4/24/2014

NEIL YOUNG TO RELEASE DELUXE BOX SET

NEIL YOUNG TO RELEASE DELUXE BOX SET OF 
A LETTER HOME ALBUM ON MAY 27th

FIRST RELEASED ON VINYL ON JACK WHITE'S THIRD MAN RECORDS,
A LETTER HOME FEATURES ALBUM OF COVERS RECORDED AT WHITE'S RECORDING BOOTH IN NASHVILLE

BEAUTIFULLY HAND-MADE DELUXE BOX SET INCLUDES TWO VINYL LP'S, CD, DVD, SEVEN VINYL SINGLES AND MORE

   
April 24, 2014 - (Burbank, CA.) -  Neil Young will release a CD, digital album and a Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set of his recent vinyl album A Letter Home on Reprise Records on May 27th. The box set is a beautifully packaged expanded version of the vinyl edition first released on February 21stby Jack White's Third Man Records. The Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set will also contain a Download card for the hi-res Audiophile version of the album. Click here to pre-order A Letter Home. Click hereto view the album cover art. Click here to view the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set package.   

Young recorded the collection of covers with White on a refurbished 1947 Voice-O-Graph recording booth at Third Man's Nashville headquarters. Imagine a very simple recording studio not much larger than a phone booth and you'll get the idea.  He describes the album as "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever."  Recorded live to track to one-track, mono, the album has an inherent warm, primitive feel of a vintage Folkways recording,

As for the track-listing, Young chose songs that have personal meaning for him, such as British folk artist Bert Jansch's "Needle of Death" (which inspired Young to write 1972's "Needle and the Damage Done"), Bob Dylan's "Girl from the North Country," Willie Nelson's "Crazy," Don Everly's"I Wonder If I Care as Much," Bruce Springsteen's "My Home Town," and many others.  Clickhere to watch a video for "Needle of Death"

The album begins with Neil recording a spoken letter to his late mother, informing her of his personal and present state of affairs which sets the tone and atmosphere for the duration of the album. He does this once again at the beginning of Side 2 in a way which could explain why he's selected these particular songs to record. In essence, this presentation is, as its title implies, A Letter Home from Neil. This is a deeply personal and expressive listening experience which is as real and raw emotionally as it is sonically and yet light of touch in its form and flow.

Reprise will release the complete box set, which includes a special "direct feed from the booth" audiophile vinyl version and a DVD that captured the original electro-mechanical process, along with comments from the producers and recording engineers. It includes:

Standard audio LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
Audiophile LP pressed on 180-gram black vinyl
Standard audio CD
DVD with footage from the recording
12" x 12", 32-page full color booklet

Seven 6" vinyl discs pressed on clear vinyl. The 7th disc of this set features a version of Dylan's
"Blowin' In The Wind" backed with an alternate take / arrangement of "Crazy"


The track-listing for A Letter Home is as follows:

A Letter Home intro
Changes (Phil Ochs)
Girl from the North Country (Bob Dylan)
Needle of Death (Bert Jansch)
Early Morning Rain (Gordon Lightfoot)
Crazy (Willie Nelson)
Reason to Believe (Tim Hardin)
On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
If You Could Read My Mind (Gordon Lightfoot)
Since I Met You Baby (Ivory Joe Hunter)
My Hometown (Bruce Springsteen)
I Wonder If I Care as Much (Don Everly)

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The Secret Sisters New Album Put Your Needle Down Lands


THE SECRET SISTERS NEW ALBUM
PUT YOUR NEEDLE DOWN LANDS AT
#1 ON BILLBOARD HEATSEEKERS CHART

Critically Acclaimed Duo's First Album In Three Years
Produced By T Bone Burnett

Album Features New Original Songs Including First Single, "Rattle My Bones,"
And "Dirty Lie" Co-Written by Bob Dylan

The Secret Sisters currently supporting country trio Nickel Creek
on its entire US reunion tour in April and May   


New York, NY - April 24, 2014 - THE SECRET SISTERS long-awaited second album, Put Your Needle Down has landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. The Alabama duo's critically-acclaimed sophomore set was produced by the iconic T Bone Burnett, and marks a giant creative step forward for siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers. Put Your Needle Down is currently available atiTunes and other select retailers via Republic Records.

