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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.

Tracklist

The Colour Of Spring 3:52
Watershed 5:45
Inside Looking Out 6:21
The Gift 4:22
A Life (1895 - 1915) 8:10
Westward Bound 4:18
The Daily Planet 7:19
A New Jerusalem 6:49

Versions (19)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, PMD) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Talk Talk Mountains Of The Moon(CDr, Promo) Country Masters none UK & Europe 1998 Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mountains Of The Moon(Cass, Promo) Polydor none UK 1998 Sell This Version
HOLLIS 1 Mark Hollis Title T.B.C.(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor HOLLIS 1 UK 1998 Sell This Version
PLVP003CD Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP003CD UK 2000 Sell This Version
537 688-1 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 537 688-1 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(8xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 44.) Polydor none Europe 2007
Bing 075, B0015254-01 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(LP, Album, RE) Ba Da Bing!, Universal Music Special Markets Bing 075, B0015254-01 US 2011 Sell This Version
080 288-0, 0802880 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(LP, Album, RE, RM) Polydor, UMC 080 288-0, 0802880 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(8xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Polydor none US Unknown
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RE, Opt) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Bla) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Son) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Uni) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Uni) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
537 688-2 Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(CD, Album, RP, Whi) Polydor 537 688-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
none Mark Hollis Mark Hollis(Cass, Promo) Polydor none Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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belskisv

belskisv

November 12, 2021
edited 16 days ago
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880
I got bad lottery ticket. My record was extremely dirty, new from shrinkwrap. Many pops, crackles.
I think majority of todays vinyl makers should fine better job, it not for them. I feel sorry for this.
At least record has digital album code. Will listen to that. Ironic, isnt it?
Normbal

Normbal

October 31, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880

Anyone else but me recall days gone by when you could actually pre-screen an LP there at the store? Or one like it? Haven't done that since living in Augsburg Germany in the 80's, or what it Tower records here in Maryland?

This would have been put back in the sleeve with a very polite "no thank you" and a grimace on my face.

Can you say "snap crackle pop"? Awful.

I did the ritualistic Discwasher D4 cleaning (same tool I've used since 1977), cleaned the needle (Ortofon M2 Black on a Shure SME 3 v2, Thorens TD125 Mk2) and panic'd at the noise.

Went into the US cleaner while I downloaded the LP digitally, came back, put the disc up to dry for a bit, came back to my listening space and WOW is it still noisy, not a bit of difference.

I just played the crappy vinyl lottery and lost $55 on the game, but I do have the music (although digital).

First time this has ever happened in the thousands of LP's I've bought over the years since T-Rex Electric Warrior from the rack at Kresge's Five and Ten in St. Pete Florida when I was 14.

Oh well. Got lots of Polydor discs, just this ONE sucks.

Onward...
hankyyy111

hankyyy111

September 9, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
That is the worst pressing I have got in my collection and I have got several thousands of records.
existential_records

existential_records

June 27, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, RM, 080 288-0, 0802880

My copy sounded beautiful. I didn’t hear the tambourine problems others had. The whole album sounds like they are in your living room it’s so well recorded. If you’ve never heard this one, think Laughing Stock part two but even more minimal. Perfect for coming off a trip but never for a party or night time driving.
snapyshot

snapyshot

April 10, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, CD, Album, PMD, 537 688-2
Best album ever for me. Masterpiece. Thank you Mark Hollis!
snowinberlin

snowinberlin

April 6, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, Bing 075, B0015254-01
My reissued copy is terrible. It's a huge disappointment and a bad pressing which is highly unlikely to be rectified.
jh625

jh625

March 26, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, LP, Album, RE, 537 688-1
I bought a copy of the vinyl repress. It was flawed and actually didn’t sound as good as the cd. Surprising I know. Abbey Road seem to have varying standards with there remasters.
davenardi

davenardi

February 27, 2021
referencing Mountains Of The Moon, Cass, Promo, none
If anyone has a copy of this they’d like to sell, please get in touch!
davenardi

davenardi

February 27, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, Cass, Promo, none
If anyone has a copy of this they’d like to sell, please get in touch!
Harry_99

Harry_99

February 3, 2021
referencing Mark Hollis, CD, Album, PMD, 537 688-2

Strange, No issues what-so-ever. Haven't found any pops or clips. Perfect as CD should be.