The Best of Talking Heads: Once in a Lifetime

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
For the holiday season of 1992 and a year after they announced their split, the Talking Heads issued the excellent double disc anthology, Popular Favorites 1984-1992: Sand in the Vaseline, which combined rarities, hits, and key album cuts. While America got the double disc set, Europe received a streamlined, single disc collection, The Best Of Once In A Lifetime. As its title suggests, the fourteen track collection focuses solely on the group's best known tracks, including such classics as "Psycho Killer," their commercial breakthrough cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River," "Once In A Lifetime," and "Burning Down the House," among others. But the inclusion of a pair of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
For the holiday season of 1992 and a year after they announced their split, the Talking Heads issued the excellent double disc anthology, Popular Favorites 1984-1992: Sand in the Vaseline, which combined rarities, hits, and key album cuts. While America got the double disc set, Europe received a streamlined, single disc collection, The Best Of Once In A Lifetime. As its title suggests, the fourteen track collection focuses solely on the group's best known tracks, including such classics as "Psycho Killer," their commercial breakthrough cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River," "Once In A Lifetime," and "Burning Down the House," among others. But the inclusion of a pair of oddities, "Sax and Violins" and "Lifetime Piling Up," will raise a few eyebrows, especially with such a backlog of stronger material that very easily could have fit alongside the renowned hits namely "Memories Can't Wait," "Crosseyed and Painless," "Swamp," "Girlfriend is Better," etc.. But by and large, for a single disc collection, The Best Of Once In A Lifetime accomplishes its goal -- hopefully one day a slightly more expanded version will see a stateside release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2000
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • UPC: 077778059325
  • Catalog Number: 780593
  • Sales rank: 46,353

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Talking Heads Primary Artist
Wally Badarou Synthesizer, Keyboards
David Byrne Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocoder
Jerry Harrison Organ, Guitar, Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals
Kirsty MacColl Background Vocals
Bernie Worrell Keyboards
Nona Hendryx Background Vocals
Gordon Grody Vocals, Background Vocals
Tawatha Agee Background Vocals
Erin Dickens Vocals, Background Vocals
Brian Eno Vocals
Chris Frantz Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Laurie Frink Trumpet
Earl Gardner Trumpet
Diva Gray Vocals, Background Vocals
Lani Groves Background Vocals
Stan Harrison Alto Saxophone
Ednah Holt Background Vocals
Abdou M'Boup Conga, talking drum
Lynn Mabry Background Vocals
Johnny Marr 12-string Guitar
Dollette McDonald Background Vocals
Yves N'Djock Guitar
Lenny Pickett Tenor Saxophone, Brass
Steve Scales Percussion
David Van Tieghem Percussion
Brice Wassy Percussion, Shaker, cowbell, Wood Block
Alex Weir Guitar, Background Vocals
Tina Weymouth Bass, Synthesizer Bass
Kurt Yahjian Background Vocals
Andrew Cader Rubboard
Steve Elfon Baritone Saxophone
Nino Gioia Timbales
Jimmy Macdonell Accordion
Ellen Bernfeld Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
David Byrne Arranger, Composer, Cover Photo
Jerry Harrison Arranger, Composer
Talking Heads Producer
Jack Skinner Mastering
Tony Bongiovi Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Rhett Davies Engineer
Brian Eno Producer
Chris Frantz Arranger, Composer
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Ted Jensen Mastering
Dave Jerden Engineer
Butch Jones Engineer
Nick Launay Producer, Engineer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Richard Manwaring Engineer
Joel Moss Engineer
Jack Nuber Engineer
Lenny Pickett Horn Arrangements
Johnny Potoker Engineer
Lance Quinn Producer
Alex Sadkin Engineer
Steven Stanley Engineer
Ed Stasium Engineer
Eric "ET" Thorngren Engineer, overdub engineer
Brice Wassy Contributor
Tina Weymouth Arranger, Composer
Mark Wolfson Engineer
Fernando Kral Engineer, overdub engineer
Frank Olinsky Art Direction
Kathy Botich Overdub Assistant
Kathe Duba-Noland Copy Editing
Melanie West Engineer
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