Monday, May 08, 2006

TALK TALK - The party's over (1982)

July 1982.
Synth-pop ,New Wave

Vocals-Marc Hollis
Bass - Paul Webb
Drums - Lee Harris
Keyboards - Simon Brenner
Mastered By - Ron McMaster
Mixed By - Mike Robinson


01 Talk Talk (3:23)
02 It's So Serious (3:21)

03 Today (3:30)
04 The Party's Over (6:12)
05 Hate (3:58)
06 Have You Heard The News ? (5:07)
07 Mirror Man (3:21)
08 Another Word (3:14)
09 Candy (4:41)

link to download:

some bio
Talk Talk was a British music group that was active from 1981 to 1991.
The group is known for their early synthpop/New Wave singles, including the international hits "Today", "Talk Talk", "It's My Life", "Such a Shame" and "Life's What You Make It". They are also recognized as forerunners to the post-rock genre for their later experimental albums.
Although they were identified with the New Wave movement and bands such as Duran Duran, Talk Talk had a progressive depth their contemporaries lacked. With the addition of an unofficial fourth member Tim Friese-Greene in 1983, replacing Simon Brenner on keyboards, and becoming producer for the band, each successive Talk Talk release became more sophisticated and original.
They eventually abandoned the New Wave style completely with Spirit of Eden (1988), an album founded on improvised structures and diverse, natural instruments (violin, harmonica) instead of a synth-driven, pop song mold. The less commercial sound did not go well with their label EMI, so they moved to Verve Records to release Laughing Stock in 1991. Laughing Stock crystallized the experimental sound the band started with Spirit of Eden (which has been retroactively categorized as "post-rock" by some critics) and both are widely regarded as the group's masterpieces.
After Laughing Stock, the band broke up. Paul Webb and Lee Harris went on to form the band .O.rang, while Tim Friese-Greene started recording under the name Heligoland. In 1998, Mark Hollis released his eponymous debut Mark Hollis. Webb also collaborated under the name of Rustin Man with Beth Gibbons and released Out of Season in 2002.
In 2003 No Doubt released a cover version of "It's My Life" which became an international hit.

much more bio:

"Maybe this wonderful group will get some much-deserved attention now that one of the hit singles from this album, "Talk Talk," is getting regular play in the Cingular Wireless commercial. This album is the synth-pop-with-a-twist stepping stone for one of the most unique and rewarding journeys of musical development one could see in any band. Start with this and buy all of their albums. You won't be disappointed."

this is the first part of the Talk Talk series,next time will come their second album!


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