Third Day has long been a proponent of allowing fans glimpses into their lives and passions, both on and off the stage. They let the cameras and tape recorders roll freely on several dates of their recent tour. The result is nothing short of a "must-have" piece for Third Day fans worldwide.
The 75-minute documentary seamlessly blends the powerful Third Day live concert experience with exclusive behind-the-scenes moments as only an "all access" pass can offer. "When we say "all access" we really went to the extreme with it," notes Tai Anderson, the band"s bass player. "You"ll see Mac, Mark, David, me living day-to-day with the people we call our "family on the road" and just being ourselves; sometimes intense, sometimes funny – but always real."
This project successfully captures the band in transparent moments outside the spotlights. Fans will overhear creative discussions on songs and set lists as the band ramps up before shows. It also offers glimpses of one-on-one interactions with both family and fans, the band"s contagious sense of humour and even rare admission on its tour bus. The viewer will experience the delicate balance of life on the road and family commitments, and a bit of what it"s like when they"re off the road at home.
Live Revelations also features the moving music video for the No. 1 song "Revelation", the title track of Third Day"s Revelation, culled from a live performance and interspersed with footage from California"s "Salvation Mountain", the constantly evolving "outsider art" project that served as the inspiration for Revelation"s cover art treatment.
Anderson elaborates, "I"m really proud of the way "Live Revelations" turned out. This is the kind of piece I"d want to see from my favourite bands. It has great performances, but also captures the tension and struggles of our lives on the road. The mix of performance and documentary makes it engaging all the way through."
The accompanying audio disc places the listener in the front row as it features nine tracks drawn from summer and fall 2008 tour dates, showcasing songs including "This Is Who I Am", "Otherside" and "I Will Always Be True". A highlight of the audio disc is the team-up with friends from Switchfoot, Jars of Clay and Robert Randolph the Family Band for a cover of the U2/B.B. King classic "When Love Comes To Town", captured on last year"s Music Builds Tour benefiting Habitat for Humanity.
"It is always a pleasure to release live versions of our songs," shares drummer David Carr. "We spend so much time constructing the album versions but the songs really take on their true form when there is no going back and fixing anything, and there is no chance to second guess when we just get to be a live band. It was especially a joy to share the stage with the likes of Jars of Clay, Switchfoot and Robert Randolph in the performance of "When Love Comes to Town"! The song was electrifying and moving and each of us got a kick out of playing alongside such immense talent."
*75+ minute documentary includes:
*In-depth behind-the-scenes look at life on tour
*Live concert performances
*In addition, the DVD contains a Revelation Music Video as well as additional performances of Slow Down (featuring Michael Barnes, lead singer of RED), Tunnel, and an outtakes reel. The DVD also contains HD clips of the Revelation Music Video, Slow Down, and Tunnel.
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Run to You (Atlanta, GA)
This is Who I Am (Raleigh, NC)
Slow Down (Nashville, TN)
I Will Always Be True (Atlanta, GA)
Cry Out to Jesus (Houston, TX)
Call My Name (Nashville, TN)
Otherside (featuring Robert Randolph, Atlanta, GA)
When Love Comes to Town (with Robert Randolph, Jars of Clay, and Switchfoot, Atlanta, GA)
Revelation (Atlanta, GA)
I Got A Feeling
This Is Who I Am
Run To You
Call My Name
Cry Out To Jesus
plus The 75 minute + documentary gives an insightful look into the lives of Third Day on and off the stage.