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Talking Heads announce 40th anniversary deluxe edition of ‘Stop Making Sense’

Talking Heads have announced a deluxe edition of their iconic live album ‘Stop Making Sense’ in celebration of its 40th anniversary.Four decades on from the classic concert album and live film, the set will be re-released as a 2LP and 2CD/Blu-ray set this summer.Following the deluxe edition of the soundtrack selling out when released last year, the album will be returning as a 2LP black vinyl on Rhino.com and retail and a 2LP crystal clear vinyl at Barnes and Noble on July 26. Both variants come with a 12-page booklet with liner notes from all four members of the band, as well as band photos.
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Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ is returning to cinemas again
Talking Heads‘ classic concert film Stop Making Sense is returning to cinemas, it has been announced.Last year, A24 released a remastered 4K version of the 1984 movie on the big screen to mark its 40th anniversary. The iconic band also reunited at a special screening as part of the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.Now, it’s been confirmed that the revamped edition of Stop Making Sense will be heading back to cinemas in various locations next Saturday (January 27).In a post on social media yesterday (January 17), A24 said that “monthly residency screenings” are scheduled in “select cities” including London, New York, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, San Francisco and Toronto.Additionally, fans will be able to buy a collector’s edition Blu-ray of Stop Making Sense at every showing as well as new special merchandise.You can purchase tickets and find more information here, and check out the announcement post below.A post shared by A24 (@a24)An official synopsis reads: “Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics as the greatest concert film of all time.“Stop Making Sense stars core band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison along with Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt.”It adds: “The live performance was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.”Last month saw A24 announce a Stop Making Sense tribute album, which will feature a cover of Talking Heads’ ‘Burning Down The House’ by Paramore.
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Watch Snail Mail and Mac DeMarco cover Talking Heads’ ‘This Must Be The Place’ at Valentine Fest
Snail Mail (aka Lindsey Jordan) linked up with Mac DeMarco to cover Talking Heads’ 1983 classic ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’.The cover ended Jordan’s show at the Ottobar on Monday (February 13); it was her fourth consecutive night performing at the 350-capacity venue – a local spot of hers – with the fifth and final gig taking place last night (February 14). As well as DeMarco, she was joined by a group of her and her band’s friends, who sung along and played additional instruments like shakers and a cowbell.It followed a playthrough of ‘A Cuckhold’s Refrain’, the joint single Jordan and DeMarco released – under the moniker of Peppermint Patty – last September. Earlier in the night, too, Jordan and her band covered Ride’s 1990 track ‘Vapour Trail’.Have a look at fan-shot recordings of the two covers, then see the full setlist from the night (via setlist.fm) below:1. ‘Headlock’ 2. ‘Golden Dream’ 3. ‘Thinning’ 4. ‘Speaking Terms’ 5. ‘Heat Wave’ 6. ‘Automate’ 7. ‘Ben Franklin’ 8. ‘Glory’ 9. Madonna 10. ‘C. Et Al.’ 11. ‘Vapour Trail’ [Ride cover] 12. ‘Pristine’ 13. ‘Valentine’ 14. ‘Static Buzz’ 15. ‘A Cuckhold’s Refrain’ [with Mac DeMarco] 16. ‘This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)’ [Talking Heads cover, with Mac DeMarco and friends]During the second night of her Valentine Fest last Saturday (February 11), Jordan linked up with Soccer Mommy to cover ‘I’m With You’ by Avril Lavigne.The five-night event was titled for Jordan’s second album as Snail Mail, ‘Valentine’, which arrived last November via Matador.
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