Talking Heads : Remain In Light CD £2.99 delivered @ HMV
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Talking Heads : Remain In Light CD £2.99 delivered @ HMV

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Found 23rd Sep 2010Made hot 24th Sep 2010
Great album, one of my all time favourites, and featured in the book "1001 albums you must hear before you die".

Though the previous album FEAR OF MUSIC provided a bit of foreshadowing, Talking Heads fans could never have guessed what was in store for them with the release of REMAIN IN LIGHT. A visionary work of innovation and inspiration, it's arguably one of the finest albums of the 1980s. The band leaves behind the two-guitars-over-a-quirky-rock-beat ethic of their previous work, adoping a funky, modal approach. Abandoning traditional song form and chord progressions, the tunes here are built around layers of overdubbed keyboard, guitar and percussion parts that weave around each other in an almost fugue-like manner, relying on the adding and subtracting of elements in the mix for dynamics, instead of on chord changes and structural development.
It was a radical approach for a rock band, and it's reflected in the lyrics as well. Byrne abandons his urban paranoia of old in favour of a more spiritual, third world-influenced style of writing. Adrian Belew injects some grit with his postpunk-psychedelia guitar work (suggestive of his upcoming work with King Crimson, as is the overall sound of REMAIN IN LIGHT). This one is for the ages.

Born Under Punches
Crosseyed And Painless
The Great Curve
Once In A Lifetime
Houses In Motion
Seen And Not Seen
Listening Wind
The Overload

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Superb album, top price thanks.

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Oh yeah, good deal.

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Amazing Album, Amazing Price!

Mainly noted by most people for housing "Once in A Lifetime " (A bit like '77 for Psycho Killer) but Houses In Motion is one of the best ever TH tracks!

Heat well & truly added

Saying that, a couple of years ago i picked up the first CD release of "The Name Of This Band Is......" from Borders for £5 (Yes Borders, the place that went bust as no one shopped there cos they were robbing ****!)

Crosseyed and painless!

Best. Band. Ever.

Good price. I have the version with the extra tracks and DVD (which is currrently £4.99). There's excellent live footage of Crosseyed and painless and Adrian Belew doing his stuff.

Listening Wind is a pretty catchy tune, but not very PC these days

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now up to £3.66
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