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David Byrne - Music For The Knee Plays Mp3

  • Performer: David Byrne
  • Album: Music For The Knee Plays
  • Label: Zonophone
  • Catalog #: EMCJ (L) 2403811
  • MP3: 2576 mb | FLAC: 2741 mb
  • Released: 1985
  • Country: South Africa
  • Style: Contemporary Jazz
  • Rating: 4.5/5
  • Votes: 675
  • Category: Jazz / Stage & Screen
David Byrne - Music For The Knee Plays Mp3


1The Sound Of Business6:15
2Theadora Is Dozing
Arranged By – Ensemble Of The Bulgarian Republic
4In The Future6:35
5In The Upper Room
Arranged By – The Baptist Methodist Choir Church Of God
6Admiral Perry5:32
7Tree (Today Is An Important Occasion)4:02
8Social Studies4:52
9I've Tried
Arranged By – Swan's Silvertone Singers
10Jungle Book3:38
11I Bid You Goodnight
Arranged By – The Pindar Family
12(The Gift Of Sound) Where The Sun Never Goes Down
Arranged By – Clara Hudman "The Georia Peach"


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
1-25022, 9 25022-1 EDavid Byrne Music For The Knee Plays ‎(LP, Album)ECM Records, ECM Records1-25022, 9 25022-1 EUS1985
EMS-91127, EJ 240381 1David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays ‎(LP, Album)Toshiba EMI Ltd, ZonophoneEMS-91127, EJ 240381 1Japan1985
ECM 4-25022David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays ‎(Cass, Album)ECM RecordsECM 4-25022US1985
EMC 262David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays ‎(LP, Album)Regal ZonophoneEMC 262New Zealand1985
064-24 0381 1David Byrne Music For The Knee Plays ‎(LP, Album)Zonophone064-24 0381 1Europe1985


  • Arranged ByDavid Blumberg, David Byrne
  • Baritone SaxophoneErnie Fields, Bill Green
  • Composed ByDavid Byrne (tracks: A1, A3, A4, B1, B4 to B6), Trad. (tracks: A2, A5, A6, B2, B3)
  • Conductor [Conducted By]David Blumberg
  • DesignDavid Byrne
  • Design [With]Michael Hodgson
  • DrumsPaul Humphrey
  • EngineerJoel Moss, Mark Wolfson
  • Illustration [Cover Drawing]Robert Wilson
  • Mastered ByGreg Calbi
  • Mixed ByDavid Byrne, Dominick Maita
  • Mixed By [Assistant]Mike Krowiak
  • PercussionBobbye Hall
  • Photography By [Backsleeve Bottom]Glenn Halvorson
  • Photography By [Backsleeve Top]JoAnn Verburg
  • ProducerDavid Byrne
  • SaxophoneDon Myrick (tracks: A1 to A4, B5), Ernie Watts (tracks: A1 to A4, B5), Jackie Kelso (tracks: A5 to B4, B6), Pete Christlieb
  • TromboneDana Hughes, David Stout, Fred Wesley, Garnett Brown, Phil Teil
  • TrumpetChuck Findley (tracks: A1 to A4, B5), Harry Kim (tracks: A5 to B4), Nolan Smith, Ray Brown , Rich Cooper
  • VoiceDavid Byrne


Complete title on front sleeve: "Music for 'The Knee Plays' by Robert Wilson and David Byrne from Robert Wilson's 'The CIVIL WarS': A tree is best measured when it is down"

This music was inspired by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band of New Orleans
First produced and performed at The Walker Centre, Minneapolis April 26, 27, 28, 1984
Choreographed by Suzushi Hanayagi

One On One Studio, North Hollywood, April 4, 1984
Engineer: Mark Wolfson
Studio Sound Recorders, North Hollywood, April 5 & 6, 1984
Engineer: Joel Moss
Mixed at RPM Studio, December 8-17, 1984
Originally Mastered at Sterling Sound, N.Y.
This album was digitally mastered

Cover Drawing, 19 1/4" x 26 1/8" © 1984 Robert Wilson, courtesy of the Paula Cooper Gallery
Performance Photographs © 1984 JoAnn Verburg (Top), and Glenn Halvorson (Bottom), courtesy of the Walker Art Center

Marketed and Distributed by
EMI Music South Africa (PTY.) LTD.

Interpak logo in bottom right hand corner of sleeve back


  • Matrix / Runout (A runout): EMCJZ403811-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B runout): EMCJZ403811-B


  • Copyright (c) – Index Music, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Index Music, Inc.
  • Distributed By – EMI Music South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
  • Published By – Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – One On One Studios
  • Recorded At – Studio Sound Recorders
  • Mixed At – RPM Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound