Category:Albums produced by David Byrne
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The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 40 pages are in this category, out of 40 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour – The Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour is a 2008–2009 promotional concert tour of music co-written by David Byrne and Brian Eno with performances by Byrne. In addition to being a retrospective of the collaborations, the tour promoted the album Everything That Happens Will Happen Today. The musical performers were accompanied by dancers who were choreographed to several songs, performances were held across the world and later documented on a tour EP and a concert film. Byrne assembled a band to tour for the album, performing throughout the latter half of 2008 and early 2009 across North America, Europe. Byrne was initially uninvolved in the choreography, but made more suggestions as the tour went on and he began booking tour dates before the album was completed and continued writing his book The Bicycle Diaries throughout the tour. In reviewing the music, he found here might be more continuity than I imagined. Although he was invited to participate and early reports indicated that would, Eno chose to not tour, at the same time, the main goal of the performance was not promotion but the show itself. The first was as listed above, the second was Dont Worry About the Government and Burning Down the House, and he also played this extended encore at the Hong Kong and Sydney shows. Byrne expanded his February 28,2009, show to contain four two-song encores, the performers started rehearsals the day that the album was released and continued to rehearse more for this tour than is typical for other Byrne presentations. All performers dress alike in cream-colored jumpsuits and overalls, the dancers have choreographed for seven songs and the entire ensemble performed together for the first time on September 9. gruppen, TC Electronic, and Yamaha. Ani DiFranco opened on June 2,2009, and Byrne played a double bill with Marianne Faithfull opening on July 30,2009. The Extra Action Marching Band guested on Burning Down the House and Road to Nowhere on the October 7,2008, and June 23,24, deVotchka opened on some 2009 dates. Byrne was approached by Amnesty International to get involved in his tour, for years, Byrne had performed one date on his tours as a benefit and decided to record this EP with proceeds from sales benefiting the organization. Byrnes band performed with a system that could professionally record every show based around Pro Tools. Byrne had these recordings mixed by Patrick Dillett—who was also responsible for engineering on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the album was made available digitally in the form of DRM-free 320 kbit/s MP3s with the option of a FLAC as well. Like Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the EP was marketed with Internet startup Topspin Media, the album received a positive review from The Village Voice, calling it cheerful and lovely. All songs written by David Byrne and Brian Eno, Strange Overtones co-written by Leo Abrahams, the debut with be at South by Southwest on March 15,2010, where it will be screened in all three media categories—film, interactive, and music. The film was the directorial debut by Hillman Curtis—who also worked on the short film that accompanies the deluxe edition of Everything That Happens Will Happen Today
2. Everything That Happens Will Happen Today – Everything That Happens Will Happen Today is the second album made in collaboration between David Byrne and Brian Eno, released on August 18,2008, by Todo Mundo. The album explores themes of humanity versus technology and optimism in spite of bleak circumstance through the blending of electronic, critical reception was largely positive and the album received awards for both the musical content as well as the packaging and technical production. This album is the first joint effort between the two musicians since 1981s My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and Enos work producing and co-writing with Talking Heads. Byrne and Eno worked on the tracks in their home studios throughout 2007 and early 2008, the single Strange Overtones was released for free to promote the album and Byrne toured through 2008 and 2009, performing songs from this release as well as the duos previous collaborations. Several formats were created to allow users to have options on how to listen to the free streaming audio to a deluxe package housed in a tin. While the two were discussing the 2006 re-release of that album at a party, Eno suggested adding lyrics and vocals to some of his unfinished songs. The duo did not initially plan on making an entire album, although the two had discussed making an album together for several years, this was their first sincere effort since the early 1980s. The two continued to work on this and other projects for several months and agreed that if the project was not enjoyable. Eno had several compositions, but could not write lyrics to accompany them. Eno wanted to make the vocals the central event of the music by pairing gospel singing with unexpected electronic music