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


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Release date: November 23rd, 2018

Originally released in 1986, Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make this 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 hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show—all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.

Track listing
Road Song - David Byrne, Meredith Monk
Freeway Son - David Byrne
Disco Hits! - David Byrne
Cocktail Desperado - Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads
City of Steel - Talking Heads, Tommy Morrell
Mall Muzak - Carl Finch
Dream Operator (feat. Annie McEnroe) - Talking Heads
Love Theme from True Stories - David Byrne
Brownie's Theme - David Byrne
Dinner Music - David Byrne, Kronos Quartet
Puzzlin' Evidence - Talking Heads, John Ingle & The Bert Cross Choir
Glass Operator - David Byrne
Hey Now - Talking Heads, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Choir
I ♥ Metal Buildings - David Byrne
Love for Sale - Talking Heads
Soy de Tejas - Esteban "Steve" Jordan
Buster's Theme - Carl Finch
Festa para um rei negro - Banda Eclipse
Radio Head (feat. Tito Larriva, Esteban "Steve" Jordan with Los Vampiros) - Talking Heads
Papa Legba (feat. Roebuck "Pops" Staples) - Talking Heads
People Like Us (feat. John Goodman) - Talking Heads
City of Dreams - Talking Heads, Tommy Morrell