Over the Rhine, The Long Surrender: Track 1, “The Laugh of Recognition”

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to post thoughts on Over the Rhine’s The Long Surrender... my favorite album of 2010… and 2011 (so far). The band's website calls The Long Surrender a 2011 release, but since almost all of their fans had the album in hand long before we hung up new 2011 calendars, I think of it as a 2010 record. Produced with exquisite textures and depth by Joe Henry, it’s my favorite album of the band's 20-year career. Why haven't I reviewed it yet? Simply because I … [Read more...]