Noble Beast is American singer-songwriter Andrew Bird's fifth solo studio album released on January 20, 2009. Two songs from this album were previewed on his webpage, "Oh No" and "Carrion Suite", while the entire album was made available by NPR as a streaming feed. Noble Beast was made available as a standard CD release, a special limited-edition deluxe two-CD package and a double-LP package.
Deluxe Edition album art, to be used for Noble Beast/Useless Creatures 2-CD set
The limited edition of Noble Beast shipped with a companion disc of instrumental songs, entitled Useless Creatures. This collection was made available on Bird's website in early January, before the album's release. Noble Beast / Useless Creatures was deleted after one initial run, both in the US and the UK, exclusively.