David Byrne is “suiting up” again. Why? To celebrate a milestone anniversary of Stop Making Sense, the Talking Heads’ iconic concert film.
This December will mark 40 years since the filming of the concerts at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater that helped create the Stop Making Sense. In honor of the anniversary, the film is heading back to theaters at a later date that will be announced in the near future. Additionally, the soundtrack will be reissued on August 18.
The teaser trailer for the reissue and theater return is below. We see David Byrne visit a dry cleaner and say to the clerk while handing him a weathered slip, “Hi, I’m picking up. It’s been here for a while.” The dry cleaner clerk then retrieves that oversized business suit, much to Byrne’s delight.
As for the soundtrack reissue, it’s currently available for pre-order as a 2LP set at Store.TalkingHeadsOfficial.com. This marks the first time the entire Stop Making Sense concert is available on vinyl. A full tracklisting is below.
Included with the reissue is an extended version of the booklet that came with the original soundtrack. The booklet contains new notes from the Talking Heads and never before seen photos.
Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense – Reissue Tracklisting
1. Psycho Killer
3. Thank You for Sending Me an Angel
4. Found a Job
5. Slippery People
6. Cities (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)*
7. Burning Down the House
8. Life During Wartime
9. Making Flippy Floppy
11. What a Day That Was
12. This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)
13. Once in a Lifetime
14. Big Business/I Zimbra (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)*
15. Genius of Love
16. Girlfriend is Better
17. Take Me to the River
18. Crosseyed and Painless