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Classic Box Set Review: Talking Heads | Once In A Lifetime

And you may say to yourself, “My God, what a great compilation.”

This came out in 2003 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):

 


DISCS: Three CDs and one DVD.

TRACKS: 55 tunes and 13 videos.

YEARS: 1975 – ’88.

LOWDOWN: And you may find yourself marvelling at the sheer beauty of this anthology, with its widescreen dimensions and twisted paintings. And you may find yourself savouring the dozens of new wave classics like Psycho Killer, Life During Wartime, Burning Down The House and Road To Nowhere. And you may fall in love all over again with David Byrne’s jittery yelp and enigmatic poetry, along with Talking Heads’ percolating art-funk. And you may watch the videos of Dave doing strange dances. And you may read the 80-page book full of anecdotes, essays and photos. And you may say to yourself, “My God, what a great compilation.”

NEW STUFF: About a dozen alternate takes and remixed versions, but nothing that tops the old stuff.

EYE CANDY: The whole package.

DAMAGE: About $95.

 

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