David Byrne & Fatboy Slim: Here Lies Love Due 02/23

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim To Release Here Lies Love on Todomundo / Nonesuch February 23

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim have paired up for a 22-track song cycle about the life of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her childhood servant, Estrella Cumpas. Due February 23 on Todomundo / Nonesuch Records, the album includes a 100-page book detailing the project and a DVD.

In addition to Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Here Lies Love features performances by Santigold, Florence Welch (Florence And The Machine), Sia, Steve Earle, St. Vincent, Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, Sharon Jones, Nicole Atkins, and many others.

"The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person — what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves? I thought to myself, wouldn't it be great if — as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music — one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a 'story' and a kind of theater to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn't that be amazing!"

—David Byrne, from the album's introduction

Track list is available here.

http://www.davidbyrne.com

[Published on: 12/14/09]

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