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David Byrne - Sounds From True Stories (Original Motion Picture Score)

David Byrne - Sounds From True Stories (Original Motion Picture Score)
Sounds From True Stories (Original Motion Picture Score)
David Byrne
Country Rock, Synth-pop, Smooth Jazz, Easy Listening, Soundtrack, Score, Modern Classical
9 25515-4, 4-25515
MP3 album size:
2172 mb
FLAC album size:
1768 mb


1David ByrneGlass Operator
Glass Harmonica [Glasses] – Terry HinelySynthesizer [Emulator Cello] – Charles JudgeViolin [Violins] – Dick BrightWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
2Carl FinchMall Muzak
Engineer – Michael McClainWritten-By [Uncredited] – Carl Finch
3Steve JordanSoy De Tejas
Accordion, Bass, Guitar – Steve JordanDrums – Steve Jordan, Jr.Engineer – Michael McClainKeyboards – Michael McClainWritten-By [Uncredited] – Esteban Jordan
4Banda EclipseFesta Para Um Rei Negro
Arranged By – Jeff Barnes Engineer – Michael McClainWritten-By [Uncredited] – Zuzuca
5David ByrneFreeway Son
Bass – Rich GirardDrums – Steve MitchellGuitar – Steve ErquiagaPedal Steel Guitar – Joe GoldmarkPercussion – Michael SpiroPiano – Phil AabergViolin [Violins] – Dick BrightWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
6The Kronos QuartetDinner Music
Arranged By – Dick BrightCello – Joan JeanrenaudHarp – Marcella De CrayViola – Hank DuttViolin [Violins] – David Harrington, John SherbaWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
7Puppy Polka
8David ByrneBrownie's Theme
Bass – Rich GirardDrums – Steve MitchellGuitar – Steve ErquiagaPiano – Phil AabergWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
9Building A Highway
10Terry Allen And The Panhandle Mystery BandCocktail Desperado
Engineer – Don CaldwellWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne, Terry Allen
11Party Girls
12David ByrneLove Theme From True Stories
Concertina [Concertinas] – Paul GroffHarp – Marcella De CrayPanpipes [Pan Flute] – Fernando Torres Written-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
13David ByrneCity Of Steel
Bass – Tina WeymouthDrums – Chris FrantzEngineer – Michael McClainPedal Steel Guitar [Pedal Steels] – Tommy MorrellPiano – Jerry HarrisonWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
14Meredith MonkRoad Song
Arranged By – David ByrneBassoon – Greg BarberClarinet, Bass Clarinet – Jim PukeyComposed By [Melody] – Meredith MonkFlute, Flute [Alto], Piccolo Flute – Charlie McCarthyOboe – Robin May
15David ByrneDisco Hits!
Bass, Guitar – David ByrneDrums – Prairie PrinceKeyboards – Charles JudgePercussion – Michael SpiroWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
16David ByrneI ♥ Metal Buildings
Bass, Guitar – David ByrneDrums – Prairie PrincePedal Steel Guitar – Joe GoldmarkPiano – Charles JudgeWritten-By [Uncredited] – David Byrne
17Carl FinchBuster's Theme
Accordion [Accordions] – Carl FinchEngineer – David RosenbladWritten-By [Uncredited] – Carl Finch


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
EMC 3520Various Sounds From True Stories ‎(LP)EMIEMC 3520UK1986
7559-79277-7, 574181-1Various True Stories: The Complete Soundtrack ‎(2xLP, Album, RE)Nonesuch, Todomundo7559-79277-7, 574181-1Europe2018
574181-1Various True Stories: The Complete Soundtrack ‎(2xLP, Album)Nonesuch, Todomundo574181-1US2018
92 55151Various Sounds From True Stories ‎(LP)Sire92 55151Canada1986
574181-2Various True Stories: The Complete Soundtrack ‎(CD, Album, Dlx, Gat)Nonesuch, Todomundo574181-2US2018


  • Art DirectionConcept Arts, Lucinda Cowell
  • DesignDavid Byrne, Michael Hodgson
  • Design [Original True Stories Logo]Briget DeSoccio, M & Co.
  • EngineerJack Leahy (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B7, B8)
  • Engineer [Assistant]Gary Clayton (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B7, B8), Jeff Kliment (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B7, B8), Mark Roule, Sam Lehmer (tracks: A2 to A4, A6, B1, B3, B7, B8)
  • Mastered ByJack Skinner, Roy Halee
  • Mixed ByRoy Halee
  • Photography By [Back Cover]Mark Lipson
  • Photography By [Front Cover]Annie Leibowitz
  • Photography By [Inside Photographs]Christina Patoski, David Byrne
  • Producer [Produced By]David Byrne


"Original Motion Picture Score" appears as a subtitle on the spine and cassette labels.
"Music For Activities Freaks" appears at the bottom edge of the front cover.

