David Byrne (album)

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David Byrne
Studio album by David Byrne
Released May 24, 1994 (1994-05-24)
(See release history)
Recorded November–December 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 51:06
Label Luaka Bop/Warner Bros.
Producer David Byrne and Susan Rogers
David Byrne chronology
Uh-Oh
(1992)
David Byrne
(1994)
Feelings
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

David Byrne's self-titled album (styled "davidenryd") was released in 1994. "Angels" and "Back in the Box" were the two main singles released from the album. The first one entered the US Modern Rock Tracks chart, reaching #24.

The album spent six weeks on the Billboard 200 chart.[2]

Part of the song "Lilies of the Valley" can be heard sampled on Talib Kweli's "Right About Now", the leadoff track from his 2006 Right About Now: The Official Sucka Free Mix CD.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Byrne.

  1. "A Long Time Ago" – 3:27
  2. "Angels" – 4:43
  3. "Crash" – 4:28
  4. "A Self-made Man" – 3:51
  5. "Back in the Box" – 4:24
  6. "Sad Song" – 3:03
  7. "Nothing at All" – 4:51
  8. "My Love Is You" – 2:01
  9. "Lilies of the Valley" – 4:28
  10. "You & Eye" – 5:08
  11. "Strange Ritual" – 6:51
  12. "Buck Naked" – 3:51

Personnel[edit]

  • David Byrne – vocals, guitar, synthesizer, clavinet, bells, balafon, lap steel guitar
  • Mark Edwards – drones
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards
  • Bebel Gilberto – background vocals
  • Sue Hadjopoulos – percussion
  • Bashiri Johnson – percussion, bongos, chimes, conga, shaker
  • Arto Lindsay – guitar
  • Dolette McDonald – background vocals
  • John Medeski – organ, synthesizer, Farfisa
  • Valerie Naranjo – drums, percussion, marimba, shaker, talking drum, percussion sampling
  • Marcus Rojas – tuba
  • Paul Socolow – bass
  • Todd Turkisher – drums, percussion, surdo, sampling, doumbek, roto toms, frame drum, trash cans
  • Bill Ware – marimba, vibraphone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Worldwide 1994 Luaka Bop/Warner Bros. CD 45558
Cassette tape
CD 45666
1995 9362-45666
2006 Sire ?

References[edit]