The album's 12 songs - primarily written or co-written by Laura and Lydia - seamlessly blend an exciting and decidedly Southern patchwork of country, blues, Americana, folk, rock and gospel.

Here's what critics are saying about the album:

"[The Secret Sisters'] are as flawlessly retro as Mad Men and as lively and bold as Bettie Page, and their voices ring in impeccable harmonies that soar straight into The Everly Brothers' territory.
NPR ALL THINGS CONSIDERED 

"While still steeped in exquisite sibling harmonies, this album contemporizes them."   USA TODAY 
 
"Ethereal harmonies once again take center stage on the Secret Sisters' sophomore album [that] takes the listener back to a time when vocalists valued purity over production. But this time around, they manage to marry their signature throwback sound with a lot more energy."    ROLLING STONE

"Nashville sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers blend country, folk, blues, and gospel as naturally as they harmonize their voices."    - PEOPLE


The album is preceded by the new single "Rattle My Bones," hopping from a guitar gallop into sweet, soaring harmonies from Laura and Lydia, it taps into a delightfully entrancing energy that's both enigmatic and endearing. The new album also features the he-said-she-said accusations of "Dirty Lie," co-written with Bob Dylan. An unfinished song they brought to life, Dylan started writing "Dirty Lie" back in the '80s and when he heard that The Secret Sisters were recording a new album, he sent several demos to them for their consideration and gave the Sisters the nod to finish the song and record it.

Put Your Needle Down illuminates the many facets of this diverse, dynamic, and darling twosome and sways from the soulful mourning of "Let There Be Lonely" to the coy "murder ballad" "Iuka," and the uplifting musical baptism of "River Jordan."

In support of the album's release, The Secret Sisters are currently supporting country trio Nickel Creek on its entire US reunion tour in April and May.

Put Your Needle Down Track Listing:
1. Rattle My Bones
2. Iuka
3. Dirty Lie
4. The Pocket Knife
5. Let There Be Lonely
6. Black And Blue
7. Lonely Island
8. I Cannot Find A Way
9. If I Don't
10. Good Luck Good Night Goodbye
11. Bad Habit
12. River Jordan

The tour itinerary is as follows:
4/16Alabama Theater            Birmingham, AL
4/17Thomas Wolfe Auditorium    Ashville, NC
4/18Ryman Auditorium            Nashville, TN
4/19Ryman Auditorium            Nashville, TN
4/21Track 29                    Chattanooga, TN
4/22Johnny Mercer Theater      Savannah, GA
4/24NC Performing Arts Center   North Charleston, SC
4/25Tabernacle                  Atlanta, GA
4/26nTelos Wireless Pavilion    Charlottesville, VA
4/27Tennessee Theatre           Knoxville, TN
4/29Beacon Theatre              New York, NY
5/1House of Blues              Boston, MA
5/2Keswick Theatre             Upper Darby, PA
5/39:30 Club                  Washington, DC
5/49:30 Club                   Washington, DC
5/6Taft Theatre                Cincinnati, OH
5/7Murat Theatre at Old
National Centre   
Indianapolis, IN
5/9Riviera Theater            Chicago, IL
5/10Riverside Theater           Milwaukee, WI
5/11State Theatre               Minneapolis, MN
5/131st BANK Center             Broomfield, CO
5/14Kingsbury Hall              Salt Lake City, UT
5/16Crystal Ballroom            Portland, OR
5/17Moore Theatre               Seattle, WA
5/19Fox Theater                 Oakland, CA
5/20Balboa Theatre              San Diego, CA
5/21The Wiltern                 Los Angeles, C
  

