SRE 1032 Take Me To The River
Produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads
Released on October 1978
US CHART POSITION #26 (charted Nov. 4, 1978 for 17 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
SRE 1032 wo. picture sleeve  

H ere are two candidates for the expanded reissue of More Songs (whenever that happens): the single edit of “Take Me To The River” (trimmed to a tight 3 minutes 36 seconds) and an alternative version of “Thank You For Sending Me An Angel” featuring acoustic guitars and Eno’s delicious marzipan touches. Both are better than their elpee counterparts; “River” because it cuts out Byrne’s scratching and puts the emphasis back on Harrison’s marvelous keyboards, “Angel” because it’s more cuddly and less obnoxious than the first go ‘round. The UK single featured “Found A Job” on the flip side, while a double 7-inch added “Love->Building On Fire” and “Psycho Killer” back to back. On a different note, it’s interesting how new wave initially declared itself through revisions of older songs: “Take Me To The River,” “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Money (That’s What I Want),” “Tainted Love.” I wonder if that’s common to all new movements, a sort of manifesto period.

TRACK LISTING

  1. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER (EDIT)    (Al Green/M. Hodges)    3:36
  2. THANK YOU FOR SENDING ME AN ANGEL (VERSION)    (David Byrne)    2:11

    UK 7-inch single(s)
  3. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
  4. FOUND A JOB
  5. (Double 7" track:) LOVE -> BUILDING ON FIRE
  6. (Double 7" track:) PSYCHO KILLER

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US October 1978 Sire 7" SRE 1032 picture sleeve
CAN 1978 Sire 7" 1147-1032  
JPN 1978 Sire 7" SFL 2383 picture sleeve
UK 1979 Sire 7" SIR 4004 picture sleeve, see track listing
UK 1979 Sire D7" SIR 4004 gatefold double pack, see track listing

 

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