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    Mon, 24 Sep 2007 12:06:28

    David Byrne Reveals New Release - Opera soundtrack finally emerges from the vaults

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    David Byrne will release his new album, The Knee Plays, on October 30 via Nonesuch Records. The album features his contributions to the Robert Wilson opera the CIVIL warS, which was never actually performed live because of funding problems.

    Though the music is only now coming to CD, these songs were originally composed over 20 years ago. Byrne will also include eight previously unreleased instrumentals, along with a DVD slideshow of 400 black and white photos from the opera's pre-production.

    This is the tracklisting:

    1. Tree (Today Is an Important Occasion)
    2. In the Upper Room
    3. The Sound of Business
    4. Social Studies (The Gift of Sound)
    5. Where the Sun Never Goes Down
    6. Theadora Is Dozing
    7. Admiral Perry
    8. I Bid You Goodnight
    9. Things To Do (I've Tried)
    10. Winter
    11. Jungle Book
    12. In the Future
    13. Tree (Reprise)
    14. I've Tried (Things to Do)
    15. Tic Toc 2 (In the Future)
    16. Whisper
    17. Misterias
    18. Faust Dance
    19. Ghost
    20. Super Natural

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    09.24.07



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