David Byrne - The Complete True Stories Soundtrack





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True Stories, A Film by David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack is the comprehensive soundtrack to David Byrne's sole foray into feature-film directing. It's 23 songs, collected for the first time in one package, in film sequence. "I always imagined that the music written for True Stories should be heard as it is in the film," says Byrne. "It makes the most sense this way."

David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make his sole foray into feature-film directing, an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life and a distillation of what was in his own idiosyncratic mind. Byrne plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces us to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyper-realistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show.


1. Road Song
2. Freeway Song
3. Disco Hits!
4. Cocktail Desperado
5. Wild Wild Life
6. City of Steel
7. Mall Muzak
8. Dream Operator (feat. Annie McEnroe)
9. Love Theme from True Stories
10. Brownie’s Theme
11. Dinner Music
12. Puzzlin’ Evidence
13. Glass Operator
14. Hey Now
15. I <3 Metal Buildings
16. Love for Sale
17. Soy De Tejas
18. Buster’s Theme
19. Festa Para Um Rei Negro
20. Radio Head (feat. Tito Larriva, Esteban “Steve” Jordan with Los Vampiros)
21. Papa Legra (feat. Roebuck “Pops” Staples)
22. People Like Us (feat. John Goodman)
23. City of Dreams

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