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David Byrne & Will Oldham’s contributions to This Must Be The Place Soundtrack


David Byrne and Will Oldham (aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy) collaborated on music for Paolo Sorrentino’s recent film, This Must Be The Place. (You know, the one that stars Sean Penn as a Robert Smith-esque Nazi hunter. Yeah.) Now, the film’s soundtrack receives a tracklist and a handful of songs have hit the web (via TwentyFourBit).

Dubbed The Pieces of Shit, the cinematic supergroup of sorts features Byrne and Oldham, alongside Irish singer-songwriter Michael Brunnock. The trio have five tracks on the album, one of which is a previous Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy tune (“Lay & Love”). But that’s not the only music featured in the film. Other notables on the soundtrack include Jónsi, Iggy Pop, and myriad renditions of the Talking Heads song from which the film takes its name.

Check out three tunes by The Pieces of Shit below, including David Byrne’s live performance of the titular song. Also, stay tuned for more information, specifically a release date.

“Lay & Love”

“Open Up”

“Eliza”

“This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” Live

This Must Be the Place Tracklist
01. Gavin Friday – “Lord I’m Coming”
02. The Pieces Of Shit -“Lay & Love”
03. The Pieces Of Shit – “Open Up”
04. Mantovani & His Orchestra – “Chairmaine”
05. Daniel Hope & Simon Mulligan – “Spiegel Im Spiegel”
06. Trevor Green – “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” [Edit]
07. David Byrne – “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” [Live]
08. Julia Kent – “Gardermoen”
09. Jónsi & Alex – “Happiness”
10. The Pieces Of Shit – “Eliza”
11. Iggy Pop – “The Passenger”
12. The Pieces Of Shit – “You Can Like It”
13. Brooklyn Rider – “Achille’s Heel: II. Second Bounce”
14. The Pieces Of Shit – “If It Falls It Falls”
15. Gloria – “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)”
16. Nino Bruno E Le 8 Tracce – “Every Single Moment In My Life Is a Weary Wait”
17. The Pieces Of Shit – “The Sword Is Yours”