Talk Talk ‎– The Colour Of Spring

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Talk Talk's third album, released in March 1986.

It became the band's highest selling non-compilation studio album, reaching the Top 10 in several countries. It did not quite match the sales of its predecessor in the US and was their last album to enter the Billboard Top 200.

It was musically a major step away from the synthesized pop of early Talk Talk, with a sound described by the band as much more 'organic' than their earlier records. The improvisation that was to dominate their later works became evermore apparent in the album's recording process.

Versions (82)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, EMI) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
68388, 81 2404911 Talk Talk El Color De La Primavera = The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 68388, 81 2404911 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring (Advance Cassette)(Cass, Album, Promo, Tra) EMI America 4XT-17179 US 1986 Sell This Version
074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring = El Color De La Primavera(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
58388, 81 2404911 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring = El Color De La Primavera(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 58388, 81 2404911 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46228 2 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI America CDP 7 46228 2 US 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
E2 46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI America E2 46228 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 24 0491 4 France 1986 Sell This Version
274-24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 274-24 0491 4 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
262-2450494 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 262-2450494 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
64 2404914 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 64 2404914 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
31C 264 240491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 31C 264 240491 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
TC-EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI TC-EMC 3506 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
24 0491 4, 262 24 0491 4, 1A 262-24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 24 0491 4, 262 24 0491 4, 1A 262-24 0491 4 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XT-17179 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Cle) EMI, EMI TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Cle) EMI, EMI TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 France 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Dol) EMI America 4XT-17179 US 1986 Sell This Version
TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Sli) EMI, EMI TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 UK 1986 Sell This Version
88612 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Talk Talk) 88612 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
RE-2042 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI RE-2042 Taiwan 1986 Sell This Version
EMS-81751 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMS-81751 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
64 2404911 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 64 2404911 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
2404911, 24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 2404911, 24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1 France 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 240491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 240491 Australia 1986 Sell This Version
2404911 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 2404911 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
31C 064 240491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 240491 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
EMCJ(D) 240491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMCJ(D) 240491 1 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
ST-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17179 US 1986 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
F 669 513 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin F 669 513 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
SLEM-1365 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI SLEM-1365 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3506 India 1986 Sell This Version
ST-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17179 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
062-2450491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 062-2450491 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Ireland 1986 Sell This Version
062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3506 Israel 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3506 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
43 740 0 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Club) EMI 43 740 0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
32371-7, 32 371-7 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Club) EMI, EMI 32371-7, 32 371-7 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 1A 062-24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, DMM) EMI, EMI, EMI 24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 1A 062-24 0491 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, DMM) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, EMI) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, M/Print) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
EMS-81751 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Promo) EMI EMS-81751 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Son) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
062-2450491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, TP) EMI 062-2450491 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46228 2 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records CDP 7 46228 2 US 1987 Sell This Version
E4-46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E4-46228 US 1987 Sell This Version
E1-46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-46228 US 1987 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282, CDFA 3291 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE) EMI, Fame CDP 7462282, CDFA 3291 UK 1990 Sell This Version
7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
7243 8 55676 1 2 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) EMI 7243 8 55676 1 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
TTCDR-019 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Collector's Digitally Recordings TTCDR-019 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 232 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Ltd, RM) Simply Vinyl, EMI SVLP 232 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SVLP 232 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Promo, RM) Simply Vinyl, EMI SVLP 232 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
7243 591452 2 8 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) EMI 7243 591452 2 8 UK 2003 Sell This Version
7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 UK & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
5099962178624, CDEMCX 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 5099962178624, CDEMCX 3506 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
5099932778519, 5099932778618 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, EMI + DVD, Album, PAL) Parlophone, Parlophone 5099932778519, 5099932778618 UK 2012 Sell This Version
EMS-81751, EMS-81751 PDJ Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp, Pur + Unofficial) EMI (2), EMI (2) EMS-81751, EMS-81751 PDJ 2012 Sell This Version
EMCX 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC) EMI EMCX 3506 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(9xFile, FLAC, Album, 24b) Warner Music Group none 2014
CX 3506, 5099932778519 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC) Parlophone, Parlophone CX 3506, 5099932778519 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
CDP 7 46228 2, CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46228 2, CDP 7462282 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
0 7777 46228 2 0 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) Nettwerk America 0 7777 46228 2 0 US Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
5099962176624 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 5099962176624 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) EMI, EMI 7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 57131 2 6, V-3 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) EMI (2), ARSound 7243 8 57131 2 6, V-3 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0120 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0120 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1644 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1644 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
216 S Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Steen 216 S Poland Unknown Sell This Version
803 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 803 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
1538 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Golden Angel 1538 Unknown Sell This Version
038 1 57786 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE, DMM) EMI 038 1 57786 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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mon027

mon027

May 4, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, CD, Album, CDP 7462282
My copy reads CDP 7 46228 2 :: 1:7 MASTERED BY NIMBUS instead of CDP 7 46228 2 :: 1:8 MASTERED BY NIMBUS on matrix/runout. Anybody in the same case?
dasypodius

dasypodius

April 16, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519

Gorgeous pressing, great! What else to say than worth having this reissue in the collection.
EricLeRouge

EricLeRouge

March 24, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, EMI, EMC 3506, 24 0491 1
There is a DVD-Audio version of this record, published at approximately the same time as the SACD (circa 2003) by Universal.
Hickslv426

Hickslv426

March 16, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519
I wish all records would sound like this! Should be a cert' for any vinyl collection. Amazing!
RiseHigh72

RiseHigh72

March 9, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, 7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102

Bless you Mr Hollis...You have given me many hours of pleasure through listening to your music! RIP.......
gwagen62

gwagen62

February 26, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, EMI, EMC 3506, 24 0491 1
RIP mark hollis .Was there a more distinctive voice and vision in 80's pop ?
Underated and undervalued and now gone too soon
Xikoftw

Xikoftw

February 8, 2019
edited 3 months ago
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519

This Talk Talk "Colour of Spring" pressing has absolute pristine sound quality; rich, textured, spacious, all audiophile adjectives you can enumerate. Dead quiet with no pops, clicks, etc. My copy came just perfect. Even the CD goes directly into my top 10 sound wise. Can't compare with the original pressing but I doubt it can outmatch this one. Buy with 100% confidence.

system: Rega P8 + Dynavector XX-2 cartridge; Plinius; Sonus Faber Concerto
Ticat

Ticat

January 9, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519

I purchased this album earlier in 2018 at an audio store, recommended as having "good sound". Not only did the overall quality of the LP/production/pressing impress, but the MUSIC was way more sophisticated than I remembered it...I subsequently went out and purchased all the Talk Talk's albums I could find over the next few weeks. Great Band! So glad I rediscovered them and have since spread the word to others...
hellfried

hellfried

November 6, 2018
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, EMCX 3506
I don't have the original pressing but this reissue is the bomb. Real audiophile sound quality with extreme clarity and separation of musical elements. This is how to do it.
Mike.hoare

Mike.hoare

July 30, 2018
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, EMCX 3506

Truly an audiophile masterpiece. Terrific songs, amazing production, and a beautiful pressing.