Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006)
MLP to FLAC Stereo (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 365:30 minutes | 7,99 GB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's 8x DVD-Audio (2005-2006) | Artwork: Scans

Talking Heads were an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991. The band comprised David Byrne (lead vocals, guitar), Chris Frantz (drums), Tina Weymouth (bass), and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar). Described by the critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine as "one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s", the group helped to pioneer new wave music by integrating elements of punk, art rock, funk, and world music with avant-garde sensibilities and an anxious, clean-cut image.


Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - Talking Heads: 77 (1977/2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:26 minutes | 1016 MB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

Though they were the most highly touted new wave band to emerge from the CBGB's scene in New York, it was not clear at first whether Talking Heads' Lower East Side art rock approach could make the subway ride to the midtown pop mainstream successfully. The leadoff track of the debut album, Talking Heads: 77, "Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town," was a pop song that emphasized the group's unlikely roots in late-'60s bubblegum, Motown, and Caribbean music. But the "Uh-Oh" gave away the group's game early, with its nervous, disconnected lyrics and David Byrne's strained voice. All pretenses of normality were abandoned by the second track, as Talking Heads finally started to sound on record the way they did downtown: the staggered rhythms and sudden tempo changes, the odd guitar tunings and rhythmic, single-note patterns, the non-rhyming, non-linear lyrics that came across like odd remarks overheard from a psychiatrist's couch, and that voice, singing above its normal range, its falsetto leaps and strangled cries resembling a madman trying desperately to sound normal. Talking Heads threw you off balance, but grabbed your attention with a sound that seemed alternately threatening and goofy. The music was undeniably catchy, even at its most ominous, especially on "Psycho Killer," Byrne's supreme statement of demented purpose. Amazingly, that song made the singles chart for a few weeks, evidence of the group's quirky appeal, but the album was not a big hit, and it remained unclear whether Talking Heads spoke only the secret language of the urban arts types or whether that could be translated into the more common tongue of hip pop culture. In any case, they had succeeded as artists, using existing elements in an unusual combination to create something new that still managed to be oddly familiar. And that made Talking Heads: 77 a landmark album.

Tracklist:

01 - Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town
02 - New Feeling
03 - Tentative Decisions
04 - Happy Day
05 - Who Is It?
06 - No Compassion
07 - The Book I Read
08 - Don't Worry About The Government
09 - First Week/Last Week…Carefree
10 - Psycho Killer
11 - Pulled Up
12 - Psycho Killer (Acoustic Version)
13 - Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town (Alternative Version)

Analyzed: Talking Heads / Talking Heads: 77
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 0.00 dB -9.72 dB 2:49 01-Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town
DR8 0.00 dB -9.30 dB 3:10 02-New Feeling
DR10 0.00 dB -11.89 dB 3:09 03-Tentative Decisions
DR9 0.00 dB -11.01 dB 3:56 04-Happy Day
DR8 0.00 dB -9.82 dB 1:44 05-Who Is It?
DR9 0.00 dB -10.65 dB 4:50 06-No Compassion
DR9 0.00 dB -10.94 dB 4:11 07-The Book I Read
DR10 0.00 dB -11.99 dB 3:02 08-Don't Worry About The Government
DR9 0.00 dB -10.73 dB 3:22 09-First Week/Last Week…Carefree
DR11 0.00 dB -12.55 dB 4:21 10-Psycho Killer
DR10 -0.96 dB -12.64 dB 4:31 11-Pulled Up
DR10 0.00 dB -11.65 dB 4:25 12-Psycho Killer (Acoustic Version)
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2885 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Statistics for: 13-Uh-Oh, Love Comes To Town (Alternative Version)
Number of samples: 8412760
Duration: 2:55
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Left Right

Peak Value: 0.00 dB –- 0.00 dB
Avg RMS: -10.85 dB –- -11.32 dB
DR channel: 8.65 dB –- 9.32 dB
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Official DR Value: DR9

Samplerate: 48000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1692 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (1978/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 41:44 minutes | 1004 MB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

