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Hands of Glory


Download links and information about Hands of Glory by Andrew Bird. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 35:04 minutes.

Artist: Andrew Bird
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 8
Duration: 35:04
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No. Title Length
1. Three White Horses 3:13
2. When That Helicopter Comes 2:53
3. Spirograph 4:06
4. Railroad Bill 3:26
5. Something Biblical 4:34
6. If I Needed You 3:09
7. Orpheo 4:29
8. Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses 9:14



Issued as a companion piece to Andrew Bird's early-2012 album Break It Yourself, Hands of Glory was recorded in even more stripped-down fashion, with an intimate group of likeminded musicians surrounding a single microphone. Bird adheres to tradition here, eschewing his artsy side for sounds and vibes from the Americana canon. A spooky spaghetti-western rendition of The Handsome Family's "When That Helicopter Comes" wanders slightly from the purely rustic feel, but surprisingly jaunty covers of Townes Van Zandt's "If I Needed You" and Alpha Consumer's "Spirograph" capture a balanced approach to country and folk. The dexterous fingerpicking of acoustic guitars and banjos behind "Railroad Bill" sounds like a veteran bluegrass band getting down to business. "Orpheo Looks Back" from Break It Yourself is redone carefully and slowly as "Orpheo." "Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses" features Bird's exquisite violin work on the nine-minute workout.