Byrne, David / Grown Backwards
Album: Grown Backwards   Collection:General
Artist:Byrne, David   Added:Jun 2004
Label:Nonesuch Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-20 Pull Date: 2004-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3
Airplays: 3 2 4 1 3 3 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 18, 2014: Music Casserole
4. May 01, 2006: The Ground State
Glass, Concrete & Stone
2. Nov 10, 2009: Everyday Commotion
5. Jan 25, 2006: I once was canadian (covers show)
The Man Who Loved Beer
3. Oct 23, 2009: Radiophonic
Glass, Concrete & Stone
6. Jul 21, 2005: I once was canadian
The Man Who Loved Beer

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-09-10
David Byrne, the man behind the Talking Heads. I should note that I like the Talking Heads and David Byrne but I’m not overly familiar with the comprehensive works of those artists, so if you want a comparison to X album or whatever, listen ahead. This has some really good songs that could probably fit into all sorts of shows. He even sings a couple opera songs. His characteristic warbling tenor stands above the well-orchestrated songs of this CD.

1. nice percussion and instrumental build up. has a nice groove with the vocals, vibes, the percussion and cello.
2. nice string and harp. pretty song.
3. one of the opera arias. lush orchestration. maybe it’ll float your boat?
4. strong brass at times, mellow elsewhere
5. synths and percussion set up a nice groove. sung-spoken vocals during the verses.
6. jazzy guitar, almost a bossa nova feel to the percussion.
7. standard beat, lots of brass
8. has almost a show tune feel to it. prominent strings
9. at times a playful feel, others old love song feel.
10. sort of a latin beat/ feel
11. prominent accordion
12. reverby guitar, plaintive strings
13. “I’m glad that …” fill in the blank
14. the other opera aira, some actually impressive vocal work
15. starts out sounding like movie music. ends sounding like weird dance music(?)

Track Listing
1. Glass, Concrete & Stone   8. The Other Side of this Life
2. The Man Who Loved Beer   9. Why
3. Au Fond Du Temple Saint   10. Pirates
4. Empire   11. Civilization
5. Tiny Apocalypse   12. Astronaut
6. She Only Sleeps   13. Glad
7. Dialog Box   14. Un Di Felice, Eterea
  15. Lazy