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Remain in Light (1980)

Talking Heads
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New Wave, Art rock, Post-punk, World music, Funk, Dance-punk, Experimental rock, Funk-rock

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Remain in Light is the fourth studio album by American New Wave band Talking Heads, released on October 8, 1980 on Sire Records. It was recorded at locations in the Bahamas and the United States between July and August 1980 and was produced by the quartet's long-time collaborator Brian Eno. The album peaked at number 19 on the Billboard 200 in the US and at number 21 on the UK Albums Chart. Two singles were released from Remain in Light: "Once in a Lifetime" and "Houses in Motion". The record was certified Gold in the US and in Canada during the 1980s.
The members of Talking Heads wanted to make an album that dispelled notions of frontman and chief lyricist David Byrne leading a back-up band. They decided to experiment with African polyrhythms and, with Eno, recorded the instrumental tracks as a series of samples and loops, a novel idea at the time. Additional musicians were frequently used throughout the studio sessions. The lyric writing process slowed Remain in Light's progress, but was concluded after Byrne drew inspiration from academic literature on Africa. The artwork was crafted with the help of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's computers and designing company

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Tracks

4:22 Once in a Lifetime
4:43 Listening Wind
6:00 The Overload
3:24 Seen and Not Seen
6:27 The Great Curve
5:48 Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)
4:47 Crosseyed and Painless
4:33 Houses in Motion
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