Talking Heads ‎– Speaking In Tongues

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The cassette version contained longer versions of five tracks than the LP: "Making Flippy Floppy", "Girlfriend is Better", "Slippery People", "I Get Wild/Wild Gravity", and "Moon Rocks".

CD pressings prior to 1990 (including target CDs) use the LP edits of these songs, while most pressings from 1990-onwards use the full versions. Catalog numbers are identical between these two types of CD releases, and some CD releases of the extended album display the LP edit's timestamps on the back.

Tracklist

Burning Down The House 4:00
Making Flippy Floppy 4:36
Girlfriend Is Better 4:25
Slippery People 3:30
I Get Wild / Wild Gravity 4:06
Swamp 5:09
Moon Rocks 5:04
Pull Up The Roots 5:08
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) 4:56

Versions (133)

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1-23883, 9 23883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, Win) Sire, Sire 1-23883, 9 23883-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
1-23883, 9 23883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, TP, All) Sire, Sire 1-23883, 9 23883-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
90611 Talking Heads Hablando En Lenguas = Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album) Sire 90611 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
23883, 80611 Talking Heads Hablando En Lenguas = Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, Wea Discos S.r.l. 23883, 80611 Argentina 1983 Sell This Version
SRKK 23883 Ta lki n gHe ads* Sp eak in gI n To ngu es(Cass, Album, S/Edition, Dol) Sire SRKK 23883 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
W8-23883 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(8-Trk, Album, Club) Sire W8-23883 US 1983 Sell This Version
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23883-4 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album) Sire 23883-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
ZWB 1554 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album) WEA, Warner Bros. Records ZWB 1554 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
92-3883-4 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album) Sire 92-3883-4 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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4-23883, 9 23883-4 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album, Club, RCA) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 4-23883, 9 23883-4 US 1983 Sell This Version
92-3883-4 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album, Ext) Sire 92-3883-4 Scandinavia 1983 Sell This Version
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92-3883-4 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(Cass, Album, bla) Sire 92-3883-4 France 1983 Sell This Version
9 23883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 9 23883-1 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
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92-3883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 92-3883-1 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
923883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, WEA Records 923883-1 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
P-11324 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire P-11324 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
92-3883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 92-3883-1 UK & Europe 1983 Sell This Version
92-3883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 92-3883-1 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
WBC 1554 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records WBC 1554 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
28.075 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 28.075 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
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SRK 23883 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire SRK 23883 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
LWB-6186 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Sire LWB-6186 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
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92-3771-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Sire 92-3771-1 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
1-23771 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Sire 1-23771 US 1983 Sell This Version
SRK 23883 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, Promo) Sire SRK 23883 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
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92 38831 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, Qua) Sire 92 38831 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
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670.4190 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, RE) Sire 670.4190 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
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8122 73344 2 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-A, Multichannel, 5.1) Sire, Warner Bros. Records, Rhino Records (2), Warner Strategic Marketing 8122 73344 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
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Sander_B

Sander_B

July 24, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122796665

Great sounding record for the money. No skipping issues whatsoever on my (admittedly high-end) setup.
mhrobbins25

mhrobbins25

July 23, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, Win, 1-23883, 9 23883-1

Grabbed a clean copy in great condition (OG inner, clean jacket, etc.) for about $26 which I felt was a steal, and my god this is the only way you should be listening to this album. This pressing is on FIRE. How they got something so punchy, and spacious on only two sides of one disc is absolute wizardry. My mind was blown listening to this properly after only hearing this album through FLAC and MP3 previously. I’ve listened to this three times today and I feel that I still want more. I haven’t heard the rhino reissue of this but considering you can snag a very good looking copy for only ~$5 more don’t even bother with the reissue.
WookSlayer

WookSlayer

July 10, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, RE, 180, R1-23883

Quality RTI press from OG analog tapes. Super clean and the bass is fat
bluechartreuse

bluechartreuse

July 9, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122796665
Great album, good sound. Mine has a few skips on the first track, each side. Welp, one less bad copy floating around.
chad.carrick

chad.carrick

July 5, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122796665
My copy also has a few skips on the first track, side A. bummer
maggrecords

maggrecords

June 19, 2021
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Blu, RCV1-23883, 603497845330
No skipping problems for me. Ran over it with my anti-static brush once before playing and had no surface noise. Sorry that others are having problems, but mine sounded great.
paulisdead

paulisdead

June 18, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Blu, RCV1-23883, 603497845330

The issues people are reporting are NOT in the mastering of the disc itself and can be fixed:

* The pops are due to paper sleeves being used rather than lined ones. The pops are paper fibres in the grooves hitting the stylus. A good clean or two should fix this (paper sleeves should be banned from “limited editions” like this!). It’s not surface noise, the pressing is quiet, but the pops are from the paper fibres, they will clean out.

* The album is a HOT cut. It sounds great and has a nice FAT bottom. However if you have a low end deck with the speaker built in the turntable (i.e. a Crosley or other suitcase player) or have your tone arm counter weight set on the lighter side, IT WILL JUMP. This is why a lot of 70’s and 80’s albums had the bottom end flittered out, to account for people’s low end players.

* One other thing people have mentioned is the edited songs. This is the original 1983 edit of the album. If you’re used to streaming this, the shorter versions may surprise you. It’s not a defect, just how the album was on vinyl.

If you can live with all that, then this is a worth while version to get. Nice dynamic cut and amazing sound.
J-Keller

J-Keller

June 6, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, Win, 1-23883, 9 23883-1

Picked up a clean used copy, gave it a wet clean, and I’m completely impressed with how freaking good it sounds! With vintage copies currently in the $25-$30 range, grab one while you can! This press sounds incredible.
crowsonthedock

crowsonthedock

May 26, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Blu, RCV1-23883, 603497845330
My copy sounds great, BUT the 'girlfriend is better' intro is clearly edited. The first 'fix' is one small clipped edit just as Byrne starts singing. Soon after you can easily hear the edit right after Byrne says "It's always showtime here at the edge of the stage" it then jumps forward about 30 seconds. WHY WHY WHY would you edit on of the biggest hits on the record? There are multiple verses missing. Really annoyed. It is such an obvious edit and once I noticed it, I cannot stop hearing it. Does anyone know if other releases share this edit (previous CB cuts)?
mfarjalla

mfarjalla

May 25, 2021
referencing Speaking In Tongues, LP, Album, RE, 180, 8122796665

My copy sounds great. No skips. I am playing it on a Project Debut Carbon perfectly aligned and correctly configure tracking force. My only complaint would be inner groove distortion on my favorite song - This must be the place. But that’s not really the pressings fault.

Great pressing overall.