Talking Heads 3 CD 1 DVD Box Set Due

Rhino Records/Warner Archives has set a Nov. 11 release date for “Once in a Lifetime,” a box set condensing the career of punk/pop iconoclasts Talking Heads. The three-CD, one-DVD set was compiled with the help of all four band members, who have not been on good terms since splitting in 1991.

The CD portion of “Once in a Lifetime” will comprise most of the band’s hits as well as rarities and favorite album cuts. Well-known tracks such as “Psycho Killer,” “Take Me to the River,” “Life During Wartime,” “Once in a Lifetime,” “Burning Down the House,” “And She Was” and “Wild Wild Life” will sit alongside cuts such as “Pulled Up,” “Heaven,” “Slippery People,” “Houses in Motion” and “Sugar on My Tongue.”

Five previously unreleased tracks also find their way onto the audio discs — “In Asking Land” is an outtake from sessions for the group’s 1988 album “Naked” and it joins alternate versions of “Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town,” “New Feeling,” “Cities” and “Drugs.” Also featured is “A Clean Break (live),” a cut taken from the 1982 double-live LP “The Name of This Band is Talking Heads,” which has never been released on CD.

The box’s DVD is an upgrade of the 1988 VHS release “Storytelling Giant,” which features all of the band’s music videos. The disc will also include three videos that weren’t featured on that item’s initial release — “Blind,” “(Nothing But) Flowers” and “Sax and Violins,” a track that originally appeared on the 1991 soundtrack to the Wim Wenders film “Until the End of the World.”


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