A collaboration between David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, 'Here Lies Love' remains an enthralling document.
Telling the tale of Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos, the studio recordings used vocalists such as Santigold, Florence Welch, Tori Amos, Sharon Jones and more.
Hitting Broadway, a stage version of the album - and it's tale of a bizarre, glamorous real life dictatorship - opened last year. Premiering at New York’s Public Theater in April of last year, the musical was extended four times and will return this year.
Ahead of this, a cast recording of 'Here Lies Love' is in the works. Nonesuch will release the album, which features Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos.
The new edition of 'Here Lies Love' features seven songs penned for the musical, with David Byrne commenting: "I was thrilled with the result—I’d been gently nudged by my collaborators to write something that I’d never tried before."
Available digitally and on double disc CD, you can pre-order 'Here Lies Love' HERE.
'Here Lies Love' will be released on May 12th.