David Byrne and Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love (2010) download

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Artist: David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Album: Here Lies Love
Released: 2010
Style: Adult contemporary
Format: MP3 VBR
Size: 113 Mb


CD1:
01 - Here Lies Love
02 - Every Drop of Rain
03 - You ll Be Taken Care of
04 - The Rose of Tacloban
05 - How Are You
06 - A Perfect Hand
07 - Eleven Days
08 - When She Passed By
09 - Walk Like a Woman
10 - Don t You Agree
11 - Pretty Face
12 - Ladies In Blue
CD2:
01 - Dancing Together
02 - Men Will Do Anything
03 - The Whole Man
04 - Never So Big
05 - Please Don t
06 - American Troglodyte
07 - Solano Avenue
08 - Order 1081
09 - Seven Years
10 - Why Don t You Love Me
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Stars Collaborate in Honour Of Imelda...

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DAVID BYRNE & FATBOY SLIM 'Here Lies Love' [released 05/04/2010]
2CD l Deluxe 2CD/1DVD:
'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 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 light-hearted 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 Roisin 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'.
Byrne originally envisioned this as a musical theatre piece, to be mounted in disco and nightclub settings, reflecting the globe-trotting Marcos' taste for such velvet-roped spots as Studio 54 and Regine's. In 2006, he performed work-in-progress versions to enthusiastic audiences at New York City's Carnegie Hall and the Adelaide Festival in Australia. While plans for a US theatrical production continue to evolve, he has delivered this unique recording. 'Here Lies Love' has an effervescent disco feel, redolent of Fatboy Slim's own dance-floor anthems, with warm undercurrents of the Latin rhythms that have percolated through Byrne's recent solo work. The sunny arrangements act in counterpoint to the reality of the Marcos' increasingly repressive regime, reflecting the imagined inner life of the glamour-obsessed Imelda. Explains Byrne, "For me, the darker side of the excesses are, for the most part, a matter of record. A lot of the audience is going to come with that knowledge already. What's more of a challenge is to get inside the head of the person who was behind all of that, and understand what made them tick". Byrne offers no judgment and avoids the obvious - there is no mention of Imelda's infamous shoe collection.
Many of Byrne's lyrics are, astonishingly enough, constructed from actual Imelda quotes, including the project's title, the words that Imelda, now returned to the Philippines from US-assisted exile in Hawaii, would like to have inscribed on her gravestone. Byrne generously annotates each song in the CD booklet and illustrates the story with archival photos. In a detailed preface, he reveals what drew him to this subject and the bumpy route he took to launch the project and, ultimately, record this CD. The lavish booklet is indeed a page-turner, just as 'Here Lies Love' is a wonderfully old-school album that rewards start-to-finish listening. Once again, Byrne - beloved as musician, thinker and bicyclist-about-town - reveals the breadth and singularity of his vision.

from: http://991.typepad.com/991sleevenotes/2010/03/stars-collaborate-in-honour-of-imelda.html
 

anon x

New Member
Album of the year. so far.

Features some of my fav female vocalist: B52 Kate,Tori Amos,Cyndi Lauper,Roisin Murphy,
Nellie McKay, Natalie Merchant ,Florence Welch ,Martha Wainwright and Candie Payne !
 
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Mars_Rover

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Imelda Marcos?! Not exactly a cutting-edge target, unless the time-space continuum has slipped back to 1990 and no one has alerted me...

Anyhoo, I shall give it a listen since you nice people say it's good.
 

anon x

New Member
Imelda Marcos?! Not exactly a cutting-edge target, unless the time-space continuum has slipped back to 1990 and no one has alerted me...

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He's not being overly critical of her
From his journal http://journal.davidbyrne.com/
"I stated that the project is about understanding that the Marcos era is perceived, especially in the Philippines, in shades of gray, not as black and white, good vs. evil as we outsiders might tend to assume. While both Ferdinand and his wife brutally suppressed dissent and opposition, and sunk their country heavily in debt, there is in the Philippines a common perception that they, at least before martial law was declared, did some good too. They built rural schools and clinics, roads and higher education facilities that everyone there is proud of. Later, there were vast, expensive art centers built that were meant to impress foreigners and the elite, and self-commissioned monuments to the Marcos glory. Also, in the early days of their era, as a handsome couple, they represented their country on the world stage — flattering photo essays in LIFE magazine, etc. This was all something that hadn’t happened before. Of course, the good does not excuse the bad, but it makes any absolute judgment more complicated. One wishes that in this and other cases the bad could be fixed or dealt with in some way, though the most obvious — revenge and punishment — doesn’t really get us anywhere."
 

Mclenarr

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Yes. David. This is just what your fans have been waiting for for the last 6 yrs. since your last album, which, incidentally was almost completely brilliant from beginging to end. thanks.
 

PregnantForTheLastTime

Hideous trait.
Imelda Marcos?! Not exactly a cutting-edge target, unless the time-space continuum has slipped back to 1990 and no one has alerted me...

Anyhoo, I shall give it a listen since you nice people say it's good.
This is how topical American Troglodyte sounds. Maybe there's more on the album, but it strikes me as being as useless and ten-years-late as Peter Gabriel's "Barry Williams Show" on his Up. (Nobody told him about Greg Brady? Furreal?)
 

anon x

New Member
Yes. David. This is just what your fans have been waiting for for the last 6 yrs. since your last album, which, incidentally was almost completely brilliant from beginging to end. thanks.


He made "Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" with Eno in 2008.
Another fine record.
 
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