Mark Hollis ‎– Mark Hollis

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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 (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album) Polydor 537 688-2 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
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
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RE) 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) Polydor 537 688-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 537 688-2 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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musicade

musicade

August 11, 2017
referencing Mark Hollis, CD, Album, 537 688-2
The Ba Da Bing pressing is awful, really very poor quality. I bought one as as back up for my excellent original pressing. Hopefully it gets another vinyl release at some point but don't hold your breath. Until then I will be treating my original pressing with extra care. For non-vinyl heads the original CD master sounds stunning.
dfvidaurre

dfvidaurre

March 18, 2017
edited 6 months ago
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01

My copy sounds good.
When I got the record I quickly put it in a separate inner sleeve since I read on the Ba Da Bing site that the sleeves they used on this and Laughing Stock may have caused some of the damage that resulted in the surface noise/crackling/popping that so many reported.
Also, if you're having problems, you may consider getting a new stylus. Could be contributing to the surface noise, especially on such a quiet record.
snowinberlin

snowinberlin

February 23, 2017
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
Is there any chance this album will ever be reissued again?
vegasbiss

vegasbiss

January 25, 2017
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
terrible pressing with lots of pops and needle disadjustments ---
tristandahn

tristandahn

September 11, 2016
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
There are only two pressings of this album available, and much of the original pressing had serious manufacturing issues. Unless you want to spend upwards of $200 on a copy, this is really the only way to go, or wait and see if it gets reissued again, but I doubt that will happen soon. My copy has some pops and surface noise, but I suspect it has more to do with the spaciousness of the recordings and the low volume of some tracks, as I don't hear it at all during tracks like Watershed and The Gift. All in all, it's not as bad a pressing as people here seem to think, or at least my copy isn't. Perhaps original copies are better sounding, but they are well out of my price range.
westoftheskies

westoftheskies

September 6, 2016
edited 2 months ago
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, 537 688-1
Take note that a large part of this pressing (which came out five years after the album was released), has manufacturing defects. There was paper (or something else, it was white) pressed in the beginning of side A; the amount and how much it extended into the record differed from copy to copy. Back then, I haven't seen a copy without these problems. I know for sure that a large part of the pressing was destroyed at a garbage dump near where I live on which a lot of defective pressings from Universal were buried under the supervision of guys from the label to avoid theft (a large part of the original pressing of the Cardigans 'Long Gone Before Daylight' was dumped there also around the same time). I saw copies on a fleamarket shortly after which escaped this transaction somehow (I bought three of them) and they all had the pressing defects.I also found two copies in a shop years later, when it was already rare and expensive, which had lots of rare 90s records as shop stock, and both also had these defects. Obviously, this guy had not returned them whereas most other shops gave them back when they discovered the flaws. That's why it is so rare.
loutheitalian

loutheitalian

March 5, 2016
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
agreed. i have the same crappy pressing. it pops a bunch plus a hop/skip that plays through.
joeljustice

joeljustice

June 13, 2015
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
BaDaBing did a truly awful job with this pressing - it's a real shame. Tackling such a delicately recorded and dynamic record such as this takes skill, and BaDaBing doesn't have it. Their reissue of Laughing Stock is equally awful, though for me not quite as noisy as this one. Surface AM radio sheen across the entire record. I took the time (and expense) to track down an original Polydor pressing and it's gorgeous. If you love this record, it's worth tracking down an original. You'll be amazed at how ridiculously terrible the BaDaBing issue really is.
wim82

wim82

May 17, 2015
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01

really disappointed with the pressing. same complaints as what you find below..
good4u

good4u

April 26, 2015
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, 537 688-1

It all stops making sense after this.