Talking Heads’ “Stop Making Sense” coming to Blu-ray
Palm Pictures has announced the 25th-anniversary Blu-ray release of Stop Making Sense, the concert film presenting the Talking Heads at their peak. Palm Pictures will release the disc, containing previously unseen bonus material, on October 13, 2009.
Talking Heads emerged from New York’s punk rock scene in the late 1970s with a new sound combining art rock, funk, world music and the droll vocals of frontman David Byrne. Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the greatest rock albums of all time includes four by the Talking Heads; the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
Stop Making Sense captures Talking Heads in concert, with footage shot at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winner for “The Silence of the Lambs,” the film contains 16 songs, including “Psycho Killer,” “Burning Down the House,” “Life During Wartime,” “Once in a Lifetime” and the cover of Al Green’s “Take Me to the River.”
The film also made technical history as the first made entirely utilizing digital audio techniques. For Blu-ray, Stop Making Sense has been remastered in high definition from a 35mm interpositive. Two audio options are available: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Stereo 2.0.
The Blu-ray disc also includes a previously unavailable 1999 press conference featuring a rare off-stage gathering of all four members of Talking Heads, the video short “David Byrne Interview… David Byrne” and two songs not included in the feature film.
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