also included elements of West African music. The songwritings emphasis on vocals was partially inspired by Phillip Bimstein, although it was uncharacteristic for Eno, many of the songs were written on acoustic guitar, with the help of Steinberg Cubase. The musicians exchanged Enos demos with the lyrics and vocal melodies completed by Byrne over e-mail, Eno initially gave positive feedback, which encouraged Byrne to continue writing and only became critical as the project was finishing. Toward the end of the recording, Eno sent increasingly challenging tracks to see if Byrne could complete them—the final two ended up on the album as I Feel My Stuff and Poor Boy. At the outset, Byrne was hesitant to add lyrics to the tracks because they sounded too much like folk music, Eno only provided a few vocal demos and suggested simple changes like adding an extra verse. Byrne made minimal changes to the instrumentation on tracks and avoided changing chords in the melody to suit his singing style. The duo only worked in the studio together on two occasions, including one week and a weekend on another occasion and neither partner got a veto in the process of track selection or production. According to Byrne, the challenge in this writing technique was more emotional than technical. He later explained, In a nutshell, Brian wrote most of the music, and I composed most of the melodies and lyrics
3. Love This Giant – The duo had previously played together live at a St. Vincent show and on the album Here Lies Love. The performers enlisted a variety of musicians to augment their songwriting. The two artists met in 2009 at a Radio City Music Hall benefit concert for the AIDS/HIV charity Dark Was the Night, however, the collaboration stemmed from a second meeting, at New York thrift shop Housing Works, where Björk and Dirty Projectors were performing. A concert organizer suggested Byrne and Clark try a similar collaboration and their work was initially slated just for a single live performance, but Clark suggested adding brass to their line-up and the two realized they could write original music around horns. I suggested brass as a prominent voice because, at the time David and I decided to write together, I had just done the Actor record with a lot of woodwind. So I hadnt explored brass and I wanted to, originally, we were going to do a night of music at a bookstore for charity. So I was thinking, Okay, it could be an ensemble, just me and David. But then obviously it grew and grew and grew, brass was a way to bridge what we do in some sort of neutral, middle ground. – Annie Clark The musicians composed lyrics in person and via e-mail, Byrne and Clark each wrote and sing their own lyrics, with the exception of The Forest Awakes—which Byrne wrote, but Clark sings. The album cover was inspired by Beauty and the Beast, with Byrne as a Buzz Lightyear-like beauty, the duo originally intended a plastic Beauty and feral Beast as a joke about the age difference between the two, but altered their idea when they met the prosthetics designer. David Byrne and St. Vincent worked with digital promotions company Topspin Media to distribute the promotional single Who, a music video directed by Martin du Thurah was released on September 4 for Who. Jon Dolan of Rolling Stone gave the three and a half out of five stars, calling the collaborators chemistry shocking. In reviewing the track, WNYCs John Schaefer drew parallels between their use of instruments and Byrnes previous work on The Knee Plays. On July 30, the track Weekend in the Dust became available for streaming on the official website. On November 1,2012, Byrne and Clark performed on The Colbert Report, the duo toured to promote the album with a backing band that includes eight brass players, St. Vincents keyboardist Daniel Mintseris, and My Brightest Diamonds drummer Brian Wolfe. Like Byrnes previous Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno Tour, Byrne also simultaneously did book readings to promote his book How Music Works. Reviewing the album, BBC Musics Jude Clarke calls it a perfect cerebral pop pairing that improves and deepens on each listen due to the songwriting and the singers voices. The Guardians Maddy Costa has praised the vocals as well, contrasting them from subtle and seductive to soft, the Independents Andy Gill and Simmy Richman consider the brass instrumentation the greatest strength of the album with the latter declaring the work a skewed and funky instant classic
