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Crucial Vinyl: Talking Heads - Remain in Light

The Don's Crucial Vinyl, an album that has shaped his musical taste, is Remain in Light by Talking Heads.

Don Letts' Crucial Vinyl feature returns this week. He picks an album that has moved him and helped shape his musical taste. He plays three tracks from it and explains why the album means so much to him. This week he selects Remain In Light by Talking Heads. Released in 1980, it was the band's fourth album.

Don says: "One of the best albums to come out of the 80s. Remain In Light was produced by long-time collaborator Brian Eno and utilised African poly-rhythms, samples and loops which was quite innovative back in those days. To me, Remain In Light was a seamless blend of different styles and that resulted in a very individual and refreshing sound - definitely a must-.

2 hours

Last on

Sun 18 Jan 2015 22:00

Music Played

  • Criolo

    Cartão De Visita

    • Convoque Seu Buda.
    • Oloko Records.
  • Paul Simon

    The Boy in the Bubble

    • The Paul Simon Anthology (Disc 2).
    • Warner Bros.
    • 3.
  • Shamir

    On The Regular

    • XL Recordings.
  • I‐Roy

    Whap'n Bap'n

    • Babylon (The Original Soundtrack).
    • Chrysalis.
    • 4.
  • Errors

    Lease Of Life

    • (single).
    • Rock Action Records.
    • 001.
  • The Jacques

    Pretty DJ

    • Pretty DJ EP.
    • 25 Hour Convenience Store.
  • RSD

    Jim Screechy Dub (feat. Big Youth)

    • Mixwork in Dub.
    • Echo Beach.
    • 12.
  • Dubxanne

    Message In A Bottle

    • Police In Dub.
    • Echo Beach.
    • 6.
  • Talking Heads

    Once In A Lifetime

    • EMI.
  • Talking Heads

    Seen And Not Seen

    • Remain In Light.
    • Sire.
    • 4.
  • Talking Heads

    Born Under Punches The Heat Goes On

    • Remain In Light.
    • Rhino.
    • 1.
  • Lee “Scratch” Perry

    Mr. Music

    • History, Mystery & Prophesy.
    • Island.
    • 1.
  • Attaque

    Future Earth

    • On Ly Ou.
    • Bad Life.
    • 4.
  • The Beatles

    Come Together (Rhythm Scholar Remix)

    • Funkdrop Labs.
  • Bunny Lee Allstars

    Ivan Itler The Conqueror

    • (single).
    • Unity.
  • BC Camplight

    You Should've Gone To School

    • Bella Union.
  • Dirty Gold

    California Sunrise

    • Roar EP.
    • Autumn Tone Records.
    • 2.
  • D'Angelo And The Vanguard

    Prayer

    • Black Messiah.
    • RCA/Sony Music.
    • 8.
  • The Twinkle Brothers

    Never Get Burn

    • Countrymen.
    • Virgin.
  • Liam Hayes

    Long Day

    • Slurrup.
    • Fat Possum Records.
    • 9.
  • Afrikan Sciences

    Evolved In Twists

    • Circuitous.
    • Pan.
    • 4.
  • Ras Ibuna

    Riddim In I

    • Diverse Doctrine.
    • Kadamawe Musick.
    • 2.
  • Lambchop

    Up With People

    • City Slang.
  • Aqualung

    To The Wonder

    • 10 Futures.
    • BMG.
    • 10.
  • Colin Blunstone

    Say You Don't Mind

    • The Greatest Hits Of 1972 (Various).
    • Premier.
  • El Michels Affair

    Too Late To Turn Back

    • (single).
    • Daptone Records.
  • New Zion Trio

    Slow Down Furry Dub

  • Michael Riesman

    Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet (feat. unknown homeless man)

    • Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet.
    • Universal International Music B.V..
    • 3.

Broadcast

  • Sun 18 Jan 2015 22:00