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Rei Momo [CASSETTE] [Import]

David Byrne Audio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (27 Sep 1989)
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B00000EYP8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,027,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Independence Day
2. Make Believe Mambo
3. Call of the Wild
4. Dirty Old Town
5. Rose Tattoo
6. Loco de Amor
7. Dream Police
8. Don't Want to Be a Part of Your World
9. Marching Through the Wilderness
10. Good and Evil
11. Lie to Me
12. Office Cowboy
13. Women Vs. Men
14. Carnival Eyes
15. I Know Sometimes a Man Is Wrong

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rei Momo by David Byrne 5 Oct 2000
Format:Audio CD
Former Talking Heads Frontman David Byrne takes the experimentation of music from around the world started in his album 'Uh-Oh' into the realm of Latin and South American/Mexican Music. Byrne's unique songwriting is put to a large number of Latin styles including Salsa, Merengue, Samba, and Cha Cha Cha among others, to create a smooth sounding mixing of Western and South American Music. Byrne's unique story telling lyrics are in evidence throughout, 'Dont Want to be Part of Your World' tells the story of children rebelling against their parents, and 'Carnival Girl' tells of an attraction to a beautiful girl by a man with little chance of getting her, but with hope as emphaasised by the lyrics 'I've seen grasses grow through rocks and stones'. The experimentation extends to the lyrics with many songs combining English with Spanish and/or Portugese and switching between them. Fans of more traditional latin music will appreciate this alot more than the fans of the latin/pop sound of Lou Bega and Ricky Martin (among others), although some may enjoy this. This album is also a good starting point for people to get into latin music, or as an alternative for people who want a latin side to their music but dont like messrs Martin, Bega and company. A very good album Indeed
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspired slice of musical craft 21 Feb 2001
By Mr. D. Woods VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I love David Byrne. Never before has there been a musician with as much innovation or vision. Rei Momo is a truly wonderful album-possibly the most polished example of Byrne's solo work. On the surface an upbeat samba-inspired work but, as usual, there's a lot more to the former Talking Heads frontman's songs than meet the eye. Political messages and sociological acumen are cleverly woven into a fresh, alternative sound that borrows from other styles but has a flavour all of its own. Never one for the conventional, David Byrne is clearly different yet manages to avoid the pretentiousness that so many artists are resplendent of. Outstanding tracks are Make Believe Mambo, The Call of the Wild, Lie To Me and Marching Through the Wilderness- enough to suggest there's plenty of fuel in the Byrne tank yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Time for a remaster? 11 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
One of D Byrne's happiest, most accessible albums. Packed with great melodies, gorgeous instrumentation and arrangements, and subtly affecting lyrics, it's a unique hybrid. My favourite of his solo releases and worthy of a new, remastered release.
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4.0 out of 5 stars ELEGANT AND ENJOYABLE 23 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
From the quirky and experimental music of Talking Heads to the joyful rhythms of Latin America, in a graceful leap. This is quite an accessible and versatile album (unlike some of Talking Heads' stuff) with elegant melodies and witty lyrics, easy to digest and enjoy. My favourites include Make Believe Mambo, Independence Day and The Rose Tattoo. If an album is judged by the quality of the songs, this one is way up there. I'm not sure, though, whether it will appeal to all Talking Heads fans. Better listen first, before you buy. But I love it.
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