Earlier this year, Over the Rhine surprised and delighted its loyal legion of devotees by reissuing their expansive 2003 double-album Ohio on vinyl. And this week brings another dose of great news, as the acclaimed husband-wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist have just announced that Ohio’s 2005 follow-up Drunkard’s Prayer has been revived on wax.
In our interview with Detweiler earlier this year, he reflected on the inspiration behind the album, explaining, “Karin and I had hit a rough patch in our marriage. We were trying to figure out how to be both an entrepreneurial couple, and a married couple. With lots of help from our friends and a good counselor, we eventually came up with the metaphor of tending two gardens: each garden needed its own care, creativity, attention. Drunkard’s Prayer became our let’s-stay-together album.”
The double-LP vinyl reissue features the original eleven songs, as well as three bonus live performances of “I Want You To Be My Love,” “Little Did I Know” and the duo’s interpolation of “Fever,” the Little Willie John classic made famous by Peggy Lee in 1958.
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