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Watching a true genius at work
on 4 June 2011
The word genius is much misused. I think David Byrne is as close as it gets in the world of popular music (and the visual arts where he is also very active)
I was fortunate to see two concerts on this tour, at Bristol and Barcelona. We were even lucky enough to attend the backstage after-gig party at Barcelona as VIP guests of one of the backing band. I met my hero, shook his hand, and was a speechless nerd.
Not only does this DVD capture the superb live performances, the snips in between give a great insight into the process behind writing some of the music, collaborating with Brian Eno, and putting the tour together with choreographers etc..
I am not a bloke, at 54, who dances. I danced to this infectious,irresistible music played live by as tight a band as you will get. The vocal harmonies in particular are SUPERB, and the rhythmn section of Paul Frazier and Mauro Refesco is rock solid.
From his start with Talking Heads at CBGB's (now sadly gone) in New York, through all his solo work Byrne has maintained a consistently high standard across a huge range of musical styles. No-one, IMHO, has maintained this standard over 4 decades as Byrne has managed (even the Beatles put some rubbish out individually!)
Treat yourself and buy this.