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American Utopia (Deluxe Edition)

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  • David Byrne was in Boston last week ahead of the pre-Broadway run of his American Utopia at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre in September. He spoke with Robin Young, co-host of NPR's Here & Now, about the project in an event at WBUR's new CitySpace last Thursday. You can watch the conversation here. David Byrne’s American Utopia plays at Broadway's Hudson Theatre from October 4 through January 19.

  • David Byrne took part in a TimesTalks event in NYC, discussing, as the introduction states, "his upcoming show American Utopia, described as a once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event that marks a major cultural milestone in the worlds of music and theater, where Byrne shares the spotlight with a diverse ensemble of 11 musical artists from around the globe." You can watch the conversation here. David Byrne’s American Utopia will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre starting October 4, following a run at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre in September.

  • About This Album

    This Nonesuch Store–exclusive bundle includes David Byrne's Grammy-nominated album American Utopia on vinyl or CD—on which "Byrne remains as playful and brilliant as ever" (Q)—plus his EP "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME on CD and a digital download of all of the above. The EP contains six live tracks from the American Utopia tour, recorded at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, in September 2018: the American Utopia songs "Everybody's Coming To My House," "Every Day Is A Miracle," and "Dog's Mind"; the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)" and "I Zimbra"; and "Toe Jam," which Byrne originally recorded with Fatboy Slim as The BPA. Also available as a digital download.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    American Utopia (1)
    David Byrne, vocals (1–10), guitars (1–3, 6–10), keys (1, 2, 7, 9), pads (9)
    Brian Eno, drum programming (1), vocoder (1), background vocals (1), prog ride tracks (1), keys (6, 8), percussion (6, 9), vocal effects (6), celeste (6), whistling (6), brass (6), drums (8), robot rhythm guitar (9)
    Thomas Bartlett, piano (1), Mellotron (1, 2, 7, 9)
    Rodaidh McDonald, additional keys (1–3, 6, 8, 9), verse percussion (1), arrangement (2–5, 10), drum programming (2–9), bells (6), strings (7), percussion programming (8)
    Joey Waronker , tom (1), snare (1)
    Jack Peñate, backing vocals (2, 7), keys (2, 3, 7), textures (2), bass (3), shaker (3)
    Happa, drum programming (2, 9), electronics (3), drums (3), synth solo (9)
    Jamie Edwards, sitar samples (2)
    Nathan Jenkins, harmonica solo 1:(2), voices (2)
    Jaakko Savolainen, guitar (2), bass (2), synth (2), keys (3)
    Isaiah Barr, sax (2, 9)
    Alex Epton, choir programming (2), drum programming (2, 6, 8), synth stabs (3), bass (7), cymbals (8), shaker (9)
    Magnus Bang Olsen, piano (3)
    Ben Anderson, cymbal (3)
    Jam City, synth stabs (3), guitar (3), drums (3)
    Ben Reed, live bass (3, 9)
    Koreless, drums (1:3)
    Daniel Lopatin, keys (4, 5, 8, 10), drums (4, 5, 10), synths (4), bass (4), strings (8), processing and textures (8, 9)
    Joe Williams, harp (4)
    Ariel Rechtshaid, flexatone (6)
    Mauro Refosco, wood percussion (6), talking drums (7), bongos (7), percussion (8, 9)
    Airhead, drums (7)
    MMPH, main orchestral arrangement (8), sounds (1:8)
    Brian Wolfe, drums (8)
    Ethan P Flynn, middle 8 section synths (9)
    Sampha, piano (9)

