Spirit of Talk Talk
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||Wealth||Lone Wolf||6:00||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Colour of Spring||Zero 7||5:32||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Believe in You||S. Carey||6:45||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dum Dum Girl||Recoil||5:31||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Life's What You Make It||Duncan Sheik||4:35||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Rainbow||Thomas Feiner, Fyfe Dangerfield & Robbie Wilson||6:19||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||After the Flood||Alaska & Halloween||5:33||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's Getting Late in the Evening||Nils Frahm, Davide Rossi & Peter Broderick||4:34||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give It Up||King Creosote||3:27||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Living in Another World (feat. Darkstars)||Lights||5:17||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Rainbow||Zelienople||5:41||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Myrrhman||Joan As Police Woman||7:03||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Runeii||The Last Dinosaur||4:43||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||?||Jack Northover||4:18||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's My Life||The TenFiveSixty||3:28||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Inheritance (feat. Linton Kwesi Johnson & Paul Marshall)||Recoil||6:28||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ascension Day||Turin Brakes||4:59||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Today||White Belt Yellow Tag||3:16||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Don't Believe in You (feat. Human?)||Ian Curnow||5:09||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Chameleon Day||Goldheart Assembly||3:45||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||April 5th||Matthias Vigt Trio||4:27||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||New Grass||Do Make Say Think||4:34||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tomorrow's Started||Jason Lytle||5:46||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Give It Up||White Lies||4:44||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Time It's Time||Lia Ices||5:24||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Party's Over||The Lovetones||4:37||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Candy||Thomas White||4:59||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Renee (feat. Amelia Tucker)||The Black Ships||7:03||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Taphead||The Acorn||4:29||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Believe in You||Richard Reed Parry||3:41||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ascension Day (Bonus Track)||Minerva Lions||3:48||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||It's My Life (feat. Robert Owens) [Bonus Track]||Mike Gill||5:16||£0.99||View In iTunes|
||Eden (Bonus Track)||Kurran and the Wolfnotes||3:55||£0.99||View In iTunes|
It must have been a huge task to gather together contributions from such a varied range of artists, all fans of Talk Talk. With the amount of time and effort put in by people like Alan Wilder, contributing himself and curating the work of others, it must be awfully depressing to read 1-star reviews from people with nothing more to say than: "meh, perferred the original". We know the originals were brilliant - that's why all these artists wanted to make this tribute!
As with any tribute compilation the standard varies, but there are outstanding tracks on here such as Fyfe Dangerfield's version of The Rainbow. If this album introduces fans of contempory artists to the wonderful music of Mark Hollis, then surely that's something worthy of great praise.
Unusually superb value from iTunes
Sometimes the problem with fans is that they can be just that - fanatical. In truth this is an excellently well crafted homage to respected titans of the experimental genre. Each and every reinterpretation pays utmost respect to the original piece and one genuinely feels that this was a labour of love for all of the artists involved, whose courage and devotion is hard not to admire. After all, reading the reviews below it's quite clear that this was destined to be a thankless process.
Dare I say it, some of the interpretations here breath fresh life into stale songs, take Dum Dum Girl as an example. Some achieve the seemingly impossible task of redoubling the emotional impact of the original - 'It's Getting Late in the Evening' reduced me to tears - and took me back to the first time I played this B-side on vinyl. Overall one sees this as a project of which Hollins and Friese-Greene would have approved and probably took delight on hearing the rich seam of creativity that they inspired.
iTunes comes into its own when searching for obscurities, and this album is perfect example.
Awesome tribute to an awesome band.