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David ByrneThe Knee Plays

Label:Nonesuch – 303228-2, Nonesuch – 7559-799679-8, Nonesuch – 75597996798
Format:
CD, Album, Remastered
DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, 720x480
Country:Europe
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Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Avantgarde, Contemporary Jazz

Tracklist

CD-1David ByrneTree (Today Is An Important Occasion)4:07
CD-2David ByrneIn The Upper Room
Arranged By [Traditional]Blumberg*, Byrne*, The Baptist Methodist Choir Church Of God
3:40
CD-3David ByrneThe Sound Of Business6:20
CD-4David ByrneSocial Studies5:00
CD-5David Byrne(The Gift Of Sound) Where The Sun Never Goes Down
Arranged By [Traditional]Blumberg*, Byrne*, Clara Hudman "The Georgia Peach"*
2:38
CD-6David ByrneTheadora Is Dozing
Arranged By [Traditional]Blumberg*, Byrne*, Ensemble Of The Bulgarian Republic
3:04
CD-7David ByrneAdmiral Perry5:32
CD-8David ByrneI Bid You Goodnight
Arranged By [Traditional]Blumberg*, Byrne*, The Pindar Family*
2:56
CD-9David ByrneThings To Do (I've Tried)
Arranged By [Traditional]Blumberg*, Byrne*, Swan's Silvertone Singers*
3:28
CD-10David ByrneWinter6:26
CD-11David ByrneJungle Book3:44
CD-12David ByrneIn The Future6:35
CD-13David ByrneTree (Reprise)2:37
CD-14David ByrneI've Tried (Things To Do)3:28
CD-15David ByrneTic Toc 2 (In The Future)5:36
CD-16David ByrneWhisper3:18
CD-17David ByrneMisterias2:42
CD-18David ByrneFaust Dance2:18
CD-19David ByrneGhost3:24
CD-20David ByrneSuper Natural2:57
DVD-1David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgTree (Today Is An Important Occasion)4:08
DVD-2David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgIn The Upper Room3:40
DVD-3David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgThe Sound Of Business6:22
DVD-4David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgSocial Studies5:01
DVD-5David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn Verburg(The Gift Of Sound) Where The Sun Never Goes Down2:39
DVD-6David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgTheadora Is Dozing3:04
DVD-7David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgAdmiral Perry5:35
DVD-8David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgI Bid You Goodnight2:57
DVD-9David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgThings To Do (I've Tried)3:29
DVD-10David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgWinter6:27
DVD-11David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgJungle Book3:45
DVD-12David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgIn The Future6:36
DVD-13David Byrne - Robert Wilson (2) - JoAnn VerburgTree (Reprise)2:37
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Notes

Issued in slipcase.

Tracks 13 to 15 are marked as Instrumental Bonus Tracks.
Tracks 16 to 20 are marked as Kabuki.

Recorded at One On One Studios, North Hollywood, April 4th 1984 and Sound Studio Recorders, North Hollywood, April 5th and 6th, 1984.
Kabuki tracks recorded at JAK Recording Studio, Tokyo, 1983. Mixed at Kampo Studio, NYC, 2007.
Originally mastered 1984 & remastered 2007 at Sterling Sound, NYC.

The DVD contains a full-length time lapse slideshow of "the CIVIL warS".

℗&© 2007 Nonesuch Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the United States"

Catalog number 303228-2 on the sleeve and spine.
Catalog number 7559-799679-8 on the sticker.
Catalog number 75597996798 on the discs.

This music was inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans. First Produced and Performed at The Walker Centre, Minneapolis April 26th 1984

"The Knee Plays" by David Byrne and Robert Wilson form part of Robert Wilson's "the CIVIL warS"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 75597 99678 4
  • Label Code: LC00286
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD ; variants 1 & 2): [W logo] 7559799678CD V01 WIA
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD ; variants 1 & 2): [W logo] S1 7559799678DVD V01 MYN
  • Mastering SID Code (CD ; variants 1 & 2): IFPI L011
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD ; variants 1 & 2): IFPI L014
  • Mould SID Code (CD ; variants 1 & 2): IFPI 05L3
  • Mould SID Code (DVD ; variant 1): IFPI 051U
  • Mould SID Code (DVD ; variant 2): IFPI 056S

Other Versions (5 of 26)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album)Zonophone, Zonophone064-24 0381 1, 064 24 0381 1Europe1985
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Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album, Wakefield Pressing)ECM Records, ECM Records1-25022, 9 25022-1 EUS1985
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Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album)Regal ZonophoneEJ 240381 1UK1985
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Music For The Knee Plays (Cassette, Album)Regal ZonophoneEJ 240381 4UK1985
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Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album)Zonophone, ZonophoneEMS-91127, EJ 240381 1Japan1985

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  • gravel4t's avatar
    gravel4t
    Anyone else have a copy which is totally blank? Neither the cd or dvd has any surface groove.. nothing!
    • guybahir's avatar
      guybahir
      Delightful album. Stylistically, musically and lyrically, a lot of it reminded me of Laurie Anderson.
      I assumed that for the duration of this project, Byrne had Laurie's brain implanted into his head, but after listening to "Social Studies" I realize that he probably just ate her groceries for a while :)

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