Talking Heads ‎– Speaking In Tongues

Sire ‎– 1-23771
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear

Trackliste Verberge Mitwirkende

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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Basic tracks recorded at Blank Tapes, NY.
Final overdubbing and mixing at Compass Point Studios and Sigma Sound, NY.
Originally Mastered at Sterling Sound, NY.

Limited edition of 50,000. Clear vinyl.
The packaging, designed by Robert Rauschenberg, is a transparent plastic case with artwork and credits printed on 3 12" circular transparent collages, one per primary color.

The full-color source material at the bottom of the images page came from a blog post by David Byrne about the project that can be found here.

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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 Diese Version verkaufen
92-3883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album, DMM) Sire 92-3883-1 Scandinavia 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
759 92-3883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire 759 92-3883-1 Portugal 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
923883-1 Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues(LP, Album) Sire, WEA Records 923883-1 Greece 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
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23. Mai 2019
Strange as it seems, my VINYL also changed color after about 33 years, although I kept it in it's case and that wasn't exposed to sunlight (exept when the record was played). The clear vinyl record has now a transparent red ring about the size of the first song - and then it goes back to clear.... (really spooky!)


3. November 2018
I can vouch for the yellowing of the outer case for this. I have had mine for years and it has definitely gotten more yellow over time. The record still sounds great though.


25. Januar 2011

I could be wrong, but I think most of these limited editions, being 30 years old, have just turned yellow over time. Having just bought two copies of this (one that is unopened and intact strictly for my collection, one opened and in lesser condition – so I can "play" with it...), I noticed one copy is more yellow than the other. I did some digging and found an interesting article that I think applies to the variance of coloration and brittleness found in this rare record's outer shell...

Quoted from Dr. Rudolph D. Deanin, founder of the graduate program in Plastics Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell:

The plastics most commonly used to make the structural cases for electronic equipment are polypropylene, impact styrene, and ABS," replied Deanin. "These all tend to discolor and embrittle gradually when exposed to UV and/or heat. They become oxidized and develop conjugated unsaturation, which produces color. They crosslink or degrade, which causes brittleness."

From looking at a stamp on the Super Nintendo's plastic case, I learned that the case is composed of ABS, which is a rugged, durable plastic that is sadly more susceptible to discoloration and degradation from both UV and heat than the alternatives.

"There are other plastics which would be more stable," Deanin continued, "but manufacturers avoid them because they are more expensive and/or more difficult to process."

Instead of using more expensive plastics, manufactures put additives known as stabilizers, absorbers, or blockers into the plastic mixture to reduce the effects of degradation. They also get creative with their use of pigmentation.

"Since most discoloration is toward yellowing, some manufacturers add a little blue to neutralize the yellow," Deanin said. "This gives a temporary reprieve, but eventually the yellow keeps growing and overpowers it anyway."


12. Dezember 2010
I believe there are 2 versions of this ltd edition: 1 with a clear plastic case, and 1 with a case that is gold-tinted, like the one pictured with the listing.