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Much Afraid


Download links and information about Much Afraid by Jars Of Clay. This album was released in 1997 and it belongs to Gospel, Rock, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 46:01 minutes.

Artist: Jars Of Clay
Release date: 1997
Genre: Gospel, Rock, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 46:01
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No. Title Length
1. Overjoyed 2:58
2. Fade to Grey 3:34
3. Tea and Sympathy 4:51
4. Crazy Times 3:34
5. Frail 6:57
6. Five Candles (You Were There) 3:48
7. Weighed Down 3:39
8. Portrait of an Apology 5:43
9. Truce 3:11
10. Much Afraid 3:53
11. Hymn 3:53



This Christian folk-pop quartet turns in a commendable batch of tunes reflecting upon issues of love, self-doubt, and salvation here on its sophomore album. The elegant chamber-music touches that made its debut album so distinctive are still present, though electric guitars and keyboards assert themselves as well. Auxiliary member Greg Wells joins in on drums and bass, giving the Jars a more solidly anchored rock presence. A disquieting sort of mist hangs above tracks like “Frail,” “Tea and Sympathy,” and “Portrait of an Apology,” underscored by Dan Haseltine’s sometimes fragile lead vocals. “Crazy Times,” “Five Candles (You Were There),” and “Overjoyed” bring a sunnier tone to these generally melancholy proceedings, buoyed by jangling guitars and lustrous harmonies. The lilting, accordion-accented “Hymn” closes the album on a faith-affirming note. Much Afraid can be seen as a transitional album between Jars of Clay’s early acoustic work and the modern rock stratagems it would adopt on later albums. Anyone who appreciates the band’s evocative lyrics and bittersweet melodic sound will find much to like here.