Talking Heads ‎– Speaking In Tongues

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Sire ‎– 1-23883, Sire ‎– 9 23883-1
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A1 Burning Down The House
Percussion – Steve ScalesSynthesizer – Wally Badarou
4:00
A2 Making Flippy Floppy
Guitar – Alex WeirViolin – Shankar
4:36
A3 Girlfriend Is Better
Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
4:25
A4 Slippery People
Backing Vocals – Dolette McDonald, Nona HendryxPercussion – Raphael DejesusSaxophone – Richard Landry
3:30
A5 I Get Wild / Wild Gravity
Percussion – David Van Tieghem, Raphael Dejesus
4:06
B1 Swamp
Guitar – Alex WeirSynthesizer – Wally Badarou
5:09
B2 Moon Rocks
Guitar – Alex WeirPercussion – Steve Scales
5:04
B3 Pull Up The Roots
Guitar – Alex WeirPercussion – Raphael Dejesus
5:08
B4 This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Percussion – David Van TieghemSynthesizer – Wally Badarou
4:56

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Catalog number on inner labels: 1-23883
Catalog number on spine: 9 23883-1

Basic tracks recorded at Blank Tapes, NY.
Final overdubbing and mixing at Compass Point Studios and Sigma Sound, NY.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NY.
Made in U.S.A.

Some copies are gold foil stamped "Lent for Promotional Use Only..." on the cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-23883-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992388313
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side, Variant 1, Runout Etching): STERLING 1 23883 A WW5 #3 —◁
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side, Variant 1, Runout Etching): STERLING 1 23883 B WW7 #5 —◁
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side, Variant 2, Runout Etching): STERLING[stamped] 1 23883 A WW5 #2 —◁
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side, Variant 2, Runout Etching): STERLING[stamped] 1 23883 B WW5 #2· —◁

Other Versions (5 of 97) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
92 38831 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 92 38831 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
923883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 923883-1 Ireland Unknown Sell This Version
1-23883, 9 23883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, Sire 1-23883, 9 23883-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
923883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 923883-1 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
9 23883-2 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(CD, Album) Sire 9 23883-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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chrisryanhorner

chrisryanhorner

August 18, 2016
Is there a specific listing for the first 1000 copies which were signed by both Davie Byrne and Robert Rauschenburg?
Nick.Vinyl

Nick.Vinyl

March 7, 2016
Excellent sound on this record, every sound is so precise and clear. This is odd because I have some Renaissance Sire presses that just sound okay. This one on the other hand is out of this world. Great clarity and sound on this. Plus freaking amazing album too!!
hacelepues

hacelepues

April 3, 2015

This is one of the best sounding records I own. It's a totally different listening experience and the drums are so clear.
senoreclectico

senoreclectico

July 27, 2012

A good dictionary should read :
"Very rare example of truly brilliant music that the public consummed and were not insulted by it"
And the warning on the packaging...
"If goodness persists, seek other products like it"
Not as revolutionary as 'remain' , just lighter but not in any way, light.

Talking Heads, were one of those rare bands that managed to mix the arty and the popular
and still pleased the mob-ruled 'market'.
And after this there was the truly magnificent 'Stop Making Sense' and that was it in my book.

10 out of 10

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