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Talking Heads Box Set Coming November 11th!


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#1 of 7 OFFLINE   Lee Scoggins

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Posted September 09 2003 - 05:16 PM

One of my favorite band growing up and still today:

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#2 of 7 OFFLINE   Kevin Leonard

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Posted September 09 2003 - 05:27 PM

Ugh, doesn't look like there is too much material that is "new" (I counted five tracks from that listing that could be considered truly unreleased).

However, speaking as someone who paid $25 for the Storytelling Giant VHS two years ago, I am overjoyed to hear it'll be making its debut on DVD; the Heads' videos were some of the most creative I've ever seen, and it'll be a blast to see the other videos that the VHS missed.

Just wish it didn't come as part of a (potentially expensive) box set.

Now, when they are going to issue The Name of This Band is Talking Heads on CD?
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#3 of 7 OFFLINE   Lee Scoggins

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Posted September 10 2003 - 03:51 AM

I love their music, so if remastered I will likely pick it up.

One of my best concert experiences was seeing them do the "Stop Making Sense" tour at UVA in late 80s. Posted Image
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#4 of 7 OFFLINE   Matthew Watson

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Posted September 10 2003 - 11:13 AM

Hokey Smoke! I have Storytelling Giant on vhs, too, but was always hoping for something with the (Nothing But) Flowers video to come out - I really like that one (song, too, of course). I haven't seen it since 1988, and even though I don't like videos as a rule, I really dig TH's videos. Surely being former art students influenced their visuals as well as their music, as the Stop Making Sense staging also shows.

I'd likely pick this up. It's too bad they couldn't get along well enough to put out more great music, or reunite.

#5 of 7 OFFLINE   Keith Paynter

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Posted September 10 2003 - 01:44 PM

To the positive, it's probably the only way we'll get higher quality versions of these tracks - don't expect any of the original albums to see any sort of re-mastering for marketing purposes (ie: low sales return). Fear Of Music is probably the worst-sounding from a mastering standpoint, but '77 still holds up well. Remain In Light would do well to be re-done ("Once In A Lifetime" sounds much better on Sand In The Vaseline).

I still have my LD of Storytelling Giant, and was going to port it over to DVD myself, but this is much better news! It's nice to see the videos for "Nothing But Flowers" and "Blind" being included.

BTW when are we ever going to see The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads on CD?
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#6 of 7 OFFLINE   Kevin Leonard

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Posted September 10 2003 - 02:25 PM

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Posted September 10 2003 - 02:50 PM

first concert i ever watched was the VHS tape of Stop Making Sense.


i have been meaning to get that DVD for quite some time, never got around to it.


anyway, great band. i'm looking foward to this