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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Talking Heads  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :
   Remain In Light. Little Creatues



Год издания : 1980/1986

Компания звукозаписи : Sire, (ru)

Время звучания : 1:19:00

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Album Rock)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 8 Remain in Light, 1980, Sire (4.5*)

The musical transition that seemed to have just begun with Fear of Music came to fruition on Talking Heads' fourth album, Remain in Light. "I Zimbra" and "Life During Wartime" from the earlier album served as the blueprints for a disc on which the group explored African polyrhythms on a series of driving groove tracks, over which David Byrne chanted and sang his typically disconnected lyrics. Remain in Light had more words than any previous Heads record, but they counted for less than ever in the sweep of the music. The album's single, "Once in a Lifetime," flopped upon release, but over the years became an audience favorite due to a striking video, its inclusion in the band's 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, and its second single release (in the live version) because of its use in the 1986 movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills, when it became a minor chart entry. Byrne sounded typically uncomfortable in the verses ("And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife / And you may ask yourself - Well ... how did I get here?"), which were undercut by the reassuring chorus ("Letting the days go by"). Even without a single, Remain in Light was a hit, indicating that Talking Heads were connecting with an audience ready to follow their musical evolution, and the album was so inventive and influential, it was no wonder. As it turned out, however, it marked the end of one aspect of the group's development and their last new music for three years.

- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)

## 9 - 17 Little Creatures, 1985, Sire (4.5*)

Talking Heads' most immediately accessible album, Little Creatures eschewed the pattern of recent Heads albums, in which instrumental tracks had been worked up from riffs and grooves, after which David Byrne improvised melodies and lyrics. The songs on Little Creatures, most of which were credited to Byrne alone (with the band credited only with arrangements) sounded like they'd been written as songs. Perhaps as one result, the band had been streamlined, with extra musicians used only for specific effects rather than playing along as an ensemble. Byrne, who was singing in his natural range for once, frequently was augmented with backup singers. The overall result: ear candy. Little Creatures was a pop album, and an accomplished one, by a band that knew what it was doing. True, Byrne's lyrics were still intriguingly quirky, but even his subject matter was becoming more mature. "I've seen sex and I think it's okay," he sang on "Creatures of Love," and suddenly the geek had become a man. Where he had once pondered the hopes of boys and girls, he was now making observations about children. And even if his impulses remained strange - "I wanna make him stay up all night," he declared about a baby (presumably not his own) in "Stay Up Late" - he retained his charm and inventiveness. Little Creatures was, in a sense, Talking Heads lite. It was hard to think of this as the same band that produced "Psycho Killer." But for the band's expanding audience, who made this their second platinum album, that was okay. And their popularity was being accomplished with no diminution in their creativity.

- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Adrian Belew (Guitar)
Brian Eno (Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals)
Chris Frantz (Drums)
David Byrne (Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals)
Diva Gray (Background Vocals)
Ellen Bernfield (Background Vocals)
Eric Weissberg (Guitar)
Erin Dickens (Background Vocals)
Gordon Grody (Background Vocals)
Jerry Harrison (Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals)
Jimmy Macdonell (Accordion)
Jon Hassell (Trumpet, Horn)
Jose Rossy (Percussion)
Kurt Yahjian (Background Vocals)
Lani Groves (Background Vocals)
Lenny Pickett (Saxophone)
Nana Vasconcelos (Percussion)
Nona Hendryx (Vocals)
Robert Palmer (Percussion)
Steve Scales (Percussion)
Tina Weymouth (Bass, Percussion, Keyboards)


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   1 Born Under Punches     T       0:05:49 The Heat Goes On - Byrne / Eno / Talking Heads
   2 Crosseyed And Painless     T       0:04:48 Byrne / Eno
   3 The Great Curve     T       0:06:28 Byrne / Eno / Talking Heads
   4 Once In A Lifetime     T       0:04:23 -"-
   5 Houses In Motion     T       0:04:33 -"-
   6 Seen And Not Seen     T       0:03:25 -"-
   7 Listening Wind     T       0:04:43 -"-
   8 The Overload     T       0:06:03 -"-
   9 And She Was     T       0:03:41 Byrne
   10 Give Me Back My Name     T       0:03:22 -"-
   11 Creatures Of Love     T       0:04:16 -"-
   12 The Lady Don't Mind     T       0:04:00 Byrne / Frantz / Harrison / Weymouth
   13 Perfect World     T       0:04:28 Byrne / Frantz
   14 Stay Up Late     T       0:03:45 Byrne
   15 Walk It Down     T       0:04:44 -"-
   16 Television Man     T       0:06:12 -"-
   17 Road To Nowhere     T       0:04:22 -"-

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