    "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME (2)
    David Byrne, lead vocals (1–6)
    Chris Giarmo, backup vocals (1–6)
    Tendayi Kuumba, backup vocals (1–6)
    Angie Swan, guitar, backup vocals (1, 3, 6)
    Bobb Wooten, bass guitar, backup vocals (1, 3)
    Karl Mansfield, keyboards (1–6)
    Mauro Refosco, cowbell (1), repique (2), maraca (3), tambourine (3), machine (3), cymbal (4), bolacha (5), surdo virado (6)
    Gustavo DiDalva, talking drum (1), bacurinhas (2), congas (3), bolacha (5), timbales (6)
    Tim Keiper, caracaxás (1), clave (2), caxixi (2), bass drum (3), snare drum (3, 4), hi hat (3, 4), cymbal roll (5), güira (6)
    Daniel Friedman, snare, hi hat (1, 3), bass drum (3, 4, 6)
    Stephane San Juan, bass drum (1, 2), cowbells crasher (3), tom-tom (4), snare (6), hi hat (6)
    Davi Viera, bongos (1, 3), bolacha (2, 5), timbau (6)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    American Utopia (1)
    Produced by David Byrne, Rodaidh McDonald and Patrick Dillett
    Based on original tracks by Brian Eno
    Mixed and additional programming by David Wrench for Solar Management Ltd.
    Mix Engineers: Marta Salogni, Jack Sugden and Tuck Nelson
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
    Engineered by Alex Epton, Matt Cohn, and Patrick Dillett
    Additional Engineering on "This Is That" by Gabriel Schuman

    Recorded at:
    DB Spare Bedroom, NYC
    Reservoir Studios, NYC
    Oscilloscope Studios, NYC
    XL Studio, NYC
    Livingston Studio 1, London
    Crowdspacer Studio, NYC

    All songs written by David Byrne and Brian Eno, except:
    Tracks 5 and 10 written by David Byrne and Daniel Lopatin

    Tracks 5 and 10 produced by Daniel Lopatin
    Additional Production by Rodaidh McDonald

    Artwork by Purvis Young
    © 2017 Estate of Purvis Young / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

    "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME (2)
    Recorded & Mixed by Pete Keppler with Additional Engineering by John Chadwick & Jamie Nelson
    Recorded live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, September 15 & 17, 2018
    Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

    Written by Hugo Ball, David Byrne, and Brian Eno (1); David Byrne and Brian Eno (2, 3, 5); David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth (4); David Byrne and Norman Cook (6)

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Artist Name: 
David Byrne
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 00:30
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This Nonesuch Store–exclusive bundle includes David Byrne's Grammy-nominated album American Utopia on vinyl or CD plus his EP "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME on CD and a digital download of all of the above. The EP contains six live tracks from the American Utopia tour, recorded at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, in September 2018: the American Utopia songs "Everybody's Coming To My House," "Every Day Is A Miracle," and "Dog's Mind"; the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)" and "I Zimbra"; and "Toe Jam," which Byrne originally recorded with Fatboy Slim as The BPA. Also available as a digital download.

Description: 

This Nonesuch Store–exclusive bundle includes David Byrne's Grammy-nominated album American Utopia on vinyl or CD—on which "Byrne remains as playful and brilliant as ever" (Q)—plus his EP "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME on CD and a digital download of all of the above. The EP contains six live tracks from the American Utopia tour, recorded at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, in September 2018: the American Utopia songs "Everybody's Coming To My House," "Every Day Is A Miracle," and "Dog's Mind"; the Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)" and "I Zimbra"; and "Toe Jam," which Byrne originally recorded with Fatboy Slim as The BPA. Also available as a digital download.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
American Utopia (1)
Produced by David Byrne, Rodaidh McDonald and Patrick Dillett
Based on original tracks by Brian Eno
Mixed and additional programming by David Wrench for Solar Management Ltd.
Mix Engineers: Marta Salogni, Jack Sugden and Tuck Nelson
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Engineered by Alex Epton, Matt Cohn, and Patrick Dillett
Additional Engineering on "This Is That" by Gabriel Schuman

Recorded at:
DB Spare Bedroom, NYC
Reservoir Studios, NYC
Oscilloscope Studios, NYC
XL Studio, NYC
Livingston Studio 1, London
Crowdspacer Studio, NYC

