Talk Talk ‎– Laughing Stock

Polydor ‎– 847 717-2
CD, Album


1 Myrrhman 5:33
2 Ascension Day 6:00
3 After The Flood 9:39
4 Taphead 7:30
5 New Grass 9:40
6 Runeii 4:58

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Produced at Wessex Studios Lodon Sept 1990 - April 1991.
Designed at Peacock Design.

All songs © 1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd. [In booklet]
Rights controlled and administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc.
℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd. (UK) [on disc]
© 1991 Polydor Ltd. (UK) [on booklet]
℗ © 1991 Polydor Ltd. (UK) [on tray card]
Manufactured and Marketed by PolyGram Records, Inc., New York, New York
Printed in U.S.A.
PolyGram Label Group

The pictured CD - solid aluminum hub - exists with both 01! and 02! suffixes in the matrix/runout. In addition, there is a clear plastic hub variation of the 02! matrix - Laughing Stock - with the matrix/runout, disc-face printing, and inserts all identical to this aluminum-hub version.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 422-847717-2 6
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042284771726
  • Matrix / Runout: 847 717-2 01!
  • Matrix / Runout: 847 717-2 02!
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • SPARS Code: AAD
  • Other: 0704

Other Versions (5 of 46) 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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January 25, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

A severely underrated album. It's one of those discs that sounds good the first spin, but repeated listens (with headphones especially) unravel tiny details low in the mix. Tracks vary from super low-key to abrasive, with a jazzy feel permeating the tracks and keeping things cohesive. Frequent moments of silence, along with the slow-paced nature of the songs and often-mumbled lyrics, mean a good deal of patience is required to fully absorb the album.