Talk Talk ‎– Laughing Stock

Verve Records (2) ‎– 847 717-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release, Green


A1 Myrrhman 5:05
A2 Ascension Day 6:00
A3 After The Flood 9:26
B1 Taphead 7:21
B2 New Grass 9:35
B3 Runeii 4:49

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Translucent green vinyl.
Record comes in white die-cut paper inner sleeve.
A double sided lyric sheet is also included.

Recorded at Wessex Studios London Sept 1990 - April 1991.

Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd/EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd UK
© 1991 Polydor Ltd UK

Also available on
C.D. 847 717-2
M.C. 847 717-4

Track durations timed manually.
"Myrrhman" is missing the studio noise at the beginning and end of the track which makes its duration shorter than the original version.
"Ascension Day" is the same version as the original.
"After The Flood" fades earlier than the version on the US CD.
"Taphead" does not have the short instrumental sound at the beginning which is found on the US CD.
"New Grass" is almost the same length as the US CD version.
"Runeii" cuts in before "New Grass" has faded completely.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 42284 77171 9
  • Label Code: LC 0309
  • Rights Society: BIEM STEMRA
  • Other (Distribution Code): POL 281
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand etched run-out side A): 847 717-1 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand etched run-out side A): 847 717-1 B

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

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
847717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Polydor 847717-4 Greece 1991 Sell This Version
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
B0024137-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(LP, Album, RE) UMe, Polydor B0024137-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version


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March 21, 2017

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!!


March 17, 2014
question is, what is the sound quality like on this unofficial version?


September 7, 2011
My copy looks entirely the same, but has a red vinyl.