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David Byrne and Brian Eno “Strange Overtones” Live in Paris

by on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 12:11 am EDT in Arts & Entertainment, Music

Here’s a song for fellow Roxy Music and Talking Heads fans.  Over a year ago, when I first learned Byrne and Eno were releasing an album together, I googled their site, Everything That Happens.   I was both shocked and delighted to learn they were giving away the album’s first single, “Strange Overtones,” as a free download.

I downloaded it and played it — again and again and again …  The song has a late Roxy Music vibe to it.  My first impression was this could pass as an 11th track from Avalon, but with David Byrne singing … Talk about a stroll down memory lane, this track does exactly that for me.  I absolutely love it.

It’s been a year since I downloaded it, and taking a quick gander over at my iTunes, I see that this song has a play count of 57!  This track has gotten play fifty-seven times in a single year!!  

Here’s a pretty good live version of the song, done on Paris television. Enjoy!:



The single “Strange Overtones,” the full length CD, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, and a live EP can all be purchased here:  David Byrne & Brian Eno