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Here Lies Love [2 Discs]
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Album: Here Lies Love
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Here Lies Love (feat. Florence Welch) [Florence & The Machine] More Info...
2)    Every Drop Of Rain (feat. Candie Payne & St. Vincent) More Info...
3)    You'll Be Taken Care Of (feat. Tori Amos) More Info...
4)    The Rose Of Tacloban (feat. Martha Wainwright) More Info...
5)    How Are You? (feat. Nellie McKay) More Info...
6)    A Perfect Hand (feat. Steve Earle) More Info...
7)    Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper) More Info...
8)    When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer) More Info...
9)    Walk Like A Woman (feat. Charmaine Clamor) More Info...
10)    Don't You Agree? (feat. Roisin Murphy) [accents] More Info...
11)    Pretty Face (feat. Camille) More Info...
12)    Ladies In Blue (feat. Theresa Andersson) More Info...
  Disc 2
1)    Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones) More Info...
2)    Men Will Do Anything (feat. Alice Russell) More Info...
3)    The Whole Man (feat. Kate Pierson) More Info...
4)    Never So Big (feat. Sia) More Info...
5)    Please Don't (feat. Santi White) [Santigold] More Info...
6)    American Troglodyte More Info...
7)    Solano Avenue (feat. Nicole Atkins) More Info...
8)    Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant) More Info...
9)    Seven Years (feat. Shara Worden) [My Brightest Diamond] More Info...
10)    Why Don't You Love Me? (feat. Tori Amos & Cyndi Lauper) More Info...
 
Album: Here Lies Love
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Here Lies Love (feat. Florence Welch) [Florence & The Machine] More Info...
2)    Every Drop Of Rain (feat. Candie Payne & St. Vincent) More Info...
3)    You'll Be Taken Care Of (feat. Tori Amos) More Info...
4)    The Rose Of Tacloban (feat. Martha Wainwright) More Info...
5)    How Are You? (feat. Nellie McKay) More Info...
6)    A Perfect Hand (feat. Steve Earle) More Info...
7)    Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper) More Info...
8)    When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer) More Info...
9)    Walk Like A Woman (feat. Charmaine Clamor) More Info...
10)    Don't You Agree? (feat. Roisin Murphy) [accents] More Info...
11)    Pretty Face (feat. Camille) More Info...
12)    Ladies In Blue (feat. Theresa Andersson) More Info...
  Disc 2
1)    Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones) More Info...
2)    Men Will Do Anything (feat. Alice Russell) More Info...
3)    The Whole Man (feat. Kate Pierson) More Info...
4)    Never So Big (feat. Sia) More Info...
5)    Please Don't (feat. Santi White) [Santigold] More Info...
6)    American Troglodyte More Info...
7)    Solano Avenue (feat. Nicole Atkins) More Info...
8)    Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant) More Info...
9)    Seven Years (feat. Shara Worden) [My Brightest Diamond] More Info...
10)    Why Don't You Love Me? (feat. Tori Amos & Cyndi Lauper) More Info...
 
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Performer Notes
  • Tributee: Imelda Marcos.
  • Personnel: David Byrne (vocals, guitar).
  • Audio Mixer: Patrick Dillett.
  • Liner Note Author: David Byrne.
  • Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY; Gozadera Studios, New York, NY; HMS House, Brighton, England; Kampo studios, New York, NY; Martian Engineering Studios, Cornwall, England; Miloco Studios, London, England; New Air Studios, London, England; South Hell Studio, New York, NY.
  • A concept album based around the lives of Imelda Marcos and her nanny Estrella Cumpas, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's (Norman Cook) Here Lies Love is primarily a great pop record featuring a bevy of name female vocalists. Grand conceptual themes aside, Byrne, Slim, and Slim cohort Tom Gandey (aka Cagedbaby) have delivered a kooky, fun, theatrical, and -- more often than not -- deliriously listenable collection of '70s and '80s club pop. Inspired by a disparate set of sources, not the least of which included his reading of Ryszard Kapuscinski's book The Emperor as well as various reports detailing the former First Lady of the Philippines' penchant for disco and club life, Byrne formulated this would-be stage production based around the notion -- as he says in the liner notes -- of the "bubble worlds of the rich and powerful" set to the popular sounds (disco, soul, Latin beats, cabaret) of Marcos' time in power. While there is no dialogue in this production, Byrne has crafted each track throughout the album to tell the story and evoke the emotional state of Marcos and her longtime nanny Cumpas' emotional state. And while the story hangs together quite well, the main impression you are left with is that Byrne and Slim have impeccable taste in female singers. Here we get British songstress Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) delivering the title prologue track, an anthemic disco-inflected number that recalls any number of Studio 54 diva hits. Similarly, Tori Amos takes on the role of Marcos' mother, Remedios, on the eerie flamenco-infused "You'll Be Taken Care Of." Along the way you get '80s pop icon Cyndi Lauper, alt-country-rocker Allison Moorer, Irish soul siren Roisin Murphy, Philly punk-dance singer Santigold, Natalie Merchant, Nellie McKay, Martha Wainwright, Sharon Jones, and others. ~ Matt Collar
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.70) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[Byrne sets] 22 songs to Fatboy Slim's lush and bustling dance beats..."

Entertainment Weekly (p.69) - "Marcos' story remains fascinating, especially as sung by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, St. Vincent, and Santigold." -- Grade: B

Billboard (p.32) - "[W]inning duets include Candie Payne and St. Vincent on the breezy 'Every Drop of Rain' and Byrne's emotional collaboration with My Brightest Diamond's Shara Worden on 'Seven Years.'"
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