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DAVID BYRNE

True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack (Vinyl)

Model:
7559792777
SKU:
346658
PLU: 75597927771
In conjunction with The Criterion Collection's special-edition DVD and Blu-ray release of David Byrne's 1986 film True Stories, Nonesuch and Todomundo Records release a comprehensive soundtrack, collected for the first time in one package and in film sequence: True Stories, A Film by David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack.
In conjunction with The Criterion Collection's special-edition DVD and Blu-ray release of David Byrne's 1986 film True Stories, Nonesuch and Todomundo Records release a comprehensive soundtrack, collected for the first time in one package and in film sequence: True Stories, A Film by David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack.
Format - 2LP
Genre - Alternative
Release Date - 07/12/18

Not yet reviewed.

Please note that due to distributing/manufacturing issues, stock is delayed. Stock is expected to arrive in store & online 17/12/2018. Expected date is subject to change.

In conjunction with The Criterion Collection's special-edition DVD and Blu-ray release of David Byrne's 1986 film True Stories, Nonesuch and Todomundo Records release a comprehensive soundtrack, collected for the first time in one package and in film sequence: True Stories, A Film by David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack.

David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. Byrne plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyper-realistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show.

Byrne calls the record "an immersive audio voyage into the little town of Virgil, Texas, in the mid-eighties." He continues, "I always imagined that the music written for True Stories should be heard as it is in the film. It makes the most sense this way. Me singing the song that was written for John Goodman's character, Louis Fine, always felt weird to me. It was written for that character, not for me."

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
ArtistDAVID BYRNE
LabelNonesuch / Warner Bros Records
Music GenreAlternative
Music Genre PrimaryAlternative
Music Genre SecondarySoundtrack

LP

  • 1. Road Song David Byrne, Meredith Monk (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 2. Freeway Son David Byrne (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 3. Disco Hits! David Byrne (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 4. Cocktail Desperado Terry Allen and The Panhandle Mystery Band (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 5. Wild Wild Life Talking Heads (Originally on True Stories)
  • 6. City of Steel Talking Heads and Tommy Morrell (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 7. Mall Muzak Carl Finch (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 8. Dream Operator (feat. Annie McEnroe) Talking Heads, Annie McEnroe (First time released - Song originally appears on True Stories with David Byrne, lead vocals)
  • 9. Love Theme from True Stories David Byrne (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 10. Brownie's Theme David Byrne (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 11. Dinner Music David Byrne, Kronos Quartet (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 12. Puzzlin' Evidence Talking Heads, John Ingle and the Bert Cross Choir (Originally on True Stories)
  • 13. Glass Operator David Byrne (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 14. Hey Now Talking Heads, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Choir, Dallas, Texas (Originally on True Stories)
  • 15. I (heart) Metal Buildings David Byrne (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 16. Love for Sale Talking Heads (Originally on True Stories)
  • 17. Soy De Tejas Steve Jordan (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 18. Buster's Theme Carl Finch (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 19. Fiesta Para Um Rei Negro Banda Eclipse (Originally on Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks)
  • 20. Radio Head (feat. Tito Larriva, Steve Jordan with Los Vampiros) Talking Heads, Tito Larriva, Steve Jordan with Los Vampiros (Song originally on True Stories; This version included on 2005 Talking Heads Brick set)
  • 21. Papa Legba (feat. Roebuck 'Pops' Staples) Talking Heads, Roebuck 'Pops' Staples (Song originally on True Stories; This version included on 2005 Talking Heads Brick set)
  • 22. People Like Us (feat. John Goodman) Talking Heads, John Goodman (Song originally on True Stories; This version included on 2006 Talking Heads Bonus & Rarities set)
  • 23. City of Dreams Talking Heads (Originally on True Stories)
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