Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs

The CD book to "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs" pairs Andrew Bird's absorbing lyrics with hilariously warped cartoon illustrations, all in tempo with his brand of prodigal chamber

The CD book to "Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs" pairs Andrew Bird's absorbing lyrics with hilariously warped cartoon illustrations, all in tempo with his brand of prodigal chamber pop. A violinist by trade, a singer/songwriter by nature, Bird's history of incisive, witty albums extends from "The Swimming Hour" and 2002's brilliant "Weather Systems" to this new effort, his most satisfying and fun release yet. Taking all the best parts of Jeff Buckley, Devandra Barnhart and Rufus Wainwright, Bird can be noisy, charming, frivolous, haunting and playful all at once, with each song an adventure and, as the title implies, a mystery. As compulsive as he is obsessive, Bird's attention to detail in "Production of Eggs" assembles all his finest gifts into one breathtaking basket.—KH