Jars oF Clay Presents the Shelter (Essential) FOR FANS OF: Brandon Heath, Bebo Norman, City on a Hill QQQQ Take the writing, recording and production genius of Jars of Clay and combine it with several of the Christian scene’s top guests for one all-star album loaded with organic inspirations. Listen for the dueting likes of Mac Powell, Brandon Heath, Matt Maher, Laura Story, Tenth Avenue North’s Mike Donehey and Phillip LaRue (amongst others) over the band’s stripped down vocals and instrumentation, plus expository songwriting style that recalls the leaders’ enduring self- titled CD and brings to life the notion for which the project was called—shelter within community. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “Eyes Wide Open” tHe ClassiC imPerials Still Standing (Hall of Fame Music Group/ Infinity Music Distribution) FOR FANS OF: Eagles, Elvis Presley, The Imperials QQQQQ With original torch bearer Armond Morales, three decade veteran Dave Will, returning luminary Paul Smith and the five-year member Rick Evans, The Classic Imperials are back and better than ever, maintaining its treasured sound while exploring previously uncharted territory. Look forward to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame group’s signature harmonies, seamless weaving of pop, country and gospel, alongside a timeless message of perseverance and redemption sure to impact its multi-generational fan base and beyond. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “No More Looking Over My Shoulder” mavis staPles You are not alone (Anti) FOR FANS OF: The Staple Singers, Aretha Franklin, Koko Taylor QQQQ Between her time in the revolutionary gospel group The Staple Singers to contributing to the soundtrack for the civil rights movement next to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through an influential solo career, Mavis Staples is truly a living legend. With a little help from producer Jeff Tweedy (Wilco’s lead singer), the soulful singer puts her bellowing stamp on two earthy new tunes, plus heavenly covers of Pops Staples, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton. –Andy Argyrakis WE LIKE: “You Are Not Alone” Crossover revieWs All release dates and album titles are subject to change. For the most up-to-date release schedule, visit www.CCMmagazine.com/music/upcoming_ releases. Crossover neW releases 10.07.2010 SUSAN BOYLE tHE GiFt (INTEGRITY MUSIC/ PROvIDENT) Crossover 50 CCM