The title of Talking Heads' second album, More Songs About Buildings and Food, slyly addressed the sophomore record syndrome, in which songs not used on a first LP are mixed with hastily written new material. If the band's sound seems more conventional, the reason simply may be that one had encountered the odd song structures, staccato rhythms, strained vocals, and impressionistic lyrics once before. Another was that new co-producer Brian Eno brought a musical unity that tied the album together, especially in terms of the rhythm section, the sequencing, the pacing, and the mixing. Where Talking Heads had largely been about David Byrne's voice and words, Eno moved the emphasis to the bass-and-drums team of Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz; all the songs were danceable, and there were only short breaks between them. Byrne held his own, however, and he continued to explore the eccentric, if not demented persona first heard on 77, whether he was adding to his observations on boys and girls or turning his "Psycho Killer" into an artist in "Artists Only." Through the first nine tracks, More Songs was the successor to 77, which would not have earned it landmark status or made it the commercial breakthrough it became. It was the last two songs that pushed the album over those hurdles. First there was an inspired cover of Al Green's "Take Me to the River"; released as a single, it made the Top 40 and pushed the album to gold-record status. Second was the album closer, "The Big Country," Byrne's country-tinged reflection on flying over middle America; it crystallized his artist-vs.-ordinary people perspective in unusually direct and dismissive terms, turning the old Chuck Berry patriotic travelogue theme of rock & roll on its head and employing a great hook in the process.

Tracklist:

01 - Thank You for Sending Me An Angel
02 - With Our Love
03 - The Good Thing
04 - Warning Sign
05 - The Girls Want To Be With The Girls
06 - Found A Job
07 - Artists Only
08 - I'm Not In Love
09 - Stay Hungry
10 - Take Me To The River
11 - The Big Country

Analyzed: Talking Heads / More Songs About Buildings And Food
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -0.04 dB -9.15 dB 2:12 01-Thank You for Sending Me An Angel
DR9 0.00 dB -10.07 dB 3:31 02-With Our Love
DR7 0.00 dB -8.54 dB 3:03 03-The Good Thing
DR9 0.00 dB -10.62 dB 3:54 04-Warning Sign
DR9 0.00 dB -10.71 dB 2:38 05-The Girls Want To Be With The Girls
DR8 0.00 dB -9.46 dB 5:01 06-Found A Job
DR10 0.00 dB -11.28 dB 3:35 07-Artists Only
DR8 -1.30 dB -11.67 dB 4:34 08-I'm Not In Love
DR7 -1.45 dB -10.56 dB 2:40 09-Stay Hungry
DR9 -1.29 dB -11.89 dB 5:03 10-Take Me To The River
DR11 0.00 dB -12.67 dB 5:33 11-The Big Country
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2857 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - Fear Of Music (1979/2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:52 minutes | 941 MB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

By titling their third album Fear of Music and opening it with the African rhythmic experiment "I Zimbra," complete with nonsense lyrics by poet Hugo Ball, Talking Heads make the record seem more of a departure than it is. Though Fear of Music is musically distinct from its predecessors, it's mostly because of the use of minor keys that give the music a more ominous sound. Previously, David Byrne's offbeat observations had been set off by an overtly humorous tone; on Fear of Music, he is still odd, but no longer so funny. At the same time, however, the music has become even more compelling. Worked up from jams (though Byrne received sole songwriter's credit), the music is becoming denser and more driving, notably on the album's standout track, "Life During Wartime," with lyrics that match the music's power. "This ain't no party," declares Byrne, "this ain't no disco, this ain't no fooling around." The other key song, "Heaven," extends the dismissal Byrne had expressed for the U.S. in "The Big Country" to paradise itself: "Heaven is a place where nothing ever happens." It's also the album's most melodic song. Those are the highlights. What keeps Fear of Music from being as impressive an album as Talking Heads' first two is that much of it seems to repeat those earlier efforts, while the few newer elements seem so risky and exciting. It's an uneven, transitional album, though its better songs are as good as any Talking Heads ever did.

