Talking Heads release their second album : ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ co-produced with Brian Eno (1978)

Talking Heads’ ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’ is their second album co-produced by Brian Eno and released on July 21, 1978 by Sire.

Track listing : 1.Thank You for Sending Me an Angel (David Byrne) – 02:11 . 2.With Our Love (David Byrne) – 03:30 . 3.The Good Thing (David Byrne) – 03:03 . 4.Warning Sign (David Byrne, Chris Frantz) – 03:55 . 5.The Girls Want to Be With the Girls (David Byrne) – 02:37 . 6.Found a Job (David Byrne) – 05:00 . 7.Artists Only (David Byrne, Wayne Zieve) – 03:34 . 8.I’m Not in Love (David Byrne) – 04:33 . 9.Stay Hungry (David Byrne, Chris Frantz) – 02:39 . 10.Take Me to the River (Al Green, Mabon Teenie Hodges) – 05:00 . 11.The Big Country (David Byrne) – 05:30 .


Jimmy De Sana

Musicians : Talking Heads . David Byrne – vocals, guitars, synthesized percussion . Chris Frantz – drums and percussion . Jerry Harrison – piano, organ, synthesizer, guitar, backing vocals . Tina Weymouth – bass guitar, backing vocals . Brian Eno – synthesizers, piano, guitar, percussion, background singing . Tina & the Typing Pool – backing vocals on (3) .

Production Produced by Brian Eno and Talking Heads . Benji Armbrister – assistant engineer . Rhett Davies – engineer, mixing . Joe Gastwirt – mastering . Ed Stasium – mixing on (6) .

Packaging : David Byrne / Jimmy De Sana asterisques RVM – Cover .

Recorded March–April 1978 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas .

Released on July 21, 1978 by Sire.

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Rolling Stone
The eclecticism of More Songs about Buildings and Food — its witty distillations of disco and reggae rhythms, its reconciliation of “art” and punk rock — is masterful, The music represents a triumph over diversity, while the words spell out defeat by disparities between mind and body, head and heart. […]

Salon
The greatness of “More Songs About Buildings and Food” lies in the way it followed the almost invisible undercurrents of its time to their natural and unnatural conclusions. The self-help theme that runs through the record, the tips and strategies, sound no stranger today than any of a hundred modern remedies. […]

RateYourMusic
The main department in which this album prevails is in the overall quality of the content – there’s not much mediocrity in here, almost all of the songs are catchy and/or danceable and it’s just consistent goodness peaking on the final brilliant track ‘The Big Country’. […]

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Talking Heads’ ‘More Songs About Buildings and Food’

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