Andrew Bird’s The Mysterious Production Of Eggs is finally available on vinyl again since it’s initial release in 2005! Eggs was his third proper full-length and second release on Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe label. Bird’s unique approach to pop/rock, incorporating violin and “professional” whistling with varied accompanying instrumentation and incredible wordplay make for an album of unlikely earworms, despite none of the compositions being conventionally “catchy.” The phrase “challenging pop” definitely applies here, and throughout Bird’s subsequent career. Take a listen to a track below and definitely scope out this week’s broad in-stock list for more great listening, challenging and otherwise! -MLE
Andrew Bird – And The Mysterious Production Of Eggs LP
Listen: “Fake Palindromes”
“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.” -Righteous Babe
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