Popular Favorites 1976-1992: Sand in the Vaseline

Popular Favorites 1976-1992: Sand in the Vaseline

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by Talking Heads
Featuring material from every Talking Heads album except the live The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, Sand in the Vaseline is a terrific double-disc retrospective of the band's long and varied career. Featuring all of their hit singles and trademark songs ("Psycho


Featuring material from every Talking Heads album except the live The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, Sand in the Vaseline is a terrific double-disc retrospective of the band's long and varied career. Featuring all of their hit singles and trademark songs ("Psycho Killer," "Take Me to the River," "Burning Down the House," "And She Was," "Once in a Lifetime," "Swamp," "Memories Can't Wait," "Crosseyed and Painless," "Road to Nowhere," "(Nothing But) Flowers," "Life During Wartime"), the set also includes five previously unreleased tracks.

Product Details

Release Date:
Warner Bros / Wea


Disc 1

  1. Sugar on My Tongue
  2. I Want to Live
  3. Love --> Building on Fire
  4. I Wish You Wouldn't Say That
  5. Psycho Killer
  6. Don't Worry About the Government
  7. No Compassion
  8. Warning Sign
  9. The Big Country
  10. Take Me to the River
  11. Heaven
  12. Memories Can't Wait
  13. I Zimbra
  14. Once in a Lifetime
  15. Crosseyed and Painless
  16. Burning Down the House
  17. Swamp
  18. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Disc 2

  1. Life During Wartime
  2. Girlfriend Is Better
  3. And She Was
  4. Stay up Late
  5. Road to Nowhere
  6. Wild Wild Life
  7. Love for Sale
  8. City of Dreams
  9. Mr. Jones
  10. Blind
  11. (Nothing But) Flowers
  12. Sax and Violins
  13. Gangster of Love
  14. Lifetime Piling Up
  15. Popsicle

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Talking Heads   Primary Artist
Wally Badarou   Synthesizer,Conga,Keyboards
Mory Kanté   Kora
David Byrne   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Vocals,Bells,Emulator,Vocoder,Mini Moog
Jerry Harrison   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Marimbas,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Kirsty MacColl   Background Vocals
Bernie Worrell   Keyboards
Charlie Sepulveda   Trumpet
Nona Hendryx   Vocals
Gordon Grody   Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Ari   Conga
Manolo Badrena   Conga,Shaker,cowbell,Wood Block
Erin Dickens   Background Vocals
Brian Eno   Vocals,Background Vocals
Angel Fernandez   Trumpet
Chris Frantz   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Tambourine,Timbales,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Laurie Frink   Trumpet
Robert Fripp   Guitar
Mitch Frohman   Alto Saxophone
Earl Gardner   Trumpet
Diva Gray   Background Vocals
Lani Groves   Background Vocals
Stan Harrison   Alto Saxophone
Edna Holt   Background Vocals
Ite Jerez   Trumpet
Julie Last   Background Vocals
Abdou M'Boup   Conga,cowbell,talking drum
Lynn Mabry   Background Vocals
Johnny Marr   12-string Guitar
Dollette McDonald   Background Vocals
Tom Morrell   Pedal Steel Guitar
Yves N'Djock   Guitar
Lenny Pickett   Tenor Saxophone,Brass
Jose Rossy   Percussion
Steve Sacks   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Scales   Percussion
Dale Turk   Bass Trombone
David Van Tieghem   Percussion
Brice Wassy   Percussion,Shaker,cowbell
Alex Weir   Guitar,Background Vocals
Tina Weymouth   Bass,Flute,Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass,String Bass
Gene Wilder   Conga
Kurt Yahjian   Background Vocals
Acosta   Tenor Saxophone
Andrew Cader   Rubboard
Steve Elfon   Baritone Saxophone
Steve Gluzband   Trumpet
Jimmy Macdonell   Accordion
Ellen Bernfeld   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

David Byrne   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Jerry Harrison   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Talking Heads   Producer
Tony Bongiovi   Producer
Rhett Davies   Engineer
Brian Eno   Producer
Angel Fernandez   Horn Arrangements
Chris Frantz   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Dave Jerden   Engineer
Butch Jones   Engineer
Nick Launay   Producer,Engineer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Bob Ludwig   Remixing
Richard Manwaring   Engineer
Joel Moss   Engineer
Jack Nuber   Engineer
Rod O'Brien   Engineer
Lenny Pickett   Horn Arrangements
Johnny Potoker   Engineer
Lance Quinn   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Eddie Ruscha   Paintings
Alex Sadkin   Engineer
Steven Stanley   Engineer
Ed Stasium   Engineer
Eric "ET" Thorngren   Engineer
Tina Weymouth   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes
Mark Wolfson   Engineer
Mark Spector   Producer
Brad Baker   Horn Arrangements
Fernando Kral   Engineer
Melanie West   Engineer
T. Erdeyli   Producer
Olinsky   Art Direction

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Popular Favorites 1976-1992: Sand in the Vaseline 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
Disc 1 finds the Talking Heads searching and finding a sound. David Byrne was experimenting with vocal and musical styles and the other players were finding a groove. By Disc 2 they had become new wave and world beat superstars but the earlier excitement seemed to be ebbing away. Wisely, they broke up before becoming stale has-beens. I am glad I found this out of print anthology but I still think the live The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads and Stop Making Sense in their expanded versions are better overviews, even if they don't sample the last few years of the group.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked Talking Heads a little bit before I bought this. Now I REALY like them (the late Talking Heads, that is). The mod sort of pre-new wave sound is great. I like the mini histories of each of the songs. I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
not really impressed with dbl cd sound quality.