New Release: David Byrne Ride Rise Roar Blu-ray and DVD

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David Byrne and company take the stage in Ride Rise Roar.

On May 31, 2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the Blu-ray and DVD of Ride Rise Roar: David Byrne, a concert film and documentary movie detailing the unique creative process of the former Talking Heads frontman shot over the course of his 2008-2009 “Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno” tour.

Ride Rise Roar combines exclusive behind-the-scenes footage with onstage action from Byrne’s recent world tour. Including band audition footage, rehearsals and interviews with Byrne and the key players in his group, the film explores the inner workings of a complex and theatrical live presentation along with the creative process behind the creation of the show.

Live performance footage displays Byrne’s trademark fusion of pop, soul, funk, world, rock and modern dance. The track list spans Byrne’s career, from his early CBGB days through Talking Heads to his work with musician/producer Brian Eno (Brian Eno: The Man Who Fell to Earth).

No bonus features are on the Blu-ray and DVD, which carry the list prices of $19.98 and $14.98, respectively.

Here’s the set list, which contains a number of Talking Heads classics:

  • Once in a Lifetime
  • Life Is Long
  • I Zimbra
  • Road To Nowhere
  • One Fine Day
  • The Great Curve
  • My Big Nurse
  • Burning Down The House
  • Houses In Motion
  • Air
  • Life During Wartime
  • Heaven
  • I Feel My Stuff
  • Everything That Happens Will Happen Today

Check out the documentary’s trailer:


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