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True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack 2LP + MP3 + Print Bundle



On True Stories (1986), his sole foray into feature-film directing, David Byrne was inspired by tabloid headlines to make an ode to the extraordinariness of ordinary American life, using his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show. This comprehensive soundtrack contains 23 songs, collected for the first time in one package and in film sequence. "I always imagined that the music written for True Stories should be heard as it is in the film," says Byrne. "It makes the most sense this way. Me singing the song that was written for John Goodman's character always felt weird to me. It was written for that character, not for me. An immersive audio voyage into the little town of Virgil, Texas, in the mid-'80s. Pre-orders include an exclusive, limited-edition 12" print of a production photo taken by Byrne.