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 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 (1988) and Laughing Stock (1991), 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 (1984) 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 (1986), Spirit Of Eden (1988) and Laughing Stock (1988). 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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DLP-19001 Talk Talk — Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk(LP, MiniAlbum) EMI America DLP-19001 US 1982 Sell This Version
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EMC 3413 The Party's Over — Talk Talk Talk Talk The Party's Over (Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3413 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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EMC 2400021 It's My Life — Talk Talk Talk Talk It's My Life (Album) EMI EMC 2400021 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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CN 4787/S In Concert-384 — Talk Talk Talk Talk In Concert-384 BBC Transcription Services CN 4787/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
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240491 The Colour Of Spring — Talk Talk Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring (Album) EMI, EMI 240491 France 1986 Sell This Version
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E1-46977 Spirit Of Eden — Talk Talk Talk Talk Spirit Of Eden (Album) Parlophone, Parlophone E1-46977 US 1988 Sell This Version
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4XPRO 04152 Paradise Found (Seven Ways To The Spirit Of Eden From Talk Talk - In-Store Play Sampler) — Talk Talk Talk Talk Paradise Found (Seven Ways To The Spirit Of Eden From Talk Talk - In-Store Play Sampler)(Cass, Promo, Smplr, Dol) EMI-Manhattan Records 4XPRO 04152 US 1988 Sell This Version
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847 717-2 Laughing Stock — Talk Talk Talk Talk Laughing Stock (Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 France 1991 Sell This Version
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SAC 486 Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock — Talk Talk Talk Talk Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Polydor, Verve Records SAC 486 US 1991 Sell This Version
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none Mountains Of The Moon — Talk Talk Talk Talk Mountains Of The Moon(CDr, Promo) Country Masters none UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
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PLVP001CD London 1986 — Talk Talk Talk Talk London 1986 (Album) Pond Life PLVP001CD Europe 1999 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

EMIJ 4416 Today • It's So Serious — Talk Talk Talk Talk Today • It's So Serious (Single) EMI EMIJ 4416 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
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EMI 5265 Mirror Man — Talk Talk Talk Talk Mirror Man (Single) EMI EMI 5265 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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EMS-17271 Talk Talk — Talk Talk トーク・トーク* = Talk Talk トーク・トーク* = Talk Talk - Talk Talk (Single, Maxi, EP) EMI EMS-17271 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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ED-50 My Foolish Friend — Talk Talk Talk Talk My Foolish Friend (Single, Maxi) EMI ED-50 Australia & New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
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16 2002846 Such A Shame / It's My Life — Talk Talk Talk Talk Such A Shame / It's My Life (Single, Maxi) EMI 16 2002846 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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1C K 052 20 0287 6 Another Word — Talk Talk Talk Talk Another Word (Single, Maxi) EMI 1C K 052 20 0287 6 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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006-2003737, 20 0373 7 Tomorrow Started (Live) — Talk Talk Talk Talk Tomorrow Started (Live) (Single) EMI, EMI 006-2003737, 20 0373 7 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
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EMI 5480 Dum Dum Girl — Talk Talk Talk Talk Dum Dum Girl (Single, Maxi) EMI, EMI, EMI EMI 5480 UK 1984 Sell This Version
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EMI 5443 It's My Life — Talk Talk Talk Talk It's My Life (Single, Maxi) EMI EMI 5443 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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EMI 5433 Such A Shame — Talk Talk Talk Talk Such A Shame (Single, Maxi) EMI, EMI EMI 5433 UK 1983 Sell This Version
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3C 000-1792687 It's My Life / Assaje — Talk Talk 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
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000 1792847 Such A Shame / Correre In Fretta — Talk Talk Talk Talk / Enzo Avitabile Talk Talk / Enzo Avitabile - Such A Shame / Correre In Fretta(7", Promo) EMI 000 1792847 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
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200357/A Election Day / Life's What You Make It — Talk Talk Arcadia (3) / Talk Talk Arcadia (3) / Talk Talk - Election Day / Life's What You Make It EMI 200357/A Italy 1985 Sell This Version
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00 1792887 Noi Ragazzi Di Oggi / Why Is It So Hard — Talk Talk 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

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VinYves

VinYves

May 19, 2022
A new book just came out: Mark Hollis, A Perfect Silence, by Ben Wardle, a biography with a cover art by James Marsh.
https://markhollisbook.com/ or https://rocket88books.com/collections/mark-hollis-a-perfect-silence/products/mark-hollis-a-perfect-silence-classic-edition
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sebbarbi

sebbarbi

January 11, 2022
take a look ;) rarities, demos, soundboard recording ... https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC31Lg5iYLz17Xq-BQAoNPCg/videos
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Bowie06

Bowie06

March 15, 2021
A récent book (in French) on Mark HOLLIS ou "l'Art de l'Effacement" is out and relate the complete story of the band and Mark
éditions du Layeur France auteur Fréderic Rapilly
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.
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