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Dum Dum Girls: "Rimbaud Eyes" Video Premiere + European Tour

Watch A New Dum Dum Girls’ Video 
For “Rimbaud Eyes” From Too True

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/19673/1/watch-the-dum-dum-girls-as-punk-cartoons
2014 Tour Schedule Extended Through August 10th
Video Premiere via Dazed and Confused
We’d like for you to watch the new Dum Dum Girls’ video for “Rimbaud Eyes,” from the band’s acclaimed new album,Too True, out now worldwide on Sub Pop. The new visual stars the band, was directed by Tamaryn, features cinematography from Bianca Alexis, and animated and edited by Gooby Herms.  Dazed and Confused premiered the video and had this to say, “Wow, the new Dum Dum Girls video is incredible. For the sultry “Rimbaud Eyes”, the guitar four-piece appear as if in Jem and The Holograms, with frontwoman Dee Dee Penny a pastel faerie queen Pat Benetar who knows she has better hair than everyone else at the (peep) show. She struts down a sex shop hyperway, appears in Octopussy-ish 007 sillhouettes before – oh! – climaxing with her band in hyperspace on a heart-shaped platform (see premiere April 24th).”

Dum Dum Girls’ massively successful worldwide tour in support of Too True is underway, with the European trek set to run from May 1st in London, UK at Scala and ending June 7th in Porto, PT at Primavera Sound Festival. Additionally, there are a handful of U.S. festival and club dates to mention at this time: July 20th in Chicago, IL at Pitchfork Music Festival; August 2nd in Santa Ana, CA at the Observatory for Burger a-Go-Go; and August 8th-10th in San Francisco, CA at Outside Lands Festival.  Please find a full list of tour dates below.
Dum Dum Girls’ Too True, featuring the singles “Rimbaud Eyes,” “Are You Okay?,” “Lost Boys And Girls Club,” was produced by Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go-Go’s, Richard Hell), Sune Rose Wagner (The Raveonettes) and engineered by Alonzo Vargas at East West Studios in Los Angeles and The Coven in New York City.
What People Are Saying About Dum Dum Girls Too True:
Dum Dum Girls continue to explore a sonic and formal intersection of the early 1960s — girl groups, surf-rock, garage-rock — and the post-punk 1980s of the Jesus and Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine. A few chords, a clear melody and succinct verse-chorus-bridge structures are filled with darkly allusive lyrics and floated amid gauzy, sweeping guitar effects. It’s a roomy concept, encompassing spaghetti western guitar touches in “Cult of Love,” new wave momentum in “Little Minx,” stately folk-rock in “Under These Hands,” a weighty undertow in “Lost Boys and Girls Club” and a celestial serenity in “Trouble Is My Name.” - [Critics Choice]  New York Times
“Penny's songs are no less quotable for their simplicity, whether she's name-checking 19th-century poet Arthur Rimbaud ("Rimbaud Eyes"), fitting the album's title into the chorus of "Too True to Be Good" or dispensing a perfect goth-pop mission statement in "Evil Blooms": "Why be good? Be beautiful and sad." On Too True, Penny and Dum Dum Girls need barely 30 minutes to prove that a band can be all three at once.” [First Listen] - NPR Music
“.. This album is the perfect-pop balance of cliché and rawness, with mythic ambition and songs that make you a three-minute hero.” [4 / 5 Stars] - MOJO
“Sleek and sophisticated, this third full-length careens from muscular blasts of ’80s guitar rock (“In the Wake of You”) to spectral ballads (“Are You Okay?”). Penny writes hits even if they never become that. Songs like “Too True to Be Good” and “Rimbaud Eyes” are meant to be blared from car radios with the windows down; they’re perfect. - Boston Globe
“Songs like "Rimbaud Eyes" and "Evil Blooms" more than live up to their fashion-goth titles. But Penny is best opening up her sound on big, searching ballads like "Lost Boys and Girls Club," where sad Madonna hangs with the Jesus and Mary Chain, or the Chrissie Hynde-worthy weeper "Are You Okay?" where Penny wanders in a "lavender haze" ("I'm reckless at night/I'm sorry for days"), wearing boozy misery like a black-leather security blanket.” [3.5/5 Stars] - Rolling Stone

