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On July 17, 2015.

On July 17, 2015, “Brown Records” label released “Sing into My Mouth” a covers album by Iron & Wine and Ben Bridwell. It was recorded in 2015, at “Echo Mountain Recording”, in Asheville, North Carolina, and was produced by Sam Beam.


  1. Ben Bridwell – vocals
  2. Sam Beam – vocals, guitar, banjo, piano, percussion, harmonica, bass, art direction, design
  3. Jim Becker – acoustic and electric guitars, violin, harmonica
  4. Rod Burger – piano, organ, mellotron, accordion
  5. Joe Adamik – bass clarinet, drums, percussion
  6. Matt Lux – bass
  7. Paul Niehaus – pedal steel guitar
  8. Todd Bienvenu – cover painting
  9. Dusty Summers – art direction, design
  10. Charles Peterson – back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Chris Frantz, David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymoth
  2. Done This One Before – Ronnie lane
  3. Any Day Woman – Paul Siebel
  4. You Know More Than I Know – John Cale
  5. Bullet Proof Soul – Andrew Hale, Helen Adu, Stuart Matthewman
  6. No Way Out of Here – Kenneth Baker
  7. God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) – Sarah Assbring
  8. The Straight and Narrow – Jason Pierce
  9. Magnolia – JJ Cale
  10. Am I a Good Man – Willie Clarke
  11. Ab’s Song – Toy Caldwell
  12. Coyote, My Little Brother – Peter La Farge



In February 1983.

In February 1983, “Chrysalis” label released “Waiting”, the second and the final Fun Boy Three studio album. It was recorded October – December 1982, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by David Byrne.


  • Terry Hall- vocals
  • Neville Staple- percussion, vocals
  • Lynval Golding- guitar, vocals
  • David Byrne- guitar, mixing
  • Nicky Holland – keyboards, vocals, arranger
  • Ingrid Schroeder – vocals
  • Bethan Peters – bass guitar, vocals
  • June Miles-Kingston- drums, vocals
  • Dick Cuthell– cornet
  • Annie Whitehead– trombone
  • Caroline Lavelle– cello
  • Geraldo d’Arbilly – percussion
  • Jeremy Green – engineer, mixing
  • David Storey – design
  • Mike Owen – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Terry Hall, Neville Staple and Lynval Golding, except where noted.

  1. Murder She Said – Ron Goodwin
  2. The More I See (The Less I Believe)
  3. Going Home
  4. We’re Having All The Fun
  5. The Farmyard Connection
  6. The Tunnel of Love
  7. Our Lips Are Sealed – Terry Hall, Jane Wiedlin
  8. The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)
  9. Things We Do
  10. Well Fancy That!


On February 16, 2010.

On February 16, 2010, “Frenchkiss” label released “Gorilla Manor”, the debut Local Natives album. It was recorded in 2009, at “Red Rockets Glare Studio” in Los Angeles, “Hot Pie Studios” in Pasadena, California, and was produced by Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matthew Frazier and Andy Hamm.


  • Taylor Rice — vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Kelcey Ayer — vocals, keyboards, rhythm guitar
  • Ryan Hahn — vocals, lead guitar
  • Matthew Frazier — vocals, drums
  • Andy Hamm — vocals, bass

Track listing:

All tracks by Taylor Rice, Kelcey Ayer, Ryan Hahn, Matthew Frazier and Andy Hamm,  except “Warning Sign” by David Byrne and Chris Frantz.

  1. Wide Eyes
  2. Airplanes
  3. Sun Hands
  4. World News
  5. Shape Shifter
  6. Camera Talk
  7. Cards & Quarters
  8. Warning Sign
  9. Who Knows Who cares
  10. Cubism Dream
  11. Stranger Things
  12. Sticky Thread

On September 10, 2012.

On September 10, 2012, “4AD” label released “Love This Giant”, studio album by David Byrne and St. Vincent. It was recorded 2009 – 2012, at “Water Music Studio” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and “Patrick Dillett’s Studio” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett.


