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Talking Heads: 77 is the debut album by Talking Heads, released in 1977. The single "Psycho Killer" reached #92 on theBillboard Hot 100 Chart. In 2003, the album was ranked #290 on Rolling Stone magazine's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list. In his 1995 book, The Alternative Music AlmanacAlan Cross placed it in the #5 spot on his 10 Classic Alternative Albums list.[10]


 [hide*1 Release history

Release history[edit]Edit

The album was released by Sire Records in the UK and US and Philips Records throughout continental Europe.[11]

In 2005, it was remastered and re-released by Warner Music Group on their Warner Bros./Sire Records/Rhino Recordslabels in DualDisc format with five bonus tracks on the CD side (see track listing below).[citation needed] The DVD-Audio side includes both stereo and 5.1 surround high resolution (96 kHz/24bit) mixes, as well as a Dolby Digital version and videos of the band performing "Pulled Up" and "I Feel It in My Heart". In Europe, it was released as a CD+DVDA two disc set rather than a single DualDisc. The reissue was produced by Andy Zax with Talking Heads.[citation needed]

The album was re-released on vinyl on April 18, 2009 for Record Store Day.[12]

Track listing[edit]Edit

All songs written and composed by David Byrne,[11] except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town"   2:48
2. "New Feeling"   3:09
3. "Tentative Decisions"   3:04
4. "Happy Day"   3:55
5. "Who Is It?"   1:41
6. "No Compassion"   4:47
Side two
No. Title Length
7. "The Book I Read"   4:06
8. "Don't Worry About the Government"   3:00
9. "First Week/Last Week…Carefree"   3:19
10. "Psycho Killer(Byrne, Chris FrantzTina Weymouth) 4:19
11. "Pulled Up"   4:29


Talking Heads[11]
Recording personnel[11]


Year Chart Position
1978 UK Albums 60
Year Single Chart Position
1978 "Psycho Killer" Billboard Hot 100 92[13]

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