- Performer David Byrne
- Title Songs From The Broadway Production Of "The Catherine Wheel"
- Style Art Rock, Score
- Other formats XM MP2 MOD MMF VQF AHX MIDI
- Genre Electronic / Rock / TV & Radio
- Size MP3 1172 mb
- Size FLAC 1783 mb
- Rating: 4.8
- Votes: 736
Music from "The Catherine Wheel", choreographed and directed by Twyla Tharp, commissioned by the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. Matrix, Runout (A-Side runout (Etched)): XSR-3645-A A1Q Q. Matrix, Runout (B-Side runout (Etched)): XSR-3645-B A1Q Q. Other Versions (5 of 27) View All. Cat.
The Catherine Wheel is David Byrne's musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp for her dance project. The Catherine Wheel premiered September 22, 1981, at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. The tracks "Big Blue Plymouth", "My Big Hands", "Big Business", and "What a Day That Was", were performed live by Talking Heads in 1982 and 1983; the latter two appear in their Stop Making Sense film, and "What a Day That Was" appears on the album. All songs written by David Byrne, except as indicated.
Drums – Jerry HarrisonEffects – Twyla TharpPercussion – David Byrne. Contractor – Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation. Directed By – Twyla Tharp. Engineer – Bill Gill. Engineer – Cheryl Smith. Engineer – Julie Last. Engineer – Doug Bennett. Engineer, Mixed By – Butch Jones.
David Byrne: Songs From the Broadway Production of "The Catherine Wheel" Byrne's take on the rhythms of Africa is even more perilous for imitators than Coltrane's on the mysteries of the Orient, but this surprisingly apt translation-to-disc of his Twyla Tharp score proves his patent is worth the plastic it's imprinted on. The magic's all in Byrne's synthesis of the way drums talk and the way Americans talk-middle Americans, not Afro-Americans. Since the breakup of Talking Heads, David Byrne's solo work has been notoriously inconsistent. But before that band's dissolution, he made a couple of very fine albums on his own: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts (with Brian Eno) and The Catherine Wheel, a musical score commissioned by Twyla Tharp to accompany her dance project of the same name. Horton's drumming establishes a muscular funk foundation for much of the material, which also showcases Byrne's underrated guitar playing. Only the lyrics disappoint; they consist almost entirely of clichéd and predictable depictions of domestic suburban angst.
Album was composed by David Byrne and was released on December 9, 1981. Furthermore, it's inexpensive.
David Byrne Songs From 'The Catherine Wheel' UK vinyl LP. Product details. One person found this helpful. On this soundtrack to Twyla Tharp's broadway production all of the communal afro latin-funk style Talking Heads had been developing from the outset came to fruitation. Published on January 2, 2010.