Stop Making Sense is a live album by American new wave rock band Talking Heads, released in September 1984. It is the soundtrack to the concert film of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme. The album was recorded over four nights at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, California, in December 1983, during the band's tour for their previous album, Speaking in Tongues (1983).
Stop Making Sense is considered to be one of the greatest live albums ever recorded. It captures the band at their peak, performing a set of songs that spans their entire career, from their early punk anthems like "Psycho Killer" to their later Afrobeat-inspired hits like "Burning Down the House." The album is also notable for its innovative staging and visuals, which incorporate elements of performance art and experimental film.
Stop Making Sense was a critical and commercial success, reaching number 41 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over two million copies in the United States. It won the Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video in 1985, and was ranked number 255 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time in 2012.
|Original Release: 1984.|
|Catalog No: 522 4532.|
|Type: Jewel Case.|
|Additional: Import / Bonus Tracks / Remastered.|