First, I definitely recommend the "Deluxe Limited Edition", this review is based on that Edition. This dvd contains some very significant, early rare, previously unreleased, footage of the Talking Heads. The Talking Heads along with the Ramones, Blondie, & Patti Smith were among the very finest punk rock bands to emerge from the New York City "CBGB" music scene, and all are inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I was fortunate to visit CBGB's in NYC before it was shut-down in 2006, due to a dispute between Hilly Krystal (founder) & the owner of the building.
The Deluxe Limited Edition Contains a DVD, a Hard Back Book written by the late Lester Bangs for the Village Voice, only in this Edition, you get his written works about the Talking Heads in a previously unreleased "Unedited" form. The Bonus Material on the DVD contains: The South Bank Show 1979, which actually is video/ audio commentaries by David Byrne, Chris Franz, Jerry Harrison, & Tina Weymouth, with their performances playing in the background.
I know the amazon product description lists the songs on the dvd, but it doesn't list the venue, & other info about the song, so I'll include that info in my review.
1.Mic Test (The Kitchen NYC 1976)
2.With Our Love (CBGB 1975 NYC)
3.I'm Not in Love (CBGB 1975 NYC)
4.Psycho Killer (intro by Seymour Stein, Sire Records, CBGB 1975 NYC)
5.Intros Montage (the Kitchen NYC 1976)
6.The Girls Want to be with the Girls (the Kitchen NYC 1976)
7.Don't Worry About the Government (Old Grey Whistle Test Show, UK 1978)
8.Dressing Room fan footage & "Found a Job" (Entermedia Theatre NYC 1978)
9.Thank you for sending Me an Angel (Entermedia theatre NYC 1978)
10.Warning Sign (Sproul Plaza, Berkely, CA 1978)
11.Artist Only (Saturday Night Live 1979 NYC)
12.Take Me to the River (American Bandstand 1979) NOTE: On this one, after the Talking Heads finish the song, Dick Clark begans to interview David Byrne, and David "freezes up", so Dick went over to Tina and asked her was David always that shy? Tina replies that David is "Organically Shy". Also it should be noted that this performance sounds just like the radio version, because Dick Clark had the bank "lip-synching" their instruments. This is covered in detail in the book "This must be the Place" by David Bowman on pages 145-146.
Note: The Following songs are greatly improved, along with David Byrne's confidence, also you get the addition of several talented, African-American, backup musicians to the band.
13.Crosseyed and Painless (Capitol Theatre, NJ 1980, includes Brian Eno)
14.Animals (rockpop concert, Germany 1980 includes Brian Eno)
15.Love - Building on Fire (US Festival San Bernardino, CA 1982)
16.Cities (Montreux Festival, Montreux, Switzerland 1982 - NOTE: This is simply an "Awesome Performance". "....Did I forget to mention Memphis, the home of Elvis & the ancient Greeks....?"
17.Burning Down the House (Dave Letterman Show NYC 1983)
18.Life During Wartime (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony NYC 2002).
In conclusion, if you like the Talking Heads, I highly recommend this Deluxe Limited Edition of their "Chronology", you'll love it. Thanks and I hope this review has been helpful.
P.S. Just an extra note, Jerry Harrison has been producing records for blues guitarist, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, from my home state of Louisiana. Jerry appears on Kenny Wayne's "10 Days Out-Blues From the Backroads" DVD/CD, as the producer. He's acually in the DVD. Also, Jerry has been involved in producing Kenny Wayne Shepherd's "Live in Chicago" CD, and "How I Go" studio CD.