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3.91 | 4 ratings | 1 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Body In A River (2:53)
2. Mnemonic Discordance (2:42)
3. Seaside Smokes (3:08)
4. Canal Life (2:27)
5. Locks & Barges (2:00)
6. Haitian Fight Song (2:50) *
7. Sex On The Docks (4:25)
8. Inexorable (2:20)
9. Warm Sheets (3:01)
10. Dirty Hair (4:48)
11. Bastard (2:57) *
12. The Lodger (4:16)
13. Ineluctable (4:20) *
14. Speechless (4:04)
15. The Great Western Road (4:44)

Total time 50:55

* Absent from LP edition

Line-up / Musicians

- David Byrne / vocals (14,15), electric & lap steel (10,12) guitars, sounds (2), string arrangements, composer

- Barry Burns / piano (1,5,7,8,13), keyboards (3-5,15), Hammond (9,10,14), Fender Rhodes (10,11,13,14), guitar (1,2)
- John Somerville / accordion (1,7,10,14)
- Gregor Philp / sampler
- Fiona Stephen / violin
- Greg Lawson / violin
- Lisa Aferiat / violin
- Georgia Boyd / viola
- Donald Gillan / cello
- Caroline Barber / cello (1,7)
- Keith Edwards / alto sax (6)
- Raymond MacDonald / alto sax, arrangements (6)
- Allon Beauvoisin / baritone sax (6)
- Graeme Wilson / tenor sax (6)
- Hang Drawn Quartet / ? (6)
- Una McGlone / bass
- George Lyle / bass (6)
- Johnny Quinn / drums, timpani (8), percussion (11)
- Stuart Brown / drums (6)
- Richard Colburn / percussion (1,9), drums (13)
- Alasdair Roberts / hurdy gurdy (7)
- Malcolm Lindsay / string arrangements

Releases information

Music from the film "Young Adam" written and directed by David MacKenzie

Artwork: Danielle Spencer and David Byrne

LP Thrill Jockey ‎- thrill 133 (2003, US)

CD Thrill Jockey ‎- thrill 133 (2003, US) With 3 bonus tracks

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Review by snobb
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4 stars I really love David Byrne from his collaboration in early Talking Heads as well as from early album with Brian Eno. Later David released all the line of very different releases, often strongly influenced by world music, electronics and pop.

Possibly because of such inconsistent career during last years name of David Byrne is mostly connected with his musical activities in late 70-s or early 80-s. I heard many critical notes on more current Byrne's musical activities, but I believe far not everyone are really familiar with his nowadays works.

This album was born as soundtrack to not very well known movie "Young Adam", but in fact very soon grew up in Byrne's another solo album. No extravaganza,no techno, no African rhythms are presented there on this release. Slightly melancholic chamber pop,art-rock and post-rock - not very usual mix for Byrne, but all that are really main materials for the album!

Even list of musicians tells you what you could expect - Barry Burns (keyboardist and guitarist of Mogwai), Richard Colburn ( Belle & Sebastian percussionist), Caroline Barber (cellist on some Mogwai releases), two more cellos, three violins, viola,accordion... Music sounds as real soundtrack, but it's strong and concentrated enough to have its own life without visual support.

All album sounds in a tradition of Peter Gabriel's best soundtracks (quite different musically though). David Byrne plays guitars and sings on two songs. Other compositions are instrumental. In all music is very tasteful, even elegant in moments, well played and arranged.

Possibly one of the best Byrne solo album, could be seriously recommended for everyone, interested in his more current music as well for open ears post-rock fans and all lovers of just good music!

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