Tracklist:

01 - I Zimbra
02 - Mind
03 - Paper
04 - Cities
05 - Life During Wartime
06 - Memories Can't Wait
07 - Air
08 - Heaven
09 - Animals
10 - Electric Guitar
11 - Drugs

Analyzed: Talking Heads / Fear Of Music
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 0.00 dB -11.30 dB 3:09 01-I Zimbra
DR9 0.00 dB -10.89 dB 4:13 02-Mind
DR10 -0.13 dB -11.35 dB 2:39 03-Paper
DR10 0.00 dB -11.67 dB 4:18 04-Cities
DR8 0.00 dB -9.53 dB 3:41 05-Life During Wartime
DR7 -0.07 dB -8.86 dB 3:30 06-Memories Can't Wait
DR8 0.00 dB -9.73 dB 3:34 07-Air
DR9 -1.20 dB -11.60 dB 4:01 08-Heaven
DR7 0.00 dB -10.60 dB 3:30 09-Animals
DR10 0.00 dB -11.03 dB 3:01 10-Electric Guitar
DR10 0.00 dB -13.06 dB 5:14 11-Drugs
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3039 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980/2006)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 40:11 minutes | 869 MB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

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 it 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 was their last new music for three years.

Tracklist:

01 - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
02 - Crosseyed And Painless
03 - The Great Curve
04 - Once In A Lifetime
05 - Houses In Motion
06 - Seen And Not Seen
07 - Listening Wind
08 - The Overload

Analyzed: Talking Heads / Remain In Light
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 0.00 dB -10.61 dB 5:49 01-Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
DR10 0.00 dB -11.00 dB 4:48 02-Crosseyed And Painless
DR7 0.00 dB -9.03 dB 6:28 03-The Great Curve
DR10 0.00 dB -11.25 dB 4:23 04-Once In A Lifetime
DR10 0.00 dB -12.11 dB 4:33 05-Houses In Motion
DR12 0.00 dB -13.09 dB 3:25 06-Seen And Not Seen
DR9 -1.19 dB -11.83 dB 4:43 07-Listening Wind
DR8 -0.16 dB -9.81 dB 6:03 08-The Overload
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Number of tracks: 8
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2811 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues (1983/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 52:25 minutes | 1015 MB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

Talking Heads found a way to open up the dense textures of the music they had developed with Brian Eno on their two previous studio albums for Speaking in Tongues, and were rewarded with their most popular album yet. Ten backup singers and musicians accompanied the original quartet, but somehow the sound was more spacious, and the music admitted aspects of gospel, notably in the call-and-response of "Slippery People," and John Lee Hooker-style blues, on "Swamp." As usual, David Byrne determinedly sang and chanted impressionistic, nonlinear lyrics, sometimes by mix-and-matching clichés ("No visible means of support and you have not seen nothin' yet," he declared on "Burning Down the House," the Heads' first Top Ten hit), and the songs' very lack of clear meaning was itself a lyrical subject. "Still don't make no sense," Byrne admitted in "Making Flippy Floppy," but by the next song, "Girlfriend Is Better," that had become an order – "Stop making sense," he chanted over and over. Some of his charming goofiness had returned since the overly serious Remain in Light and Fear of Music, however, and the accompanying music, filled with odd percussive and synthesizer sounds, could be unusually light and bouncy. The album closer, "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)," even sounded hopeful. Well, sort of. Despite their formal power, Talking Heads' preceding two albums seemed to have painted them into a corner, which may be why it took them three years to craft a follow-up, but on Speaking in Tongues, they found an open window and flew out of it.

