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Here Lies Love
Studio album by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim
Released April 6, 2010
Recorded 2008/2009
Genre Alternative
Language English
Label Todomundo/Nonesuch
David Byrne chronology
Big Love: Hymnal
(2008)
Here Lies Love
(2010)
TBA
Fatboy Slim chronology
Palookaville
(2004)
Here Lies Love
(2010)
TBA
Singles from Here Lies Love
  1. "Please Don't"
    Released: January 19, 2010

Here Lies Love is an upcoming concept album made in collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, about the life of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her relationship with a servant from her childhood.[1] The album will feature 22 guest vocalists and it is scheduled to be released on April 6, 2010 under Nonesuch Records and Todomundo in several formats, including a deluxe double-Compact Disc set with a DVD of music videos from the album and a 100-page book.[2]

Contents

Recording and release

The album features mostly female singers, including Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Martha Wainwright, Natalie Merchant, Santigold and Kate Pierson, among others. Byrne described Cyndi Lauper's performance on the album as "amazingly fine-tuned" and "very impressive." The only male vocalists are Steve Earle on "A Perfect Hand" and Byrne himself on "American Troglodyte" and "Seven Years", a duet with Shara Worden from My Brightest Diamond.[3]

The first promotional single from Here Lies Love—"Please Don't" featuring Santigold on vocals—became available on Byrne's website as a free high-quality MP3 download on January 19, 2010. Additionally, 30 second snippets of every track from the album are currently available for streaming. [4]

Live performances

Here Lies Love has been performed live four times. It debuted at the Adelaide Bank Festival of Arts in Adelaide, Australia on March 10, 2006 with additional dates on March 13 and March 14, and was also performed live at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on February 3, 2007 as part of the Carnegie Hall Perspectives Series.[5]

Tracklisting

Disc one
  1. "Here Lies Love"
  2. "Every Drop of Rain"
  3. "You'll Be Taken Care Of"
  4. "The Rose of Tacloban"
  5. "How Are You?"
  6. "A Perfect Hand"
  7. "Eleven Days"
  8. "When She Passed By"
  9. "Walk Like a Woman"
  10. "Don't You Agree?"
  11. "Pretty Face"
  12. "Ladies in Blue"
Disc two
  1. "Dancing Together"
  2. "Men Will Do Anything"
  3. "The Whole Man"
  4. "Never So Big"
    • Vocals by Sia
  5. "Please Don't"
  6. "American Troglodyte"
  7. "Solano Avenue"
  8. "Order 1081"
  9. "Seven Years"
  10. "Why Don't You Love Me?"

Personnel

References

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