Talking Heads joined forces with director Jonathan Demme for the groundbreaking concert film Stop Making Sense back in December 1983, filmed at three shows at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater. Now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the concerts filmed for Stop Making Sense, a newly restored 4K version of the film will return to theaters for a global theatrical run with A24. You can check out a trailer – here.
In addition, a deluxe version of the soundtrack will be released that will now include the complete Stop Making Sense concert for the first time. Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition) will be available on August 18th as a limited edition 2 LP set and digitally along with a Dolby Atmos mix of the complete concert, mixed by Jerry Harrison and ET Thorngren, who also mixed the original release. Both versions will feature every song performed in the film, including two that have never been released on vinyl – Cities and Big Business/I Zimbra. The limited edition vinyl version features a 28-page booklet with previously unpublished photos along with new liner notes from all four band members –Tina Weymouth, David Byrne, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison.
Said David Byrne: “We had done a live album before this, but coupled with the film, and with the improved mixes and sound quality, this record reached a whole new audience. As often happens, the songs got an added energy when we performed them live and were inspired by having an audience. In many ways, these versions are more exciting than the studio recordings, so maybe that’s why a lot of folks discovered us via this record.”
To pre-order Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition), head here.
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