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David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" "Exceedingly Seductive," Says PopMatters; "Takes One to a Wondrous World"

  • Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    David Byrne's "Here Lies Love" "Exceedingly Seductive," Says PopMatters; "Takes One to a Wondrous World"

    The cast recording of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love, featuring the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, earns a nine out of ten from PopMatters, which calls it "exceedingly seductive."

    Here Lies Love, which draws its name from Imelda’s requested tombstone epitaph, was originally released in 2010 as an album with multiple singers performing the lead roles. That recording "was a magnificent achievement," exclaims PopMatters reviewer Steve Horowitz, "by turns catchy, clever, and insightful." He then goes on to say that the newly released cast album "is even better than the previous effort."

    The Here Lies Love cast recording "takes one to a wondrous world," writes Horowitz, "to create something deeply suggestive and revealing. Imelda comes alive through Ruthie Ann Miles's sumptuous singing ... and the rest of the company all offer extraordinary vocal accompaniment."

    The review then goes on to note that "Fatboy Slim’s musical contributions palpitate and pound, squeak and fizz, charm and enamor, and transcend the disco setting even as it utilizes all the dance hall tricks ... [T]he music is exceedingly seductive."

    You can read the complete review at popmatters.com.

    To pick up a copy of the Here Lies Love cast album, which includes an 80-page full color book with lyrics, credits, and two essays about the creation of the piece by Byrne, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; it is also available to purchase there as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

    For tickets to the current production of Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, head to herelieslove.com.

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on June 3, 2014 - 3:05pm
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The cast recording of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love, featuring the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles as Imelda Marcos, earns a nine out of ten from PopMatters. The 2010 song-cycle recording "was a magnificent achievement," exclaims PopMatters, "by turns catchy, clever, and insightful." And still, the newly released cast album "is even better." It "takes one to a wondrous world," says the site, citing Miles's "sumptuous singing," and concluding: "the music is exceedingly seductive."

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The cast recording of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's Here Lies Love, featuring the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, earns a nine out of ten from PopMatters, which calls it "exceedingly seductive."

Here Lies Love, which draws its name from Imelda’s requested tombstone epitaph, was originally released in 2010 as an album with multiple singers performing the lead roles. That recording "was a magnificent achievement," exclaims PopMatters reviewer Steve Horowitz, "by turns catchy, clever, and insightful." He then goes on to say that the newly released cast album "is even better than the previous effort."

The Here Lies Love cast recording "takes one to a wondrous world," writes Horowitz, "to create something deeply suggestive and revealing. Imelda comes alive through Ruthie Ann Miles's sumptuous singing ... and the rest of the company all offer extraordinary vocal accompaniment."

The review then goes on to note that "Fatboy Slim’s musical contributions palpitate and pound, squeak and fizz, charm and enamor, and transcend the disco setting even as it utilizes all the dance hall tricks ... [T]he music is exceedingly seductive."

You can read the complete review at popmatters.com.

To pick up a copy of the Here Lies Love cast album, which includes an 80-page full color book with lyrics, credits, and two essays about the creation of the piece by Byrne, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; it is also available to purchase there as MP3s and FLAC lossless files.

For tickets to the current production of Here Lies Love at the Public Theater, head to herelieslove.com.

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