[Catalog number on the spine:]
9 25515-4
[Catalog number on the cassette labels:]

[Quotes from the liner notes:]
[Track A1:] Recorded at Caldwell Studios, Lubbock, Texas
[Tracks A5, B4, B6:] Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas
[Track B2:] Steel Guitars Recorded at Studio Southwest, Sunnyvale, Texas
[Track B5:] Recorded at Prodigal Sound, Denton, Texas

Mixed at Sigma Sound Studios, New York
Recorded at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco (except where indicated)
Originally Mastered by […] at Sterling Sound, New York
Phil Aaberg appears courtesy of Windham Hill Records

© 1986 Sire Records Company
℗ 1986 Sire Records Company
Made in U.S.A.

Track durations are not printed on the release.

Although this is a Various Artists soundtrack, the cassette (for some strange reason) credits it as if it were a David Byrne solo album.


  • Barcode (As Printed): 0 7599-25515-4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992551540
  • Pressing Plant ID: SR


  • Copyright (c) – Sire Records Company
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sire Records Company
  • Recorded At – Caldwell Studios
  • Recorded At – Studio Southwest
  • Recorded At – Prodigal Sound
  • Recorded At – Russian Hill Recording
  • Mixed At – Sigma Sound Studios, New York
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Marketed By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Made By – Shape Optimedia, Inc.
  • Duplicated By – Specialty Records Corporation



Sounds from True Stories, subtitled Music for Activities Freaks, is the soundtrack to David Byrne's 1986 film True Stories. It was released only on cassette and LP. The album is not a complete soundtrack recording, featuring only a couple of the vocal songs heard in the film, with the rest being instrumental music. Byrne's band Talking Heads released the album True Stories, which contained versions of the other songs in the film. A direct rip of the original motion picture soundtrack of True Stories, a film by David Byrne. Absolutely no digital manipulation. Tracklist: Side 1. David Byrne. Brownie's Theme. Mall Muzak. Carl Finch. Building A Highway. Sounds From True Stories Original Motion Picture Score Cass, Dol. Sire, Sire. 이 버전 판매. Sounds From True Stories Cass. In the mid-'80s, David Byrne was enjoying his heyday as America's favorite multimedia eccentric when he persuaded Warner Bros. to bankroll a feature film he would write and direct. The result was 1986's True Stories , a quirky but generous study of the denizens of a small town in Texas. Listen free to David Byrne Sounds from True Stories Cocktail Desperado, Road Song and more. 13 tracks 34:48. Titel: Sounds From True Stories. Label: Sire. Katalog-Nr: 9 25515-1. Format: Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP. Pressing: US Original. Release Date: 1986. Genre: Organic Grooves, Rock, Indie, Electronic, Dance, Classical Music, Movies, TV. Style: Jazz, Fusion, Classical Music, Movies, TV. David Byrne , Terry Allen & The Panhandle Mystery Band and others. Songs in album True Stories, A Film By David Byrne: The Complete Soundtrack 2018. David Byrne - Road Song. David Byrne - Freeway Son. Lead Us Not Into Temptation Music From The Film Young Adam, Молодой Адам - Саундтрек. Instrumental OST. David Byrne Love Theme from True Stories 1:28 10. David Byrne Brownie's Theme 2:26 11. David Byrne & Kronos Quartet Dinner Music 3:32 12. Various Artists - TROLLS World Tour Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2020. Posted By: Summers March 12 in Miscellaneous. This is the world of True Stories, David Byrnes 1986 feature film and directorial debut about a bunch of people in Virgil, Texas. Its part zany, slice-of-life comedy, part anthropological study - processed through the music of Talking Heads and projected through a loving, art house lens. However, the picture truly coalesced after Byrne received some key advice from his Stop Making Sense collaborator, the late Jonathan Demme. He pointed out the value of having something he referred to as a clock,' says Byrne. He meant that you know somethings coming, and that as the film moves on, you know youre going to get closer to it. TITLE added to MP3 cart. True Romance Original Motion Picture Score. Hans Zimmer. January 12, 2018. Please retry. New from. Used from. MP3 Music, January 12, 2018