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David Byrne & Fatboy Slim’s acclaimed 2010 album Here Lies Love receives its first-ever vinyl release to coincide with a new production opening on Broadway this summer. Here Lies Love is a double-disc song cycle – improbably poignant, decidedly surreal, surprisingly thought provoking – about the rise and fall of the Philippines' notorious Imelda Marcos. It was conceived by David Byrne; composed by Byrne and DJ/recording artist Fatboy Slim, AKA Norman Cook; and performed by a dream cast drawn from the worlds of indie rock, alt country, R&B and pop. Byrne's taste in collaborators is as imaginative as it is impeccable, including Cyndi Lauper (who recounts, to lighthearted disco beats, Imelda's courtship with Ferdinand Marcos), Steve Earle (as the power-hungry Ferdinand), Dap-Kings vocalist Sharon Jones (recalling Imelda's introduction into New York society) and Natalie Merchant (as spurned Imelda confidante Estrella, anticipating the onset of martial law). Along with vocals turns from such stars as Tori Amos and the B-52's Kate Pierson, Byrne works with rising indie rockers St. Vincent and My Brightest Diamond; New York chanteuses Nellie McKay and Martha Wainwright; and dance-music divas Róisín Murphy and Santigold. Byrne himself appears as the voice of imperialistic America on ‘American Troglodyte’, a send-up that wouldn't have seemed out of places in Talking Heads' True Stories.

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim’s acclaimed 2010 album Here Lies Love receives its first-ever vinyl release to coincide with a new production opening on Broadway this summer. Here Lies Love is a double-disc song cycle – improbably poignant, decidedly surreal, surprisingly thought provoking – about the rise and fall of the Philippines' notorious Imelda Marcos. It was conceived by David Byrne; composed by Byrne and DJ/recording artist Fatboy Slim, AKA Norman Cook; and performed by a dream cast drawn from the worlds of indie rock, alt country, R&B and pop. Byrne's taste in collaborators is as imaginative as it is impeccable, including Cyndi Lauper (who recounts, to lighthearted disco beats, Imelda's courtship with Ferdinand Marcos), Steve Earle (as the power-hungry Ferdinand), Dap-Kings vocalist Sharon Jones (recalling Imelda's introduction into New York society) and Natalie Merchant (as spurned Imelda confidante Estrella, anticipating the onset of martial law). Along with vocals turns from such stars as Tori Amos and the B-52's Kate Pierson, Byrne works with rising indie rockers St. Vincent and My Brightest Diamond; New York chanteuses Nellie McKay and Martha Wainwright; and dance-music divas Róisín Murphy and Santigold. Byrne himself appears as the voice of imperialistic America on ‘American Troglodyte’, a send-up that wouldn't have seemed out of places in Talking Heads' True Stories.

075597905557
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love 2023 [LP]

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Format: Vinyl
Label: NONESUCH
Rel. Date: 08/11/2023
UPC: 075597905557

Here Lies Love 2023 [LP]
Artist: David Byrne & Fatboy Slim
Format: Vinyl
New: Available $39.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Here Lies Love
2. Every Drop of Rain
3. You'll Be Taken Care of
4. The Rose of Tacloban
5. How Are You?
6. A Perfect Hand
7. Eleven Days
8. When She Passed By
9. Walk Like a Woman
10. Don't You Agree?
11. Pretty Face
12. Ladies in Blue
13. Dancing Together
14. Men Will Do Anything
15. The Whole Man
16. Never So Big
17. Please Don't
18. American Troglodyte
19. Solano Avenue
20. Order 1081
21. Seven Years
22. Why Don't You Love Me?

DISC: 2

1. Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper) [2023 Remaster]
2. When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer) [2023 Remaster]
3. Walk Like a Woman (feat. Charmaine Clamor) [2023 Remaster]
4. Don't You Agree (feat. Róisín Murphy) [2023 Remaster]
5. Pretty Face (feat. Camille) [2023 Remaster]
6. Ladies in Blue (feat. Theresa Andersson) [2023 Remaster]
7. Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones) [2023 Remaster]
8. How Are You? (feat. Nellie McKay) [2023 Remaster]
9. Men Will Do Anything (feat. Alice Russell) [2023 Remaster]
10. The Whole Man (feat. Kate Pierson) [2023 Remaster]
11. Never so Big (feat. Sia) [2023 Remaster]
12. Please Don't (feat. Santigold) [2023 Remaster]
13. American Troglodyte (2023 Remaster)
14. Solano Avenue (feat. Nicole Atkins) [2023 Remaster]
15. Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant) [2023 Remaster]
16. Seven Years (feat. Shara Nova) [2023 Remaster]
17. Why Don't You Love Me? (feat. Tori Amos & Cyndi Lauper) [2023 Remaster]

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David Byrne & Fatboy Slim’s acclaimed 2010 album Here Lies Love receives its first-ever vinyl release to coincide with a new production opening on Broadway this summer. Here Lies Love is a double-disc song cycle – improbably poignant, decidedly surreal, surprisingly thought provoking – about the rise and fall of the Philippines' notorious Imelda Marcos. It was conceived by David Byrne; composed by Byrne and DJ/recording artist Fatboy Slim, AKA Norman Cook; and performed by a dream cast drawn from the worlds of indie rock, alt country, R&B and pop. Byrne's taste in collaborators is as imaginative as it is impeccable, including Cyndi Lauper (who recounts, to lighthearted disco beats, Imelda's courtship with Ferdinand Marcos), Steve Earle (as the power-hungry Ferdinand), Dap-Kings vocalist Sharon Jones (recalling Imelda's introduction into New York society) and Natalie Merchant (as spurned Imelda confidante Estrella, anticipating the onset of martial law). Along with vocals turns from such stars as Tori Amos and the B-52's Kate Pierson, Byrne works with rising indie rockers St. Vincent and My Brightest Diamond; New York chanteuses Nellie McKay and Martha Wainwright; and dance-music divas Róisín Murphy and Santigold. Byrne himself appears as the voice of imperialistic America on ‘American Troglodyte’, a send-up that wouldn't have seemed out of places in Talking Heads' True Stories.

        
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