Talking Heads Speaking Tongues 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Speaking in Tongues (rendered on the album cover as SP EAK IN GI N TO NGU ES) is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983. This web-page has hi-res photos of the album covers, record label and a detailed description.

 

Album cover photos of : Talking Heads Speaking Tongues

Talking Heads Speaking Tongues 12" VINYL LP  
Note: the above pictures are actual photos of the album and allow you to judge the quality of cover. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.
Album Summary:

Speaking in Tongues (rendered on the album cover as SP EAK IN GI N TO NGU ES) is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983.

The album was a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, "Burning Down the House", which was accompanied by a promotional video. The following tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase "Stop making sense!" during the song Girlfriend is Better.) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts, peaking at number two for six weeks.

David Byrne did the cover for the general release of the album. Artist Robert Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award for his work on the limited-edition LP version. This album featured a clear vinyl disc in clear plastic packaging along with three clear plastic discs printed with similar collages in three different colors. Original cassette copies of the album have special extended versions of "Making Flippy Floppy", "Girlfriend Is Better", "Slippery People", "I Get Wild/Wild Gravity" and "Moon Rocks".

 

Music Genre:

 
New Wave Music 

Collector's info:

 
Produced by the Talking Heads

Album Packaging / Information:

 
Cover design David Byrne

Label Information:

 
SIRE 92-3883  

Media Format:

 
12" LP  

Year & Country:

 
1983 Made in Germany

Band Members and Musicians on: Talking Heads Speaking Tongues

    Talking Heads Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • David Byrne
  • Chris Frantz
  • Jerry Harrison
  • Tiny Weymouth

Track Listing of: Talking Heads Speaking Tongues

    Side One:
  1. Burning Down the House
  2. Making Flippy Floppy
  3. Girlfriend is Better
  4. Slippery People
  5. Get Wild/Wild Gravity
    Side Two:
  1. Swamp
  2. Moon Rocks
  3. Pull Up The Roots
  4. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Index of TALKING HEDS Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery


  • Fear of Music ( France )
  • Fear of Music ( Germany )  
  • Little Creatures
  • Naked
  • Speaking Tongues
  • Stop Making Sense
  • True Stories ( Italy )
  • True Stories ( Philippines )
  • David Byrne Catherine Wheel