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David Byrne


Download links and information about David Byrne by David Byrne. This album was released in 1994 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 51:05 minutes.

Artist: David Byrne
Release date: 1994
Genre: Rock, World Music, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 51:05
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No. Title Length
1. A Long Time Ago 3:23
2. Angels 4:41
3. Crash 4:26
4. A Self-Made Man 3:58
5. Back In the Box 4:25
6. Sad Song 3:03
7. Nothing At All 4:51
8. My Love Is You 2:01
9. Lilies of the Valley 4:30
10. You & Eye 5:02
11. Strange Ritual 6:54
12. Buck Naked 3:51



David Byrne took a spare, direct approach on his third song-based solo album, which lent his work an intimacy but did little to restore his commercial prospects, despite a first single, "Angels," that was a ringer for The Talking Heads song "Once in a Lifetime." In fact, the limited instrumentation and focus on Byrne's voice tended to create difficulties with his typically quirky lyrics — with the words in close-up, one wanted them to make some kind of sense. But when, for example, on "Strange Ritual," Byrne delivered a series of images — "a French corporation that doesn't make anything / an ambulance driver—wakes up in a dairy queen" — he didn't really mean anything by them. When he noted, "saw a young Indonesian girl— / possessed by the spirit of / mutant ninja turtles," it was just because he liked the sound of the words. In a denser musical structure, such as the mbaqanga-flavored "You & Eye," one might share his enjoyment, but on other tracks with less to offer aurally, the disturbing question "What is he talking about?" became inescapable.