On 7 November 2011, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Chronology” from Talking Heads on DVD [EREDV788]. Still a hugely influential band with an extremely dedicated fanbase, “Chronology” is sure to be welcomed as currently “Stop Making Sense” is the only other Talking Heads live DVD available. “Chronology” not only features brand new audio commentary by all four band members, but also includes many classic tracks such as “Psycho Killer”, “Take Me To The River”, “Life During Wartime”, “Crosseyed And Painless”, “Burning Down The House” and their debut single “Love → Building On Fire”. Initial quantities of the DVD are packaged in a hardback cover with a 48 page book containing photographs and an unexpurgated Lester Bangs essay written as a review of the “Fear Of Music” album for The Village Voice in 1979 but only ever published in a heavily edited version. This will only be produced as a single run of 15,000 copies for Europe.
Chronology pulls together live performances from across Talking Heads’ career. It starts with their earliest days at CBGB and The Kitchen in New York City in the mid-seventies, through their breakthrough years in the late seventies and on to global success in the eighties. They completed their last tour in 1983 although they would continue to make very successful albums throughout the eighties before officially breaking up in 1991. The DVD concludes with their “reunion” performance of “Life During Wartime” on their induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame in 2002.
1) Mic Test (1976) 2) With Our Love (1975) 3) I’m Not In Love (1975) 4) Psycho Killer (1975) 5) Intros Montage (1976) 6) The Girls Want To Be With The Girls (1976) 7) Don’t Worry About The Government (1978) 8) Dressing room fan footage: Found A Job (1978) 9) Thank You For Sending Me An Angel (1978) 10) Warning Sign (1978) 11) Artists Only (1979) 12) Take Me To The River (1979) 13) Crosseyed And Painless (1980) 14) Animals (1980) 15) Love → Building On Fire (1982) 16) Cities (1982) 17) Burning Down The House (1983) 18) Life During Wartime (2002)
Bonus Features on “Chronology” offer full audio commentary by a 35 minute South Bank Show feature from 1979 and a David Byrne interview (1978). No fan will want to be without this.