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…
- Josh Hurst's epic must-read review
- Andy Whitman's wonderful review
- Jeffrey Overstreet's review in Response magazine
- Thom Jurek's review for All Music
- Hal Horowitz's rave in American Songwriter
- Nice review from blog Their Bated Breath
- Great article in the LA Times
- JH shares five of his most inspirational collaborations
- UPDATE: Great interview by Stephen Duesner in Salon
- UPDATE: Thom Jurek's unedited and unabridged review
- UPDATE: Nice article by Eric Volmers in the Calgary Herald