slimjw

Talk Talk - The Party's Over as reviewed by slimjw

February 1, 2021
I don't have an original to compare, but to my ears this is a great cut. Quiet vinyl and nice, punchy sound. That said, I have been through 3 copies and all have been warped. I gave up on getting a flat copy. Modern vinyl is rubbish.
The-fish

Talk Talk - The Party's Over The-fish

January 15, 2018
This sounds very different to the original UK cut. It's not as upfront, the vocals have way less impact, and there's significantly less top end. Beware!
MikF

Talk Talk - The Party's Over MikF

November 5, 2019
Saved me £15 - I'll stick to my original copy
The-fish

Talk Talk - The Party's Over The-fish

May 23, 2018
That's pretty similar to how I feel about The Party's Over. Perhaps they had some serious 80s sparkle added at the original vinyl mastering stage which was deemed unnecesary now. I guess I'll find out if I like it soon enough!
Maslakoff

Talk Talk - The Party's Over Maslakoff

May 23, 2018
I sincerely don't know what to make out of it. It sounds nice and "warm", but not as sparkly as the previous masters. There is a certain new tendency at Parlophone to make "flatter" remasters (Bowie's Berlin trilogy, for example). Talk Talk seems to be treated the same way.
It's definitely not bad, but sounds surprisingly different. I'm still not sure if I like it this way though.
The-fish

Talk Talk - The Party's Over The-fish

May 22, 2018
Ah, I'm not sure how I'll like it on that basis. What do you think of it? I ordered it once I saw that Such A Shame had the faded intro, but I'm not sure I'll like it now. I thought The Colour of Spring from a few years back sounded pretty good, but not as sharply focused as the original. I'd recommend going for a near mint of that (UK cut in my case) over the recut if the price is right.
Maslakoff

Talk Talk - The Party's Over Maslakoff

May 22, 2018
It's the same for It's My Life reissue of the same batch. Everything is tamed down, flatter and very neutral, compared to the original master.
gabepride

Talk Talk - The Party's Over gabepride

October 20, 2017
Would someone add the dead wax info, please? Thank you!