David Byrne ‎– Sounds From True Stories (Original Motion Picture Score)

Sire ‎– 9 25515-4, Sire ‎– 4-25515
Cassette, Dolby HX Pro B

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A1 Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery Band Cocktail Desperado
Engineer – Don CaldwellWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne, Terry Allen
A2 Meredith Monk Road Song
Arranged By – David ByrneBassoon – Greg BarberClarinet, Bass Clarinet – Jim PukeyComposed By [Melody] – Meredith MonkFlute, Flute [Alto], Piccolo Flute – Charlie McCarthyOboe – Robin May (2)
A3 David Byrne Freeway Son
Bass – Rich GirardDrums – Steve MitchellGuitar – Steve ErquiagaPedal Steel Guitar – Joe GoldmarkPercussion – Michael SpiroPiano – Phil Aaberg*Violin [Violins] – Dick BrightWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
A4 David Byrne Brownie's Theme
Bass – Rich GirardDrums – Steve MitchellGuitar – Steve ErquiagaPiano – Phil Aaberg*Written-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
Carl Finch Mall Muzak
Engineer – Michael McClainWritten-By [Uncredited] – Carl Finch
A5a Building A Highway
A5b Puppy Polka
A5c Party Girls
A6 The Kronos Quartet* Dinner Music
Arranged By – Dick BrightCello – Joan JeanrenaudHarp – Marcella De Cray*Viola – Hank DuttViolin [Violins] – David Harrington, John SherbaWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
B1 David Byrne Disco Hits!
Bass, Guitar – David ByrneDrums – Prairie PrinceKeyboards – Charles JudgePercussion – Michael SpiroWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
B2 David Byrne City Of Steel
Bass – Tina WeymouthDrums – Chris FrantzEngineer – Michael McClainPedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steels] – Tommy MorrellPiano – Jerry HarrisonWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
B3 David Byrne Love Theme From True Stories
Concertina [Concertinas] – Paul GroffHarp – Marcella De Cray*Panpipes [Pan Flute] – Fernando TorresWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
B4 Banda Eclipse Festa Para Um Rei Negro
Arranged By – Jeff Barnes (5)Engineer – Michael McClainWritten-By [Uncredited] – Zuzuca
B5 Carl Finch Buster's Theme
Accordion [Accordions] – Carl FinchEngineer – David RosenbladWritten-By [Uncredited] – Carl Finch
B6 Steve Jordan* Soy De Tejas
Accordion, Bass, Guitar – Steve Jordan*Drums – Steve Jordan, Jr.*Engineer – Michael McClainKeyboards – Michael McClainWritten-By [Uncredited] – Esteban Jordan
B7 David Byrne I ♥ Metal Buildings
Bass, Guitar – David ByrneDrums – Prairie PrincePedal Steel Guitar – Joe GoldmarkPiano – Charles JudgeWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
B8 David Byrne Glass Operator
Glass Harmonica [Glasses] – Terry HinelySynthesizer [Emulator Cello] – Charles JudgeViolin [Violins] – Dick BrightWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne

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"Original Motion Picture Score" appears as a subtitle on the spine and cassette labels.
"Music For Activities Freaks" appears at the bottom edge of the front cover.

[Catalog number on the spine:]
9 25515-4
[Catalog number on the cassette labels:]

[Quotes from the liner notes:]
[Track A1:] Recorded at Caldwell Studios, Lubbock, Texas
[Tracks A5, B4, B6:] Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas
[Track B2:] Steel Guitars Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas
[Track B5:] Recorded at Prodigal Sound, Denton, Texas

Mixed at Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Recorded at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco (except where indicated)
Originally Mastered by […] at Sterling Sound, New York
Phil Aaberg appears courtesy of Windham Hill Records

© 1986 Sire Records Company
℗ 1986 Sire Records Company
Made in U.S.A.

Track durations are not printed on the release.

Although this is a Various Artists soundtrack, the cassette (for some strange reason) credits it as if it were a David Byrne solo album.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As Printed): 0 7599-25515-4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992551540

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3520 Various Sounds From True Stories(LP) EMI EMC 3520 UK 1986 Sell This Version
062-2406681 Various Sounds From True Stories(LP, Album) EMI 062-2406681 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
64 2406684 Various Sounds From True Stories(Cass, Comp) EMI 64 2406684 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3520-A Various Sounds From True Stories(LP, TP) EMI EMC 3520-A Greece 1986 Sell This Version
92 55151 Various Sounds From True Stories(LP) Sire 92 55151 Canada 1986 Sell This Version