All songs written by David Byrne and Brian Eno, except:
Tracks 5 and 10 written by David Byrne and Daniel Lopatin

Tracks 5 and 10 produced by Daniel Lopatin
Additional Production by Rodaidh McDonald

Artwork by Purvis Young
© 2017 Estate of Purvis Young / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

"…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME (2)
Recorded & Mixed by Pete Keppler with Additional Engineering by John Chadwick & Jamie Nelson
Recorded live at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY, September 15 & 17, 2018
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound

Written by Hugo Ball, David Byrne, and Brian Eno (1); David Byrne and Brian Eno (2, 3, 5); David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, and Tina Weymouth (4); David Byrne and Norman Cook (6)

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574824

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MUSICIANS
American Utopia (1)
David Byrne, vocals (1–10), guitars (1–3, 6–10), keys (1, 2, 7, 9), pads (9)
Brian Eno, drum programming (1), vocoder (1), background vocals (1), prog ride tracks (1), keys (6, 8), percussion (6, 9), vocal effects (6), celeste (6), whistling (6), brass (6), drums (8), robot rhythm guitar (9)
Thomas Bartlett, piano (1), Mellotron (1, 2, 7, 9)
Rodaidh McDonald, additional keys (1–3, 6, 8, 9), verse percussion (1), arrangement (2–5, 10), drum programming (2–9), bells (6), strings (7), percussion programming (8)
Joey Waronker , tom (1), snare (1)
Jack Peñate, backing vocals (2, 7), keys (2, 3, 7), textures (2), bass (3), shaker (3)
Happa, drum programming (2, 9), electronics (3), drums (3), synth solo (9)
Jamie Edwards, sitar samples (2)
Nathan Jenkins, harmonica solo 1:(2), voices (2)
Jaakko Savolainen, guitar (2), bass (2), synth (2), keys (3)
Isaiah Barr, sax (2, 9)
Alex Epton, choir programming (2), drum programming (2, 6, 8), synth stabs (3), bass (7), cymbals (8), shaker (9)
Magnus Bang Olsen, piano (3)
Ben Anderson, cymbal (3)
Jam City, synth stabs (3), guitar (3), drums (3)
Ben Reed, live bass (3, 9)
Koreless, drums (1:3)
Daniel Lopatin, keys (4, 5, 8, 10), drums (4, 5, 10), synths (4), bass (4), strings (8), processing and textures (8, 9)
Joe Williams, harp (4)
Ariel Rechtshaid, flexatone (6)
Mauro Refosco, wood percussion (6), talking drums (7), bongos (7), percussion (8, 9)
Airhead, drums (7)
MMPH, main orchestral arrangement (8), sounds (1:8)
Brian Wolfe, drums (8)
Ethan P Flynn, middle 8 section synths (9)
Sampha, piano (9)

"…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME (2)
David Byrne, lead vocals (1–6)
Chris Giarmo, backup vocals (1–6)
Tendayi Kuumba, backup vocals (1–6)
Angie Swan, guitar, backup vocals (1, 3, 6)
Bobb Wooten, bass guitar, backup vocals (1, 3)
Karl Mansfield, keyboards (1–6)
Mauro Refosco, cowbell (1), repique (2), maraca (3), tambourine (3), machine (3), cymbal (4), bolacha (5), surdo virado (6)
Gustavo DiDalva, talking drum (1), bacurinhas (2), congas (3), bolacha (5), timbales (6)
Tim Keiper, caracaxás (1), clave (2), caxixi (2), bass drum (3), snare drum (3, 4), hi hat (3, 4), cymbal roll (5), güira (6)
Daniel Friedman, snare, hi hat (1, 3), bass drum (3, 4, 6)
Stephane San Juan, bass drum (1, 2), cowbells crasher (3), tom-tom (4), snare (6), hi hat (6)
Davi Viera, bongos (1, 3), bolacha (2, 5), timbau (6)

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