Editors’ Notes Here Lies Love is an unlikely concept album based on the lives of the former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos and her nanny Estrella Cumpas and their divergent fates. Marcos’ fascination with the clubs and discos of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s gives Byrne and collaborator Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) free rein to create their own dancefloor numbers. Together, they employ a wide range of female vocalists to tell their story and frame the sound for a fantastic discotheque. British singer Florence Welch opens things with the disco-fied title track. Tori Amos sings as Imelda’s mother Remedios on the sultry South-American blues of “You’ll Be Taken Care of.” Steve Earle breaks up the female block with “A Perfect Hand,” a track that leans into Earle’s country background with a piano that slowly transforms into a barroom tinkle. Cyndi Lauper excels on the electronically hopped up “Eleven Days” and on the funked-up finale with Tori Amos, “Why Don’t You Love Me?”  By the time Byrne makes his vocal appearance near the album’s end on the techno-laden “American Troglodyte,” it comes as a surprise. The man behind the scenes makes his presence known at long last.

SONG
Here Lies Love (feat. Florence Welch)
1
5:51
 
Every Drop of Rain (feat. Candie Payne & St. Vincent)
2
5:34
 
You'll Be Taken Care of (feat. Tori Amos)
3
3:19
 
The Rose of Tacloban (feat. Martha Wainwright)
4
2:33
 
How Are You? (feat. Nellie Mckay)
5
2:43
 
A Perfect Hand (feat. Steve Earle)
6
4:57
 
Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper)
7
2:43
 
When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer)
8
3:49
 
Walk Like a Woman (feat. Charmaine Clamor)
9
3:58
 
Don't You Agree? (feat. Róisín Murphy)
10
3:19
 
Pretty Face (feat. Camille)
11
3:23
 
Ladies In Blue (feat. Theresa Andersson)
12
4:20
 
Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones)
13
3:53
 
Men Will Do Anything (feat. Alice Russell)
14
4:06
 
The Whole Man (feat. Kate Pierson)
15
4:15
 
Never So Big (feat. Sia)
16
4:00
 
Please Don't (feat. Santigold)
17
3:58
 
American Troglodyte
18
4:06
 
Solano Avenue (feat. Nicole Atkins)
19
3:55
 
Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant)
20
5:47
 
Seven Years (feat. Shara Worden)
21
5:39
 
Why Don't You Love Me? (feat. Cyndi Lauper & Tori Amos)
22
3:57
 
Eleven Days (feat. Cyndi Lauper)
1
2:31
 
When She Passed By (feat. Allison Moorer)
2
3:40
 
Don't You Agree? (feat. Róisín Murphy)
3
3:00
 
Dancing Together (feat. Sharon Jones)
4
3:32
 
Please Don't (feat. Santigold)
5
4:10
 
Order 1081 (feat. Natalie Merchant)
6
4:38