Talking Heads

Stop Making Sense: Deluxe Vinyl 2LP


Release Date: 26 July, 2024

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the celebrated Talking Heads and Jonathan Demme’s concert film Stop Making Sense, the set will be re-released as a 2LP and 2CD/Blu-ray set this summer.

When it arrived in September 1984, Stop Making Sense was an artistic and commercial triumph. The film had people dancing in theatre aisles, and the soundtrack sold over two million copies. Just last year, the Library of Congress added Stop Making Sense to the National Film Registry in recognition of its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. The inspiration for Stop Making Sense came when director Jonathan Demme saw Talking Heads perform during the band’s 1983 tour for Speaking in Tongues. Afterward, he approached them with the idea of making the show into a concert film. They agreed and worked together over the next few months to finalize the details. Ultimately, Demme filmed three shows at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983 to create Stop Making Sense.


A1. Psycho Killer
A2. Heaven
A3. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
A4. Found A Job A5 Slippery People
A6. Cities B1 Burning Down The House
B2. Life During Wartime
B3. Making Flippy Floppy
B4. Swamp

C1. What A Day That Was
C2. This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
C3. Once In A Lifetime
C4 Big Business / I Zimbra
D1. Genius Of Love
D2. Girlfriend Is Better
D3. Take Me To The River
D4. Crosseyed And Painless

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