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Talk Talk snuck into the music industry as part of the New Romantic movement, opening for Duran Duran and recording a debut album, 1982’s The Party’s Over, that fit the emerging music trend. However — and this is a big however — singer Mark Hollis and producer-multi-instrumentalist Tim Friese-Greene had other plans. They quickly moved away from the synthetic washes and began exploring natural atmospherics that created a brand new style of music. The Colour of Spring is the middle ground. It retains the accessible spirit of It’s My Life with the pop snap and crackle of “I Don’t Believe In You” and the white funk of “Life’s What You Make It,” but there is also a touch of the luminous stillness and grandiosity that dominates Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. The Colour of Spring is the album most likely to satisfy all comers. The music often has a pulse (“Living in Another World”) and when it does stretch out on “April 5th,” “Chameleon Day” and “Time It’s Time,” it’s with a sweetness that retains its connections to the pop-rock world the band would soon be leaving for ambient lands.

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Early 80's revisited

Parking lot after work 1987 smoking and haven a almighty bev.
Fantastic melody and a time warp to boot. Check out: Give it up, Happiness is Early, Living in a Another World…. Check it out……. You'll thank me…..

Brilliant piece of work

Every track is 5 stars, the only in my collection that has that distinction. A masterpiece with jazz influences.

Really Worth Rediscovering

I had this on cassette tape in the 80’s and had not listened to it in about 25 years. Glad I downloaded and rediscovered. Almost forgot the incredible arrangements and haunting sounds of Talk Talk. Wish they put out more than just five albums.

Biography

Formed: 1981 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '80s, '90s

With the exception of a handful of common threads -- chief among them the plaintive vocals and haunting lyrics of frontman Mark Hollis -- there is little to suggest that the five studio LPs that make up the Talk Talk oeuvre are indeed the work of the same band throughout. After beginning their career with records virtually epitomizing the new wave era that spawned them, the British group never looked back, making significant strides with each successive album on its way to discovering a wholly unique...
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  • $6.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 1986

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