Worlds Apart" – 5:38
  2. "Boys" – 4:29
  3. "I Need Thee Every Hour" – 3:50
  4. "Headphones" – 5:04
  5. Video: Live at Gray Matters – 19:10