Too True is a bold album, with Dee Dee backed by huge swelling guitars on a series of resoundingly anthemic and unashamedly 80s sounding tracks.” [8 / 10] - Uncut

Tour Dates:
May 01 - London, UK - Scala
May 03 - Manchester, UK - Round House
May 04 - Leeds, UK - Live In Leeds @ Brudenell Social Club
May 05 - Norwich, UK  - Norwich Art Centre
May 06 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK - TBA
May 07 - Glasgow, UK - SWG3
May 08 - Belfast, UK - The Blackbox
May 09 - Galway, UK - Roisin Dubh
May 10 - Dublin, IE - The Button Factory
May 11 - Bristol, UK - Start The Bus
May 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
May 15 -  Milan, IT - Circolo Magnolia
May 16 - Rome, IT -  Traffic Club
May 17 - Carpi, IT - Mattatoio
May 18 - Zagreb, Croatia - Mocvara
May 20 - Hamburg, DE - Knust
May 21 - Berlin, DE -  Lido
May 22 - Munich, DE - Orangehouse @ Feierwerk
May 24 - Zurich, CH - Kinski Klub
May 25 - Esch Alzette, LU -  ROCKHAL
May 26 - Paris, FR -  La Maroquinerie
May 27 - Paris, FR - Silencio
May 28 - Strasbourg, FR -  La Laiterie
May 29 - Lyon, FR - Les Nuits Sonores @ Les Confluences
May 31 - Barcelona, ES  - Primavera
Jun. 01 - Barcelona, ES - Primavera Al Parc
Jun. 02 - Toulouse, FR - Connexion Cafe
Jun. 03 - Bordeaux, FR - Relache
Jun. 07 - Porto, PT - Primavera
Jul. 20 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
Aug. 02 - Santa Ana, CA - Observatory / Burger a-Go-Go
Aug. 08-10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival


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Brian Jonestown Massacre announce West Coast dates 2014

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BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE announce west coast tour dates in May 2014.

BJM is already playing Austin Psych Fest, but they have added three more California shows.

West Coast US Tour 2014

May 2nd: Austin Psych Fest
May 7th: BJM @ The Observatory
May 8th: BJM @ Fox Oakland
May 10th: BJM @ The Wiltern

These shows will sell out. Buy tickets now.

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Brian Jonestown Massacre at Webster Hall, August 25th 2012 (last American show)

All photos by Daniel Murtagh.
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4/23/2014

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE "REVELATION"

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE RELEASE REVELATION ON MAY 20, 2014


MAY 7 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
MAY 8 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theatre
MAY 10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

RECORD STORE DAY LIMITED EDITION 12”
"Depending on how you look at it they’re either the Grandaddies of Psych, a bunch of pricks on mind-bending drugs, the stars of Dig!, or maybe you’ve never heard them before. Whatever, who cares. All you need to know is that they’re back, baby." –  NOISEY Track Premiere (March 20)
“What You Isn’t” Q Magazine Track of The Day (March 24)

Brian Jonestown Massacre will release their 14th album, Revelation, on May 20, 2014through A Records (Redeye Distribution). Listen to “What You Isn’t” here:https://soundcloud.com/wastedyouthpr/brian-jonestown-massacre-what/s-qA0r2
Encompassing all the weirdness that has been discovered in the past 40 years, Revelationadvances the traditional Brian Jonestown Massacre sound of mixing eastern influences with western rock. Two-dozen band members later and numerous “ups and downs” (some have been famously sensationalized in the media), the one thing that has always remained consistent for this psychedelic collective, is front man Mr. Anton Alfred Newcombe.

