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"…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME

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  • After a sold-out, year-long critically acclaimed international tour, David Byrne’s American Utopia will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre, October 4, 2019, through January 18, 2020, with the official opening set for October 20. Pre-Broadway, it will play eighteen performances at Boston’s Emerson Colonial Theatre, September 11–28, 2019. Tickets are on sale now.

  • David Byrne's Nonesuch debut album, Grown Backwards—which Pitchfork said "fits alongside the best of his career"—turned fifteen in March and made its vinyl debut then. We've put together a brief visual history of the album with archival audio, prototype album art, songwriting inspirations, and a timeline of milestone moments. You can watch Grown Backwards: A Visual History here.

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    The Nonesuch Store–exclusive "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME EP CD contains six live tracks from David Byrne's American Utopia tour, recorded at Kings Theater 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.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    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
    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)

    Photo by Abigail Eva
    Design by Ben Tousley

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on November 8, 2018 - 5:14pm
Artist Name: 
David Byrne
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 (All day)
DescriptionExcerpt: 

The Nonesuch Store–exclusive "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME EP CD contains six live tracks from David Byrne's American Utopia tour, recorded at Kings Theater 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.

Description: 

The Nonesuch Store–exclusive "…The Best Live Show of All Time" —NME EP CD contains six live tracks from David Byrne's American Utopia tour, recorded at Kings Theater 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.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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)

Photo by Abigail Eva
Design by Ben Tousley

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

584345

ns_album_releasedate: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 17:15
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597927085
Price: 
4.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
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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