Note: this release was originally purchased as an LP, later replaced by a CD, later supplemented by a homemade "Special Edition" CD-R (see below).
Simply put, this album represents the best concert movie ever filmed.
Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #41
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #29
Tracks: I don't skip any tracks; my favorites are Found A Job, What A Day That Was, This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Once In A Lifetime, and Take Me To The River.
Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I've loved this album and movie from the get-go. Even though the album was released in September 1984, it didn't reach heavy rotation at my place until the summer of 1985, so it's definitely a summertime album for me. For years, a movie poster (below) from the 1999 re-release was on the wall of my office; it currently sits in my closet waiting for my wife to approve a "music only" room. The DVD is in heavy rotation around the house (favorite scene pictured above). And now I'll have to watch it again today, which exhausts me because I dance during the whole thing.
Frustrated with the different mixes on various versions, I decided to create my own "Special Edition" version about 10 years ago. I simply connected the DVD player to my Philips CDR-765 CD burner and made an 2 CD set that contains the actual audio (2.0 stereo) from the DVD, including bonus songs. With 18 tracks covering 96 minutes, it's the version I listen to most frequently.
Previously revisited for the blog:
The Best Of (2004)
The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (1982)