Release Date: Nov 18, 2003
Genre(s): Rock, Alternative
Record label: Warner Brothers
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This unusual horizontal-box package contains three CDs plus a DVD transfer of the video-clips collection Storytelling Giant, all leading to the uncomfortable conclusion that the Talking Heads catalogue isn't quite adequate to fill all this space. If you already own the two-disc Sand in the Vaseline collection, you may ask yourself "Do I really need this?". Not that they didn't crank out a generous dollop of highlights - I Zimbra, Life During Wartime, Heaven, And She Was et al - but stuff from the debut album now sounds irritatingly thin and scratchy, while material from their last couple of albums, True Stories and Naked, is the sound of a band reaching the end of its tether.