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Talking HeadsSpeaking In Tongues

Label:Sire – 8122796665, Rhino Records (2) – 8122796665
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Country:Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:New Wave, Pop Rock, Funk

Tracklist

A1Burning Down The House
PercussionSteve Scales
SynthesizerWally Badarou
4:00
A2Making Flippy Floppy
GuitarAlex Weir
ViolinShankar
4:36
A3Girlfriend Is Better
SynthesizerBernie Worrell
4:25
A4Slippery People
Backing VocalsDolette McDonald, Nona Hendryx
PercussionRaphael Dejesus
SaxophoneRichard Landry
3:30
A5I Get Wild / Wild Gravity4:06
B1Swamp
GuitarAlex Weir
SynthesizerWally Badarou
5:09
B2Moon Rocks
GuitarAlex Weir
PercussionSteve Scales
5:04
B3Pull Up The Roots
GuitarAlex Weir
PercussionRaphael Dejesus
5:08
B4This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
PercussionDavid Van Tieghem
SynthesizerWally Badarou
4:56
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Credits

Notes

Comes with a printed inner sleeve, containing lyrics.

Basic tracks recorded at Blank Tapes, NY.
Final overdubbing and mixing at Compass Point Studios and Sigma Sound, NY.
© 1983 Bleu Disque Music Co./ Index Music, Inc. ASCAP

℗ 1983 Sire Records Company.
© 1983 Sire Records Company & Talking Heads Tours Inc.

On inner sleeve: Made in U.S.A.
On labels: Made in EU.
On back cover: Manufactured In The E.U.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 96665 2
  • Barcode (String): 081227966652
  • Label Code: LC 02982
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A hand etched, variant 1): RI - 23883 - A 21053.1 (3) BD 11069 - 01 A₁ cB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B hand etched, variant 1): RI - 23883 - B 21053.2 (3) BD 11069 - 01 B₁ cB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A hand etched, variant 2): RI - 23883 - A cB 21053.1 (3)... BD 11069 - 01 A₁ VIX
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B hand etched, variant 2): RI - 23883 - B cB 21053.1 (3)... BD 11069 - 01 B₁ VI=
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A hand etched, variant 3): RI - 23883 - A ⊥=↾ cB 21053.1 (3)... BD 11069 - 01 A₁
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B hand etched, variant 3): RI - 23883 - B cB 21053.2 (3)... ⇀=⇀ BD 11069 - 01 B₁

Other Versions (5 of 162)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Speaking In Tongues (LP, Album, Test Pressing, Allied Pressing)Sire, Sire1-23883, 9 23883-1US1982
Speaking In Tongues (LP, Album, Winchester)Sire, Sire1-23883, 9 23883-1US1983
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Speaking In Tongues (LP, Album)Sire92-3883-1UK & Europe1983
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Speaking In Tongues (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear)Sire92-3771-1Europe1983
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Speaking In Tongues (Cassette, Album, Dolby B-type, XDR)Sire, Sire9 23883-4, 4-23883US1983

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  • my_vinyl_release's avatar
    My copy sounds amazing!!! Words words words words words words
    • ed123toon's avatar
      ed123toon
      Edited 5 months ago
      First track skips all the way through even after cleaning 👎🏻 and yes my turntable is set properly
      • madpelican's avatar
        madpelican
        Edited 5 months ago
        Man this thing sounds sooooo good. Punchy, clear, and dynamic as hell. To think this was originally released in the 80s, where imo so many recordings sounded terrible, blows my mind. Only things I can complain about are (1) it would be nice if it came in a poly lined inner and (2) there is a bit of sibilance in the vocals of This Must Be The Place.
        • levibertolini's avatar
          An outstanding pressing, truly shocked at how good this is. Brilliant sound quality and a silent noise floor, eagerly awaiting to grab the other Talking Heads reissues.
          • nhollinger's avatar
            nhollinger
            This thing rips. Killer pressing with no skipping issues for me. 10/10
            • Ferp's avatar
              Ferp
              Beautiful pressing and no skipping on my Sony PS-LX310BT player. Probably only on very low-end players. (Mine is entry-level and works perfectly fine).
              • aaroncshoemaker's avatar
                I did have to adjust the weight of the arm on my turntable but after I hit the sweet spot this thing sounds amazing!
                • tomwebb101's avatar
                  tomwebb101
                  Excellent sound, jist like the blue pressing. Really nice quality of pressing and from Optimal no less which is a plant that scares me most of the time lol
                  • SeansRecords's avatar
                    SeansRecords
                    One of the best albums i own musically and pressing wise

                    Absolutely insane sound and bass ... really great stuff
                    • Roomofvinyl's avatar
                      Roomofvinyl
                      Would really recommend getting a good turntable and setup for this one. The first track might skip if not. The sound is clean to me on the proper setup. Would not recommend cheap portable ones.

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