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Studio Album, released in 1986

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Love For Sale (4:30)
2. Puzzlin' Evidence (5:23)
3. Hey Now (3:42)
4. Papa Legba (5:54)
5. Wild Wild Life (3:39)
6. Radio Head (3:14)
7. Dream Operator (4:39)
8. People Like Us (4:26)
9. City Of Dreams (5:06)

Total time 40:33

Bonus track on CD edition:
10. Wild Wild Life [Extended Mix] (5:30)

Line-up / Musicians

- David Byrne / vocals, guitar
- Jerry Harrison / keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
- Tina Weymouth / bass, backing vocals
- Chris Frantz / drums

With:
- Bert Cross Choir / chorus vocals (2)
- St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School Choir / chorus vocals (3)
- Paulinho Da Costa / percussion (3,4,6,8)
- Esteban Jordan / accordion (6)
- Tommy Camfield / fiddle (8)
- Tom Morrell / pedal steel guitar (8,9)

Releases information

LP Sire ‎- 9 25512-1 (1986, US)

CD Sire ‎- 9 25512-2 (1986, US)

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2.64
(45 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(4%)
4%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(13%)
13%
Good, but non-essential (49%)
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Collectors/fans only (29%)
29%
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Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars This soundtrack album from Talking Heads came hard on the heels of the Little Creatures release. A David Byrne film which hinted at even more autonomy he would have in terms of furure sound. Most soundtrack albums can throw listeners a curve ball or two so on initial listen many years ago I was not too surprised to be disappointed. The album is a mish mash of songs related to supposed true story events with Byrne's take or spin on it. Brian Eno had moved on as well with the result an almost retro sounding TH's hearking back to the first two albums, but lacking the necessary substance. " Wild Life" is a great catchy, likeable single off True Stories. " Puzzlin Evidence" and " Love For Sale" pretty good also. The rest very mediocre and not much to shout about. Recommended for diehard fans only or more specifically, David Byrne fans. Two stars.

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3 stars I really enjoy the movie this set is taken from but the album itself is more hit and miss. There are some awesome tunes- "Love for Sale" and "Dream Operator", some good tunes- "Hey Now", and "City of Dreams", but the rest gets boring or even annoying like "People Like Us". This seems to be pre ... (read more)

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