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Various - True Stories: The Complete Soundtrack (David Byrne)

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Nonesuch Records - 7559792777

David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his 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 hyper-realistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show.

True Stories, A Film by David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack includes twenty-three songs: one previously unreleased version of Talking Heads' "Dream Operator," from the film, with Annie McEnroe on lead vocals; three songs from the film that have previously been released only on the Talking Heads sets Dual Brick or Bonus Rarities & Outtakes; five songs from the companion 1986 Talking Heads studio album True Stories; fourteen songs from the 1986 film soundtrack album Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks performed by a wide range of artists from Kronos Quartet to Meredith Monk to Pops Staples to John Goodman.

Side A:
Road Song
Freeway Son
Disco Hits!
Cocktail Desparado
Wild Wild Life
City Of Steel

Side B:
Mall Muzak
Dream Operator
Love Theme From True Stories
Brownie's Theme
Dinner Music
Puzzlin' Evidence

Side C:
Glass Operator
Hey Now
I Love Metal Buildings
Love For Sale
Soy De Tejas
Buster's Theme

Side D:
Festa Para Um Rei Negro
Radio Head
Papa Legba
People Like Us
City Of Dreams