Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ Documentary to Return to Theaters

Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ Documentary to Return to Theaters

As the 40th anniversary of the 1984 concert film and album for Stop Making Sense approaches, the Talking Heads have announced that they will rerelease the movie in theaters later this year. The David Byrne-fronted ensemble also shared that on August 18, the full show will be issued on vinyl for the first time. 

In a post shared across the band’s social media this morning, they unveiled their intent for the Jonathon Demme-directed film, which sees the band run through fan favorite numbers such as their first hit single, “Psycho Killer,” as well as Tina Weymouth and Chris Franz off-shoot project, Tom Tom Club’s “Genius of Love.” 

With the newly restored movie set to hit theaters later this year, Talking Heads also divulged information pertaining to the release of favored musical set on vinyl. The collection of beloved songs will be shared as a limited edition two-album set, paired alongside a 28-page booklet with unpublished photos and new liner notes by the foursome. 

The audio for the impending LPs was mixed by Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren and includes two previously unreleased records of “Cities” and “Big Business / I Zimbra.” Scroll down to view the complete album tracking list. 

Learn more and pre-order the LP via the band’s official website.


1.    Psycho Killer 

2.    Heaven 

3.    Thank You for Sending Me an Angel 

4.    Found a Job 

5.    Slippery People 


7.    Burning Down the House 

8.    Life During Wartime 

9.    Making Flippy Floppy 

10.    Swamp 

11.    What a Day That Was 

12.    This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody) 

13.    Once in a Lifetime 

14.    Big Business/I Zimbra (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)* 

15.    Genius of Love 

16.    Girlfriend is Better 

17.    Take Me to the River 

18.    Crosseyed and Painless

Back to top