Well, the long wait is over, and Reverie hits the proverbial record racks today.  I'm pretty sure this one will be universally embraced by the Joe Henry faithful, and by all means, please feel free to drop me a line or – better yet – let us read your reactions to the new record in the comments section of the blog.

You can order the album from most of your usual outlets (CD: Amazon, Anti-, Europe; Vinyl: Amazon, Anti-, MusicDirect; Digital: iTunes, Amazon).  The LP set also ships with a CD copy (though, strangely, no liner notes).

JH's website has also gotten a makeover in honor of the album's release.  Kudos to Brian Ed Sauer, the tireless site administrator (VERY nice job — I like the updated look).

As is generally the case, reviews for a new JH come in at a thoughtful pace (I'm sure owing to the fact that critics want to soak in all the details, right?).  I'll try to keep this listing of reviews and articles somewhat updated throughout the week…


  1. Thanks for posting these up. I was fortunate last night to attend Joe’s show at Largo in LA. What a wonderful way to be introduced to these new songs, by Joe himself, no less. The musicians who made the record with him (Jay, Keefus, David) were all in attendance, and it was one helluva show. Joe was in finest form, with his humbly and witty musings between songs keeping us all enthralled. This is a beautiful, raw, cacophonous group of songs, that for me is now colored by the memory of the evening past, that I was most fortunate to have shared with Joe.

  2. Dan,
    Thanks so much for the report. I, too, was at the Largo show, and I completely share the sentiment. I attended a show at the old Largo about seven years ago, but this was my first trip to the Coronet. What an treasure – probably the finest venue anywhere, no doubt due in large part to the rapt audiences who frequent it. Largo has managed to capture the listening room magic of the old location with a (slightly) larger venue.
    An amazing evening, one I won’t ever forget.
    -David Kennedy (DKHTown)

  3. Great to hear from you David, and glad you got along to the show too. I drove two hours in heavy traffic and just made it for the 8pm start, and boy what a great reward. As soon as I walked into the room, Heaven’s Escape was just kicking off… wow, what a moment!

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