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Talk TalkThe Colour Of Spring

Label:EMI – EMC 3506, EMI – 24 0491 1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, EMI Pressing
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Art Rock

Tracklist

A1Happiness Is Easy
Acoustic BassDanny Thompson
DrumsLee Harris
Electric BassAlan Gorrie
GuitarRobbie McIntosh
OrganSteve Winwood
Piano, Electric Piano [Kurzweil]Tim Friese-Greene
Vocals, Performer [Instrumental]Mark Hollis
A2I Don't Believe In You
BassPaul Webb
DrumsLee Harris
GuitarRobbie McIntosh
HarpGaynor Sadler
OrganSteve Winwood
PercussionMorris Pert
Performer [Instrumental]Ian Curnow
Soprano SaxophoneDavid Roach
VocalsMark Hollis
A3Life's What You Make It
Backing VocalsPaul Webb
DrumsLee Harris
GuitarDavid Rhodes
Organ, MellotronTim Friese-Greene
PercussionMartin Ditcham
Vocals, PianoMark Hollis
A4April 5th
DobroRobbie McIntosh
Electronic Wind Instrument [Variophon]Tim Friese-Greene
Soprano SaxophoneDavid Roach
Vocals, Electronic Wind Instrument [Variophon], OrganMark Hollis
B1Living In Another World
Bass, Backing VocalsPaul Webb
DrumsLee Harris
HarmonicaMark Feltham
OrganSteve Winwood
PercussionMartin Ditcham, Morris Pert
Soprano SaxophoneDavid Roach
Vocals, PianoMark Hollis
B2Give It Up
BassPaul Webb
DobroRobbie McIntosh
DrumsLee Harris
GuitarDavid Rhodes
PercussionMartin Ditcham
Performer [Instrumental]Ian Curnow
Vocals, Piano, MellotronMark Hollis
B3Chameleon Day
Electronic Wind Instrument [Variophon]Tim Friese-Greene
Vocals, Piano, Electronic Wind Instrument [Variophon]Mark Hollis
B4Time It's Time
Acoustic GuitarRobbie McIntosh
BassPaul Webb
ChoirAmbrosia Choir*
DrumsLee Harris
PercussionMartin Ditcham, Morris Pert
Piano, OrganTim Friese-Greene
Vocals, Melodica, GuitarMark Hollis
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Credits

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Front sleeve is embossed so that the central butterfly image is slightly raised.

(P) 1986 Original sound recordings made by EMI Records Ltd.

(C) 1986 EMI Records Ltd.

[LP logo] EMC 3506.

[Cassette logo] TC EMC 3506

AD 8602 JU.

Discography: The Party's Over '82 • It's My Life '84 • For Information Write To: Talk Talk, BSM Talk Talk • London WC1N 3XX

Lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Island Music Ltd. / Zomba Music Publ. Ltd.

(Side A) total time 21.46
(Side B) total time 24.05

(Published by) Island Music Ltd. / Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.

Manufactured in the UK.

Credits and Mark Hollis' handwritten lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099924049115
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099924 049115
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, label): EMC 3506A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, label): EMC 3506B
  • Other (Date sleeve printed, company): AD 8602 JU
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, var. 1): EMC 3506 A-2-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, var. 1): EMC 3506 B-2-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, var. 2): EMC 3506 A - 2 - 1 - 1 - X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, var. 2): EMC 3506 B - 3 - 1 - 1 - X1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, etched, var. 3): EMC 3506 A - 1 - 1 - 1 - X1 D NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, etched, var. 3): EMC 3506 B - 1 - 1 - 1 - X1 D NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, etched, var. 4): EMC 3506 A - 2 - 1 - D NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, etched, var. 4): EMC 3506 B - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - X1 D NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout Variant 5): EMC 3506 A-1-2-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout Variant 5): EMC 3506 B-2-1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, etched, var. 6): EMC 3506 A - 3 - 1 - 1 - X1 D NICKZ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, etched, var. 6): EMC 3506 B - 1 - 1 - 1 - X1 D NICKZ

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Colour Of Spring (LP, Album, Stereo, Allied Pressing)EMI AmericaST-17179US1986
The Colour Of Spring (LP, Album, DMM)EMI, EMI, EMI1A 062-24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1, 24 0491 1Europe1986
The Colour Of Spring (LP, Album)EMI, EMI, EMI2404911, 24 0491 1, 062 24 0491 1France1986
The Colour Of Spring (CD, Album)EMICDP 7462282UK1986
The Colour Of Spring (LP, Album)EMI062-2450491Greece1986

Reviews

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alfonsino
This is the band's third album, the transition album between the Synth-Pop, New Romantic, New Wave and Art Pop genres. After this album, Talk Talk continue the musical path started in recent years, which will lead them towards the musical genre of Art Rock and (anticipate) finally, the Post Rock genre, with the subsequent albums Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock. - Questo è il terzo album della band ovvero l'album di transizione tra i generi Synth-Pop, New Romantic, New Wave ed il genere Art Pop. Dopo questo album, i Talk Talk continuano il percorso musicale iniziato in questi anni, che li porterà verso il genere musicale dell'Art Rock ed (anticipano) infine, il genere Post Rock, con i successivi album Spirit of Eden e Laughing Stock.
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xraymusic
I have maybe the first issue variant of this release. (see pics)

Labels state produced and arranged by Tim Friese-Greene

Sticker on inner states "Please note there is an error on the label of this record. The credit should read produced by Tim Friese-Greene not produced and arranged by Tim Friese-Greene."

EMC 3506 1-1-1-1-
EMC 3506 3-2-1-1- X1
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EricLeRouge
There is a DVD-Audio version of this record, published at approximately the same time as the SACD (circa 2003) by Universal.
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gwagen62
RIP mark hollis .Was there a more distinctive voice and vision in 80's pop ?
Underated and undervalued and now gone too soon
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Numanoid
Edited 3 years ago
It is a shame that the best tracks got stuck on b-sides, while "I don't believe in you" and "Give it up" got included on the album.

The perfect b-side of this album would be:

B1-It's Getting Late In The Evening
B2-April 5th
B3-Chameleon Day
B4-For What It's Worth

20 minutes of ambient art-rock bliss!
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Disco_Russ
Just a wonderful album!! So many truly great songs, and Mark Hollis's voice is superb!!
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nirusu
Unlike a lot of people it seems, I discovered Talk Talk with 'laughing stock' and listened my way back in their catalogue. This record doesn't have the excellence of the two later ones, but it is a VERY enjoyable listen nonetheless, halfway between their ambitious vision of modern rock and the best intentions 80s pop had to offer. 'Colour of spring' should please anyone who likes a good lead singer anyway, as Mark Hollis is one of the most gifted singers...(ever?). Have a nice day!