Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
  • US1977-09-16
Sire RecordsSR 6036[none]
Talking Heads: 77Cassette11
Sire Records7222 102
Talking Heads: 77Cassette11
Sire RecordsM5-6036
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
Sire RecordsQSR 6036
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
wea (has logo with just “wea” on it)56647
Talking Heads ’77Cassette11
Sire Records456647
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
Philips6370 813
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
Sire RecordsSR 6036 NP
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
Sire Records9103 328
Talking Heads: 77Cassette11
Sire RecordsM5 6036
Talking Heads: 77CD11
Sire Records7599-27423-2075992742320
Talking Heads: 77CD11
  • US1989-01-20
Sire Records6036-2075992742320
Talking Heads: 77DualDisc (CD side) + DualDisc (DVD-Audio side)16 + 28
  • US2006-01-10
Rhino (reissue label)R2 76449081227644925
Talking Heads: 77 (deluxe version)Digital Media16
Rhino (reissue label), Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)R2 76449603497146864
Talking Heads: 77CD11
  • JP2006-02-22
Sire RecordsWPCR-751514943674061464
Talking Heads: 77CD + DVD-Audio16 + 28
Sire Records8122 73297 2081227329723
Talking Heads: 77DVD-Audio13
  • GB2008-01-13
Rhino (reissue label)[none]
Talking Heads: 7712" Vinyl11
  • US2009-04-18
Sire RecordsR1 6036
Talking Heads: 77Digital Media11
Warner Bros. Records (1958–2019; “WB” logo, with or without “records” beneath or on banner across)[none]
Talking Heads: 77 (invalid barcode)CD11Sire Records7599-27423-207599274232
Talking Heads: 77CD11Sire Records256 647, 6036-2075992742320
Talking Heads: 77 (made in Japan)CD11Sire Records6036-2075992742320


associated singles/EPs:Psycho Killer
included in:Talking Heads
part of:Uncut: The 100 Greatest Debut Albums (2006) (number: 49) (order: 49)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 291) (order: 291)
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Wikidata:Q1066535 [info]

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Released in superb new surround-sound mixes (along with the rest of the Heads' studio catalogue) it's entirely apposite that New York's quirkiest chart act should now be back in the racks. Let's face it, half of rock's 'new' acts are trading on music created between 1977 and 1981 - the band's creative zenith.

Containing their signature debut hit "Psycho Killer", 77 instantly sets out Byrne and Co's stall. Honed by two years of Bowery dive one-nighters, the songs are the usual mixture of itchy, compulsive bursts of semi-comprehensibility and pop savvy. What's surprising is how lush these remasters sound. Ingenious group arrangements lift songs far above the monochrome sound palettes of their contemporaries, while Byrne's words seem fearless in their attempts to address more than just sexual politics. In retrospect, Talking Heads were always bound to succeed.