Talk Talk ‎– Laughing Stock

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The 5th Talk Talk album, released in September 1991..

CD pressing variation:
Most pressing of this album on CD have tracks 3 & 4 overlapping for about 30 seconds. US versions of the CD don't do this so you get the full versions of both songs. "New Grass" is about 6 seconds shorter on the US CD though.

Tracklist

Myrrhman
Ascension Day
After The Flood
Taphead
New Grass
Runeii

Versions (44)

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
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock (El Hazmereir)(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 Argentina 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 UK & Europe 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 France 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 US 1991 Sell This Version
STARCD 5866 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records STARCD 5866 South Africa 1991 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor none UK 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 UK & Europe 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) Verve Records 847 717-4 Malaysia 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) Polydor 847 717-4 Spain 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 847 717-1 Spain 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 Portugal 1991 Sell This Version
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album) Polydor 847717-1 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
SAC 486 Talk Talk Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Polydor, Verve Records SAC 486 US 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
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 2011 Sell This Version
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Polydor (2) 847717-1 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 00600753655191 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RE, RP) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RE, 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) 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

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yoss909

yoss909

October 17, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, 180, 00600753655191
I must have got a duff copy because the crackles on this just ruin it for me. The spaces in the music ( which there are loads of ) are just littered with pops and crackles. Annoying.
Fondriest

Fondriest

September 11, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, B0024137-01
My side A is quite noisy and a warp too. Side B sounds 100x better. Might exchange it back at the shop. Seems like a temperamental pressing.
plcrewe

plcrewe

August 20, 2017
referencing Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock, Cass, Promo, Smplr, SAC 486
A third of the interview is on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rARC2TU7VjI. Even though there's only a third, it's an amazingly enjoyable listen.
toxoraxiom

toxoraxiom

August 7, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, B0024137-01

Believe the negative reviews. I've purchased 60+ records and this is the worst sounding pressing I've ever heard. Even after extensively cleaning it on both sides, not only did much of the pops, clicks and hissing persist, but Runeii has disgusting amounts of distortion that sealed the deal in getting rid of this piss-poor release. Shame on UMe for this!
mjhmtl

mjhmtl

July 29, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, BING-074, B0015253-01
I wish I'd read the reviews before purchasing mine. Was only $18, but it sounds thin, shitty, tons of surface noise. Giant drag, because it's such great music.
folon

folon

July 22, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, CD, Album, Promo, none
My box comes with artwork sticker, artwork print (on thick paper, maybe 200g/cm2), and a German promo info sheet
f_k_s

f_k_s

June 19, 2017
referencing Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock, Cass, Promo, Smplr, SAC 486
For real I would love a copy, let me know if you are willing to sell!
jon.torrez.3

jon.torrez.3

May 31, 2017
edited 4 months ago
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, B0024137-01
Seems like this pressing is very hit or miss. I had the same grievance with the Ba Da Bing pressing, of which I eventually sold. I can confirm that (as it is with mine) certain copies are actually decent. If you don't want to take the risk, then buy the much more lauded European pressing. I'm just happy my copy isn't as noisy as my Ba Da Bing was. What an awful record to suffer from such absurdly crap pressings. Shame on the plant.
Casablanca45

Casablanca45

March 21, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre, 847 717-1

After listening to this record 5 times in a row, I am simply amazed with it. A very unusual Talk Talk album but there is just something about it that gets you "Hooked"!! I think I'll give it another 5 spins - ha. Oh, by the way, the sound quality of this unofficial version on Green Vinyl is just fine to me. Sounds Great when you play it loud!!
muffinass

muffinass

February 25, 2017
referencing Laughing Stock, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red, 847717-1
Just unsealed mine and disc 1 is white, while disc 2 is red.

However, Disc 1's A-side is Spirit of Eden's A-side rather than Laughing Stock.

Is this a bootleg? If it's a Polydor release, where can one reach them to ask for a replacement copy?