Tracklist:

01 - Burning Down The House
02 - Making Flippy Floppy (Extended Version)
03 - Girlfriend Is Better (Extended Version)
04 - Slippery People (Extended Version)
05 - I Get Wild/Wild Gravity (Extended Version)
06 - Swamp
07 - Moon Rocks (Extended Version)
08 - Pull Up The Roots
09 - This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
10 - Burning Down The House (Alternate Version)

Analyzed: Talking Heads / Speaking In Tongues
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR9 -0.44 dB -11.27 dB 4:02 01-Burning Down The House
DR9 -1.45 dB -11.77 dB 5:54 02-Making Flippy Floppy (Extended Version)
DR8 -1.58 dB -11.24 dB 5:43 03-Girlfriend Is Better (Extended Version)
DR10 -0.63 dB -11.89 dB 5:06 04-Slippery People (Extended Version)
DR11 -0.34 dB -12.44 dB 5:17 05-I Get Wild/Wild Gravity (Extended Version)
DR11 -0.22 dB -12.28 dB 5:13 06-Swamp
DR10 -0.56 dB -11.98 dB 5:46 07-Moon Rocks (Extended Version)
DR11 -0.40 dB -12.43 dB 5:10 08-Pull Up The Roots
DR12 0.00 dB -13.03 dB 4:56 09-This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
DR11 -0.60 dB -12.71 dB 5:18 10-Burning Down The House (Alternate Version)
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR10

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2345 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - Little Creatures (1985/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 38:42 minutes | 910 MB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

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.

Tracklist:

01 - And She Was
02 - Give Me Back My Name
03 - Creatures Of Love
04 - The Lady Don't Mind
05 - Perfect World
06 - Stay Up Late
07 - Walk It Down
08 - Television Man
09 - Road To Nowhere

Analyzed: Talking Heads / Little Creatures
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 0.00 dB -9.43 dB 3:40 01-And She Was
DR10 0.00 dB -11.19 dB 3:22 02-Give Me Back My Name
DR9 0.00 dB -10.52 dB 4:16 03-Creatures Of Love
DR8 0.00 dB -9.42 dB 3:59 04-The Lady Don't Mind
DR9 0.00 dB -10.02 dB 4:27 05-Perfect World
DR8 0.00 dB -8.91 dB 3:44 06-Stay Up Late
DR8 0.00 dB -9.21 dB 4:45 07-Walk It Down
DR9 0.00 dB -10.70 dB 6:11 08-Television Man
DR7 0.00 dB -8.64 dB 4:19 09-Road To Nowhere
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Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2967 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - True Stories (1986/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 47:01 minutes | 1,07 GB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

Time hasn't been kind to Talking Heads' ancillary soundtrack to David Byrne's oddball directorial debut. Though it generated one of the band's biggest radio hits ("Wild Wild Life"), both the film and its songs were dismissed as self-consciously quirky retreads of other, better material; and it's well-known the quartet was beginning to splinter apart around the time of the sessions. Byrne himself has said that he regretted the whole notion of releasing True Stories with his own vocals, a decision made at the behest of the film's financial backers: All along, he intended for the lyrics to be sung, in character, by Pops Staples, John Goodman, and the rest of the cast. (Some of these alternate-vocal versions were eventually released as B-sides.) Despite its perfunctory nature, however, True Stories is not without its charms. Though an obvious swipe at consumerism, "Love for Sale" boasts one of the band's best hooks, and it's easily their hardest-rocking tune since the Fear of Music days. "Radio Head" is a successful continuation of some of the regional-American motifs Byrne explored on Little Creatures (and bears the distinction of inspiring Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood, and company to name their band after it). Free from the movie's weird patina of irony, "Dream Operator" is one of the most affecting tunes Talking Heads ever recorded; the closing-credits theme "City of Dreams" is similarly touching. Elsewhere, there is filler – touching upon gospel, country-western, zydeco, and sundry other Byrne influences – but the band's skill at arranging an album and maintaining a mood remains intact. So while True Stories may remain a regrettable chapter in the band's history, it's certainly not an embarrassing one.

