Talking Heads ‎– Speaking In Tongues

Rhino Records (2) ‎– R1-23883
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram

Tracklist Hide Credits

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

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Lacquers cut from the original analog 2-tracks at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Replica of the original LP jacket

Basic tracks recorded at Blank Tapes, NY
Final overdubbing and mixing at Compass Point Studios and Sigma Sound, NY
Mastered at Sterling Sound, NY [Original release credit; this release was not mastered here]

Manufactured & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company
© 1983 Sire Records Company & Talking Heads Tour Inc.
℗ 1983 Sire Records Company
Printed In U.S.A. [Jacket]
Made in U.S.A. [Labels]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 96665 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227966652
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etching): R1-23883-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etching): R1-23883-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Pressing Plant Etching): 21053.1(3)…
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Pressing Plant Etching): 21053.2(3)…
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Lacquer Cutting Engineer Initials Etching): CB
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-23883, 9 23883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, Sire 1-23883, 9 23883-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
92 38831 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 92 38831 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
759 92-3883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 759 92-3883-1 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
923883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, WEA Records (Greece) 923883-1 Greece 1983 Sell This Version
923883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 923883-1 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version


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August 13, 2017
edited 5 months ago
I have had mostly excellent experiences with Rhino Reissues in general. This one is certainly an exception to that rule. I bought one at a record store when I was traveling out of state. When I arrived home and played it, I was immediately disappointed as the playback skipped wildly on the opening song - it wouldn't play though. I put it on a different turntable that I keep upstairs and the album skipped in all the same spots. I wrote to Rhino since I won't be returning to the store I got it from for a long time, maybe ever since I live out of town. They responded and sent me another sealed new copy. To my dismay it did the exact same thing. I even put the 1st copy from the store I bought on and I have every reason to believe most if not all of these have this manufacturers defect. Both copies I have skip during "Burning Down The House" in the exact same spots. It's too bad. This is a great album and I have two copies of this reissue that are unlistenable. I recommend getting a vintage copy.