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Oh! The Grandeur

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Andrew Bird's second album Oh! The Grandeur reunites him with his Bowl of Fire counterparts, as well as some special collaborators like the Squirrel Nut Zippers' James Mathus. Recorded in New Orleans, the album builds on the hot jazz/Brecht vibe that Bowl of Fire pioneered on their first album Thrills, but focuses more on Bird's witty lyrics and deadpan delivery, as tracks like "Tea & Thorazine" and "The Idiot's Genius" display. Musically, Oh! The Grandeur keeps the live, one-take feeling of its predecessor, and Bird's fiddle playing is as expressive as ever.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Andrew Bird's second album Oh! The Grandeur reunites him with his Bowl of Fire counterparts, as well as some special collaborators like the Squirrel Nut Zippers' James Mathus. Recorded in New Orleans, the album builds on the hot jazz/Brecht vibe that Bowl of Fire pioneered on their first album Thrills, but focuses more on Bird's witty lyrics and deadpan delivery, as tracks like "Tea & Thorazine" and "The Idiot's Genius" display. Musically, Oh! The Grandeur keeps the live, one-take feeling of its predecessor, and Bird's fiddle playing is as expressive as ever.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431039829
  • Catalog Number: 10398
  • Sales rank: 101,367

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire Primary Artist
Andrew Bird Indexed Contributor, Violin
James Mathus & His Knockdown Society Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Trombone
Josh Hirsch Cello
Colin Bunn Guitar
Pat Sansone Piano
Technical Credits
Galway Kinnell Poetry
Brent Lambert Mastering
Mike Napolitano Producer, Engineer
Andrew Bird Producer, Liner Notes
A. Bird Producer
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