Andrew Bird-The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Andrew Bird is a previously unimaginable combination of songwriter, violinist, guitarist, vocalist and professional whistler. His unfailingly unique and striking music has been dumbfounding us for years. Bird's first studio album in nearly two years, The Mysterious Production of Eggs, is his second on Righteous Babe Records. The album follows Weather Systems, his critically-acclaimed mini-LP, released in spring 2003.
The recording sessions for Mysterious Production saw Bird scrap the album three times and travel between studios in Chicago, Los Angeles and his own home studio on a farm in Northern Illinois. The album took final shape with the production help of David Boucher, whose credits include Paul Westerberg, Lisa Loeb, and Randy Newman. Bird plays most of the instruments on Mysterious Production, and is joined by a handful of special guests complimenting his already lush sonic palette. The results are magnificent, a powerhouse of a record dealing with nothing less than the mysteries of childhood, creativity and modern science - epic in scope and minute in detail.Equally impressive is Bird's solo live show at which, with the aid of a sampling pedal, the songwriter takes his often dense, orchestrated recordings and rewrites them anew each night, adding hypnotic layers of fiddle, electric guitar, and glockenspiel to his vocals and other-worldly whistling - you have to see it to believe it.
- NEW YORK TIMES
"Versed in a wealth of forms and instruments, Bird offers a shapely, mesmerizing CD as inventive as it is rooted in musical lore. Eggs peaks again and again, each time divulging something distinctly astounding or just plain beautiful."
- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
Release Date: February 13, 2007
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10. The Naming of Things
11. MX Missiles
12. Opposite Day Reprise
13. Tables and Chairs
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