Didn't It Rain (Songs: Ohia album)

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Didn't It Rain
Songs Ohia - Didn't It Rain album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 5, 2002 (2002-03-05)
GenreIndie rock, Folk Rock, alt-country, blues
LabelSecretly Canadian
ProducerEdan Cohen
Songs: Ohia chronology
Mi Sei Apparso Come Un Fantasma
Didn't It Rain
Magnolia Electric Co.
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media(8.8/10)[1]

Didn't It Rain is the sixth regular album by American musician Songs: Ohia, named after Didn't It Rain, a traditional song popularized by Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1948, and Mahalia Jackson 1954. It was recorded by Edan Cohen at Soundgun Studios in Philadelphia and released by Secretly Canadian on March 5, 2002. The Metacritic website gave the album a composite rating of 85, ranking it thirteenth among the best albums of 2002.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jason Molina.

  1. "Didn't It Rain" — 7:49
  2. "Steve Albini's Blues" — 5:51
  3. "Ring the Bell" — 6:11
  4. "Cross the Road, Molina" — 6:00
  5. "Blue Factory Flame" — 8:29
  6. "Two Blue Lights" — 2:14
  7. "Blue Chicago Moon" — 6:49

The 2014 Re-release included an extra disc of demos:

  1. "Didn't It Rain" — 6:57
  2. "Ring the Bell", Working Title: "Depression No. 42" — 6:48
  3. "Cross the Road, Molina", Working Title: "Chicago City Moon" — 5:03
  4. "Blue Factory Flame" — 8:20
  5. "Two Blue Lights" — 3:03
  6. "Blue Chicago Moon" — 6:32
  7. "The Gray Tour", Working Title: "Waiting It's Whole Life" (Later Re-Recorded for The Grey Tower 7") — 4:28
  8. "Spectral Alphabet" (Later Re-Recorded for Pyramid Electric Co.) — 5:05

Recording information[edit]

Didn't It Rain was recorded as a live studio album.[1]

The album title is a reference to the song of the same name by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.[4]


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