  • David Byrne- guitar,  vocals,  percussion programming; Omnichord
  • Vincent– guitar, vocals, production; synth bass; piano
  • Jacquelyn Adams, Eric Davis, Lawrence Di Bello, Rachel Drehmann, J. Kelly, Chris Komer – French horn
  • Randy Andos – tuba
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Stuart D. Bogie, Ron Blake, Martín Perna, Cochemea Gastelum , Jack Bashkow, Stan Harriison, Bob Magnuson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Elson, Alex Foster, Patrick Milando, Jonathan Powell, Tom Timko – saxophone
  • Jordan McLean, Josh Frank, Earl Gardner, Mike Gurfield, Ravi Best, David Guy, Dominic Derasse, Gareth Flowers, Kelly Pratt– trumpet
  • Jeff Caswell – bass trombone
  • John Congleton– drum programming; synth
  • The Dap-Kings
  • Kenneth Finn, Tom Hutchinson– euphonium
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • William Lang, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Keberle, Brian Mahany, Ozzie Melendez, Mike Seltzer, Steve Turre, Michael Williams– trombone
  • Anthony LaMarca– drums
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone, brass arrangement
  • Mauro Refosco– snare drum, timpani
  • Marcus Rojas, Kyle Turner, Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Evan Smith – clarinet, flute
  • Jon Altschuler – engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing, drum programming
  • Tony Finno, Ken Thompson – brass arrangements
  • Yuki Takahashi – engineering
  • Gabe Bartalos – prosthetics
  • Richard Burbridge – cover photo
  • Catalina Kulczar, Juan Marin, LeeAnn Rossi – art
  • Steve Powers – type design
  • Noah Wall – package design, art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted

  1. Who
  2. Weekend in the Dust
  3. Dinner for Two
  4. Ice Age – Annie Clark
  5. I Am an Ape
  6. The Forest Awakes – David Byrne, Annie Clark, Walt Whitman
  7. I Should Watch TV
  8. Lazarus
  9. Optimist
  10. Lightning
  11. The One Who Broke Your Heart
  12. Outside of Space & Time – David Byrne


On March 10, 1998.

On March 10, 1998, “Sire” label released “The Chinese Album”, the second Spacehog album. It was recorded in 1997, and was produced by Bryce Goggin, Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon, Jonny Cragg and Richard Steel.


  • Royston Langdon – bass guitarand vocals
  • Antony Langdon – guitarand vocals
  • Jonny Cragg – drums
  • Richard Steel – lead guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Royston Langdon except when noted.

  1. One Of These Days – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, Brian Eno, Royston Langdon
  2. Goodbye Violet Race
  3. Lucy’s Shoe
  4. Mungo City
  5. Skylark – Antony Langdon
  6. Sand In Your Eyes
  7. Captain Freeman – Antony Langdon
  8. 2nd Avenue – Royston Langdon, N. Chassler
  9. Almond Kisses (featuring Michael Stipe) – Antony Langdon
  10. Carry On
  11. Anonymous – Royston Langdon, Antony Langdon
  12. Beautiful Girl


In February 1981.


In February 1981, “Sire” label released “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”, album by Brian Eno and David Byrne. It was recorded August 1979 – October 1980, and was produced by Brian Eno and David Byrne. The album is named after Amos Tutuola’s 1954 novel of the same name. The album cover design was by Peter Saville.


  • David Byrne, Brian Eno– guitars, bass guitars, synthesizers, drums, percussion, found objects
  • John Cooksey – drums
  • Chris Frantz– drums
  • Robert Fripp– Frippertronics
  • Michael “Busta Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Dennis Keeley – bodhrán
  • Bill Laswell– bass
  • Mingo Lewis – batá, sticks
  • Prairie Prince– can, bass drum
  • José Rossy – congas, agong-gong
  • Steve Scales – congas, metals
  • David Van Tieghem– drums, percussion, scrap metal, found objects
  • Tim Wright– click bass
  • Rookson “Help Me Somebody” courtesy of April Potts, recorded at Eglingham Hall

