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Drunkard's Prayer

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Drunkard's Prayer is the eighth studio album by Over the Rhine, released in 2005.

Drunkard's Prayer features the songs ‘Born’, Firefly', & ‘My Funny Valentine’.


After the heavily produced Films for Radio and the sprawling double CD Ohio, Over the Rhine retrenches for this stunning follow-up. Recorded in the living room of the duo's home, the low-key glow that results brings the music even closer to its source. Bits of folk, jazz, pop, and country intermingle as the singing and songwriting husband-and-wife partnership of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler let the sparkling, yet subtle melodies of these ten originals–plus a lovely cover of “My Funny Valentine”–dictate the sparse instrumentation and languid but never haphazard tempos.
This is music of delicate beauty, tinged with regret, sadness, and hope, yet devoid of pretense. It sounds like these songs fell out of the sky, drifting through the clouds and arriving with help from Bergquist's ex­quisite voice. Her double-tracked vocals dart through tinkling piano lines on “Born,” making the already exquisite song shimmer. Stand-up bass and occasional cello and sax along with a dash of percussion bolster these chamber-styled ballads that float like lilies on a pond. But there's a flickering intensity to like “Firefly,” in which Bergquist repeats “My memory will not fail me now,” that adds an edgy tautness to this emotionally stirring album.

Amazon.com – Hal Horowitz

Track Listing:

Disc 1:
  1. I Want You To Be My Love
  2. Born
  3. Drunkard's Prayer
  4. Bluer
  5. Spark
  6. Hush Now (Stellas's Tarantella)
  7. Lookin' Forward
  8. Little Did I Know
  9. Who Will Guard The Door
  10. Firefly
  11. My Funny Valentine
Release date Australia
October 11th, 2013
Great Speckled Dog
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