4. Big Love: Hymnal – Byrne has written on his journal that it is not a pop record by any stretch, but a soundtrack featuring lush instrumentation, including horns and strings, with minimal percussion. It is the first release by Byrnes independent record label Todo Mundo, although Everything That Happens Will Happen Today was released in digital format one day prior to Big Love, Byrne initially started writing music for the series in fall,2006. To that end, he sought out Mormon hymnals, recordings of sacred music and he was also inspired by the soundtrack work of Bernard Herrmann and Nino Rota. The episodes themselves aired from June through August that year and Byrne continued scoring and uploading his music via FTP, in preparing to release the album the following year, Byrne expanded some musical cues and added several hymns that were not included in the series itself. The album has received positive reviews. Simon Cosyns of The Sun wrote that there are no boundaries to Byrnes work, other reviewers have found the album too esoteric, such as Chris Barrett, writing for the Metro Pulse, who concludes his review writing Recommended. But, as mentioned, probably not for everybody, some reviewers have noted the emotional sweep of the music, with John Constine of Tiny Mix Tapes calling it a wide breadth of emotions. At times pensive and ominous, at others curious and wistful, all songs written by David Byrne, except Blue Hawaii by Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger. Art Thou Greater Than He. com on Big Love, Hymnal Big Love, Hymnal at AllMusic Big Love, Hymnal at MusicBrainz
5. Here Lies Love – The album was adapted as a rock musical that premiered in 2013 off-Broadway at The Public Theater and ran again at the Public in 2014–2015. It also played at the Royal National Theatres Dorfman Theatre in 2014–2015, the title of the album is taken from a comment made by Imelda during a visit to her husband Ferdinand Marcoss embalmed body. Imelda expressed that she would like the phrase Here Lies Love to be inscribed on her tombstone, david Byrne released the following statement regarding this album, The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person—what makes them tick. How do they make and then remake themselves, I thought to myself, wouldnt it be great if—as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music—one could experience it in a club setting. Could one bring a story and a kind of theatre to the disco, if so, wouldn’t that be amazing. Byrne described Cyndi Laupers performance on the album as amazingly fine-tuned, the only male vocalists are Steve Earle on A Perfect Hand, and Byrne himself on American Troglodyte and Seven Years, the latter being a duet with Shara Worden from My Brightest Diamond. The first promotional single from Here Lies Love is Please Dont featuring Santigold on vocals, the single became available on Byrnes website as a free high-quality MP3 download on 19 January 2010. Here Lies Love was performed four times before the album was released. The album was adapted into a musical, directed by Alex Timbers. It starred Ruthie Ann Miles in the role, with Jose Llana as Ferdinand Marcos. The production played a run at the Public before closing in August 2013. It returned for a commercial run again at the Public in April 2014. The production closed at the Public on January 4,2015, the production won five Lucille Lortel Awards in 2014. The London-based production was nominated for three Olivier Awards in 2015, david Byrnes homepage on Here Lies Love Here Lies Love at AllMusic Here Lies Love at Discogs Here Lies Love at Metacritic Here Lies Love at MusicBrainz
6. More Songs About Buildings and Food – More Songs About Buildings and Food is the second studio album by the American rock band Talking Heads, released in July 1978. The album established the group as a success, reaching 29 in the US Billboard Pop Albums chart and 21 in the UK Albums Chart. The album featured the groups first Top 30 single, a cover of Al Greens Take Me to the River, more Songs About Buildings and Food was released on July 21,1978. It peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, the albums one single, a cover of the Al Green hit Take Me to the River, peaked at number 26 on the pop singles chart in 1979. The single pushed the album to gold-record status, the album was ranked at No.4 among the top Albums of the Year for 1978 by NME, with Take Me to the River ranked at No.16 among the years top tracks. In 2003 the album was ranked number 382 on Rolling Stone magazines list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, in 2006 it was ranked the 45th best album of the 1970s by Pitchfork Media. It was ranked number 57 on Rolling Stone magazines list of the greatest albums of 1967–1987, in 2005 it was re-released and remastered by Warner Music Group on their Warner Bros. Sire and Rhino Records labels in DualDisc format, with four tracks on the CD side. The DVD-Audio side includes both stereo and 5.1 surround high resolution mixes, as well as a Dolby Digital version and videos of the band performing Found a Job, in Europe, it was released as a CD+DVDA two disc set rather than a single DualDisc. The reissue was produced by Andy Zax with Talking Heads, another was that new co-producer Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing. The front cover of the album, conceived by Byrne and executed by artist Jimmy De Sana, is a photomosaic of the band comprising 529 close-up Polaroid photographs, the rear cover of the album shows a satellite image of the United States. At that time I said, What are we gonna call an album thats just about buildings, and Chris said, You call it more songs about buildings and food. XTC frontman Andy Partridge claimed in a tweet, however, that he gave the title to Byrne, all tracks written by David Byrne, except where noted. Local Natives covered the song Warning Sign on their debut album, electric Six covered the song Girls Want to Be with the Girls on their cover-album Mimicry and Memories