Recorded from late 2012-2014, Revelation is the first album that was fully recorded and produced at Anton’s recording studio in Berlin, Germany. Original band member, Ricky Maymi plays guitar on this album plus features a vocal performance in Swedish byJoachim Alhund (Les Big Byrd/Teddybears) on “Vad Hände Med Dem?” Other special guests include: Constatine Karlis (Dimmer) on drums, Ryan Van Kriedt (Asteroid #4) on guitar, and Anton plays the rest.

Anton also releases music by other bands through his A Records including: Les Big ByrdThe Worshipped Cats (May 20), Blue Angel LoungeA Sea Of Trees (May 20),The KVBOut of Body (June 3) who were recently named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know This Year.

Brian Jonestown Massacre are confirmed to headline Austin Psych Fest and select live dates on the West Coast in May.  The band will then begin a 45-date tour of mainland Europe including the band’s first ever dates in Warsaw, Prague and Athens: http://www.brianjonestownmassacre.com/?news=euro-tour-2014

Anton explains why the album is named Revelation:
“The simple answer is I love the word. Most of the time I would classify my work "śruti," i.e. "what is heard" definition of the word “revelation.” But on this album and with these songs, there was nothing. No ideas and no guidance and I was still able to create the record for me. That was a revelation.”

Brian Jonestown Massacre Touring Band
Anton Newcombe – guitar, vocals
Matt Hollywood – guitar, vocals
Joel Gion - tambourine
Collin Hegna -bass
Dan Allaire - drums
Frankie Emerson - guitar
Ricky Maymi - guitar
Rob Campanella - keyboards

Revelation LP - Tracklisting
SIDE A – 1) Vad Hände Med Dem?  2) What You Isn't  3) Unknown
SIDE B – 1) Memory Camp 2) days, weeks and moths 3) Duck and Cover
SIDE C – 1) Food For Clouds 2) Second Sighting 3) Memorymix
SIDE D – 1) Fist Full Of Bees 2) Nightbird  3) Xibalba 4) Goodbye (Butterfly)

Revelation CD - Tracklisting
1) Vad Hände Med Dem? 2) What You Isn't 3) Unknown 4) Memory Camp
5) days, weeks and moths 6) Duck and Cover 7) Food For Clouds 8) Second Sighting
9) Memorymix 10) Fist Full Of Bees 11) Nightbird 12) Xibalba 13) Goodbye (Butterfly)

Record Store Day 12” Tracklisting (Release date: April 19, 2014)
SIDE A – Brian Jonestown Massacre 1) Goodbye (Butterfly) 2) Lions Ride Free
SIDE B – The Magic Castles 1) Rebecca’s World 2) Trembling Hands
* Limited to 3,000 units all individually numbered available on grey splattered 180 gram vinyl.




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Lord Huron's "Ends of the Earth" video premieres at LA Times!

 
LORD HURON’S “ENDS OF THE EARTH” VIDEO PREMIERES AT LOS ANGELES TIMES

BAND TO TOUR THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER

CRITICS CONTINUE TO HAIL DEBUT ALBUM LONESOME DREAMS
 
Photo Credit: Jessica Yurasek
  
The video for “Ends of the Earth” (directed by Kevin Donelan), off critically acclaimed Lord Huron’s debutLonesome Dreams, is now streaming at Los Angeles Times’ Pop & Hiss Blog: http://lat.ms/1mA548P. The clip follows the recent premiere of the video for the latest single “She Lit a Fire” at The New York Times (watch here:http://youtu.be/VUxh-jw-C-w).
 
