Talking Heads Documentary ‘Stop Making Sense’ Returning To Theaters

Watch David Byrne break out the big suit 40 years later to celebrate.

By Scott Bernstein Mar 16, 2023 6:50 am PDT

Talking Heads’ famed concert film Stop Making Sense will be newly restored in 4K for a global theatrical run later this year. A trailer for Stop Making Sense 2023 shows Talking Heads frontman David Byrne in the present picking up the iconic giant suit he wears in the film from a dry cleaner.

The rights to the Jonathan Demme-directed movie have been acquired by A24. Rhino will celebrate both the film’s return to the theater and the 40th anniversary of the concerts documented in Stop Making Sense by releasing a deluxe edition of the soundtrack. Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition) arrives both digitally and as a limited edition, 2-LP set on August 18.

Jerry Harrison and E.T. Thorngren mixed the reissue featuring all 18 songs performed in the film. Both “Cities” and “Big Business / I Zimbra” are previously unreleased. Stop Making Sense was filmed at Pantages Theater in Hollywood over three nights in December of 1983. The 88-minute concert film/documentary was released the following year.

Watch the trailer for Stop Making Sense’s return to theaters below:

Stop Making Sense (Deluxe Edition) 2-LP Tracklist

Side One

  1. Psycho Killer
  2. Heaven
  3. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
  4. Found A Job
  5. Slippery People
  6. Cities*

Side Two

  1. Burning Down The House
  2. Life During Wartime
  3. Making Flippy Floppy
  4. Swamp

Side Three

  1. What A Day That Was
  2. This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
  3. Once In A Lifetime
  4. Big Business / I Zimbra*

Side Four

  1. Genius Of Love
  2. Girlfriend Is Better
  3. Take Me To The River
  4. Crosseyed & Painless

* – Previously Unreleased

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