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 (73)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 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
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 UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
E2 46228 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album) EMI America E2 46228 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
262-2450494 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 262-2450494 Greece 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
88612 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) Not On Label (Talk Talk) 88612 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
64 2404914 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(Cass, Album) EMI 64 2404914 Italy 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 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
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
ST-17179 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI America ST-17179 Canada 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
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 German Democratic Republic (GDR) 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
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
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
EMCJ(D) 240491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI EMCJ(D) 240491 1 South Africa 1986 Sell This Version
074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album) EMI, EMI 074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1 Spain 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 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
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, M/Print) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 UK 1986 Sell This Version
1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, MP) EMI, EMI, EMI 1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
EMS-81751 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, Promo) EMI EMS-81751 Japan 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
EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE) EMI, EMI EMC 3506, 24 0491 1 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 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
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
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) EMI, EMI CDP 7 46228 2, CDP 7462282 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 57131 2 6, V-3 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(CD, Album, RM, RE, 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
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
CX 3506, 5099932778519 Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring(LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC) Parlophone, Parlophone CX 3506, 5099932778519 UK & Europe 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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mtngchi

mtngchi

January 2, 2018
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, 31C 064 240491

I'm not even sure if this release has an insert at all... my copy came with the Spirit of Eden one, and every copy I came across didn't have any. However the credits in the back have photo credit, and that could only belong to the photos in the insert.
jwest1197

jwest1197

September 10, 2017
referencing The Colour Of Spring, SACD, Hybrid, Album, RE, RM, 7243 591452 2 8
I'm sure that the SACD of this sounds amazing, but does it really sound $130 amazing?
Disco_Russ

Disco_Russ

February 9, 2017
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, EMC 3506, 24 0491 1
Just a wonderful album!! So many truly great songs, and Mark Hollis's voice is superb!!
LeonardoA

LeonardoA

January 28, 2017
referencing The Colour Of Spring, CD, Album, CDP 7462282
Especially from the third album, The Colour of Spring (1986), hit the tape in a less commercial direction, resulting in the experimental albums The Spirit of Eden (1988) and Laughing Stock (1991). After these albums, which could count on rave reviews but commercially not well ran, the band split up.
Blueram

Blueram

January 19, 2017
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE, 180 + DVD-V, Album, RE, NTSC, CX 3506, 5099932778519
The year of release for this issue is probably 2012. My copy has this printed on the back cover:
© 2012 The copyright of this compilation is owned by Parlophone Records Ltd. ℗ 2012 Parlophone Records Ltd. Printed in the E.U.
Vinylo-Germany

Vinylo-Germany

November 4, 2016
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, DMM, 1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1
This DMM pressing is definitely the audiophile hammer, very nice.
LeMaguerC

LeMaguerC

June 15, 2015
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, 074-2404911, 074 24 0491 1
Label: Direct Metal Mastering
Country: France
Bandit1972

Bandit1972

February 19, 2015
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, EMS-81751
My version of this has a 2nd disc, a 6-track "Live at Montreaux Jazz Festival 1986"
stevo65pfc

stevo65pfc

January 27, 2015
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp, Pur + , Unofficial, EMS-81751, EMS-81751 PDJ
My copy of the 12" single seems to a marbled grey colour instead of purple
growlgrowl

growlgrowl

November 22, 2014
referencing The Colour Of Spring, LP, Album, RE + LP, Comp, Pur + , Unofficial, EMS-81751, EMS-81751 PDJ
This is an excellent heavyweight pressing. The extra disc contains a few pristine sounding tracks from the live dvd. Although this is not official I can't recommend this enough.