Lonesome Dreams continues to garner widespread praise:
 
“...Songs that feel wide-open and ambitious, but also giddy and unpredictable.”—NPR
 
“…music sails above those geographic and romantic landscapes as a thoroughly tuneful, reverberant extension of folk-rock and country-rock…”—The New York Times

“The indie-folk band paints a vivid landscape with upbeat, warm melodies and the dreamy vocals.”—USA Today

“…Campfire strumming and robust vocal harmonies ghosted by tuneful howls…”—Rolling Stone

“Harmonic, propulsive folk pop at once radiant and chilly…”—New York Magazine

“Lord Huron’s music is so impressionistic, it sometimes sounds like it emanates from a dream.”—Boston Globe

 “What sets the project apart is the level of their craft and
the feeling of travel and discovery in the lyrics and sound.”—LA Weekly

Gut-level, emotive songwriting that hits directly and honestly.”—Pitchfork
 
Lord Huron made their first network television appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and most recently performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!
 
Furthermore, the band has added tour dates throughout the summer, including various festival slots and a special performance with The National at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park. The new dates round out a massive year of touring for Lord Huron, including their largest U.S. headlining run, their first large-scale U.K. outing, and numerous sold out shows nationwide, in addition to appearances at major festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Newport Folk Festival, among others. See below for further details.
 
Originally a musical and visual solo project by lead singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider, collaborators now include Mark Barry (percussion, vocals), Miguel Briseno (bass, percussion), and Tom Renaud (guitar, vocals). Schneider started playing music as a child—most often on summer nights around the campfire on Lake Huron. He went on to study art in college and lived in France and New York before moving to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue a career in the visual arts. Schneider’s passion for art and music are often intertwined, and he has composed music for various visual art projects over the years. In 2010, Schneider self-released his first EP, Into the Sun, online, complete with original artwork. The songs gained traction and Schneider set to work recruiting musicians to help him translate the recordings into a live performance.
 
LORD HURON TOUR DATES
May 9                                                        Richmond, VA                               Friday Cheers Festival
May 10                                                         Atlanta, GA                             Shaky Knees Music Fest
May 10                                                         Atlanta, GA                                             Terminal West
May 31-June 1                                            Houston, TX                             Free Press Summer Fest
June 7-8                                                       Toronto, CA                                       Field Trip Festival
June 18                                                       Brooklyn, NY          Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park
July 3-6                                                        Quincy, CA                          High Sierra Music Festival
July 11                                                       Cleveland, OH                                          House of Blues
July 12                                                          Detroit, MI                                         MO POP Festival
July 13                                                         Ottawa, CA                                          Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15                                                 South Burlington, VT                     Higher Ground Ballroom
July 16                                                        Portland, ME                                               State Theatre
July 17                                                       Westbury, NY                             The Space At Westbury
July 18                                                       Pittsburgh, PA                                  Mr. Small’s Theatre
July 19                                                       Louisville, KY                                      Forecastle Festival
August 7-10                                              Darrington, WA                      Summer Meltdown Festival
August 8-10                                            Squamish, Canada                                        Squamish Fest

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DAVID BYRNE’S HERE LIES LOVE CAST RECORDING

DAVID BYRNE’S HERE LIES LOVE CAST RECORDING TO BE RELEASED MAY 6 ON NONESUCH RECORDS 

ALBUM FEATURES ACCLAIMED PERFORMERS FROM PUBLIC THEATER’S PRODUCTION, WHICH RETURNED TO STAGE ON APRIL 14
 
 
“insidiously infective songs”—New York Times
“From leads to ensemble, the cast is topnotch.”—New York Daily News

Nonesuch Records will release the cast recording of David Byrne’s Here Lies Loveon May 6. The recording features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Here Lies Love musical starring Ruthie Ann Milesand Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos. Here Lies Love will be released digitally and as a two CD set and is available for pre-order at nonesuch.com with an instant download of the track “Child of the Philippines.”

The physical copy of the recording includes a 52-page full color book with lyrics, credits, an introduction by Public Theater director Oskar Eustis and two essays about the creation of the piece by Byrne.

