David Byrne is unarguably one of the most influential musicians of the last 25 years, and with news of former Talking Heads frontman and singer-songwriter St. Vincent collaborating on forthcoming album ‘Love This Giant’, we’ve unearthed five other collaborations the iconic David Byrne has been involved with.
- This video features Byrne and Brian Eno’s song Mea Culpa from the 1981 album ‘My Life In The Bush of Ghosts’.
- Byrne’s most notable collaboration was with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su on Bernardo Bertolucci’s film The Last Emperor in 1987, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Score.
- In 2009, Byrne collaborated with Dirty Projectors and recorded this track Knotty Pine for Red Hot’s ‘Dark Was The Night’ album.
- As proof that even geniuses make mistakes, in 2010 Byrne made a slightly questionable musical about shoe fan and tyrant spouse Imelda Marcos with Fatboy Slim and Florence Welch.
# Byrne also wrote the Dirty Dozen Brass Band-inspired score for Robert Wilson’s Opera The Knee Plays shown here on BBC in 1988.