David Byrne and Brian Eno's landmark 1981 collaboration "My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" will be reissued March 28 via Nonesuch. The new edition features seven previously unreleased tracks that date from the original recording sessions.
By 1979, the artists had worked together on the Talking Heads albums "More Songs About Buildings and Food" and "Fear of Music." While recording the follow-up to the latter, "Remain in Light," they set out to make an album inspired by their fascination with the groove-driven music embodied by African artists like Fela Kuti. The pieces were then accented by African field recordings, as well as samples of everything from talk radio shows to evangelists.
The extra tracks are "Pitch to Voltage," "Two Against Three," "Vocal Outtakes," "New Feet," "Defiant," "Number 8 Mix" and "Solo Guitar With Tin Foil," are "bolstered by a film for album track 'Mea Culpa' by Bruce Connor." And don't forget, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about Imelda Marcos will be performed next week!