David Byrne Look Into The Eyeball

Look Into The Eyeball

David Byrne

Released on January 1, 2001 by Virgin Records

Main artist: David Byrne

Genre: Pop/Rock > Pop

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Album : 1 disk - 12 tracks Total length : 00:38:51

  1. 1 U.B. Jesus

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Mark Saunders, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vivian Cherry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Maxim Moston, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tara Chambers, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Marlon Saunders, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Kysia Bostic, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rajnhidur Pejursdottir, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kristina Mosso, Violin, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  2. 2 The Revolution

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Greg Cohen, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lisa Kim, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruno Eicher, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bradley Jones, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - John Vercesi, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  3. 3 The Great Intoxication

    Laura Seaton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Mangini, Producer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, Bass, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Vinicius Cantuaria, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Paulo Braga, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Sarah Seiver, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Fiona Simon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Susan Pray, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Shelley Woodworth, English Horn, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  4. 4 Like Humans Do

    Laura Seaton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Mangini, Producer - Tony Kadleck, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Davis, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Rosenberg, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Carlisle, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Herb Besson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lisa Kim, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Cords, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Reed, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Dawn Hannay, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Eileen Moon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Griffen, Piccolo, AssociatedPerformer - Fiona Simon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruno Eicher, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Hayes, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Vivek Kamath, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Stewart Rose, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  5. 5 Broken Things

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Birch Johnson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Larry Etkin, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Funk, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  6. 6 The Accident

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Greg Cohen, Upright Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Timpani, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lisa Kim, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruno Eicher, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Judy LeClair, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer - Arlen Fast, Bassoon, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  7. 7 Desconocido Soy

    Laura Seaton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Mangini, Producer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Luis Roman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Sarah Seiver, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - NRU, Vocals, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Fiona Simon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Susan Pray, Viola, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  8. 8 Neighborhood

    Laura Seaton, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Mangini, Producer - Tony Kadleck, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - THOM BELL, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Davis, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - Roger Rosenberg, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Bob Carlisle, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Herb Besson, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Suzanne Ornstein, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Lisa Kim, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Cords, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Dan Reed, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Dawn Hannay, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Eileen Moon, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Karen Griffen, Piccolo, AssociatedPerformer - Fiona Simon, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Bruno Eicher, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Hayes, Flugelhorn, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Vivek Kamath, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Stewart Rose, French Horn, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  9. 9 Smile

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Virgil Blackwell, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Alan Stepansky, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Robert Rinehart, Viola, AssociatedPerformer - Sandra Park, Horn, Violin, Strings Contractor, AssociatedPerformer - Sharon Yamada, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Sarah Seiver, Cello, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  10. 10 The Moment Of Conception

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  11. 11 Walk On Water

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Mauro Refosco, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Vivian Cherry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - PAUL FRAZIER, Bass, AssociatedPerformer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Maxim Moston, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Tara Chambers, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Marlon Saunders, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Kysia Bostic, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Rajnhidur Pejursdottir, Violin, AssociatedPerformer - Kristina Mosso, Violin, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

  12. 12 Everyone's In Love With You

    Michael Mangini, Producer - Ken Lewis, Mixer, Engineer, Keyboards, Recording Engineer, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel - Shawn Pelton, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - David Byrne, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Mellotron, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Imani Coppola , Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Bradley Jones, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer Copyright : (C) 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc. ℗ 2001 Virgin Records America, Inc.

About

It goes without saying that any David Byrne solo release will be all over the sonic map, and true to form, Look Into the Eyeball provides a pancultural stew of musical styles, exotic rhythms, and international guest stars. But what separates Eyeball from Byrne's previous offering, the only-fitfully successful Feelings, is a renewed emphasis on lush, natural sounds and consistent production. Nearly every track boasts strings and/or horns, and the textures go a long way in unifying Byrne's insistent genre-hopping. Tracks such as "Smile," "The Revolution," "The Accident," and "Everyone's in Love With You" best demonstrate his new approach: Spare melodies are layered atop subtle, percolating rhythms and then filled in with evocative string arrangements. Better yet, Byrne's two collaborations with legendary Philly soul producer Thom Bell -- the buoyant "Like Humans Do" and "Neighborhood" -- blend in effortlessly with the other material. Of course, old habits die hard: "U.B. Jesus" and "The Great Intoxication" are at once too slick and too simple, with muddled messages both musically and lyrically. (It doesn't help that the latter track features a cringe-inducing, self-referential "Who disco? Who techno? Who hip-hop? Who bebop?..." shout-out.) The remainder of the album vacillates between pleasant Talking Heads-ish pop ("Walk on Water") and accomplished if out-of-place forays into the Latin avant-garde ("Desconocido Soy"). It's hard to fault Byrne -- who produces an album every three or four years -- for packing as much as he can into one release. So it's best to view Look Into the Eyeball for what it is: an entertaining assimilation of the sundry artists and sounds he's gotten into since his last trip into the studio. ~ Michael Hastings

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