Talk Talk ‎– Laughing Stock

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The fifth Talk Talk album, released in September 1991.

CD pressing variation: Most pressings of this album on CD have tracks 3 & 4 overlapping for about 30 seconds. The US Polydor version has no overlap, offering the full versions of both songs. "New Grass" is about 6 seconds shorter on the US CD though. The US version of "Taphead" features a faint 4-second instrumental fragment at the beginning not found on the UK CD.

Tracklist

Myrrhman
Ascension Day
After The Flood
Taphead
New Grass
Runeii

Versions (55)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir(LP, Album, Promo) Verve Records 847 717-1 Argentina 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
STARCD 5866 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records STARCD 5866 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
P2 47717 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Polydor P2 47717 US 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
POCP-1143 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Polydor POCP-1143 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
POCP-1143 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor POCP-1143 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor none UK 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Turkey 1991 Sell This Version
847717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Polydor 847717-4 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Malaysia 1991 Sell This Version
STARC 5866 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Verve Records STARC 5866 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Polydor 847 717-4 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
422 847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Polydor 422 847 717-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Polydor 847 717-4 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album, Chr) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-4 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
422 847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album, Promo) Polydor 422 847 717-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
MG 1466 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 1466 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 Spain 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 Portugal 1991 Sell This Version
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album) Polydor 847717-1 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
TTCDR -020, TTCDR-020 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) Collector's Digitally Recordings, Collector's Digitally Recordings TTCDR -020, TTCDR-020 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
P2 47717 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(6xFile, MP3, Album, 256) Polydor P2 47717 US 2008
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Verve Records (2), Polydor (2) 847 717-1 2010 Sell This Version
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red) Polydor (2) 847717-1 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Polydor (2) 847717-1 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
BING-074, B0015253-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE) Ba Da Bing!, Universal Music Special Markets BING-074, B0015253-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Verve Records (2) 847 717-1 2011 Sell This Version
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red) Verve Records (2) 847 717-1 2011 Sell This Version
0600753376478, 533 764-7, 533764-7 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE, 180) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 0600753376478, 533 764-7, 533764-7 UK 2012 Sell This Version
B0024137-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE) UMe, Polydor B0024137-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
00600753655191 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE, 180) Polydor, Universal Music Group International 00600753655191 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk Laughing Stock(6xFile, FLAC) Universal Motown Records Group none UK & Europe Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, EDC) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, EDC) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, PMD) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, Son) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, UME) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, UME) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, UME) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RP, UML) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0533 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0533 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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hortonjupiter

hortonjupiter

August 6, 2020
referencing Laughing Stock, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi, 847717-1
Does anyone know where I could get a copy of this please? There used to be this really useful website called discogs for such items, but now they only do records that are easy to find and overpriced :/ !!!
hortonjupiter

hortonjupiter

August 6, 2020
edited 7 days ago
referencing Laughing Stock, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red, 847717-1
Does anyone have a copy of this for sale or know where I can find one please??
agustinanselmi

agustinanselmi

June 23, 2020
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, 180, 0600753376478, 533 764-7, 533764-7
I have no big complains regarding my copy as it sounds quite good for me. It's impossible to ask for total silence on this kind of records (the same happens with the Mark Hollis album). I'd really appreciate a 45RPM double vinyl some day though. As for the music, this might be the greatest album of all time. Years have passed and i still haven't changed my mind about that.
Hauntology

Hauntology

October 8, 2019
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, 847 717-1
Does anyone know how many copies were pressed of the first vinyl release?
shade1on1

shade1on1

September 12, 2019
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, B0024137-01
compared to the 180 this thing is absolute garbage. stick with the 180g back to black version.
DJLEC

DJLEC

July 25, 2019
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, B0024137-01
I must have lucked out since I just received this from Amazon USA. Side 1 was Flat and Side 2 was Slightly Dished which was cured by my Record Clamp. Other than a few very small vinyl ticks I was very pleased with how this played. It sounded fantastic and the Original Verve at its present cost holds no guarantee that it will play well. This one is a keeper for me.
poochierecords

poochierecords

June 7, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, B0024137-01

I ordered this and the European release to compare and they are nearly identical (first 4 seconds of Taphead not being on the UK release). I think (like most modern records) both pressings are hit or miss regarding the quality of the pressing, and that has more to do with quality control on the plant’s front. I’ve also noticed that many people had issues with the original pressing too. My advice is to order/purchase from an outlet with a generous return policy and order/return until you get a good one.
mmudskipper

mmudskipper

May 25, 2019
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, BING-074, B0015253-01
Scalpers trying to pull in $40+ for this thing... Ha ha ha. It was literally cut from the CD masters. Check the first comment, that person got the info straight from the label: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/talk-talks-1991-sonic-spectacular-gets-first-american-vinyl-issue

So, yeah. It's trash.
psychedalex71

psychedalex71

March 28, 2019
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, 180, 00600753655191
Very nice dynamic pressing, better than the first badabing issue, that's right. But one sad fact: Badabing managed to include the very silent 4 seconds of guitar sound at the beginning of side 2 before the song "Taphead" starts. On this polydor pressing this little piece of talk talk music is missing.
musicade

musicade

March 6, 2019
referencing Laughing Stock, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi, 847717-1
Does anyone know which versions of each track is on this unofficial release? It looks like a mix of originals from laughing Stock and the tracks from the singles which also appeared on Missing Pieces.