Talking Heads ‎– Live On Tour

Warner Bros. Records (2) ‎– WBMS 104 RE-1
Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Unofficial Release



Counterfeit pressing showing no catalogue number on side 2.

"Live On Tour" was recorded at the Agora in Cleveland on December 18, 1978 and published as PROMO LP for radio broadcast. It was never officially released for the public. Only three songs (The Girls Want To Be With The Girls", "Electricity" and "Found A Job") were reprinted in the double live CD "The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads"; one song ("Psycho Killer") was issued as a 7" promo single in UK. All the others are still officially unavailable elsewhere.

After the release of the first official limited edition, a counterfeit LP appeared with the catalogue number WBMS 104 RE-1 only on side 1, and some other slightly differences in the labels (the more evident is the blurred Bunny logo, while in the original has a sharp black outline, the texts are printed with a larger font, the embossed circle in the label is larger...). Years later other counterfeits and fakes were pressed, some in pink vinyl and blurred Warner logo on the label, some in black vinyl and no logo.

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WBMS 104 Talking Heads Live On Tour(LP, Promo) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 104 US 1979 Sell This Version
WBMS 104 RE-1 Talking Heads Live On Tour(LP, Unofficial, Pin) Warner Bros. Records WBMS 104 RE-1 US 1979 Sell This Version
FM RAdio 30078 - 86 Talking Heads Live Heads(LP, Unofficial, W/Lbl, Yel) Not On Label (Talking Heads) FM RAdio 30078 - 86 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version
HM 006 CD Talking Heads The Big Country(CD, Unofficial) HallMark HM 006 CD Europe 1992 Sell This Version
2R-69 Talking Heads Electricity(2xLP, Unofficial) Excitable Recordworks, Kunstlerrecords 2R-69 US 1980 Sell This Version



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October 30, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
Can someone provide a reference that proves the RE-1 versions are all counterfeit releases. The reason I ask is that I got my copy directly from a Warner Brothers promotional office. A friend and I used to go there (as well as to other labels) and tell them we were DJs at the University radio station. They'd give us all kinds of good stuff (promos, posters etc). During one visit, they gave me this LP. It has the "WBMS 104 RE-1" on side one only. It's hard to imagine that Warner Brothers' reps were handing out counterfeit records. I don't doubt counterfeits exist but I know my copy is not one and it has the "WBMS 104 RE-1" on side one only. The run-out etching on side 1 says "WBMS-1-104-RE-1-KM1". Side 2 says "WBMS-2-104-RE1-KM1". Unless someone can show how my copy is a counterfeit, I'm going to list it as a separate promo release.