Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites

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Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites
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Compilation album by Talking Heads
Released October 13, 1992 (1992-10-13)
Recorded 1976–1988
Genre Rock
Length 140:22
Label Sire/Warner Bros.
Producer Tony Bongiovi, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Chris Frantz, Jerry Harrison, Nick Launay, Steve Lillywhite, Lance Quinn, Mark Spector, Tina Weymouth
Talking Heads chronology
Naked
(1988)Naked1988
Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites
(1992)
Once in a Lifetime
(2003)Once in a Lifetime2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites is a two-disc compilation album released by Talking Heads in 1992. It contains two previously unreleased demos ("Sugar on My Tongue", "I Want to Live"), two tracks new to compact disc ("Love → Building on Fire", "I Wish You Wouldn't Say That") and three newly finished songs ("Gangster of Love", "Lifetime Piling Up" and "Popsicle"). The latter three tracks were all based on outtakes from previous sessions and had been polished and finished exclusively for release on this compilation.

Note: The album was also available as a three disc LP set at the time of release. [2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by David Byrne unless otherwise indicated.

Disc one – 1976–1983
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sugar on My Tongue" (Previously unreleased demo, 1975)   2:36
2. "I Want to Live" (Previously unreleased demo)   3:23
3. "Love → Building on Fire" (Non-album single, 1977)   2:57
4. "I Wish You Wouldn't Say That" ("Psycho Killer" single, 1977)   2:36
5. "Psycho Killer" (Talking Heads: 77, 1977) Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth 4:20
6. "Don't Worry About the Government" (Talking Heads: 77, 1977)   3:00
7. "No Compassion" (Talking Heads: 77, 1977)   4:50
8. "Warning Sign" (More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978) Byrne, Frantz 3:54
9. "The Big Country" (More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978)   5:30
10. "Take Me to the River" (More Songs About Buildings and Food) Al Green, Teenie Hodges 5:02
11. "Heaven" (Fear of Music, 1979) Byrne, Jerry Harrison 4:02
12. "Memories Can't Wait" (Fear of Music) Byrne, Harrison 3:31
13. "I Zimbra" (Fear of Music) Byrne, Brian Eno, Hugo Ball 3:07
14. "Once in a Lifetime" (Remain in Light, 1980) Byrne, Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:19
15. "Crosseyed and Painless" (Remain in Light) Byrne, Eno, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:45
16. "Burning Down the House" (Speaking in Tongues, 1983) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:01
17. "Swamp" (Speaking in Tongues) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:13
18. "This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)" (Speaking in Tongues) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:56
Disc two – 1984–1992
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Life During Wartime (Live)" (Stop Making Sense, 1984; originally from Fear of Music) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:04
2. "Girlfriend Is Better (Live)" (Stop Making Sense; originally from Speaking in Tongues) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:06
3. "And She Was" (Little Creatures, 1985)   3:39
4. "Stay Up Late" (Little Creatures)   3:53
5. "Road to Nowhere" (Little Creatures) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:20
6. "Wild Wild Life" (True Stories, 1986)   3:40
7. "Love for Sale" (True Stories)   4:32
8. "City of Dreams" (True Stories)   5:08
9. "Mr. Jones" (Naked, 1988) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:20
10. "Blind" (Naked) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:00
11. "(Nothing But) Flowers" (Naked) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:34
12. "Sax and Violins" (Until the End of the World soundtrack, 1991) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:18
13. "Gangster of Love" (Previously unreleased, 1992; based on outtakes from Remain in Light and Naked sessions, 1980/1987 and finished in August, 1991) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 4:29
14. "Lifetime Piling Up" (Previously unreleased; outtake from Naked sessions, 1987) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 3:53
15. "Popsicle" (Previously unreleased; outtake from Speaking in Tongues sessions, 1983) Byrne, Frantz, Harrison, Weymouth 5:19

Charts[edit]

Album

Chart (1992) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[3] 37
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 7
US Billboard 200[5] 158

Single

Year Single Chart Position
1991 "Sax and Violins" US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 1
1992 "Lifetime Piling Up" US Alternative Songs (Billboard)[6] 11

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