Over the Rhine
The Darkest Night of the Year
PUT THIS IN YOUR DEN for a Christmas record that will bring warmth to your home. Not all holiday albums have to be used for parties. Some of our favorites were made to listen on the quiet days of December, and this is an excellent one to spin the entire month. We are so happy to finally have this one on wax. Wonderful...
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL! 25-plus years and thousands of fan requests later, Over the Rhine’s Christmas classic, The Darkest Night of the Year, finally gets the vinyl treatment it has long deserved. The Darkest Night of the Year is Over the Rhine’s first holiday release and quietly helped re-define the genre for many listeners. It should be filed squarely in the “Now-for-something-a-little-different” file. It includes dark ambient arrangements of classic carols as well as strange and wonderful originals. We are told that in-store holiday airplay always generates keen interest for this after-midnight, deeply-layered record. The very first national review the album received contained the opening salvo: Take a deep breath. Relax. Over the Rhine’s The Darkest Night of the Year is the Christmas disc of the year and destined to become a classic. Curl up with someone you love, or enjoy some quiet time alone, The Darkest Night of the Year is the perfect soundtrack…” Reviews for Over the Rhine’s visionary Christmas Music have continued to pour in over the years with coverage in the New York Times, NPR’s Morning Edition, USA Today, Paste, No Depression and many others.