TALKING HEADS - Remain in Light - LP - Vinyl

€23.99

Barcode: 081227080211

Label: Sire SKU: 22120 Catalogue ID: 0081227080211 Format:
We have 4 copy(ies) left.
25 people are viewing this right now
TALKING HEADS - Remain in Light - LP - Vinyl

TALKING HEADS - Remain in Light - LP - Vinyl

€23.99

 

 LP – Black 180g Vinyl


The musical transition that seemed to have just begun with Fear of Music came to fruition on Talking Heads’ fourth album, Remain in Light. “I Zimbra” and “Life During Wartime” from the earlier album served as the blueprints for a disc on which the group explored African polyrhythms on a series of driving groove tracks, over which David Byrne chanted and sang his typically disconnected lyrics.

Remain in Light had more words than any previous Heads record, but they counted for less than ever in the sweep of the music. The album’s single, “Once in a Lifetime,” flopped upon release, but over the years it became an audience favourite due to a striking video, its inclusion in the band’s 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, and its second single release (in the live version) because of its use in the 1986 movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills, when it became a minor chart entry. Byrne sounded typically uncomfortable in the verses (“And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife/And you may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?”), which were undercut by the reassuring chorus (“Letting the days go by”). Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution, and the album was so inventive and influential, it was no wonder. As it turned out, however, it marked the end of one aspect of the group’s development and was their last new music for three years.

Tracklist

Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
Crosseyed And Painless
The Great Curve
Once In A Lifetime
Houses In Motion
Seen And Not Seen
Listening Wind
The Overload

 

LABEL: Sire

CAT NO: 0081227080211

BARCODE: 081227080211