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Eno and David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. America is Waiting
  2. Mea Culpa
  3. Regiment – Brian Eno, David Byrne, Michael “Busta Cherry”Jones
  4. Help Me Somebody
  5. The Jezebel Spirit
  6. Qu’ran
  7. Moonlight in Glory
  8. The Carrier
  9. A Secret Life
  10. Come With Us

Sampled voices:

  1. America Is Waiting” – Unidentified indignant radio host (Ray Taliaferroof KGO NEWSTALK AM 810), San Francisco, April 1980.
  2. “Mea Culpa” – Inflamed caller and smooth politician replying, both unidentified. Radio call-in show, New York, July 1979″
  3. Regiment” – Dunya Yunis [sic], Lebanesemountain singer, from The Human Voice in the World of Islam (Tangent Records TGS131)
  4. “Help Me Somebody” – Reverend Paul Morton, broadcast sermon, New Orleans, June 1980.
  5. “The Jezebel Spirit” – Unidentified exorcist, New York, September 1980.
  6. “Qu’ran” – Algerian Muslims chanting the Qur’an.
  7. “Moonlight in Glory” – The Moving Star Hall Singers, Sea Island, Georgia. (From The Moving Star Hall Singers, FolkwaysFS 3841), produced by Guy Carawan
  8. “The Carrier” – Dunya Yunis
  9. “A Secret Life” – Samira Tewfik, Lebanese popular singer. (from Les Plus Grandes Artistes du Monde Arabe, EMI)
  10. “Come with Us” – Unidentified radio evangelist, San Francisco, April 1980


In January 1980.


In January 1980, “Polydor” label released “God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners”, the second Robert Fripp solo album. It was recorded in 1979, and was produced by Robert Fripp. The album design concept was by Robert Fripp and Chris Stein, who was also author of the cover photography.


  • Robert Fripp – guitars, Frippertronics, Discotronics,
  • Michael Busta “Cherry” Jones – bass
  • Paul Duskin – drums
  • David Byrne (credited by the pseudonym Absalm el Habib) – vocals, spoken word

Track listing:

All compositions by Robert Fripp

Side A: God Save the Queen

  1. Red Two Scorer
  2. God Save the Queen
  3. 1983

Side One: Under Heavy Manners

  1. Under Heavy Manners
  2. The Zero of the Signified



On August 18, 2008.


On August 18, 2008, “Todo Mundo” label released “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”, the second album made in collaboration between  David  Byrne and Brian Eno. It was recorded by Brian Eno in his London home studio through 2006, finished by David Byrne and Leo Abrahams in their New  York  City and London home studios through 2008; additional instrumentation recorded at “Cafe Music Studios” and “Harder Sound” in New York City. The physical releases of the album came with graphics and packaging designed by  Stefan  Sagmeister, with Richard The, Joe Shouldice, and Jared Stone; illustration by Stephan Walter; and production by Gamil Design. At the 51st “Annual Grammy Awards” in February 2009, Stefan Sagmeister won the award for “Best Recording Package”


  • Leo Abrahams– guitars, percussion, piano, hurdy-gurdy, bass  guitar, Dubreq Stylophone, programming, glockenspiel
  • David Byrne– vocals, guitars
  • Brian Eno– bass guitar, vocals, backing vocals,  electric drums,  Kaoss Pad, keyboards, guitars, , brass, backing vocals, traps, keyboards
  • Seb Rochford– live drums
  • Steve Jones– guitars
  • Tim Harries– bass
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Barry Danielian – brass
  • Dan Levine – brass and arrangement
  • Dave Mann – brass
  • Paul Shapiro– brass
  • Mauro Refosco– murky pandeiro, cricket shaker, reco reco, peddler’s rattle bongo, conga, tambourine, zabumba, cahon, tamborim, shaker
  • Robert Wyatt– frame drum
  • Jarvis Cocker– guitar
  • Melanie Hall QC – backing vocals
  • Darla Eno – vocals
  • Irial Eno – vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett – mixing, live brass and percussion recording
  • Robert Harder – live drum recording
  • Cherif Hashizume – live drum recording
  • Sagmeister, Inc.– design
  • Stephan Walter – illustration

Track listing:

All lyrics written by David Byrne; all music by Byrne (vocals) and Brian Eno (instrumentation), except “Strange Overtones” co-written byLeo Abrahams.

