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Format: CD
Sku: 213898791
UPC: 075597980448
UPC 14: 00075597980448
Release Date: 4/6/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Here Lies Love ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
2. Every Drop of Rain - (featuring Candie Payne) ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
3. You'll Be Taken Care Of ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
4. Rose of Tacloban, The ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
5. How Are You? ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
6. Perfect Hand, A ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
7. Eleven Days ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
8. When She Passed By ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
9. Walk Like a Woman ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
10. Don't You Agree? ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
11. Pretty Face ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
12. Ladies in Blue ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Dancing Together ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
2. Men Will Do Anything ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
3. Whole Man, The ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
4. Never so Big ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
5. Please Don't ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
6. American Troglodyte ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
7. Solano Avenue ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
8. Order 1081 ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
9. Seven Years ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
10. Why Don't You Love Me? - (featuring Tori Amos) ~ Fatboy Slim/David Byrne
 
David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have paired up for a 22-track song cycle about the life of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant, Estrella Cumpas. This standard version of the album includes a 24-page book with essays and photos detailing the project.

In addition to Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love features performances by Santigold, Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine), Sia, Steve Earle, St. Vincent, Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, Sharon Jones, Nicole Atkins, and many others.

Disc 1 Track Listing
1. Here Lies Love (Feat. Florence Welch)
2. Every Drop of Rain (Feat. St. Vincent/Candie Payne)
3. You'll Be Taken Care of (Feat. Tori Amos)
4. The Rose of Tacloban (Feat. Martha Wainwright)
5. How Are You? (Feat. Nellie McKay)
6. A Perfect Hand (Feat. Steve Earle)
7. Eleven Days (Feat. Cyndi Lauper)
8. When She Passed By (Feat. Allison Moorer)
9. Walk Like a Woman (Feat. Charmaine Clamor)
10. Don't You Agree? (Feat. Roisin Murphy)
11. Pretty Face (Feat. Camille)
12. Ladies In Blue (Feat. Theresa Andersson)
13. Dancing Together (Feat. Sharon Jones)
14. Men Will Do Anything (featuring Alice Russell)
15. The Whole Man (Feat. Kate Pierson)
16. Never So Big (Feat. Sia)
17. Please Don't (Feat. Santi White)
18. American Troglodyte
19. Solano Avenue (Feat. Nicole Atkins)
20. Order 1081 (Feat. Natalie Merchant)
21. Seven Years (Feat. Shara Worden)
22. Why Don't You Love Me? (Feat. Cyndi Lauper / Tori Amos)

Disc 2 Track Listing
1. Dancing Together
2. Men Will Do Anything
3. The Whole Man
4. Never So Big
5. Please Don't
6. American Troglodyte
7. Solano Avenue
8. Order 1081
9. Seven Years
10. Why Don't You Love Me?

"Here, Byrne's well-plotted tunes can rule, and Norm can keep himself in the background, going against his natural tendency to overstuff.  Gavin Haynes, NewMusicalExpress.com
"Luckily, scholarship doesn't eclipse the limber, catchy music and the sheer nuttiness of the whole project.  Jon Pareles, The New York Times

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Tributee: Imelda Marcos.
Muze PNote Personnel: David Byrne (vocals, guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Patrick Dillett.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Byrne.
Muze PNote Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Gozadera Studios, New York, NY; HMS House, Brighton, England; Kampo studios, New York, NY; Martian Engineering Studios, Cornwall, England; Miloco Studios, London, England; New Air Studios, London, England; South Hell Studio, New York, NY.
Muze PNote Photographer: David Byrne.
Muze PNote A concept album based around the lives of Imelda Marcos and her nanny Estrella Cumpas, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's (Norman Cook) Here Lies Love is primarily a great pop record featuring a bevy of name female vocalists. Grand conceptual themes aside, Byrne, Slim, and Slim cohort Tom Gandey (aka Cagedbaby) have delivered a kooky, fun, theatrical, and -- more often than not -- deliriously listenable collection of '70s and '80s club pop. Inspired by a disparate set of sources, not the least of which included his reading of Ryszard Kapuscinski's book The Emperor as well as various reports detailing the former First Lady of the Philippines' penchant for disco and club life, Byrne formulated this would-be stage production based around the notion -- as he says in the liner notes -- of the "bubble worlds of the rich and powerful" set to the popular sounds (disco, soul, Latin beats, cabaret) of Marcos' time in power. While there is no dialogue in this production, Byrne has crafted each track throughout the album to tell the story and evoke the emotional state of Marcos and her longtime nanny Cumpas' emotional state. And while the story hangs together quite well, the main impression you are left with is that Byrne and Slim have impeccable taste in female singers. Here we get British songstress Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) delivering the title prologue track, an anthemic disco-inflected number that recalls any number of Studio 54 diva hits. Similarly, Tori Amos takes on the role of Marcos' mother, Remedios, on the eerie flamenco-infused "You'll Be Taken Care Of." Along the way you get '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, alt-country-rocker Allison Moorer, Irish soul siren Roisin Murphy, Philly punk-dance singer Santigold, Natalie Merchant, Nellie McKay, Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, and others. ~ Matt Collar

