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Meet Me at the Edge of the World
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I have to chuckle, looking at some of the mixed reviews this album has received. Music is so personal, so subjective--what resonates with me may not resonate with you! In retrospect, I'd say that Good Dog Bad Dog is probably their crown jewel. But honestly, this is no slouch. Lyrically, there are a lot of bucolic, natural references; which one would expect given that it was inspired in great extent by their "farm". However, I was surprised by the number of death/dying references. The lyrics are beautiful. Driving in the car, my 5 year-old asked us, "What does she mean 'all I want to be is a thousand blackbirds bursting into flight.'?" As some reviewers have commented, the music veers away from the piano a bit, which initially made me sad, but I've come to enjoy the current incarnation. Sparse, open and inviting is how I'd best describe it.
OtR has such a diverse catalogue, it's hard to say, they are "x" genre. As with so many things out there, If you love it revel in it fully, and if you don't, just wait for the next album, you'll probably hear something new. Enjoy the ride.
"Meet Me At the Edge Of the World" (2 CDs; 19 tracks; 70 min.) is a double album, just like in the old vinyl days. CD1 (10 tracks) is called "Sacred Ground" and kicks off with the album's title track. The first thing you will notice is that Karin and Linford are singing in unison, although Karin's vocals are more upfront still. Also immediately noticeable is the rustic sound. "Sacred Ground" is an achingly beautiful ode ("Help me trace the scars on mountain/The sun that sets in a bloody fountain/Take me home and lay me down/On the hungry earthy/On the sacred ground"). "Gonna Let My Soul Catch My Body" is the most boisterous tune on the entire album. Aimee Mann contributes vocals to "Don't Let the Bastards Get You Down". CD2 (9 tracks) is called "Blue Jean Sky", and starts off with the very best song on the album, the 6 min. epic yet intimate "All Over Ohio", in which Linford and Karin trade verses and the lyrics send shivers up my spine ("Well the rain it has been falling/Like it wants to drown us all/And the trees are gently swaying/Like they're thinkin' 'bout the fall/I still get shivers when I hear/You singin' down the hall/I'm gonna kiss you all over Ohio"). "Blue Jean Sky" is another memorable tune. There are also 2 short instrumentals on CD2, including "The Birds of Nowhere Farm", amazingly the only song on the album with Linford on piano.Read more ›
The genre is Folk/New age.
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We took this on our tour of Florida this winter. We found we were playing this double album a lot.Published 17 months ago by Sam Sloss
Amazing album. I bought it in vinyl and electronically. Vinyl just brings a whole new, amazing feel (if you ask me) to the best singing duo (and band) ever.Published 20 months ago by j3beach
I have always loved OTR. But this album sounds so much like Remnin Park by the Cowboy Junkies. Has anyone else noticed the similarities.Published 20 months ago by MM
The songs on this CD are wonderful. The amazing sounds of there voices.Published on June 26, 2014 by Elizabeth K.
There are many albums to choose from, OTR had me at Discount Fireworks. I saw them once in NYC and it was an awesome show. Read morePublished on June 3, 2014 by David L. Mcmillan
I had never heard of Over The Rhine until I watched them on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Show and I was hooked. I love this band, they are so good. Read morePublished on May 22, 2014 by Moonbeam
Others already appreciated the wonderful music this couple once more brought us, so i just want to keep it with a
simple hats off and the deepest bow - a blessing indeed.