25186-2 Stop Making Sense
Produced by Gary Goetzman
Released on October 1984
US CHART POSITION #41 . . . GOLD RECORD (3/1/85), PLATINUM RECORD (7/2/86),
2x PLATINUM (8/17/94) . . . UK CHART POSITION #37
Find it at GEMM
25186-2 cover  

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25186-2 inner booklet
25186-2 inner booklet

TRACK LISTING

  1. PSYCHO KILLER    (David Byrne/Tina Weymouth/Chris Frantz)    4:20
  2. SWAMP    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth)    4:20
  3. SLIPPERY PEOPLE    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth)    4:01
  4. BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth)    4:10
  5. GIRLFRIEND IS BETTER    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth)    5:01
  6. ONCE IN A LIFETIME    (David Byrne/Chris Frantz/Jerry Harrison/Tina Weymouth/Brian Eno)    5:20
  7. WHAT A DAY THAT WAS    (David Byrne)    6:24
  8. LIFE DURING WARTIME    (David Byrne)    5:39
  9. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER    (Al Green/M. Hodges)    5:36

    Expanded reissue tracks
  10. MAKING FLIPPY FLOPPY
  11. THIS MUST BE THE PLACE (NAIVE MELODY)
  12. GENIUS OF LOVE
  13. CROSSEYED AND PAINLESS

CREDITS

DAVID BYRNE -- vocala and guitar, package design and writing
CHRIS FRANTZ -- drums and vocals, mixing
JERRY HARRISON -- guitar, keyboards and vocals, mixing
TINA WEYMOUTH -- bass and vocals
EDNA HOLT -- backing vocals
LYNN MABRY -- backing vocals
STEVE SCALES -- percussion
ALEX WEIR -- guitar and vocals
BERNIE WORRELL -- keyboards
Allen Chinowsky -- live recording engineer
Mark Wolfson and Joel Moss -- recording engineers for film
E.T. Thorngren -- mixing
Michael Hodgson and Jeff Ayeroff -- apckage design and writing
Adelle Lutz -- cover photo
Hugh Brown and Dave Friedman -- other photos

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US October 1984 Sire LP/CD/CS 25186 picture sleeve
UK October 1984 EMI LP/CS TAH/TAHTC1  
UK October 1984 EMI CD CDP 7 46064  
CAN 1984 Sire LP 92 51861 picture sleeve
GER 1984 EMI LP 064 2402 431  
US September 1999 Warner Bros. CDX 47489 as EXPANDED REISSUE
EUR 1999 EMI CDX 522 453 digital remaster w. bonus tracks


SUGGESTED VIEWING

Since this is a film concert, you might actually want to check out Jonathan Demme's film Stop Making Sense at GEMM.

 

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