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David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" cast recording out April 22nd. PDF E-mail
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:28

The cast album of „Here Lies Love”, the David Byrne / Fatboy Slim collaboration is due out on April 22nd. The album contains cast versions of songs previously released on the „Here Lies Love” double album plus seven brand new songs. Besides digital download, the score is also released on double cd in a shiny package with 52-page full-color book.

„Here Lies Love” premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April 2013 and was extended four times. It won several awards and will return to the stage this autumn. The musical on Filipina first lady Imelda’ Marco’s love for disco and club music was directed by Alex Timers and contains music written and performed by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The original album was released in 2010 with multiple singers performing the lead rols, including Tori Amos, Florence Welch and St. Vincent.

Order your copy right here.

 
Tina Weymouth teams up with RVSB for brand new song PDF E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 20:21

NightlifeTina Weymouth teamed up with Chilean duo Raff and Bitman, better known as RVSB. For their brand new track 'She Always Dance', featured on the upcoming album 'Nightlife'. The duo approached Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club's Tina Weymouth as well as Natalia Clavier of Thievery Corporation as guest vocalists for their album.

'She Always Dance (featuring Tina Weymouth)' has been released in digital format and is available from the Amazon MP3 store as well as iTunes.

 
Unreleased Talking Heads track "Theme" PDF E-mail
Thursday, 26 December 2013 15:22

A recently surfaced live recording of Talking Heads playing live in New York on July 30, 1976 features a yet unknown track. The instrumental song is introduced by David Byrne as "Theme" and never developed into a complete song. Talking Heads played two sets at legendary venue CBGB's that night, opening both times for Television. The recording if of the first Talking Heads set of that night. It's unknown wether it was played during the second set as well. David Byrne introduces the track as "We call it 'Theme,' but then we just keep it to ourselves."

Listen to the track on YouTube.

 
180 gram vinyl re-issues of 'More Songs' and 'The Name Of This Band' PDF E-mail
Sunday, 22 December 2013 14:23

Rhino recenlty released new vinyl edition of the Talking Heads albums "More Songs About Building And Food" and "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads". Both come with exact replicas of the original artwork and innersleeves. "The Name Of This Band..." is Talking Heads first official live album, and contains tracks from the various tours the band did since te release of their first album "Talking Heads 77" on two disks. The vinyl reissue contains the original tracks, none of the extras that were included on the later cd-issue. "More Songs...", the bands second album, contains the Al Green cover "Take me to the River".

Order the limited edition 180 gram LP "More Songs About Buildings And Food" from Amazon.
Order the limited edition 180 gram 2LP "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads" from Amazon.

 
How Music Works - updated and revised version PDF E-mail
Friday, 27 September 2013 09:08

David Byrne's book on the state of the music industry, "How Music Works", has been updated and amended considerably.

David on "How Music Works": "This book is essentially a book with one idea: that context shapes music. Music isn’t an autonomous thing; what we hear is shaped by many extra-musical factors. Some chapters are autobiographical and anecdotal—as I can use my recording and performing experience to talk about how those mediums have affected my own musical output. Other chapters delve into (amongst other things) the economics of the music business, the acoustics of venues, music education and the idea of support for the arts… and whether or not musical structures are hard-wired in us.

"How Music Works" (2013 edition) is available as paperback in the U.S. and U.K..

 

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