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  • Audio CD (6 Sept. 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: EMI Records
  • ASIN: B000025AII
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
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TALKING HEADS Stop Making Sense (1999 UK special edition 16-track CD album includes booklet with detailed notes and pictures featuring all the songs from the classic movie plus seven previously unreleased live tracks picture sleeve. The sleeve and disc are both in excellent condition)

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The soundtrack to the Jonathan Demme documentary, Stop Making Sense captures the Talking Heads live in 1984 on what would turn out to be their last major tour. This collection, and the film, is a true gift to the band's fans, a testament to their extraordinary talent, both in the studio and especially onstage. Frontman David Byrne infuses each song with a jolt of energy and drama that could only have come from a late-1970s New York art-school student. Now-classic tracks such as "Psycho Killer", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Once in a Lifetime", "Take Me to the River", and "Burning Down the House" have never sounded better. --Lorry Fleming

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By A Customer on 23 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Tremendous achievement both conceptually and musically. Like most Talking Heads stuff this is artistically challenging. Like most Talking Heads stuff this is exceptionally funky. But unlike most Talking Heads stuff this album breaks both of those parameters to become emotionally effecting and genuinely warming. This is a review stuffed with verbs because Talking Heads' music does things rather than being things. A great introduction to a great band as well as the proper conlusion of the band's career. I can't recommend both this CD and the film itself highly enough.
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I've got the original Stop Making Sense CD from 1984 and the DVD of the film with 5.1 Dolby audio. The original CD album didn't contain all the tracks from the DVD and while it had good sound it wasn't the most dynamic mix you ever heard either.

Previously, to enjoy songs like Heaven and others which didn't feature on the CD, I'd done my own mixdown to stereo from the DVD's Dolby 5.1. Dolby 5.1 isn't exactly the ideal source but at least I could enjoy the complete soundtrack on personal players.

After hearing the "Loudness War" mess that is the 3CD edition of the "Once In A Lifetime" compilation I wondered if this "Special New Edition" would be similar.

All the songs from the DVD are present on the CD, and in the right order. That's a good start. Fortunately the sound quality is superb. It's a really dynamic mix and a genuine improvement on the now 29 year old original. It exploits the dynamic range of the CD medium without ever clipping, sounding harsh or feeling SHOUTY AND LOUD like many "remastered for your hearing damaged teenager and because we want more money" reissues. It hasn't been brickwall filtered or overly compressed. The result is that if you like the music you'll enjoy listening to this edition.

btw if anyone wonders what "Loudness War" means you can find it on wikipedia and gain an insight into why so many modern CDs and reissues aren't very enjoyable. It's not just that you're a grumpy so and so (though that doesn't help).
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This album was my introduction to Talking Heads, and on the strength of "Stop Making Sense" I've bought four more of their albums. Forget about "Greatest Hits" packages - this is the ultimate Talking Heads collection. All the best stuff is here, but it sounds so much better live.
The standout tracks are "Heaven", "Slippery People" and "What a Day That Was". If you're a fan of Talking Heads then you'll already have this in your collection, but if they haven't infiltrated your psyche yet then listen to this and I guarantee you'll become a convert like me.
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Brilliant album that really showcases Talking Heads at their best. Amazingly funky rhythms, catchy melodies, and great lyrics sung by one of alternative pop/rock's most unique performers. Out of 15 tracks there's only 3 - 4 that you wouldn't be happy to put on endless repeat - How many other albums can you honestly say that of? - and they're only found wanting due to the A* standard of the others.
Better than a greatest hits album. Buy it.
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By A Customer on 15 Nov. 2005
Format: Audio CD
after owning this original album and somehow losing it between house moves etc , bought the anniversary edition and it was "welcome back."If you like t.h. this is the band live and at their best , not really a weak song anywhere, naive melody is awesome as are heaven and burning down the house .Don,t think this music ever shows its age and if you,ve not seen the dvd buy it now!
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This edition of Stop Making Sense accompanied the re-release of Jonathan Demme's classic pop-movie capturing TH final tour to accompany Speaking in Tongues (1983)As a live album it shares a few tracks with 1980s epic double set The Name of This Band is Talking Heads- though these are much tighter versions, definitive even. The original album was only nine-tracks long, and the sound had been messed with for XDR purposes- here we get 16 tracks (which just leaves a few tracks from the film on the floor: I Zimbra/Big Business,Cities)
Of the new tracks, Crosseyed & Painless (see Bright Lights, Big City), This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody), a robust Found a Job & a charming acoustic Heaven stand out. There's also the bonus of Tom Tom Club's classic single Genius of Love- which complements What a Day That Was (which was from Byrne's second solo release, Catherine Wheel). Genius of Love was sadly sampled for a Mariah Carey single...The rest of the album is Stop Making Sense as I knew it, but even better sounding- always an album I come back to (it was the first TH album someone taped for me) They're all here: Burning Down the House, Life During Wartime, the beatbox-Psycho Killer, Girlfriend is Better &, most of all, Once in a Lifetime...
Talking Heads would become a studio band for the not uninteresting trio of Little Creatures, True Stories & Naked- there are many great songs there (The Democratic Circus, Road to Nowhere, And She Was, Stay Up Late, Wild Wild Life, City of Dreams, Nothing But Flowers etc) but this is a pretty perfect primer in the joys of Talking Heads. A very 1980s album, in a good way- the ideal soundtrack to a reading of Bright Lights Big City, The Rules of Attraction & The Secret History. Plus, along with Maggot Brain, Fresh, Superfly & Greetings from LA, a great funky party album!
Same as it ever was!
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