Reunion Hill

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Reunion Hill
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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 19, 1997
Genre Folk, singer-songwriter
Label Shanachie
Producer Larry Campbell
Richard Shindell chronology
Blue Divide
Reunion Hill
Somewhere Near Paterson
Professional ratings
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Reunion Hill is a 1997 album by singer-songwriter Richard Shindell. It was Shindell's third and final studio album for Shanachie Records. Allmusic calls the album "songcraft at its finest." [1] The album includes a cover of "I'll Be Here in the Morning" by Townes Van Zandt who died earlier that same year.


Shindell composed the title song in 1996 for Joan Baez, [4] who later included it on her Gone From Danger album. It was also covered by Fairport Convention on their 2011 CD Festival Bell and Show of Hands on their 2012 album Wake the Union. The song is written from the perspective of a Civil War widow.

Track listing

All songs by Richard Shindell except where noted

  1. "The Next Best Western" – 4:35
  2. "Smiling" (Larry Campbell, Shindell) – 4:43
  3. "May" – 4:37
  4. "I Saw My Youth Today" – 3:18
  5. "Reunion Hill" – 4:28
  6. "Beyond the Iron Gate" – 5:24
  7. "Darkness, Darkness" (Jesse Colin Young) – 3:56
  8. "Money for Floods" – 3:46
  9. "Easy Street" – 3:58
  10. "The Weather" – 3:49
  11. "I'll Be Here in the Morning" (Townes Van Zandt) – 4:18




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  1. 1 2 Tim Sheridan, "Review: Reunion", Allmusic
  2. "Richard Shindell – Reunion Hill", Fretplay, August 19, 1997
  3. Brian Baker, "Waxed – Record Review: Richard Shindell, Reunion Hill (Shanachie)", No Depression , 14, March–April 1998
  4. Thomas Staudter (May 17, 1998). "Valhalla Singer in Joan Baez Tour". The New York Times. Retrieved June 17, 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)