Tracklist:

01 - Love For Sale
02 - Puzzlin' Evidence
03 - Hey Now
04 - Papa Legba
05 - Wild Wild Life
06 - Radio Head
07 - Dream Operator
08 - People Like Us
09 - City Of Dreams
10 - Wild Wild Life (Extended Mix)

Analyzed: Talking Heads / True Stories
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 0.00 dB -8.73 dB 4:32 01-Love For Sale
DR7 0.00 dB -8.61 dB 5:24 02-Puzzlin' Evidence
DR8 0.00 dB -9.13 dB 3:42 03-Hey Now
DR9 0.00 dB -10.47 dB 5:56 04-Papa Legba
DR8 0.00 dB -9.16 dB 3:40 05-Wild Wild Life
DR7 0.00 dB -8.71 dB 3:32 06-Radio Head
DR8 0.00 dB -10.19 dB 4:39 07-Dream Operator
DR7 0.00 dB -8.73 dB 4:28 08-People Like Us
DR8 0.00 dB -10.06 dB 5:09 09-City Of Dreams
DR9 0.00 dB -10.74 dB 6:00 10-Wild Wild Life (Extended Mix)
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Number of tracks: 10
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2918 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Talking Heads - The Studio Albums: 1977-1988 (2005/2006) [FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz]

Talking Heads - Naked (1988/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time - 58:10 minutes | 1,29 GB
Source: Rhino Entertaintment's DVD-Audio (2006) | Artwork: Scans

Talking Heads' last proper studio album before their protracted breakup finds them returning to the dynamic that produced their best work, with inspired results. As swan songs go, Naked proves to be a pretty good one: Alternately serious and playful, it once again allows frontman David Byrne to worry about the government, the environment, and the plight of the working man as it frees up the rest of the band to trade instruments and work with guest musicians. It's closest in spirit to Remain in Light – arguably too close: The first side is a collection of funky, syncopated, almost danceable tunes; the second, a murky, darkly philosophical rumination on identity and human nature. The major difference is a Latin influence replacing Light's African rhythm experimentation, most evident on the album openers "Blind" and "Mr. Jones," as well as in drummer Chris Frantz's decision to use brushes and softer percussion instruments (as opposed the big beat sound he offered up on Little Creatures and True Stories). With the venerable Steve Lillywhite behind the boards and such luminaries as Johnny Marr, Kirsty MacColl, and Yves N'Djock punctuating the credits, the album sounds technically perfect, but there's little of the loose, live feel the band achieved with former mentor Brian Eno. It's quite a feat to pull of a late-career album as ambitious as Naked, and the Heads do so with style and vitality. But no matter how much the liner notes may boast of free-form invention and boundless creativity, the album's elegiac, airtight tone betrays the sound of four musicians growing tired of the limits they've imposed on one another.

Tracklist:

01 - Blind
02 - Mr. Jones
03 - Totally Nude
04 - Ruby Dear
05 - (Nothing But) Flowers
06 - The Democratic Circus
07 - The Facts Of Life
08 - Mommy Daddy You And I
09 - Big Daddy
10 - Bill
11 - Cool Water
12 - Sax And Violins

Analyzed: Talking Heads / Naked
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 0.00 dB -9.20 dB 5:00 01-Blind
DR8 0.00 dB -10.08 dB 4:20 02-Mr. Jones
DR10 0.00 dB -10.84 dB 4:11 03-Totally Nude
DR7 0.00 dB -8.44 dB 3:51 04-Ruby Dear
DR7 0.00 dB -9.00 dB 5:36 05-(Nothing But) Flowers
DR8 0.00 dB -11.33 dB 5:04 06-The Democratic Circus
DR10 0.00 dB -10.72 dB 6:29 07-The Facts Of Life
DR10 0.00 dB -11.75 dB 3:58 08-Mommy Daddy You And I
DR8 0.00 dB -10.31 dB 5:38 09-Big Daddy
DR9 0.00 dB -9.86 dB 3:23 10-Bill
DR8 0.00 dB -10.38 dB 5:23 11-Cool Water
DR8 0.00 dB -9.85 dB 5:18 12-Sax And Violins
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Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2839 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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