Stop Making Sense (live soundtrack album) by Talking Heads
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The best album by Talking Heads is Remain In Light which is ranked number 28 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 31,577.
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Agreed with the other comments here; the expanded album with the extra tracks and corrected running order is the essential way to listen to this, but I also think it's crucial to watch the film as well. If you're here reading this comment you probably already know about the film anyway, but this concert is so damn fun. This is one of the few concerts where the performance itself is in a league of its own separate to the music. The music is great too (especially the bass and synth lines), but the energy and occasional silliness of the performances just ooze the enjoyment you can tell every person on stage is sharing for this concert. This is musically an odd comparison, but conceptually in terms of performance of the music being just as important as the music itself, this album reminds me a bit of Louis Prima from the jazz era, specifically the album "The Wildest!"
Bonus points given for the very silly and entertaining "liner notes" in the CD booklet for those of us who are weird enough to have bought the CD instead of just streaming this.
Novas versões, grandes músicas, mais um marco.
The best live concert I've ever watched. You have to pull it up on youtube and enjoy some David Byrne.
One of my favourite live records, and the accompanying film is a must watch
Please listen to the special edition, the original release is out of order and missing some of the best tracks.
The definitive versions of some of the Head's best songs. In terms of visual experience, easily the best concert film of all time.
Before this album, I had never encountered a live album I liked. But this is so well put together it immediately became one of my all time favorites, and has remained as such ever since.
Experiencing a record album the way an artist/producer arranges it is a gift from art. Personally, I love albums, but I love live music even more. And most live performances are compilations of songs and stories and themes from different albums. That being said, this is the best live concert video I have ever seen. Maybe my opinion of a video should not be transferred to a soundtrack CD; but I cannot hear the soundtrack without seeing the video in my mind. After all, isn't what music does to your heart and soul and mind what counts?
I lived off this as my only Talking Heads album for years. Don't know what took me so long to get into their studio albums because this is a brilliant album. Agree that if you like it listen to the extended live album - well worth it
Great tracks, works better as a film, doesn't seem as cohesive audially.
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