Remain in Light

Remain in Light

by Talking HeadsTalking Heads


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Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Talking Heads big band. Although not orchestral in lineup, this 1980 release dwarfed its predecessors in scope. It built on the African influences of Fear of Music's first track, "I Zimbra" and foreshadowed future hits like "Burning Down the House." The first four tracks -- "Born Under Punches," "Crosseyed and Painless," "The Great Curve," and "Once in a Lifetime" -- are densely layered and danceable, and the lyrics are equally intense and infectious. "Once in a Lifetime" includes the now popular refrain, "Same as it ever was," and begins with Byrne announcing "This is not my beautiful house." "Crosseyed and Painless" notes that "facts are useless in an emergency." The slower tracks are fine examples of early electronica. With Remain in Light, Talking Heads went from being one of the most important bands of the new wave/punk movement to being one of the most important American bands ever.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/13/2008
Label: Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC: 0081227330026
catalogNumber: 273300
Rank: 27197

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Talking Heads   Primary Artist
Jon Hassell   Trumpet,Horn
Adrian Belew   Guitar
David Byrne   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices
Jerry Harrison   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Robert Palmer   Percussion
Nona Hendryx   Vocals,Voices
Brian Eno   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices
Chris Frantz   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Jose Rossy   Percussion
Tina Weymouth   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jon Hassell   Horn Arrangements,Trumpet Arrangement
David Byrne   Composer,Vocal Arrangements
Jerry Harrison   Composer
Rhett Davies   Engineer
Brian Eno   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Chris Frantz   Composer
Dave Jerden   Engineer
Jack Nuber   Engineer
Johnny Potoker   Engineer
Steven Stanley   Engineer
Tina Weymouth   Composer

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