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Florence Welch
Muze Guest Artist St. Vincent
Muze Guest Artist Candie Payne
Muze Guest Artist Tori Amos
Muze Guest Artist Martha Wainwright
Muze Guest Artist Nellie McKay
Muze Guest Artist Steve Earle
Muze Guest Artist Cyndi Lauper
Muze Guest Artist Allison Moorer
Muze Guest Artist Charmaine Clamor
Muze Guest Artist Roisin Murphy
Muze Guest Artist Camille
Muze Guest Artist Theresa Andersson
Muze Guest Artist Sharon Jones
Muze Guest Artist Alice Russell
Muze Guest Artist Kate Pierson
Muze Guest Artist Sia
Muze Guest Artist Santi White
Muze Guest Artist Nic

Compilation Appearances

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Muze Music Compilations Fired Up! 2
Muze Music Compilations Moulin Rouge
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Threesome:seasons 3 4 5
Muze Music Compilations All Star Jock Jams
Muze Music Compilations Symphony/british:closing 2012 Olympic
Muze Music Compilations Cream Club Anthems 2013
Muze Music Compilations Cream Anthems 20th Anniversary
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Muze Music Compilations Babel
Muze Music Compilations Mixmag The Greatest Dance Tracks Of A

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/05/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 7559798044
Music Label Name Label : Nonesuch (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075597980448

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.70)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Byrne sets] 22 songs to Fatboy Slim's lush and bustling dance beats..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.69)
- "Marcos' story remains fascinating, especially as sung by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, St. Vincent, and Santigold." -- Grade: B

Billboard (p.32)
- "[W]inning duets include Candie Payne and St. Vincent on the breezy 'Every Drop of Rain' and Byrne's emotional collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden on 'Seven Years.'"

AllMusicGuide.com 8 of 10
A concept album based around the lives of Imelda Marcos and her nanny Estrella Cumpas, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's (Norman Cook) Here Lies Love is primarily a great pop record featuring a bevy of name female vocalists. Grand conceptual themes aside, Byrne, Slim and Slim co-hort Tom Gandey (a.k.a. Cagedbaby) have delivered a kooky, fun, theatrical and more-often-than not deliriously listenable collection of '70s and '80s club pop. Inspired by a disparate set of sources not the least of which included his reading of Ryszard Kapuscinski's book The Emperor as well as various reports detailing the former first-lady of the Philippines' penchant for disco and club-life, Byrne formulated this would-be stage production based around the notion -- as he says in the liner notes -- the, "bubble worlds of the rich and powerful" set to the popular sounds (disco, soul, Latin-beats, cabaret) of Marcos' time in power. While there is no dialogue in this production, Byrne has crafted each track to tell the story and evoke the emotional state of Marcos and her longtime nanny Cumpas' emotional state throughout the album. And while the story hangs together quite well, the main impression you are left with is that Byrne and Slim have impeccable taste in female singers. Here we get British-songstress Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) delivering the title-prologue track which is an anthemic disco-inflected track that recalls any number of Studio 54 diva hits. Similarly, Tori Amos takes on the role of Marcos' mother Remedios on the eerie flamenco-infused "You'll Be Taken Care Of". Along the way you get '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, alt-country rocker Allison Moorer, Irish soul-siren Roisin Murphy, Philly-punk/dance singer Santigold, Natalie Merchant, Nellie McKay, Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones and others. - Matt Collar
Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Byrne,David
Product attributeLabel:   Nonesuch Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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