Look into the Eyeball

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Look into the Eyeball
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Studio album by David Byrne
Released May 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)
Recorded The Cutting Room Studio and Sound on Sound Studio, New York City
Genre Art rock, alternative rock, folk rock, worldbeat
Length 38:46
Label Virgin
Producer Michael Mangini
David Byrne chronology
In Spite of Wishing and Wanting
(1999)In Spite of Wishing and Wanting1999
Look into the Eyeball
(2001)
Lead Us Not into Temptation
(2003)Lead Us Not into Temptation2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic68/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media(8.0/10) link

Look into the Eyeball is an album by musician David Byrne, released on May 8, 2001. The single "Like Humans Do" was supplied with Windows XP Home Edition operating system to showcase Microsoft's Windows Media Player.[3][4]

"Desconocido Soy" is a Spanish language song, performed with Nrü (a.k.a. Rubén Isaac Albarrán Ortega) from Café Tacuba. The title means "I Am Unknown" in English.[5]

As of August 2001 the album has sold 63,000 copies in United States according to Nielsen SoundScan. [6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and arranged by David Byrne

  1. "U.B. Jesus" – 3:49
  2. "The Revolution" – 2:15
  3. "The Great Intoxication" – 2:36
  4. "Like Humans Do" – 3:32
  5. "Broken Things" – 4:29
  6. "The Accident" – 2:34
  7. "Desconocido Soy" – 2:38
  8. "Neighborhood" – 4:32
  9. "Smile" – 3:33
  10. "The Moment of Conception" – 2:55
  11. "Walk on Water" – 3:26
  12. "Everyone's in Love with You" – 2:27

A special edition of the release contained a second CD with these two tracks:

  1. "All Over Me" – 5:18
  2. "Princess" – 3:56

Personnel[edit]

Additional musicians
  • Thom Bell – Rhodes on "Neighborhood"
  • Herb Besson – trombone
  • Virgil Blackwell – clarinet on "Smile"
  • Kysia Bostic – back-up vocals
  • Paulo Braga – percussion on "The Great Intoxication"
  • Vinicius Cantuária – percussion on "The Great Intoxication"
  • Bob Carlisle – French horn
  • Tara Chambers – cello
  • Vivian Cherry – back-up vocals
  • Greg Cohen – upright bass
  • Imani Coppola – back-up vocals on "Everyone's in Love with You"
  • Nick Cords – viola
  • Michael Davis – trombone
  • Larry Etkin – flugelhorn and trumpet on "Broken Things"
  • Bruno Eicher – violin
  • Arlen Fast – bassoon on "The Accident""
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • Robert Funk – trombone on "Broken Things"
  • Karen Griffin – piccolo
  • Dawn Hannay – viola
  • Jim Hayes – trumpet on "Like Humans Do"
  • Birch Johnson – trombone on "Broken Things"
  • Bradley Jones – bass on "The Revolution", baby bass on "Everyone's in Love with You"
  • Rodd Kadleck – trumpet
  • Vivek Kamath – viola
  • Lisa Kim – violin
  • Judy Leclair – bassoon on "The Accident""
  • Ken Lewis – bass and keyboards
  • Eileen Moon – cello
  • Kristina Mosso – violin
  • Maxim Moston – violin
  • Nrü (a.k.a. Rubén Isaac Albarrán Ortega) – vocals on "Desconocido Soy"
  • Suzanne Ornstein – violin
  • Sandra Park – violin
  • Rajnhidur Pejursdottir – violin
  • Shawn Pelton – drum kit and percussion
  • Susan Pray – viola
  • Dan Reed – violin
  • Mauro Refosco – percussion
  • Robert Rinehart – viola
  • Stewart Rose – French horn
  • Roger Rosenberg – baritone saxophone
  • Marlon Saunders – back-up vocals
  • Laura Seaton – violin
  • Sarah Seiver – cello
  • Fiona Simon – violin
  • Alan Stepanksy – cello
  • John Vercesi – Rhodes on "The Revolution"
  • Shelley Woodworth – English horn on "The Great Intoxication"
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
Production

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
Worldwide 2001-05-08 Virgin CD 50924

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Look into the Eyeball by David Byrne". Metacritic. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ David Byrne to Provide Promotional Music for Windows XP: "Like Humans Do" to Give Music Fans a Taste of the Digital Music Experience in Windows XP Archived 2007-02-12 at the Wayback Machine., Microsoft
  4. ^ You May Find Yourself On Windows XP, Forbes.com
  5. ^ "Desconocido Soy" - Look into the Eyeball. DavidByrne.com. Retrieved 2012-11-16.
  6. ^ https://www.forbes.com/2001/08/21/0821byrne.html#78968c0c2181

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