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Rei Momo
Studio album by David Byrne
Released October 3, 1989 (1989-10-03)
(See release history)
Genre Latin, Worldbeat, Alternative rock
Length 63:37
Label Luaka Bop/Sire
Producer David Byrne and Steve Lillywhite
Professional reviews
David Byrne chronology
The Last Emperor
Rei Momo
The Forest

Rei Momo is an album by David Byrne, released on October 3, 1989 that features many Afro-Cuban, Afro-Hispanic, and Brazilian song styles including merengue, salsa, samba, mambo, cumbia, cha-cha-cha, bomba, and charanga.

Initially, the album was released with three more tracks on the cassette tape than the LP; all songs are present on the compact disc.

Track listing

All tracks composed by David Byrne; except where indicated

  1. "Independence Day" – 5:45
  2. "Make Believe Mambo" – 5:23
  3. "The Call of the Wild" (Byrne, Johnny Pacheco) – 4:55
  4. "Dirty Old Town" – 4:12
  5. "The Rose Tattoo" (Byrne, Willie Colón) – 3:50
  6. "Loco de Amor" (Byrne, Pacheco) – 3:51
  7. "The Dream Police" – 3:00
  8. "Don't Want to be Part of Your World" – 4:55 (with Kirsty MacColl)
  9. "Marching Through the Wilderness" (Byrne, Pacheco) – 4:30
  10. "Good and Evil" – 4:35
  11. "Lie to Me" – 3:40
  12. "Office Cowboy" (Byrne, Arto Lindsay) – 3:40
  13. "Women vs Men" – 4:06
  14. "Carnival Eyes" – 4:04
  15. "I Know Sometimes a Man Is Wrong" – 3:11

Release history

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Worldwide 1989 Luaka Bop/Sire CD 25990
Cassette tape 4-25990
1995 CD 7599-25990-2


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