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David Byrne Lead Us Not Into Temptation - Music From The Film Young Adam album cover
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 02:53
2. Mnemonic Discordance 02:42
3. Seaside Smokes 03:08
4. Canal Life 02:27
5. Locks & Barges 02:00
6. Haitian Fight Song 02:50
7. Sex on the Docks 04:25
8. Inexorable 02:20
9. Warm Sheets 03:01
10. Dirty Hair 04:48
11. Bastard 02:57
12. The Lodger 04:16
13. Ineluctable 04:20
14. Speechless 04:04
15. The Great Western Road 04:44


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Line-up / Musicians

Accordion - John Somerville (tracks: A1, A6, B2, B4)
Bass - Una McGlone (tracks: A1, A3 to B2, B4, B5)
Cello - Donald Gillan (tracks: A3 to B5) , Robert Irvine (tracks: A3 to A6, B1 to B5)
Drums - Johnny Quinn (tracks: A3 to A5, B1, B2, B4, B5)
Guitar - David Byrne (tracks: A1, A2, A5 to B1, B4)
Keyboards - Barry Burns (tracks: A3 to A5, B5)
Organ [Hammond] - Barry Burns (tracks: A7, B2, B4)
Piano - Barry Burns (tracks: A1, A5, A6, B1)
Sampler - Gregor Philp (tracks: A1, A5 to A7)
Viola - Georgia Boyd (tracks: A3 to A6, B1 to B5)
Violin - Fiona Stephen (tracks: A3 to A6, B1 to B5) , Greg Lawson (tracks: A3 to A6, B1 to B5) , Lisa Aferiat (tracks: A3 to A6, B1 to B5)
Percussion - Richard Colburn (A1,A7)

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CD: Thrill Jockey thrill 133 (US), Headz HEADZ 13 (Japan)

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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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