Over The Rhine Blood Oranges In The Snow on Limited Edition Colored 180g LP
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"Blood Oranges In The Snow is the third Christmas record Karin and I have made, and I confess, I think I'm mostly just trying to get back to that early time in my life when the music was all brand new, something to be discovered. But then again, so many Christmas songs have already been written: I think we are genuinely curious about the ones that haven't.
"So our new record Blood Oranges In The Snow opens with some reminiscing...The song "Another Christmas" involves a different kind of reminiscing in which the main character reflects on the vast disparity of the world we live in and the hope for the world described in the Christmas Carols of old. "My Father's Body" acknowledges the empty seat at the table. Merle Haggard's "If We Make It Through December" reminds that the commercial and marketing pressures of the holidays sometimes arrive at the worst possible time.
"Let It Fall" was inspired by a few words that our friend Melanie Ciccone included in an email to us. She wrote something about rain and leaves and tears falling with "confidence and grace." How could a songwriter ignore such a sentiment? "Snowbirds" was written by a friend of ours. We put out the call to various songwriters who we consider great to help with the heavy lifting of the songwriting on Blood Oranges In The Snow. When Jack Henderson from Scotland sent the song "Bethlehem" we immediately knew it was timeless...
"First Snowfall" is a mash-up of memories from our days living in the neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine (considered the bad part of town in Cincinnati), and driving through small towns in the Ohio valley where the Christmas decorations can get a little time worn, especially when left out all year round. And "New Year's Song." Irving Berlin wasn't shy about saying that if a songwriter wanted to make a living, he or she should write a song for every occasion. Sometimes it's the job." - Linford Detweiler