Product Code: SRK 6095
Artist: Talking Heads
Origin: New Zealand
Label: Sire (1980)
Format: LP
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Cover: VG
Record: VG+
Genre: Pop U

Remain in Light

Nice vinyl. Cover has some shelf wear. Includes lyric sheet.

Remain in Lightis the fourth studio album by Americannew wavebandTalking Heads, released on October 8, 1980, onSire Records. It was recorded at locations in the Bahamas and the United States between July and August 1980 and wasproducedby the quartet's long-time collaboratorBrian Eno. The album peaked at number 19 on theBillboard200in the US and at number 21 on theUK Albums Chart. Twosingleswere released fromRemain in Light: "Once in a Lifetime" and "Houses in Motion" as well as promotional single "Crosseyed and Painless". The record was certifiedGoldin the US and in Canada during the 1980s.

The members of Talking Heads wanted to make an album that dispelled notions offrontmanand chief lyricistDavid Byrneleading a back-up band. They decided to experiment with Africanpolyrhythmsand, with Eno, recorded the instrumental tracks as a series ofsamplesandloops, a novel idea at the time. Additional musicians were frequently used throughout the studio sessions. The lyric writing process slowedRemain in Light '​s progress, but was concluded after Byrne drew inspiration from academic literature on Africa. The artwork was crafted with the help of theMassachusetts Institute of Technology's computers and designing company M&Co. Following the album's completion, Talking Heads expanded to nine members for promotional concerts.