Andrew Bird – HARK! (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 43:51 minutes | 495 MB | Genre: Folk
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Loma Vista Recordings

Andrew Bird releases Hark!, a brand new holiday album on Loma Vista Recordings. Building upon last year’s EP of the same name, the thirteen-song set delivers freshly recorded originals – including Christmas in April, perhaps the first COVID-inspired holiday song, which Andrew wrote during lockdown (“when will we know/if we can meet under the mistletoe?”) – plus holiday classics and wintertime reimagining’s of seasonally ambiguous deep cuts by John Cale, John Prine and Handsome Family. For the first time since 2002’s Ballad of the Red Shoes, Andrew Bird collaborated on the album artwork with his mother, who was also the inspiration for Hark!’s exquisite, solo violin arrangement of Mille Cherubini in Coro – her favourite piece from the Pavarotti and Vienna Boys Choir performance she and Andrew would always listen to when he was a child.

1. Andalucia (03:32)
2. Alabaster (03:12)
3. Greenwine (03:48)
4. Christmas In April (03:31)
5. Souvenirs (03:29)
6. Oh Holy Night (02:17)
7. Mille Cherubini In Coro (01:50)
8. Night’s Falling (03:30)
9. Glad (03:59)
10. Christmas Is Coming (03:22)
11. White Christmas (03:15)
12. Skating (03:35)
13. Auld Lang Syne (04:31)


AndrewBirdHARK20202448.rar – 511.2 MB