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    All Songs Considered: David Byrne's "Knee Plays" A Thrill to Hear Again

    In the October 18 episode of NPR's All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen opens the show by recalling the first time he heard David Byrne's Knee Plays on cassette, back in 1985. He remembers driving around in his car listening to it—"I played it constantly"—until giving it away as a thank-you gift. He's been waiting 20-plus years for the CD release to replace the missing cassette, and, he says, "It's such a thrill to hear it again."

    Learn more about the Knee Plays, from its earliest days as a collaboration with theater director Robert Wilson to the new CD version, at kneeplays.com.

    Listen to the entire episode of All Songs Considered below via npr.org:

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All Songs Considered: David Byrne's "Knee Plays" A Thrill to Hear Again

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In the October 18 episode of NPR's All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen opens the show by recalling the first time he heard David Byrne's Knee Plays on cassette, back in 1985. He remembers driving around in his car listening to it—"I played it constantly"—until giving it away as a thank-you gift. He's been waiting 20-plus years for the CD release to replace the missing cassette, and, he says, "It's such a thrill to hear it again." Hear the episode here.

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In the October 18 episode of NPR's All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen opens the show by recalling the first time he heard David Byrne's Knee Plays on cassette, back in 1985. He remembers driving around in his car listening to it—"I played it constantly"—until giving it away as a thank-you gift. He's been waiting 20-plus years for the CD release to replace the missing cassette, and, he says, "It's such a thrill to hear it again."

Learn more about the Knee Plays, from its earliest days as a collaboration with theater director Robert Wilson to the new CD version, at kneeplays.com.

Listen to the entire episode of All Songs Considered below via npr.org:

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David Byrne: "The Knee Plays" [cover]

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