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.