Talk Talk

Profile:
British synth pop / art rock band founded in 1981 in London and disbanded in 1991.
The group had a string of international hit singles including Talk Talk, Today • It's So Serious, It's My Life, Such A Shame, Life's What You Make It and Living In Another World.
They moved away from synth-pop to a more experimental form with the album The Colour Of Spring in 1986, and their critical reputation increased.
Their final two albums, Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock, are highly acclaimed and remain influential to experimental alternative rock genres.

With Simon Brenner out, Tim Friese-Greene was recruited to assist with the recording of their second album It's My Life and he soon became the band's producer and de facto fourth member. He played keyboards and became Hollis' frequent songwriting partner, co-writing all the songs on The Colour Of Spring, Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock. Although a major contributor to the band's studio output, Tim Friese-Greene did not regularly play with the touring band, and was absent from the band's publicity material.
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Albums

DLP-19001 Talk Talk - Talk Talk album art Talk Talk Talk Talk(LP, MiniAlbum) EMI America DLP-19001 US 1982 Sell This Version
EMC 3413, OC 062-07 646 Talk Talk - The Party's Over album art Talk Talk The Party's Over (Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3413, OC 062-07 646 UK 1982 Sell This Version
1552311 Talk Talk - It's My Life album art Talk Talk It's My Life (Album) EMI 1552311 France 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4787/S Talk Talk - In Concert-384 album art Talk Talk In Concert-384 BBC Transcription Services CN 4787/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk - The Colour Of Spring album art Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring (Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
E1-46977 Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden album art Talk Talk Spirit Of Eden (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone E1-46977 US 1988 Sell This Version
847 717-2 Talk Talk - Laughing Stock album art Talk Talk Laughing Stock (Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
SAC 486 Talk Talk - Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock album art Talk Talk Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Polydor, Verve Records SAC 486 US 1991 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk - Mountains Of The Moon album art Talk Talk Mountains Of The Moon(CDr, Promo) Country Masters none UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
PLVP001CD Talk Talk - London 1986 album art Talk Talk London 1986 (Album) Pond Life PLVP001CD Europe 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EMIJ 4416 Talk Talk - Today • It's So Serious album art Talk Talk Today • It's So Serious (Single) EMI EMIJ 4416 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
EMI 5265 Talk Talk - Mirror Man album art Talk Talk Mirror Man (Single) EMI EMI 5265 UK 1982 Sell This Version
EMS-17271 Talk Talk - Talk Talk album art トーク・トーク* = Talk Talk トーク・トーク* = Talk Talk - Talk Talk (Single, Maxi) EMI EMS-17271 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
ED-50 Talk Talk - My Foolish Friend album art Talk Talk My Foolish Friend (Single, Maxi) EMI ED-50 Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
16 2002846 Talk Talk - Such A Shame / It's My Life album art Talk Talk Such A Shame / It's My Life (Single, Maxi) EMI 16 2002846 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
1C K 052 20 0287 6 Talk Talk - Another Word album art Talk Talk Another Word (Single, Maxi) EMI 1C K 052 20 0287 6 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
006-2003737, 20 0373 7 Talk Talk - Tomorrow Started (Live) album art Talk Talk Tomorrow Started (Live) (Single) EMI, EMI 006-2003737, 20 0373 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
EMI 5480 Talk Talk - Dum Dum Girl album art Talk Talk Dum Dum Girl (Single, Maxi) EMI EMI 5480 UK 1984 Sell This Version
052 20 0006 6, 052-2000066 Talk Talk - It's My Life album art Talk Talk It's My Life (Single, Maxi) EMI 052 20 0006 6, 052-2000066 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
EMI 5433 Talk Talk - Such A Shame album art Talk Talk Such A Shame (Single, Maxi) EMI EMI 5433 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
3C 000-1792687 Talk Talk - It's My Life / Assaje album art Talk Talk / Lina Sastri - Tullio De Piscopo Talk Talk / Lina Sastri - Tullio De Piscopo - It's My Life / Assaje(7", Promo) EMI 3C 000-1792687 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
000 1792847 Talk Talk - Such A Shame / Correre In Fretta album art Talk Talk / Enzo Avitabile Talk Talk / Enzo Avitabile - Such A Shame / Correre In Fretta(7", Promo) EMI 000 1792847 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
200357/A Talk Talk - Election Day / Life's What You Make It album art Arcadia (3) / Talk Talk Arcadia (3) / Talk Talk - Election Day / Life's What You Make It EMI 200357/A Italy 1985 Sell This Version
00 1792887 Talk Talk - Noi Ragazzi Di Oggi / Why Is It So Hard album art Luis Miguel / Talk Talk Luis Miguel / Talk Talk - Noi Ragazzi Di Oggi / Why Is It So Hard(7", Jukebox, Promo) EMI 00 1792887 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
B-8326 Talk Talk - Give It Up album art Talk Talk Give It Up (Single, Maxi) Parlophone B-8326 Canada 1986 Sell This Version

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STEERSMAN

STEERSMAN

December 12, 2019
Why perish so young? ................Talk Talk ...........Such A Shame .....
Red.Rose.Speedway

Red.Rose.Speedway

August 20, 2019
R.I.P. Mark! Your genius will live on through your music forever.
ooooooola

ooooooola

March 5, 2019
RIP Mark Hollis an absolute genius you will live on. Thank you
dalmatinac75

dalmatinac75

February 26, 2019
What an indescribably sad day. Rest in peace Mark Hollis and thank you for your music.
VinYves

VinYves

February 26, 2019
RIP Mark Hollis. Talk Talk left an inprint in musical history. Spirit Of Eden is a masterpiece and one of the most beautiful recording ever.
albersalam

albersalam

February 25, 2019
RIP Mark. Thank you for so much beautiful and challenging music.
Aesotope

Aesotope

February 25, 2019
Always hoped for some kind of reunion or even new material, but I guess he new better than us. Such beautiful melodies. Never to be forgotten.
AlexisNembrode

AlexisNembrode

December 16, 2018
Proper remastered vinyl reissues, and a proper "collection" of their best works and mixes is long long overdue. One of 80's treasures.
appazappa

appazappa

August 27, 2018
Talk Talk is one of the most progressive bands ever.
It is astonishing to hear how they were able to change their music with every of their only 5 releases.
alphagrade

alphagrade

August 8, 2018
edited over 2 years ago
Such a unique band who've aged well all these years on and one of those rare bands that managed to evolve sonically when so many acts around them were playing it safe. From their analogue pop debut right through to the abstract sounds of their finale, each album is full of gems. A band who occupy the premier league in sonic innovation along with the likes of Sparks, Depeche Mode, Radiohead etc - post 70's acts who studied the art of music production. Everyone should own every Talk Talk album on vinyl.

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