David Byrne’s 1986 Film ‘True Stories’ to Receive Blu-Ray Release in November

Via Rock Cellar Magazine

By Rock Cellar Magazine Staff

1986’s True Stories was a film about a bunch of people in Virgil, Texas — as concocted from the mind of Talking Heads front man David Byrne, and featuring his unmistakable quirk throughout.

On November 20, the film will be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital as a Criterion Collection edition, complete with a remastered and expanded soundtrack of 23 songs. The previously available version of the soundtrack only featured 12 tracks.

More, from Nonesuch Records’ announcement:

Byrne plays a visitor to Virgil, Texas, who introduces the audience to the citizens of the town during preparations for its Celebration of Specialness. As shot by cinematographer Ed Lachman, Texas becomes a hyperrealistic late-capitalist landscape of endless vistas, shopping malls, and prefab metal buildings. In True Stories, Byrne uses his songs to stitch together pop iconography, voodoo rituals, and a singular variety show-all in the service of uncovering the rich mysteries that lurk under the surface of everyday experience.

Byrne is out on the road finishing up his world tour in support of his irreverent new solo album, American Utopia. The remaining dates:

August 17 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater SOLD OUT ~
August 18 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic Auditorium ~
August 21 – Sacramento, CA – Community Theater SOLD OUT ~
August 22 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center ~
August 24 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl SOLD OUT ~
August 25 – Los Angeles, CA – Shrine Auditorium ~
August 27 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater SOLD OUT ~
August 28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater SOLD OUT ~
September 7 – West Long Branch, NJ – OceanFirst Bank Center at Monmouth University +
September 8 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre +
September 9 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre +
September 11 – Merrill Auditorium – Portland, ME +
September 15 – Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium +
September 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre SOLD OUT +
September 23 – North Charleston, SC – N. Charleston Performing Arts Center +
September 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theater +
September 28 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts +
September 29 – Miami Beach, FL – The Fillmore +
September 30 – Tampa, FL – Mahaffey Theater +
October 6 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
# w/ Lisandro Aristimuño
% w/ Juana Molina
$ w/ Karina Zeviani
@ – w/ Mexico Institute of Sound
^ w/ Perfume Genius
* w/ Benjamin Clementine
** w/ Laura Mvula
~ w/ Ibeyi
+ w/ Tune-Yards

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