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.

Tracklist

Happiness Is Easy
I Don't Believe In You
Life's What You Make It
April 5th
Living In Another World
Give It Up
Chameleon Day
Time It's Time

Versions (95)

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
074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring = El Color De La Primavera(LP, Album, Promo) EMI, EMI 074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1 Spain 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 UK 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 UK 1986 Sell This Version
E2 46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI America E2 46228 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7462282 UK 1986 Sell This Version
238-1 57786 4, 1577864 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI, EMI 238-1 57786 4, 1577864 Germany 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
31C 264 240491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 31C 264 240491 Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI America 4XT-17179 Canada 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
24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 24 0491 4 France 1986 Sell This Version
64 2404914 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 64 2404914 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
262-2450494 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 262-2450494 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 24 0491 4 France 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
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
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
TC EMC 3506, 24 0491 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Smo) 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
none Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Talk Talk) none Italy 1986 Sell This Version
TC EMC 3506, TC-EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, XDR) EMI, EMI TC EMC 3506, TC-EMC 3506 UK 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
F 669 513 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) VEB Deutsche Schallplatten Berlin F 669 513 Europe 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
ST-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17179 Canada 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
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, EMCJ (D) 2404911 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMCJ(D) 240491 1, EMCJ (D) 2404911 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3506 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3506 India 1986 Sell This Version
2404911 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 2404911 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
ST-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17179 US 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3506 Israel 1986 Sell This Version
SLEM-1365 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI SLEM-1365 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
64 2404911 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 64 2404911 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
EMS-81751 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMS-81751 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
RE-2042 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI RE-2042 Taiwan 1986 Sell This Version
31C 064 240491 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI 31C 064 240491 Brazil 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
43 740 0 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Club) EMI 43 740 0 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, 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
ST-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Spe) EMI America ST-17179 US 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
E1-46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E1-46228 US 1987 Sell This Version
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RP, Son) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1988 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
7 46228 4 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 7 46228 4 Turkey 1993 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 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, RE, 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, 591452 2 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM) EMI, EMI 7243 591452 2 8, 591452 2 UK & Europe 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
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
CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI 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
CDP 7 46228 2, CDP 7462282 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46228 2, CDP 7462282 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
5099962178624 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RE, RM) Parlophone 5099962178624 Europe 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
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
E4-46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, RE) EMI-Manhattan Records E4-46228 US Unknown Sell This Version
1644 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Takt Music 1644 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
1538 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Golden Angel 1538 Unknown Sell This Version
MM-0120 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Mag Magic MM-0120 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
PR. 413 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Poker Sound PR. 413 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
216 S Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Steen 216 S Poland Unknown Sell This Version
G. 1798 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Golden Lion Record G. 1798 Indonesia Unknown Sell This Version
803 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 803 Romania 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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dandamat

dandamat

September 21, 2020
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519
The sound of this pressing blows away the mofi, half speed mastering etc etc releases I have. Just listening now and had to share this view!
mr_saroyan

mr_saroyan

September 9, 2020
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, 2404911, 24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1
This DMM press sounds absolutely fine. Recommended as can be found for little money.
The_Analog_Grownup

The_Analog_Grownup

July 31, 2020
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, EMI + DVD, Album, PAL, 5099932778519, 5099932778618

Fantastic pressing. Everything sounds clear and crisp with lots of detail coming through.
natgale

natgale

July 26, 2020
referencing The Colour Of Spring, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, 7243 8 57131 2 5, RETALK 102

Well this album was a big surprise as I thought I was going to be listening to a pop synth sound and a very pop orientated album. Talk Talk dropped their synth-drenched rock and to my surprise this album is quiet brilliant. The whole album is melancholic and very haunting, everything feels loose, and it feels like the whole album is just a jamming session, which is great. There are no big hits here to be found, but just some very interesting music, which is well worth seeking out. This is a great little album just don't be put off by the cover, it just not my cup of tea.

Stand Out Tracks: Happiness Is Easy, Life's What You Make It & Give It Up
naza_zav

naza_zav

July 21, 2020
referencing The Colour Of Spring = El Color De La Primavera, LP, Album, 58388, 81 2404911
Great pressing, amazing sound, very clear and powerful. The drums sounds beautiful and the hammond keyboards destroy everything!
xraymusic

xraymusic

July 10, 2020
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, EMI, EMC 3506, 24 0491 1
I have maybe the first issue variant of this release. (see pics)

Labels state produced and arranged by Tim Friese-Greene

Sticker on inner states "Please note there is an error on the label of this record. The credit should read produced by Tim Friese-Greene not produced and arranged by Tim Friese-Greene."

EMC 3506 1-1-1-1-
EMC 3506 3-2-1-1- X1
zevulon

zevulon

September 3, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, 7243 591452 2 8, 591452 2

I was very happy to find both this and the Spirit of Eden SACD both new in a small store for £12 each a few years back. I had a hunch that they would fetch a bigger amount but was astounded by the price here, which, appears to have stayed the same over the years. Truly great albums.
BusterDukes

BusterDukes

July 8, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, 7243 591452 2 8, 591452 2
When you consider the amount of money audiophile's spend on a high end sound system, $200 is small potatoes for an SACD that sounds this good. The reality is, some people are looking for the best sound, not the best bargain.
cosmosis77

cosmosis77

June 14, 2019
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519
This copy sounds good. Flat and silent vinyl. Well re-mastering in total. Beautiful album. 🍀