Talk Talk

Talk Talk

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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 eventually abandoned the synth pop style completely with the album The Colour Of Spring in 1986 and the band's commercial appeal receded, but their critical reputation increased as they moved to a more experimental form.
Their final two albums, Spirit Of Eden and Laughing Stock, were highly acclaimed and remain influential to experimental alternative rock genres.

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 as a keyboardist and Hollis' frequent songwriting partner, so he co-wrote 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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Talk Talk Discography Tracks

Albums

DLP-19001 Talk Talk Talk Talk(LP, MiniAlbum) EMI America DLP-19001 US 1982 Sell This Version
Talk Talk The Party's Over (Album) EMI, EMI Mozambique 1982 Sell This Version
Talk Talk It's My Life (Album) EMI France 1984 Sell This Version
Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring (Album) EMI, EMI France 1986 Sell This Version
CN 4787/S Talk Talk In Concert-384(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4787/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Spirit Of Eden (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Laughing Stock (Album) Verve Records France 1991 Sell This Version
Talk Talk London 1986 (Album) Pond Life Europe 1999 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Talk Talk Mirror Man (Single) EMI UK 1982 Sell This Version
トーク・トーク* = Talk Talk トーク・トーク* = Talk Talk - Talk Talk (Single, Maxi) EMI Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Today • It's So Serious (Single) EMI UK 1982 Sell This Version
Talk Talk My Foolish Friend (Single, Maxi) EMI Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Another Word (Single, Maxi) EMI Electrola Germany 1984 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Such A Shame (Single, Maxi) EMI New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Tomorrow Started (Live) (Single) EMI, EMI Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
Talk Talk It's My Life (Single, Maxi) EMI Spain 1984 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Dum Dum Girl (Single, Maxi) EMI UK 1984 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Such A Shame / It's My Life (Single, Maxi) EMI Italy 1984 Sell This Version
3C 000-1792687 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 / Enzo Avitabile Talk Talk / Enzo Avitabile - Such A Shame / Correre In Fretta(7", Promo) EMI 000 1792847 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
00 1792887 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
00 1793047 Arcadia (3) / Talk Talk Arcadia (3) / Talk Talk - Election Day / Life's What You Make It(7", Promo) EMI 00 1793047 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Life's What You Make It (Single, Maxi) EMI New Zealand 1985 Sell This Version
Talk Talk I Don't Believe In You (Single) Parlophone UK 1986 Sell This Version
Talk Talk Living In Another World (Single, Maxi) EMI New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version

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Rich.C

Rich.C

December 16, 2016
A really under-rated, lost treasure of the 1980s movement.
What began as an exotic New Wave band in the early 1980s evolved into one of the most emotionally-wrought, highly orchestrated groups pop has ever produced. Guided by Mark Hollis' voice and evocative songwriting skills, and the lush production of Tim Friese-Green, Talk Talk moved away from pop songs that hid something complex under a simple exterior to album-length compositions that touch the sublime. Hollis, whose voice wavers between deep suffering and absolute rapture, sings and whispers lyrics that float through the air with the fragility of burning parchment. Citing John Coltrane and Can as primary inspirations, Hollis' songwriting became more abstract, eschewing hooks for atmospheres and traditional structures for emotion. Their 1991 swan song Laughing Stock is an apotheosis of movement between sorrow and exaltation, quiescence and overwhelming instrumentation. With that, they said all they needed to say and fell forever silent, Hollis declared that he would never reform Talk Talk and to this day he has stuck to his word....such a shame ;(

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