Talk Talk ‎– History Revisited - The Remixes

Parlophone ‎– CDP 7959652, Parlophone ‎– CDPCS 7349
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℗ 1991 The copyright in this compilation is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
© 1991 EMI Records Ltd.

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 published by Island Music Ltd. / Zomba Music Publishers Ltd.
Tracks 2, 4 & 7 published by Island Music Ltd.

Made in UK.

Track 1 is the single edit version.
Track 3 is the only remix by Talk Talk members and appeared originally on the "I Don't Believe In You" 12" single (aka 12" Mix).
Track 8 aka Tropical Love Forest Mix.
Track 9 aka 4 To The Floor Mix.
Tracks/mixes 2, 4, 6 & 7 are untitled.

Durations do not appear on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 077779 596522
  • Barcode (Scanned): 077779596522
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CDP 795965 2 AR 1 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CDP 795965 2 AR 1 1 : 1 : 9 EMI SWINDON
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): CDP 795965 2 AR 1 1 : 1 : 10 EMI SWINDON
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Label Code: LC 0229

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PCS 7349, 7959651 Talk Talk History Revisited - The Remixes(LP, Comp) Parlophone, Parlophone PCS 7349, 7959651 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
E4-95965 Talk Talk History Revisited (The Remixes)(Cass, Comp) EMI USA E4-95965 US 1991 Sell This Version
E-CTE 70108 Talk Talk History Revisited - The Remixes(Cass, Comp) EMI E-CTE 70108 Bolivia 1991 Sell This Version
MG 0827 Talk Talk History Revisited - The Remixes(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) MG Records (2) MG 0827 Poland 1991 Sell This Version
E2 95965 Talk Talk History Revisited - The Remixes(CD, Comp) EMI USA, EMI Records USA E2 95965 Canada 1991 Sell This Version


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August 16, 2004
edited over 13 years ago

Not one for Talk Talk purists as, vocals aside, there's often very little left of the original track as recorded.

The standout is perhaps "Happiness Is Easy", unsurprisingly as that is the sole track to have been remixed by members of the band. In typical Talk Talk 12" fashion, it drops most of the vocals & plays up the percussive elements, but IMO is as strong as the original track.

Other highlights: Fluke's LWYMI, replacing the driving piano chords of the original with an equally effective bassline; 4 To The Floor's dub creates a rhythmic groove; Dominic Woosey's ambient rework of "It's My Life" works weel, and Justin Robertson's typically early-90s mix of "Dum Dum Girl" presses all thr right buttons.

Valiant effort from Gary Miller for unusual mixes that don't quite hit the mark. Least favourite mixes are by BBG (cheap & nasty rhythm track) and Julian Mendelsohn (delivers little more than a bad edit of the original).

History reinvented it may be, but at least some involved had some respect for the source material...