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  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" Original Cast Recording [package] w

    David Byrne’s "Here Lies Love" Cast Recording Out April 22 on Nonesuch; Public Theater Production Returns to Stage April 14

    Nonesuch Records will release the cast recording of David Byrne’s Here Lies Love on April 22. The recording features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Here Lies Love musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. Pre-order in the Nonesuch Store for an instant download of the track “Child of the Philippines” (heard here). Here Lies Love returns to New York’s Public Theater this spring with performances beginning April 14; opening night set for May 1. 

  • Here Lies Love: Concert for the Philippines, 11/25/13 w

    David Byrne, "Here Lies Love" Cast Announce Benefit Concert for the Philippines at Terminal 5, November 25

    David Byrne and the original cast of Here Lies Love will perform a one-time only special benefit concert in support of the people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The special show will take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on November 25. All proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relief efforts in the Philippines. “The show is about the resiliency of the Philippine people—it couldn’t be more timely,” says Byrne. “Upon hearing about this tragedy the cast contacted me about doing a show to raise money for relief efforts. Most of our cast is Filipino, and all of us feel the same way. It’s personal for all of us."

  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" [standard cover]

    David Byrne & Fatboy Slim's "Here Lies Love" Earns Obie, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Extends Run to July 28

    David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have won the Village Voice Obie Award for Music/Lyrics for Here Lies Love; the ceremony was held at Webster Hall in New York on Monday and featured a performance from the cast. Here Lies Love has also won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, which will be presented tomorrow at Sardi's. The musical, which opened at the Public Theater in April, has now been extended a fourth and final time to run through July 28. Director Alex Timbers is featured on the latest episode of Studio 360, which you can listen to here.

  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" [standard cover]

    David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Opens at NYC's Public Theater; "Must-See Event of the Season"

    The new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of Imelda Marcos, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne and music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, has opened to rave reviews and Outer Critics Circle and Drama League award nominations. "Boogie on down—and you must—to the glittery new dance palace at the Public Theater," implores the New York Times, to hear this "insidiously infectious set of songs." Vogue calls it "a life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of pure joy from start to finish." The Daily News exclaims: "Finally—a new musical that’s so exhilarating and such a great time that it’s easy to recommend it without hesitation." The New York Observer declares Here Lies Love "the must-see event of the season." 

  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" [standard cover]

    David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Premieres at NYC's Public Theater

    The new musical of Here Lies Love, which explores the life of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne and music by Byrne and Fatboy Slim, receives its world premiere at the Public Theater in New York City tonight. The production, directed by Alex Timbers, will run through May 19. In 2010, Nonesuch Records released a double-disc recording of the song cycle of Here Lies Love, featuring Tori Amos, Steve Earle, Cyndi Lauper, Natalie Merchant, Florence Welch, Santigold, and St. Vincent; the Boston Globe calls it a "superb ... sumptuous double album."

  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" [standard cover]

    David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" Begins Five-Night Run at MASS MoCA; Album Is "Superb, Sumptuous" (Boston Globe)

    Here Lies Love, the new David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical on the life of Imelda Marcos, begins a five-night, sold-out run at MASS MoCA tonight. The performances offer an early look at the musical, which will receive its official world premiere at NYC's Public Theater in April 2013. The Boston Globe calls the 2010 Nonesuch recording of the song cycle "superb" and "sumptuous." Director Alex Timbers, in an interview with the Globe, calls Byrne "one of the most important artists of the last several decades."

  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" [standard cover]

    David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" to Be Performed at MASS MoCA in June; Premieres at Public Theater in April 2013

    Though Here Lies Love, the new David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical exploring the life of Imelda Marcos, opens at the Public Theater in New York City next year, theatergoers can catch an early look at the production next month at MASS MoCA, June 21–24, in association with the Public Theater and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tickets for MASS MocA are available now. Nonesuch released the song cycle recording of Here Lies Love in 2010, featuring Florence + the Machine, Natalie Merchant, Santigold, St. Vincent, and others.

  • David Byrne: "Here Lies Love" [standard cover]

    David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" to Premiere at NYC's Public Theater in April 2013

    The Public Theater in New York City has announced its 2012-2013 Season, which includes the world premiere of the David Byrne and Fatboy Slim musical Here Lies Love, directed by Alex Timbers. The musical explores the life of former Filipino First Lady Imelda Marcos. Performances begin April 2, 2013. Nonesuch released the song cycle recording of Here Lies Love in 2010, featuring Florence + the Machine, Natalie Merchant, Santigold, St. Vincent, and more.

  • Caetano Veloso and David Byrne: "Live at Carnegie Hall" [cover]

    Caetano Veloso and David Byrne: "Live at Carnegie Hall" Offers "Borderless Bliss," Says LA Times

    In 2004, Caetano Veloso curated a week of special concerts at Carnegie Hall and invited his longtime friend and collaborator David Byrne to join him for the show captured on the new album Caetano Veloso & David Byrne: Live at Carnegie Hall. "Respected songwriters who for the last four decades have in similar ways chronicled their respective cultures, the pair trade stripped-down renditions of some of their classics on this live document and in doing so offer borderless bliss," says the Los Angeles Times. Citing Veloso's take on Byrne's "(Nothing but) Flowers," the Times concludes: "Such joy is evident throughout Live at Carnegie Hall.” MOJO gives the album four stars.

  • David Byrne: "A Room for London," photo by Tom Oldham

    David Byrne Unveils "Get It Away," New Soundwork Created in "A Room for London" Residency

    David Byrne, whose album with Caetano Veloso Live at Carnegie Hall was released last week, has unveiled Get It Away, a new soundwork he created while living in A Room for London, a one-bedroom riverboat installation atop the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, last month. "I brought along some field recording gear to use while I was staying in the lovely pod/room/boat," Byrne explains. "I went out during the day and recorded sounds that I thought might be useful and evocative." Watch Get It Away here.