Oh! The Grandeur

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Oh! The Grandeur
Studio album by Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire
Released August 24, 1999
Genre Indie rock, Swing Music
Length 54:39
Label Rykodisc
Producer Andrew Bird, Mike Napolitano
Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire chronology
Oh! The Grandeur
The Swimming Hour
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Oh! The Grandeur is Andrew Bird's second album with the Bowl of Fire. The first track, "Candy Shop", was recorded as a demo track for the then-upcoming Tim Robbins film, Cradle Will Rock (though the song did not appear in the film). Another track of note on this album is "Tea & Thorazine," which was inspired by Bird's autistic brother's experience with mental institutions. The song mentions a "Dr. B" and Bird identifies him in the album liner notes as Bruno Bettelheim, an early autism researcher.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andrew Bird, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Candy Shop"   3:42
2. "Tea & Thorazine"   4:16
3. "Wishing for Contentment"   3:11
4. "Wait" (Lyrics adapted from the poem Wait by Galway Kinnell) 4:47
5. "The Idiot's Genius"   2:33
6. "Vidalia"   2:50
7. "Beware"   4:21
8. "Dora Goes to Town"   3:03
9. "Feetlips"   3:05
10. "And So..."   1:24
11. "Coney Island Shuffle"   5:00
12. "Respiration"   2:10
13. "(What's Your) Angle?"   3:28
14. "The Confession"   5:04
15. "Beware (Reprise)" (+ Bonus track: "A Drinking Song In the Grande Style") 5:45


  1. ^ Phares, Heather. Oh! The Grandeur at AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2012.

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