Here Lies Love premiered at New York’s Public Theater in April of last year and was extended four times. It won an Obie Award for music and lyrics; an Outer Critics Circle Award; Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Music, Lighting Design, and Projection Design; and two Theatre World Awards. The musical and its principal cast returned this spring with performances that began on April 14; opening night is set for May 1. The Public’s production was hailed by theNew York Observer as “the must-see event of the season” and by Vogue as “a life-giving, roof-raising, booty-shaking blast of joy.”

Marcos’s love for disco and club music served as the inspiration for the musical, telling the story of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, retracing her meteoric rise to power and subsequent descent into infamy and disgrace at the end of the People Power Revolution.

Here Lies Love, which draws its name from Imelda’s requested tombstone epitaph, was originally released in 2010 as an album with multiple singers performing the lead roles, including Santigold, Florence Welch (Florence + The Machine), Sia, Steve Earle, St. Vincent, Natalie Merchant, Tori Amos, Sharon Jones, Nicole Atkins, and many others.

The cast recording of Here Lies Love features seven new songs written specifically for the musical including “Child of the Philippines,” “The Fabulous One,” based on Ninoy Aquino’s famous speech “A Pantheon for Imelda,” and “God Draws Straight,” based on the book People Power: An Eyewitness History. Of the new songs written for the musical, Byrne says “I was thrilled with the result—I’d been gently nudged by my collaborators to write something that I’d never tried before.”

Byrne collaborated with director Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) to bring the music to the stage. Ruthie Ann Miles’ starring performance was praised as “striking” by New York magazine, “magnetic, sexy and poignant” by the New York Post, and “vivid and haunting” by the New York Daily NewsEntertainment Weekly declares “not only does [Miles] have a lovely, dynamic set of pipes, but she also infuses the first lady with just the right amount of strength and sensitivity.” Miles earned a Theatre World Award for her performance. The cast recording of Here Lies Love also features Renee Albulario, Melody Butiu, Natalie Cortez, Debralee Daco, Joshua Dela Cruz, Kelvin Moon Loh, Jeigh Madjus, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Conrad Ricamora, Trevor Salter, and Janelle Velasquez.
Here Lies Love Track Listing:

DISC 1
1: American Troglodyte—Ensemble
2: Here Lies Love—Ruthie Ann Miles & Melody Butiu
3: Child of the Philippines—Conrad Ricamora & Ruthie Ann Miles
4: Opposite Attraction—Conrad Ricamora & Ruthie Ann Miles
5: The Rose of Tacloban—Ruthie Ann Miles
6: A Perfect Hand—Jose Llana
7: Eleven Days—Ruthie Ann Miles
8: When She Passed By—Melody Butiu
9: Sugartime Baby—Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana & Jeigh Madjus
10: Walk Like a Woman—Ruthie Ann Miles
11: Don’t You Agree? / Pretty Face—Ruthie Ann Miles, Jose Llana & Maria-Christina Oliveras
12: Dancing Together—Ruthie Ann Miles & Maria-Christina Oliveras
13: The Fabulous One—Conrad Ricamora
14: Men Will Do Anything—Maria-Christina Oliveras
 
DISC 2
1: Star and Slave—Ruthie Ann Miles
2: Poor Me—Ruthie Ann Miles & Jose Llana
3: Please Don’t—Ruthie Ann Miles
4: Solano Avenue—Ruthie Ann Miles & Melody Butiu
5: Riots and Bombs
6: Order 1081—Renee Albulario, Melody Butiu, Natalie Cortez & Maria-Christina Oliveras
7: Seven Years—Ruthie Ann Miles & Conrad Ricamora
8: Gate 37—Conrad Ricamora
9: Just Ask the Flowers—Natalie Cortez
10: Why Don’t You Love Me?—Ruthie Ann Miles
11: God Draws Straight—Kelvin Moon Loh
12: Here Lies Love (Curtain Call)—Ensemble

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