Called ‘Here Lies Love’, the album documents the life of Imelda Marcos, the former first lady of the Philippines.
Released as a boxset through Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, the two CDs will come with a 100-page book and DVD.
“The story I am interested in is about asking what drives a powerful person, what makes them tick? How do they make and then remake themselves?” David Byrne explains in the introduction to the book.
“I thought to myself, wouldn’t it be great if – as this piece would be principally composed of clubby dance music – one could experience it in a club setting? Could one bring a ‘story’ and a kind of theatre to the disco? Was that possible? If so, wouldn’t that be amazing!” he adds.
The tracklisting for ‘Here Lies Love‘ is as follows:
‘Here Lies Love’ (vocals by Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine)
‘Every Drop of Rain’ (vocals by Candie Payne and St Vincent)
‘You’ll Be Taken Care Of’ (vocals by Tori Amos)
‘The Rose of Tacloban’ (vocals by Martha Wainwright)
‘How Are you?’ (vocals by Nellie McKay)
‘A Perfect Hand’ (vocals by Steve Earle)
‘Eleven Days’ (vocals by Cyndi Lauper)
‘When She Passed By’ (vocals by Allison Moorer)
‘Walk Like A Woman’ (vocals by Charmaine Clamor)
‘Don’t You Agree?’ (vocals by Róisín Murphy)
‘Pretty Face’ (vocals by Camille)
‘Ladies in Blue’ (vocals by Theresa Andersson)
‘Dancing Together’ (vocals by Sharon Jones)
‘Men Will Do Anything’ (vocals by Alice Russell)
‘The Whole Man’ (vocals by Kate Pierson)
‘Never So Big’ (vocals by Sia)
‘Please Don’t’ (vocals by Santigold)
‘American Troglodyte’ (vocals by David Byrne)
‘Solano Avenue’ (vocals by Nicole Atkins)
‘Order 1081’ (vocals by Natalie Merchant)
‘Seven Years’ (vocals by David Byrne and Shara Worden)
‘Why Don’t You Love Me?’ (vocals by Cyndi Lauper and Tori Amos)