David Byrne ‎– Music For The Knee Plays

ECM Records ‎– 1-25022, ECM Records ‎– 9 25022-1 E
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A1 Tree (Today Is An Important Occasion) 4:02
A2 In The Upper Room
Arranged By – The Baptist Methodist Choir Church Of God
A3 The Sound Of Business 6:15
A4 Social Studies 4:52
A5 (The Gift Of Sound) Where The Sun Never Goes Down
Arranged By – Clara Hudman "The Georia Peach"*
A6 Theadora Is Dozing
Arranged By – Ensemble Of The Bulgarian Republic
B1 Admiral Perry 5:32
B2 I Bid You Goodnight
Arranged By – The Pindar Family
B3 I've Tried
Arranged By – Swan's Silvertone Singers*
B4 Winter 6:11
B5 Jungle Book 3:38
B6 In The Future 6:35

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Promo - Gold foil stamp bottom left front cover

Round black & white sticker top left front "PRESSED IN ENGLAND/ Direct Metal Mastering"

Complete title on front sleeve: "Music for 'The Knee Plays' by Robert Wilson and David Byrne from Robert Wilson's 'The Civil Wars': A tree is best measured when it is down"

This music was inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans
First produced and performed at The Walker Centre, Minneapolis April 26, 27, 28, 1984
Choreographed by Suzushi Hanayagi

One On One Studio, North Hollywood, April 4, 1984
Engineer: Mark Wolfson
Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, April 5 & 6, 1984
Engineer: Joel Moss
Mixed at RPM Studio, December 8-17, 1984
Originally Mastered at Sterling Sound, N.Y.
This album was digitally mastered

Cover Drawing, 19 1/4" x 26 1/8" © 1984 Robert Wilson, courtesy of the Paula Cooper Gallery
Performance Photographs © 1984 JoAnn Verburg (Top), and Glenn Halvorson (Bottom), courtesy of the Walker Art Center

©℗ 1985 Sire Records Company
Published by Index Music, Inc. ASCAP
Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.

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  • Barcode: 0 7599-25022-1

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25022, 9 25022-1 E David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays(LP, Album) ECM Records, ECM Records 1-25022, 9 25022-1 E US 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0381 1, EJ 24 0381 1 David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays(LP, Album) Zonophone, Zonophone 1A 064-24 0381 1, EJ 24 0381 1 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
EMS-91127, EJ 240381 1 David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays(LP, Album) Toshiba EMI Ltd, Zonophone EMS-91127, EJ 240381 1 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
ECM 25022-4 E, ECM 4-25022 David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays(Cass, Album, Cle) ECM Records, ECM Records ECM 25022-4 E, ECM 4-25022 US 1985 Sell This Version
303228-2 David Byrne The Knee Plays(CD, Album, RE + DVD, Bon) Nonesuch 303228-2 US 2007 Sell This Version