Talking HeadsStop Making Sense (Music From A Film By Jonathan Demme And Talking Heads)

Label:Sire – R1 724897, Sire – 603497832835
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Stereo, PRP Pressing
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Funk / Soul, Stage & Screen
Style:New Wave, Post-Punk, Art Rock, Soundtrack, Funk, Pop Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, Leftfield


A1Psycho Killer
A3Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
A4Found A Job
A5Slippery People
B1Burning Down The House
B2Life During Wartime
B3Making Flippy Floppy
C1What A Day That Was
C2This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
C3Once In A Lifetime
C4Big Business / I Zimbra
D1Genius Of Love
D2Girlfriend Is Better
D3Take Me To The River
D4Crosseyed And Painless

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Hype sticker:
Music from the film by Jonathan Demme and Talking Heads, newly remastered
Special limited-edition 2-LP package features the complete show on vinyl for the first time
Also includes original booklet with additional liner notes written by Tina Weymouth, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison

Packaged like the 1984 limited edition pressing but in a wide-spine sleeve. Booklet has additional pages with never before seen photos.
Tracks A6 and C4 are identified as previously unreleased.

This version is similar to the Optimal Pressing with the following differences:
- "Made in Canada" sticker on back of sleeve of sealed copies
- Runouts indicate GZ catalog numbers "264061E"

This reissue ℗ & © 2023, 1984 Sire Records Company, a Warner Music Group Company, for the U.S. and Canada, and Parlophone Records Ltd., a Warner Music Group Company, for the rest of the world. Manufactured for & marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 777 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021.
Made in Canada.

Recorded at The Pantages Theatre, Hollywood, December 1983 by The Record Plant Mobile
Re-recording for film at Can Am and Ocean Way, Los Angeles, and Right Track, New York
Mixed at Soundworks and Sigma Sound, New York...
Originally mastered... at Sterling Sound, New York

Reissue credits:
Remastered... at Sterling Sound
Vinyl lacquers cut... at Sterling Sound

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 03497 83283 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 603497832835
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): 603497832835 R1724897-RE1-A (1) JN-H STERLING 264061E1 1614907
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): 603497832835 R1724897-B-RE1 (1) JN-H STERLING 264061E2 1621219
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side C): 603497832835 R1724897-C RE1 (1) JN-H STERLING 264061E3 1670784
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side D): 603497832835 R1724897-D RE1 (1) JN-H STERLING 264061E4 1671292

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Stop Making Sense (LP, Album)EMI, EMITAH 1, EJ 2402431UK1984
Stop Making Sense (LP, Album, Limited Edition)Sire, Sire9 25121-1E, 1-25121US1984
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Stop Making Sense (LP, Album, Specialty Pressing)Sire, Sire1-25186, 9 25186-1US1984
Stop Making Sense (LP, Album)EMI, EMI, EMI1C 064-24 0243 1, 064 24 0243 1, 24 0243 1Europe1984
Stop Making Sense (LP, Album)EMI, EMIEMC.240243, EMC-240243Australia1984



  • franksrecords's avatar
    Edited 16 minutes ago
    I must of got stuck with a bad pressing. On the first couple of plays everything sounded fine, put away for awhile and just recently played again. To my surprise I heard a few pops one side one, nothing too bad. I flipped over to side two, in between the first two songs load pops. This really bugs me, I’ve had this happen a few times with other new reissues, the mystery pops that just appear out of nowhere.
    • Bpietrok's avatar
      Amazing! Great mix of live songs. This exceeded my expectations.
      • mweintraub's avatar
        Found one on Amazon about a week ago for 34 bucks. Listening to it now. I think that, unless you are an AAA fundamentalist (and understand that I nearly am one myself), you will not have a second thought about the sound quality of this album once you put it on. I don't know what an original vinyl sounds like (I had it on cassette back in the day), but it was digital to begin with. I'm listening while I'm typing this, and I'm having a blast. It's not Allman Brothers at the Fillmore, but I think you'll find that sound is not an issue. If you don't already have a copy you like, buy this with confidence.
        • TonyJ's avatar
          Edited 7 days ago
          As of Sept 18, Amazon has some copies for $40.

          Edit - okay those went fast
          • fightclubber40's avatar
            Amazing album! I have an original, and it is very nice to have the full concert on vinyl. The original does play a little louder, but this pressing sounds great as well. Just need to turn it up a bit. Great clarity and separation.
            • nermacintosh's avatar
              sadly missed out on this, It sounds amazing on streaming, and don't wanna pay for these crazy resale prices, hoping they do a repress of this soon!!!
              • jaycollinsmusic's avatar
                Edited 16 days ago
                Not much to add to what has been said before. A surefire nostalgia trip for this listener and nice to have this all in one place (other than my old VHS copy). Wonderful mastering job by the underrated Joe-Nino Hernes with amazing depth/imaging, crispiness and umph. For once, I lucked out with a (mostly) flat and clean press. Well done all around. Rhino seems to have underestimated the appeal so here's hoping we will see a repress for those that missed out.
                • fgm3209's avatar
                  Good balanced sound, slight noise but is overpowered by the music, flat as a pancake, Great package overall! Couldn't imagine the optimal media one being better. Would recommend if you can get it for retail (DONT BUY IT ON HERE! I DIDN'T)
                  • GaboWabo's avatar
                    Who heard both Precision and Optimal? Please comment which is better.
                    • AndrewBWhite's avatar
                      Sounds really clean and real nice. You might have an original but...

                      I got a repress that's better than that
                      And nothing is better than this (is it?)



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