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David Byrne 08/19/06
Jahrhunderthalle, Bochum, Germany
Set I
Everyone`s In Love With You
Un Die Felice
New Song
New Song
She Only Sleeps
The Revolution
Country Song
The Road To Nowhere
The Great Intoxication
Psycho Killer
The Accident
Soul Sister
America Is Waiting
Set II
Talking Head David Byrne opened the 2006 season of the Ruhrtriennale with
a concert in a century-old steel factory in which he was accompanied by
the Duisberg Philharmonic. Twenty-five thousand people filled
Bochum’s Jahrhunderthalle and the square in front of it to hear Byrne and
the German orchestra weave “sonic tapestries of almost Wagnerian dimensions”
out of classics pop hits like “Psycho Killer,” “Road to Nowhere,” .
Byrne, who is known for the intellectual and avant-garde sensibilities
he injected into familiar pop formats with the Talking Heads, was featured
in the Ruhrtriennale’s “Century of Song” series, which explores the history
of the pop song. In addition to Talking Heads hits, country duets with opener
Joe Henry, and songs from his Imelda Marcos musical, the set list included a
cover of one prominent “Italian songwriter” as well: Byrne and Co. performed
“Un di felice,” the aria from Verdi’s La Traviata.
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