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One fine day. Sheer joy!,
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This review is from: Everything That Happens Will Happen Today (Audio CD)
I love David Byrne, I love Brian Eno, I love Talking Heads and I like all three elements together. So imagine my delight when I heard Messrs Byrne and Eno had made a new record together, their first since 1981's 'My Life in the Bush of Ghosts'. On hearing the record however, after some rather indifferent reviews, I felt rather let down: lovely sounds as always, courtesy of Eno, but I felt the songs were a little lacking. Oh how wrong I was! One month on and the scales fell from my eyes (or ears). It's a stunner: spiritual, uplifting, mediative and thoroughly, thoroughly infectious. I've had it on continuous rotation for weeks - it sounds especially good on an iPod, but make sure you get it at maximum bit rate. I saw the man himself singing these songs in concert in Antwerp last night and he was superb, just superb.
The songs on the record need time to reveal themselves so be patient, but as someone recovering from the death of a loved one, I can tell you there is no better way to lift the spirits and rediscover the meaning of joy. Buy it!