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Talking Heads / Stop Making Sense deluxe reissue

2CD+blu-ray and 2LP vinyl

Talking Heads‘ soundtrack to Jonathan Demme’s concert film Stop Making Sense will be re-released for its 40th anniversary next month.

David Byrne said: “We had done a live album before this, but coupled with the film, and with the improved mixes and sound quality, this record reached a whole new audience. As often happens, the songs got an added energy when we performed them live and were inspired by having an audience. In many ways, these versions are more exciting than the studio recordings, so maybe that’s why a lot of folks discovered us via this record.” 

The 2CD+blu-ray deluxe of Stop Making Sense (click to enlarge)

If you recall Stop Making Sense being reissued on vinyl last year, you are correct. But it’s now back again on 2LP black vinyl (with the same two bonus tracks ‘Cities’ and ‘Big Business/I Zimbra’) but also a 2CD+blu-ray set which offers the soundtrack to Jonathan Demme’s concert film – NOT the film itself – with a Dolby Atmos soundtrack (mixed by Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren, who also mixed the original release).

A clear vinyl edition will be available via RSD-accredited indie record shops and HMV. The 2CD+Blu-ray version includes the 28-page booklet from last year’s deluxe edition.

Also, A24’s super duper Collectors’ Edition 4K blu-ray of the film – which obviously DOES include the concert film (two extended cuts) is now available as a limited edition in the UK having been import only for quite a while (the SDE shop has very limited stock of this).

Stop Making Sense is reissued on 26 July 2024. The Collector’s Edition is released on 21 June.

Tracklisting

Stop Making Sense Talking Heads /

    • CD 1
      1. Psycho Killer
      2. Heaven
      3. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
      4. Found A Job
      5. Slippery People
      6. Cities
      7. Burning Down The House
      8. Life During Wartime
      9. Making Flippy Floppy
      10. Swamp
    • CD 2
      1. What A Day That Was
      2. This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
      3. Once In A Lifetime
      4. Big Business / I Zimbra
      5. Genius Of Love
      6. Girlfriend Is Better
      7. Take Me To The River
      8. Crosseyed And Painless
    • Blu-ray
      Stop Making Sense concert film in Dolby Atmos mixed by Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren (who also mixed the original).
      1. Psycho Killer
      2. Heaven
      3. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
      4. Found A Job
      5. Slippery People
      6. Cities
      7. Burning Down The House
      8. Life During Wartime
      9. Making Flippy Floppy
      10. Swamp
      11. What A Day That Was
      12. This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
      13. Once In A Lifetime
      14. Big Business / I Zimbra
      15. Genius Of Love
      16. Girlfriend Is Better
      17. Take Me To The River
      18. Crosseyed And Painless

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