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I just got word from one of the Blu-ray studio's PR people that Stop Making Sense is coming to Blu-ray October 13th. It's one of the greatest concert films ever made, featuring the Talking Heads with David Burne's musical genius.

Stop Making Sense 25 Anniversary Blu-ray.

Has it been that long already? I was in high school when this came out to theaters. Years later I remember it being in constant rotation on my buddy Greedy's DVD player back when hi-fi on DVD was a real novelty. Although the Talking Heads were established in mainstream pop circles, the band never failed to explore new territory. From funk to melodic art-pop, Burne's done it all. Personally I can't wait to get my hands on the review copy of this disc.

Let's get this straight - this ain't no ordinary concert disc! Don't expect a band and a bunch of music. Stop Making Sense was directed by Jonathan Demme who went on to win an Oscar for Silence of the Lambs. This concert-film is a work of performance art. From the moment Burne puts that little radio down on the floor the show is full of twists and musical surprises. I can't wait to hear it in a high-resolution multi-channel audio format.

One of my favorite surprises was a cameo by the Tom Tom Club. That's the band that consisted of two Talking Heads members; Chris Franz and Tina Weymouth - they get on to perform a couple of my favorite pop tunes from the era.

High resolution audio buffs should be satisfied. DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and a stereo 2.0 for fun.

I can't wait to check it out and will have a full review to make sure they did it right when it's made available to me.
 

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I remember playing Burning Down the House as a deejay back in the early eighties... yep... it's been that long.

Funny thing though... I don't remember much else of their music... maybe one other song. :huh:
 

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Psycho Killer?

The start of the concert has an acoustic version of the song. It's brilliant because it's like an entertaining show with Burne's motions and eventually dancing and stuff.
 

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Looks like David Byrne has an 08 release and I recall hearing some new Talking Heads or some solo stuff just recently. I am going to see what is new from him or the band. I need some new sounds anyway:)

Thanks for showing me the site Wayde! I will catch up on some reading.

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Looks like two recent releases from David: David Byrne-Big Love Hymnal and David and Brian Eno-Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.

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Thanks and welcome to the Shack Greedy.

Despite his name, Greedy is a really generous friend and a Catholic if I'm not mistaken, that his nickname is given from one of the seven deadly sins is probably not a huge surprise. ;)

Greedy got me interested in a kind of no-nonsense approach to hi-fi back in the two-channel days. We've been friends for so long we've watched the rise of CD, DVD and now Dolby Digital.

In fact, I remember being all bah-humbug about Dolby Digital (AC3) back in the day. He was like no man, you've gotta check it out. I was like... Greedy, you don't understand - I like good sound, I don't care about MORE surround sound! (I had a pro-logic system I was happy with at the time)

Then he was like... Dude, seriously come over and just check out a certain DVD (I think it was the one where Sean Connery voiced a dragon) and check out what it's like to hear real Dolby Digital from source to components.

Back then you had to have a DVD player which was a rarity.

Needless to say the idea of true discreet multichannel audio really impressed me.
 
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