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David ByrneMusic For The Knee Plays

Label:ECM Records – 1-25022, ECM Records – 9 25022-1 E
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Jazz, Stage & Screen
Style:Contemporary Jazz


A1Tree (Today Is An Important Occasion)4:02
A2In The Upper Room3:35
A3The Sound Of Business6:15
A4Social Studies4:52
A5(The Gift Of Sound) Where The Sun Never Goes Down2:34
A6Theadora Is Dozing2:59
B1Admiral Perry5:32
B2I Bid You Goodnight
Arranged ByThe Pindar Family
B3I've Tried
Arranged BySwan's Silvertone Singers*
B5Jungle Book3:38
B6In The Future6:35

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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 [url=http://]Dirty Dozen Brass Band[/url] 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.
Some copies have blue and white sticker stating pressed in England on shrink with DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) a trademark of Teldec.

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7599-25022-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992502214
  • Price Code (On spine): $9.98
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1 A runout): 9252871 A-1-1- // #3 // 1-25022 // 44167A SM #1 // D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 1 B runout): 9252871 B-1-1- // SUBMA 1 // 1-25022 // #3 // 44167 B SM #1 // D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2 A runout): 9252871 A-1-1-2- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 2 B runout): 9252871 B-1-1-1- D
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3 A runout): 9252871 A-1-1- 44167 SM 2 D #10
  • Matrix / Runout (Variation 3 B runout): 9252871 B-1-1- SUBMA 1 1-25022 #10 44167 B SM#1 D

Other Versions (5 of 23)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album)Zonophone064-24 0381 1Europe1985
Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album)Regal ZonophoneEJ 240381 1UK1985
Music For The Knee Plays (Cassette, Album)Regal ZonophoneEJ 240381 4UK1985
Music For The Knee Plays (LP, Album)Zonophone, ZonophoneEMS-91127, EJ 240381 1Japan1985
Music For The Knee Plays (Cassette, Album)ECM RecordsECM 4-25022US1985


all4vinyl's avatar
My copy has a promo stamp front cover along with a round half blue/half white sticker stating PRESSED IN ENGLAND and Direct Metal Mastering DMM. Sound is superb. Trailoff differs also:
9252871 A-1-1-2 . : D
9252871 B-1-1-1-X1 D
michael-piel's avatar
Edited 2 years ago
my copy is a very bad pressing, even after machinewashing it there is a lot of crisps, high frequenzies are distorted