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Mark HollisMark Hollis

Genre:Rock
Style:Post Rock, Acoustic
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Tracklist

The Colour Of Spring3:52
Watershed5:45
Inside Looking Out6:21
The Gift4:22
A Life (1895 - 1915)8:10
Westward Bound4:18
The Daily Planet7:19
A New Jerusalem6:49

Credits (24)

Notes

The sole solo album by former Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, released on January 26, 1998. Despite being released as a solo album by Hollis, it was originally intended to be credited to Talk Talk, under the name "Mountains of the Moon."

An early promotional CD-R retains both of these features; an early promotional cassette also retains the original title, but uses the finalized release's attribution of the album to Hollis alone.

Versions

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    Version DetailsData Quality
    Cover of Mark Hollis, 1998-01-26, CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Stereo, PMDC Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2Europe1998Europe1998
    Cover of Title T.B.C., 1998, CDTitle T.B.C.
    CD, Album, Promo
    Polydor – HOLLIS 1UK1998UK1998
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mountains Of The Moon, 1998, CassetteMountains Of The Moon
    Cassette, Promo
    Polydor – noneUK1998UK1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Mountains Of The Moon, 1998-01-26, CDrMountains Of The Moon
    CDr, Promo
    Country Masters – noneUK & Europe1998UK & Europe1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Mark Hollis, 2000-03-13, CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Pond Life – PLVP003CDUK2000UK2000
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mark Hollis, 2003, VinylMark Hollis
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Polydor – 537 688-1Europe2003Europe2003
    New Submission
    Cover of Mark Hollis, 2007-08-06, FileMark Hollis
    8×File, FLAC, Album, Reissue, 44.1kHz/16-bit
    Polydor – noneEurope2007Europe2007
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mark Hollis, 2011-10-11, VinylMark Hollis
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Ba Da Bing! – Bing 075, Universal Music Special Markets – B0015254-01US2011US2011
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mark Hollis, 2019-11-08, VinylMark Hollis
    LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Polydor – 080 288-0, UMC – 0802880Europe2019Europe2019
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress, Black Text, EDC Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress, Universal M&L Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress, White Text, EDC Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , FileMark Hollis
    8×File, AAC, Album, 256 kbps
    Polydor – noneUSUS
    New Submission
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Reissue, Optimal Media Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress, Sony DADC Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CDMark Hollis
    CD, Album, Repress, Universal M&L Pressing
    Polydor – 537 688-2EuropeEurope
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Mark Hollis, , CassetteMark Hollis
    Cassette, Promo
    Polydor – noneEuropeEurope
    Needs Changes

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    Reviews

    • kiwibirch's avatar
      kiwibirch
      Edited 23 days ago
      Purchased mine through Abbey road. Total disaster. Record had visible scuff across the first track.
      This translated into clicking noises throughout that track, alongside an annoying edge warp that
      screwed up the whole pressing... Have contacted AR for a replacement copy hopefully i get lucky next time.
      Mine was ordered Feb 24 and didn't have download or Hype sticker...
      • killa_bees's avatar
        killa_bees
        What a masterpiece.
        I been lucky - my copy is perfectly pressed.
        • noiseAnnoys83's avatar
          noiseAnnoys83
          Edited 3 months ago
          Flat, about as dynamic as you'd expect something recorded this quietly to be; though probably having to turn it up to hear the music might reveal the noisiness of the vinyl itself, but it probably has about as much noise as anything else pressed in 2011-12 (first, clean your records, second you just may not have heard it there because the music was louder). However, there is room for improvement as the recording could benefit from a label willing to give a whole lot of care into making sure the vinyl is pressed as perfect as can be, and I'd love to see the last two offerings from Hollis be given the same treatment as Colour of Spring and Spirit of Eden were a few years back.

          I've had this copy since 2011, played on a Technics 1200 with a Sumiko Moonstone as of this writing.
          • Lylaz111's avatar
            Lylaz111
            I must've been lucky also. Very quiet. Sounds fantastic too.
            • arievandam's avatar
              arievandam
              Yeah sadly this is not a dead quiet pressing. Mine was alright, not too distracting and sounds completely fine once the music picks up a little, but since this is a very quiet and spiritual album the imperfections stand out. Gonna try for a cleaning next and see if that helps at all. I will say the pressing itself sounds fantastic, extremely clear and dynamic.
              Concerning the music itself, you can tell this is the album Mark Hollis had always wanted to make. I may enjoy Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock a bit more, but this is the final stage in his musical evolution, a deeply religious piece which seems to occupy its own space as every note lingers in the air. This is not an afterthought of Talk Talk, rather the realization of its vision, which makes sense given this was Mark’s final musical project. If you are searching for a record which is the sum of the parts of its creator and his outlook on life, look no further.
              • muellermj76's avatar
                muellermj76
                Edited 4 months ago
                My pressing of this is both dead flat and very quiet, but there are a few mild pops on the second side. The clarity is otherwise excellent.
                • facesofjade's avatar
                  facesofjade
                  unhappy to agree with previous commentators this is a very noisy pressing. :(
                  • pshico87's avatar
                    pshico87
                    Considering that GZ Media is the worst pressing company, I think Optimal Media comes just after...
                    The main problem comes from the vinyl quality itself. They use cheap product with a lot of impurities. In this case it's impossible to deliver a dead silent and quiet listening.
                    For this one, after two deep cleaning, it's better of course but, background noise and light tics still remaining... And since the record is recorded in low level, you need to push the volume and so... the defaults are more present.
                    This beautiful record deserve a High fidelity process... Sometimes I'm dreaming of a Mofi pressing... Then I fall out of my bed and wake up.
                    • albertocaeiro's avatar
                      albertocaeiro
                      Edited 6 months ago
                      My gawd, the last two minty copies on Discogs sold for an outrageous 300 quid - £ and €. Madness. Man, the used vinyl hobby is no longer the domain of the everyman, it’s been gentrified by the hustlers of the new economy.
                      • marcindobrowolski's avatar
                        So many impurities, clicks, pops etc., I will risk another copy but I'm worried whether this will bring a positive result... it's a pity; beautiful music and such crap...

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