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The Complete Score From The Broadway Production Of 'the Catherine [Soundtrack, Import]

David Byrne Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Warner Bros Records
  • ASIN: B000002KNC
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,314 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...Fear of Words 16 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Originally written as the accompanying score to a dance production in 1981, David Byrne's second non-Talking Heads venture ( the Brian Eno collaberation 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts' was released earlier that year) carries on in the same musical vein as the previous years 'Remain in Light'; combining repetitive funk structures and experimental electronica with african styled polyrhythms.
'The Catherine Wheel' contains a few scattered pop songs ("His Wife Refused", "Poison", "My Big Hands (fall through the cracks)" ) but most of the album consists of cleverly-crafted instrumental pieces (featuring the combined talents of several musicians, including: Jerry Harrison, Bernie Worrell, Steve Scales and Brian Eno) which are always more than merely incidental. The music has greater clarity and precision than that of 'RIL', leaving the dense electronic textures of the Eno production, whilst maintaining its taught, propulsive, stuttering rhythms combined with a fresher, lighter touch provided by Byrne as producer.
Byrne's 'sound over sense' approach to lyrics results in the usual disconnected, non-linear array of words remaining intreguing without ever bordering on irritatingly obtuse. He suggests abstract phrases and then turns them inside out ("..They're moving forward and back, They're moving backwards and front") on "What a Day That Was" a track perhaps better known, along with another "Big Business", for its inclusion in the concert film 'Stop Making Sense'.
The Eno influence of 'Bush of Ghosts' can be heard on "The Red House" with its use of manipulated 'found vocals' and on "Eggs in the Priar Patch" where Byrne resumes his 'radio preacher' persona ("Lord I been such a bad boy .....
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Side Project 29 Dec 2003
By Christopher Hunter VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
When 'Catherine Wheel' was released it got a right pasting in most of the popular music press, which is a real shame because it's very good. This makes an excellent accompaniment to 'My Life in the Bush of Ghost'. Twyla Tharp, for whom this work was originally written, was reported to have considered it one of the most difficult works of music she had ever had to choreograph.
The work awards repeated listening. It is dark, dense and occasionally difficult but there are passages of funk, ambience and African rhythms to hang your hat on. It is one of the records I come back to on a regular basis for inspiration. In the same year Jerry Harrison, keyboard player with Talking Heads, released a solo album titled 'The Red and the Black' which I also recommend as an interesting comparison to the solo work of Byrne, as both explore rhythmic expression, though Harrison's work ties into political themes more heavily then Byrne.
Both Harrison's and Byrne's work in this year really underpin where Talking Heads were musically in the early 80's and adds new dimensions to an interesting and experiemental time. An important and under-rated record, well worth purchasing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I nearly wet myself! 23 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
I vividly remember the TV broadcast of the Twyla Tharp ballet, of which this is the soundtrack. What an event. I so loved the album, but regretted the poor woolly sound mix. This has now been fixed, and wow! It sounds crystal clear and sports lots of extra tracks, all of them gems and beefing the album up to 72 minutes of aural ecstasy.

I'd forgotten how genuinely weird Byrne was. If you liked Bush of Ghosts or Remain in Light then get this! It's a fantastic album - beautiful, compelling, and strangely edgy.

Then go checkout the DVD of the Twyla Tharp ballet.
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