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All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This is a hybrid of music from the first half of this century, with a heavy influence from the brooding Weimar era of Weill and Brecht. It comes on the heels of Marianne Faithfull's dark and ultra-heavy but stunningly done 20th Century Blues. This is an eccentric collection of a wide variety of influences from that era -- think of Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Brecht, Stephane Grappelli, and maybe Tom Waits' voice, with a New Orleans sensibility, and you have a starting point for this disc. The production at once sounds like a vintage recording and yet at the same time contains a striking clarity, sounding as if it were recorded live in the studio using very few ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Gottlieb
This is a hybrid of music from the first half of this century, with a heavy influence from the brooding Weimar era of Weill and Brecht. It comes on the heels of Marianne Faithfull's dark and ultra-heavy but stunningly done 20th Century Blues. This is an eccentric collection of a wide variety of influences from that era -- think of Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Brecht, Stephane Grappelli, and maybe Tom Waits' voice, with a New Orleans sensibility, and you have a starting point for this disc. The production at once sounds like a vintage recording and yet at the same time contains a striking clarity, sounding as if it were recorded live in the studio using very few microphones in an effort to imitate the production style of that time. But the true focus here is the violin playing of Andrew Bird. This 25-year-old most definitely has done his homework and gotten down the licks of the music he so obviously loves. His singing is more than adequate, and his ear for the nuances of the music enhances the sound he is striving for; he also wrote and arranged most of the songs here. There are some tunes credited to Bird that have too-familiar refrains, but overall, this is a worthy endeavor that deserves marks for breaking the rules and taking chances.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/1998
  • Label: Rykodisc
  • UPC: 014431039720
  • Catalog Number: 10397
  • Sales rank: 53,541

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Minor Stab (5:27)
  2. 2 Ides Of Swing (2:45)
  3. 3 Glass Figurine (3:24)
  4. 4 Pathetique (4:30)
  5. 5 Depression-Pasillo (3:32)
  6. 6 50 Pieces (3:26)
  7. 7 A Woman's Life And Love (4:26)
  8. 8 Swedish Wedding March (2:30)
  9. 9 Eugene (4:14)
  10. 10 Gris-Gris (3:27)
  11. 11 Cock O' the Walk (2:54)
  12. 12 Nuthinduan Waltz (2:59)
  13. 13 Some of These Days (3:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire Primary Artist
Andrew Bird Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Mandolin, Violin, Vocals
Kevin O'Donnell Drums, Washboard, Pans, Pots
James Mathus & His Knockdown Society Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Trombone
Katharine Whalen Vocals
Josh Hirsch Bass
Jack Fine Trumpet
Technical Credits
Garcia Composer
Brent Lambert Mastering
Mike Napolitano Producer, Engineer
Andrew Bird Arranger, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Awesome!

    BEST CD EVER!!! I love Andrew Bird's work and this is just one more example of how talented he is.

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