My Review(s) of Over the Rhine’s “The Trumpet Child”

Earlier, I had indicated that my review of Over the Rhine's The Trumpet Child, which arrived in stores on August 21, would be in "the next issue of Christianity Today."Apparently I misunderstood. I've just received the new issue, and the music page focuses on something different. The Over the Rhine review will be in the issue arriving in about four more weeks, for October. I'm sorry... my bad.In the meantime, Christianity Today is offering another review of the album, one written by Russ … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine in the Netherlands

Here's a new review of The Trumpet Child from The Corner Table.Here's video from their August 18 performance at the Flevo Festival in the Netherlands. It's a live performance of "Latter Days" on the festival's main stage before close to 10,000 people. You can watch it directly by using this link. (requires Windows Media Player) (Thanks to Matthijs de Jong for the link!)And here's the latest update from Linford, reminiscing about the band's last few weeks across the pond.And guess … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine, Reviewed by Thom Jurek

Here's  Thom Jurek's review of Over the Rhine's The Trumpet Child.Jurek, like Andy Whitman, is one of the music critics whose reflections always challenge, inform, and inspire me... even when I disagree.His review of The Trumpet Child is sharp and full of references to send you scurrying about and discovering the treasure troves that inspired Over the Rhine to make this music. He singles out a couple of tracks he wishes they'd left off. Me, I would have made different selections... but t … [Read more...]

This Week’s Soundtrack

Oh how I want the Looking Closer music page to be more lively than it is. But too much is happening in my life right now, and I'm left singing along with great new albums while I work, wishing I had time to write in-depth reviews of all of them.I'll get around to reviewing some of these eventually, but for the record, here's what's currently getting frequent "rotation" on my iPod... … [Read more...]

First Impressions of “The Trumpet Child”

"I don't want to waste your time with music you don't need," sing Karin Bergquist at the beginning of Over the Rhine's new album The Trumpet Child.No worries, Karin.We need this kind of glory, passion, and delight in the world. … [Read more...]

Join Over the Rhine for a Free @ebcast of “The Trumpet Child”

Sunday, July 8 - 8:00pm EST...Hear The Trumpet Child in its entirety for the first time, all around the world.Sunday July 8th at 8:00pm, gather the family around the computer and turn the lights down low, or invite some friends over, and open a bottle of wine. Heck, throw a barbecue and invite the whole neighborhood over! But whatever you do, be sure to be listening at 8pm Eastern Time (5pm Pacific) as Over the Rhine Radio goes live and introduces you to The Trumpet Child.AND … [Read more...]

Over the Rhine’s “Trumpet Child” Tour Kickoff

From the Over the Rhine MySpace page: Starting August 31, Over the Rhine will kick off the TRUMPET CHILD 2007 WORLD TOUR with a gala Album Release Concert at Coney Island Moonlight Gardens in Cincinnati, OH. - shortly followed by the first leg of the tour, beginning September 13 in Seattle, Washington.Beginning this Saturday, June 2nd at Midnight Eastern Time (that's either Friday Night or Saturday morning - depending on your preference), you'll be able to buy tickets for the 8/31 Coney … [Read more...]