In honor of the 40th anniversary of Talking Heads‘ Stop Making Sense, A24 will release a restored 4K version of the iconic concert film in theaters. Along with the feature’s return to cinemas later this year, the band will reissue the soundtrack album on vinyl, including every song from the film for the first time.
Talking Heads announced the rerelease on Thursday via a playful video starring frontman David Byrne. In the viral clip. the multi-hyphenated artist picks up his unforgettable oversized suit from the dry cleaners, admitting “it’s been here for a while.” Byrne rides his bicycle home—the sight of which is on the BINGO card for any seasoned New Yorker—only to recreate many of his classic dance moves in front of the mirror four decades later.
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Directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia), Stop Making Sense captures Talking Heads over three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December 1983. The band’s core members Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz, and Jerry Harrison perform their celebrated hits “Once In A Lifetime”, “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)”, and “Psycho Killer” alongside Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry, and Edna Holt.
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The deluxe reissue of the soundtrack will feature the full concert on vinyl for the first time. Due out on August 18th via Rhino Records, the reissue was mixed by Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren and comes with a 28-page booklet of photos and liner notes from the band’s core members. Additionally, the expanded vinyl edition includes previously unreleased performances of “Cities” and “Big Business / I Zimbra”. Pre-orders are open here.
“There was a band. There was a concert,” Talking Heads said in a statement. “This must be the movie!”
This announcement comes after David Byrne performed “This Is A Life” at the Oscars on Sunday with Son Lux and Stephanie Hsu. The song appeared in the A24 picture Everything Everywhere All At Once which took home seven awards including Best Picture. The film also garnered actress Jamie Lee Curtis‘ first-ever Oscar win of her 40-plus year career.