Byrne, David - True Stories : The Complete Soundtrack (Vinyl)


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True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack (2LP Vinyl)

On True Stories (1986), his sole foray into feature-film directing, David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life, using his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show. This comprehensive soundtrack contains 23 songs, collected for the first time in one package and 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. Me singing the song that was written for John Goodman's character always felt weird to me. It was written for that character, not for me. An immersive audio voyage into the little town of Virgil, Texas, in the mid-'80s."

One previously unreleased version of Talking Heads' 'Dream Operator', from the film, with Annie McEnroe on lead vocals. Three songs from the film that have previously been released only on the Talking Heads sets Dual Brick or Bonus Rarities. Includes five songs from the companion 1986 Talking Heads studio album True Stories;

14 songs from the 1986 film soundtrack album Sounds from True Stories: Music for Activities Freaks - previously released only on LP and cassette - performed by a wide range of artists from Kronos Quartet to Meredith Monk to Pops Staples to John Goodman.


  1. Road Song - David Byrne, Meredith Monk
  2. Freeway Son - David Byrne
  3. Disco Hits! - David Byrne
  4. Cocktail Desperado - Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band
  5. Wild Wild Life - Talking Heads
  6. City of Steel - Talking Heads, Tommy Morrell
  7. Mall Muzak - Carl Finch
  8. Dream Operator (feat. Annie McEnroe) - Talking Heads
  9. Love Theme from True Stories - David Byrne
  10. Brownie's Theme - David Byrne
  11. Dinner Music - David Byrne, Kronos Quartet
  12. Puzzlin' Evidence - Talking Heads, John Ingle & The Bert Cross Choir
  13. Glass Operator - David Byrne
  14. Hey Now - Talking Heads, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Choir
  15. I ♥ Metal Buildings - David Byrne
  16. Love for Sale - Talking Heads
  17. Soy de Tejas - Esteban "Steve" Jordan
  18. Buster's Theme - Carl Finch
  19. Festa para um rei negro - Banda Eclipse
  20. Radio Head (feat. Tito Larriva, Esteban "Steve" Jordan with Los Vampiros) - Talking Heads
  21. Papa Legba (feat. Roebuck "Pops" Staples) - Talking Heads
  22. People Like Us (feat. John Goodman) - Talking Heads
  23. City of Dreams - Talking Heads, Tommy Morrell

Type: Vinyl