Grown Backwards

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Grown Backwards
Studio album by David Byrne
Released March 16, 2004 (2004-03-16)
Recorded Kampo Studios, New York City; strings recorded at Tequila Mockingbird, Austin, Texas and several other locations
Genre Alternative rock, opera
Length 57:46
Language English, French ("Au fond du Temple Saint"), Italian ("Un Dì, Felice, Eterea")
Label Nonesuch/Warner Bros.
Producer David Byrne and Patrick Dillett
David Byrne chronology
Lead Us Not into Temptation
(2003)
Grown Backwards
(2004)
David Byrne Live at Union Chapel
(2004)

Grown Backwards is an album by David Byrne, released March 16, 2004.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 7.6/10 link

Holly Miranda covered "Glass, Concrete & Stone" on her EP Choose to See;, which was included with the purchase of her 2010 album The Magician's Private Library.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. "Glass, Concrete & Stone" – 4:13
  2. "The Man Who Loved Beer" (Donald Charles Book and Kurt Wagner of Lambchop) – 2:41
  3. "Au fond du Temple Saint" (Georges Bizet, Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré, from Les pêcheurs de perles) - 4:49
  4. "Empire" – 4:12
  5. "Tiny Apocalypse" – 4:03
  6. "She Only Sleeps" – 2:57
  7. "Dialog Box" – 3:30
  8. "The Other Side of this Life" – 4:00
  9. "Why" – 2:54
  10. "Pirates" – 3:52
  11. "Civilization" – 3:17
  12. "Astronaut" – 2:55
  13. "Glad" – 1:58
  14. "Un Dì, Felice, Eterea" (Giuseppe Verdi, from La Traviata) – 2:51
  15. "Lazy" (bonus track) (Byrne/X-Press 2) – 9:35

Personnel[edit]

"Glass, Concrete & Stone"

Recorded at Loveshack Studio, New York City

"The Man Who Loved Beer"

Recorded at Avatar, New York City

"Au Fond du Temple Saint"
"Empire"

Recorded RPM Studio, New York City

"Tiny Apocalypse"

Recorded at CaVa Sound Workshops, Glasgow

"She Only Sleeps"

Recorded at Cheeba Central, London Produced by Morcheeba Productions

"Dialog Box"
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • David Byrne – vocals, electric guitars
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • John Mills – baritone sax
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • Steve Williams – drum kit

Recorded at Avatar, New York City, horns recorded at Congress House Studio, Austin, Texas

"The Other Side of This Life"
  • Elaine Barber – harp
  • David Byrne – vocals, semi-nylon guitar
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion, samples, kitchen implements
  • The Tosca Strings
  • Steve Williams – drum kit, cowbell

Recorded at Avatar, New York City

"Why"
  • David Byrne – vocals, electric guitar, programming
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • Jon Spurney – keyboards
  • The Tosca Strings
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit

Drums recorded at Skyline, New York City

"Pirates"
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • David Byrne – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Paul Frazier – bass
  • John Mills – baritone sax
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • The Tosca Strings
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit

Drums recorded at Skyline, New York City, horns recorded at Congress House Studio

"Civilization"

Drums recorded at Skyline, New York City

"Astronaut"
  • David Byrne – vocals, electric guitar
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • Pamelia Kurstin – theremin
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • Steve Williams – percussion
"Glad"
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • David Byrne – vocals, nylon-string guitar
  • Paul Frazier – bass
  • John Mills – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • The Tosca Strings
  • Steve Williams – spaghetti percussion

Horns recorded at Congress House Studio

"Un di Felice, Eterea"

Recorded at Sound on Sound, New York City

"Lazy"
  • David Byrne – vocals, electric guitar, keyboards, drum programming
  • Patrick Dillett – background vocals
  • Paul Frazier – bass
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • The Tosca Strings
  • Steve Williams – drum triggers

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