  1. Home
  2. My Big Nurse
  3. I Feel My Stuff
  4. Everything That Happens
  5. Life Is Long
  6. The River
  7. Strange Overtones
  8. Wanted for Life
  9. One Fine Day
  10. Poor Boy
  11. The Lighthouse


On August 3, 1979.


On August 3, 1979, “Sire” label released “Fear of Music”, the third Talking Heads studio album. It was recorded April and May 1979, at Chris Frantz’s and Tina Weymouth’s loft in Long Island City; “The Hit Factory”, “Atlantic Studios”,  “RPM Sound Studios” and “Record Plant” in New York City, and was produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads.


  • David Byrne – lead vocals, guitar
  • Jerry Harrison – guitar, backing vocals, keyboards
  • Tina Weymouth – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Frantz – drums
  • Brian Eno – electronic treatments, backing vocals
  • The Sweetbreaths – backing vocals
  • Julie Last – backing vocals
  • Robert Fripp– guitar
  • Ari – congas
  • Gene Wilder – congas
  • Hassam Ramzy – surdo
  • Abdou M’Boup – djembe, talking drum
  • Assane Thiam – percussion
  • Joe Barbaria – engineer
  • Rod O’Brian – engineer
  • Neil Teeman – engineer
  • Tom Heid – assistant engineer
  • Julie Last – assistant engineer
  • Chris Martinez – assistant engineer
  • Phil Gitomer – engineering crew
  • Dave Hewitt – engineering crew
  • Booster McAllister – engineering crew
  • Fred Ridder – engineering crew
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jerry Harrison – cover art, artwork assistant
  • David Byrne – artwork
  • Jimmy Garcia – thermograph photography
  • Philip Strax – thermograph assistant

Track listing:

  1. I Zimbra – David Byrne, Brian Eno, Hugo Ball
  2. Mind
  3. Paper
  4. Cities
  5. Life During Wartime – David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth
  6. Memories Can’t Wait – David Byrne, Jerry Harrison
  7. Air
  8. Heaven – David Byrne, Jerry Harriosn
  9. Animals
  10. Electric Guitar
  11. Drugs – David Byrne, Brian Eno

On June 17, 1997.


On June 17, 1997, “Luaka Bop” label released “Feelings” the fifth David Byrne solo album. It was recorded in 1997 and was produced by David Byrne, Joe Galdo, Paul Godfrey, Ross Godfrey, and Pete Norris. The album cover art was by Stefan Sagmeister.


  • David Byrne – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, loops
  • Carlos Baptiste– violin
  • Black Cat Orchestra– Lori Goldston, Russ Meltzer, Don Crevie, Scott Granlund, Kyle Hanson, Matthew Sperry, Joseph Zajonc, Ed Pias
  • Ed Calle– saxophone
  • Gerald Casale– bass, background vocals
  • Greg Cohen– acoustic bass
  • Paula Cole– background vocals
  • Joe Galdo– drums, percussion
  • Juliet Haffner– viola
  • Nicholas Holland– cello
  • Ashley D. Horne– violin
  • Pierre La Roux– fiddle
  • Mark Mothersbaugh– synthesizer, samples
  • Hahn Rowe– keyboards
  • Mark Saunders – keyboards
  • Dana Teboe– trombone
  • Betty Wright– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. Fuzzy Freaky – David Byrne, Daniele Fossati, Cristiano De André
  2. Miss America – David Byrne, Joe Galdo
  3. A Soft Seduction
  4. Dance on Vaseline
  5. Gates of Paradise
  6. Amnesia
  7. You Don’t Know Me
  8. Daddy Go Down
  9. Finite=Alright
  10. Wicked Little Doll
  11. Burnt by the Sun
  12. The Civil Wars
  13. Untitled
  14. They Are in Love