Wednesday, June 8, 2022

David Byrne ‎– Lead Us Not Into Temptation - Music From The Film Young Adam


Mostly composed of obliquely lyrical chamber music, “Lead Us Not Into Temptation” is the album realization of David Byrne’s score to David Mackenzie’s film “Young Adam” (starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton). And by any judge, this is lovely chamber music indeed; the intimate, blue-hued arrangements are abstractly evocative, with aching, then arching string melodies. The urbane cover of jazz titan Charles Mingus’ raucous “Haitian Fight Song” seems incongruous here, even if it’s ideal for the film. But the main cues have a nicely haunting quality, and the hymn-like vocal tracks “Speechless” and, especially, “The Great Western Road” will please fans of the erstwhile Talking Head’s more pensive side. An Academy Award winner for his contribution to the score to “The Last Emperor,” Byrne obviously has his soundtrack bona fides. This disc’s instrumental invention does surprise. (Billboard review)

Body In A River 2:52

Mnemonic Discordance 2:43

Seaside Smokes 3:08

Canal Life 2:28

Locks & Barges 2:00

Haitian Fight Song 2:50

Sex On The Docks 4:25

Inexorable 2:20

Warm Sheets 3:01

Dirty Hair 4:48

Bastard 2:57

The Lodger 4:16

Ineluctable 4:20

Speechless 4:04

The Great Western Road 4:43

Lead Us Not Into Temptation

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