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David ByrneAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • ASIN: B000002NFK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,421 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Fuzzy Freaky
2. Miss America
3. A Soft Seduction
4. Dance On Vaseline
5. The Gates Of Paradise
6. Amnesia
7. You Don't Know Me
8. Daddy Go Down
9. Finite=Alright
10. Wicked Little Doll
11. Burnt By The Sun
12. The Civil Wars
13. Untitled Track
14. They Are In Love

Editorial Reviews

Three cheers for anyone who skips down roads not taken, but records as eclectic as this one are what keep David Byrne from approaching the level of success he had with the Talking Heads. Most intriguing here are the tracks co-produced with U.K. trip-hoppers Morcheeba, among them "Daddy Go Down," which mixes Asia Minor with Ashley MacIsaac's backwoods fiddle stomp. Meanwhile, Mark Mothersbaugh brings a hint of Devo lunacy to "Wicked Little Doll," while the Luaka Bop Latin touch shows up on "Miss America." --Jeff Bateman

Product Description

"So this is it," states David Byrne of his first release in three years, "a schizo version of the inside of my rendered by many different bands and musicians."
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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 06/17/1997

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Feelings" is worth your attention September 10, 2005
Format:Audio CD
this takes a few listens to get accustomed to. but once you get settled, it's a nice ride. tropicalia, electronica, folktronica(?) alot of unique influence and it could have been a giant mess. but david pulls it together to form a cohesive album whose results are touching, and sometimes humorous. my favorite song would no doubt be "A Soft Seduction." great lyrics to that one. the cover and design concept is also quite great. my only complaint is that it could have been alot more streamlined and better if it were about 3-4 songs less. but all the songs are nice and it would have been hard to choose the ones to leave off. good go, then!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So worn out I had to get a new one March 31, 2000
Format:Audio CD
I have 100's of CD's and this is the only CD I carry in my briefcase at all times. "Dance on Vaseline" is my favourite track and is so pleasureable (that voice, hypnotic/sexual!). For a relatively recent work this has a great variation in styles tying the David Byrne of old and the Brazilian new together with amazing synergy. This CD is so exceptional that I have worn it out and had to get a new one. The music is gorgeous and thoughtful and the lyrics are powerful. Once again David Byrne proves himself to be my favourite artist, an artist who has enchanted me since 1983 when I was first introduced to the music of Talking Heads. If you believe you are an intelligent listener, take a punt, you won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK. May 14, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD doesn't work that well for me. Many of the song seem to drone a bit. I think I like vocals that are a little more musical. That said, I still have played this CD multiple times. I guess maybe I like it a little better than I'm admitting. :>)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Restores my faith in 90s music. July 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I love this CD. I can't stop listening to it. Especially beloved are "Finite=Alright" and "Miss America", but all the songs are excellent. As I listen to the album again and again, I am growing more and more fond of the other songs, which perhaps aren't as catchy right off the bat.
I bought this CD not long after asking myself one day, "Why is there no good new music anymore?" Now I know that there is great new music out there, you just have to go hunting for it.
Buy this CD! It's wonderful. It's fuzzy-freaky. And the CD case color-codes the mood of each song. Brilliant!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ¿Did David get his melting-pop musical goal? April 8, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Byrne have spendt a lot of time looking for a music that melt his rocker heritage and his increasing contacts into the Latin's soul. Since Rei Momo, when Byrne was joint with stars like Celia Cruz, Willy Colón and Johnny Pachecho, he tried to find a point wich avoid the coexistence of all those things he was discovering. Now, almost ten years later, this oustrageous musician seems to be confortable in a sonic place that he and his fans like. I'm a hispanic and I appreciate that he had coming here -to our world- to mix his music with our sounds and build something that works for everyone. Thanks!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feelings. Very positive. December 7, 1998
Format:Audio CD
Innovative, fresh and somehow light-as-a-feather, David Byrne's Feelings proved - to me - his most satisfying solo effort so far. The disc effortlessly combines touches of techno, Latin, country, and even goth into a cohesive listening experience. All this and clever lyrics too. Dance on Vaseline is the track that really stands out. Byrne's best stuff has always been dark (Swamp) and on this one he even manages to sound like Roger Waters. It's also good to see the Devo guys recording again. The disc as a whole, leaves a smile on my face.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Cd is one of my new favorite albums. May 30, 1998
Format:Audio CD
David Byrne consistently produces music that is remarkable in feeling, style and quality. This album is no exception. He is not afraid to comment on anything. I bought FEELINGS for one song, but now, find myself humming the others, even when the album is not playing. David Byrne's music is always different and exciting. That is why I liked this album so much. While others may try to duplicate music styles, Byrne always reinvents and experiments with new ideas. I am never bored by this or any other of his works. Give it a try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Feel Great Pleasure From This Album May 16, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Feelings is a treasure trove of cathartic melodies and it never fails to entertain AND is on a par with Uh-Oh, treasured singles like A Long Time Ago AND prime Talking Heads. Standout tracks include Dance On Vaseline, Finite=Alright, Miss America, Burnt By The Sun, The Civil Wars, Wicked Little Doll, but the entire album is a joy!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Feelings
Feelings is an experimental rock/pop album by the former Talking Heads singer and is an alright release. Read more
Published on May 7, 2009 by Bjorn Viberg
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album to jump into his solo work
Baically as the title says, each song will represent a feeling, from calm and tranquil, to angry and agressive. Read more
Published on November 26, 2007 by Alexandra Torbycz
5.0 out of 5 stars Fuzzy freaky FUNk
This is my favourite David Byrne solo effort since Rei Momo as of mid 2004. (Only because it is hard to compare Rei Momo with its core Latin sound to this eclectic mix. Read more
Published on August 10, 2004 by Cpt Simba
2.0 out of 5 stars Cold Feelings
Despite a share of good songs (the haunting "Dance on Vaseline", the dramatic "Burnt by the Sun" or the offbeat "Wicked Little Doll"), this David... Read more
Published on April 23, 2004 by gonn1000
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Album
I bought this album in around 1998, and just picked up the new Byrne Cd and liked it and then threw Feelings in. Read more
Published on June 30, 2003 by NDeG
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his best! And HDCD to boot!
This is an excellent CD, musically and sonically (it's an HDCD disc)! The songs are well textured and executed 'ear-candy', with a typical Byrne approach of multi-layers of... Read more
Published on August 8, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars thoughtful, eclectic
Stands in a class by itself...I dont really have the words to help you relate to his style. He's pop, I think...wait, no he's a sarcastic ex New Waver... Read more
Published on January 3, 2002 by Ronald Battista
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor
I agree fully with "A music fan" above ... this and David's self titled album are really poor in comparison to the rest of his solo work. Read more
Published on July 8, 2001 by peter rabbit
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent! C'est lui!
This is more of the same from David Byrne, yet another in a string of fabulous solo albums. The tracks all have a great feel, and the colaborations are perfect. Read more
Published on February 10, 2001 by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars The Dark Side
Suddenly, David Byrne uses his powers for Evil instead of Good. Sad, sad, sad. Avoid this one and listen to any other Byrne album (except the self-titled one) and you'll hear an... Read more
Published on January 8, 2001
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