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The sole solo album by former Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, released on January 26, 1998. Despite being released as a solo album by Hollis, it was originally intended to be credited to Talk Talk, under the name "Mountains of the Moon."

An early promotional CD-R retains both of these features; an early promotional cassette also retains the original title, but uses the finalized release's attribution of the album to Hollis alone.

Tracklist

The Colour Of Spring 3:52
Watershed 5:45
Inside Looking Out 6:21
The Gift 4:22
A Life (1895 - 1915) 8:10
Westward Bound 4:18
The Daily Planet 7:19
A New Jerusalem 6:49

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, PMD) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk Mountains Of The Moon(CDr, Promo) Country Masters none UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mountains Of The Moon(Cass, Promo) Polydor none UK 1998 Sell This Version
HOLLIS 1 Mark Hollis Title T.B.C.(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor HOLLIS 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PLVP003CD Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP003CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
537 688-1 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(LP, Album) Polydor 537 688-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 44.) Polydor none Europe 2007
Bing 075, B0015254-01 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(LP, Album, RE) Ba Da Bing!, Universal Music Special Markets Bing 075, B0015254-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
080 288-0, 0802880 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(LP, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, UMC 080 288-0, 0802880 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(8xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Polydor none US Unknown
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RE, Opt) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Bla) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Son) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Uni) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Uni) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Whi) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(Cass, Promo) Polydor none Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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Intersoul

Intersoul

November 18, 2020
edited 16 days ago
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880
Got my copy from amazon today and it sounds just perfect! Vinyl is not warped. It's a very quiet pressing without crackles or surface noise.
Sadly I noticed that the tambourine on side A4 (The Gift) sounds very harsh/distorted. :-/
jon.torrez.3

jon.torrez.3

November 16, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880
Noticed a copy at my local shop and was hoping it was a second run separate from the previous that was plagued with issues. Unfortunately, not the case. That is the worst sounding tambourine I've ever heard on "The Gift." I can't tell if it's sibilance, distortion, surface noise, or a combination of all three. Otherwise, the rest of the album sounds pretty good save for the surface noise which is inevitably going to be hard to ignore on a very quiet album like this.

Worth holding onto until there is a superior pressing. I'd suggest not continually trading this in for subsequent copies in hopes of getting a better one, unless you have that kind of time, money, and energy.
meinleben

meinleben

July 10, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880

I went through 4 copies of this masterpiece until I finally found a quiet pressing...
The hassle was worth it though - this version now is just beautiful!
yegort

yegort

July 4, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, CD, Album, PMD, 537 688-2

Such a poor pressing of great album.but i am glad that i have it.
CazzoDiMare

CazzoDiMare

June 28, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880

My copy sounds really perfect. Absolutely flawless!
Maybe I was lucky.
good4u

good4u

June 15, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880

Watch "Mark Hollis repress flawed pressing" video in the Videos section. Anyone else with the same problem?
captainfj

captainfj

May 25, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880

absolutely no problem with my copy. and a really good sound.
poochierecords

poochierecords

May 20, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880
I think those of you that are completely writing off this pressing need to order from a seller with an easier return process. My first copy was noisy (like several others here) and my second copy was perfect.
pete1583

pete1583

April 18, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880
Side A is far too noisy. The mastering is well done but the pressing is shite.
RECORDSCOUT

RECORDSCOUT

April 5, 2020
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880
Hey people. They fucked this pressing up the first time in 1998. When they realized they gave it a second try in 2019. And you know what? They fucked up again! Wow! I guess they cannot do any better. Forget about it. I'm happy with my CD. CDs are great for music like this.