Talkingheads – Remain In Light. Label: Sire – SRK 6095. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Pressing. Country: US. Released: Oct 1980.
Classic Album Sundays. Talking Heads "Remain in Light". This album was released in '94, when I was a young teen, and was what got me into their older catalog of stuff. I remember thinking this was such a beautiful-sad & nostalgic-piece of videography. sallie elizabeth antley.
Released October 8, 1980. Remain in Light Tracklist. 1. Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) Lyrics. About Remain in Light. The most successful Talking Heads album; it is frequently cited as one of the best albums of the 1980s. It is our sixth Classic Album of the Week. Remain in Light Q&A.
Remain in Light pulled me in for the first time with its unfamiliar rhythms and art-rock sensibilities. I pored over the lyric sheet when I first received the album, and the perfection of their post-modern inscrutability continues to be a source of pleasure. Possibly even more important was David Byrne. I'm no idolater and I eschew celebrity, but David Byrne was an object of rare obsession for a moment in late eighth grade.
Remain in Light' is arguably the Talking Heads' best album ever. Steeped in primitive, African rhthyms, but sent with the trajectory of advanced technology, the album harnesses a mesmerizing and formidable set of sounds and images. It is easily Talking Heads' most avant garde work of their whole career. Think of tribal music generated from a computer, and you get 'Remain in Light'. What used to be known as side one has mainly more progressive songs, and the second half is more subdued, but all of it is brilliant.
Remain in Light is the fourth studio album by American rock band Talking Heads, released on October 8, 1980 by Sire Records. It was recorded at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas and Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia between July and August 1980 and produced by longtime collaborator Brian Eno. Following the release of their previous album Fear of Music in 1979, the quartet and Eno sought to dispel notions of the band as a mere vehicle for frontman and lyricist David Byrne.
Remain in Light had more words than any previous Heads record, but they counted for less than ever in the sweep of the music.