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Spirit Of Talk Talk


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  • Audio CD (3 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Fierce Panda
  • ASIN: B008BIDNOI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,690 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Lone Wolf Wealth - Lone Wolf
2. Zero 7 (feat Only Girl) The Colour Of Spring - Zero 7
3. S Carey (Bon Iver) I Believe In You - S. Carey
4. Recoil (feat Shara Worden) Dum Dum Girl - Recoil
5. Duncan Sheik Life s What You Make It - Duncan Sheik
6. Thomas Feiner / Fyfe Dangerfield / Robbie Wilson The Rainbow - Thomas Feiner/Fyfe Dangerfield/Robbie Wilson
7. Halloween, Alaska After The Flood - Halloween, Alaska
8. Nils Frahm / Peter Broderick / Davide Rossi It s Getting Late In The Evening - Nils Frahm/Peter Broderick/Davide Rossi
9. King Creosote Give It Up - King Creosote
10. Lights (feat Darkstars) Living In The World - Lights
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. The TenFiveSixty It s My Life - The Tenfivesixty
2. Recoil (feat Linton Kwesi Johnson & Paul Marshall) Inheritance - Recoil
3. Turin Brakes Ascension Day - Turin Brakes
4. White Belt Yellow Tag Today - White Belt Yellow Tag
5. Ian Curnow (feat Human) I Don t Believe In You - Ian Curnow
6. Goldheart Assembly Chameleon Day - Goldheart Assembly
7. Matthias Vogt Trio April 5th - Matthias Vogt Trio
8. Do Make Say Think New Grass - Do Make Say Think
9. Jason Lytle Tomorrow s Started - Jason Lytle
10. White Lies Give It Up - White Lies
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Product Description

Disc: 1

1. Lone Wolf Wealth
2. Zero 7 (feat Only Girl) The Colour Of Spring
3. S Carey (Bon Iver) I Believe In You
4. Recoil (feat Shara Worden) Dum Dum Girl
5. Duncan Sheik Life s What You Make It
6. Thomas Feiner / Fyfe Dangerfield / Robbie Wilson The Rainbow
7. Halloween, Alaska After The Flood
8. Nils Frahm / Peter Broderick / Davide Rossi It s Getting Late In The Evening
9. King Creosote Give It Up
10. Lights (feat Darkstars) Living In The World
11. Zelienople The Rainbow
12. Joan As Police Woman- Myrrhman
13. The Last Dinosaur
14. Jack Northover

Disc: 2

1. The TenFiveSixty It s My Life
2. Recoil (feat Linton Kwesi Johnson & Paul Marshall) Inheritance
3. Turin Brakes Ascension Day
4. White Belt Yellow Tag Today
5. Ian Curnow (feat Human) I Don t Believe In You
6. Goldheart Assembly Chameleon Day
7. Matthias Vogt Trio April 5th
8. Do Make Say Think New Grass
9. Jason Lytle Tomorrow s Started
10. White Lies Give It Up
11. Lia Aces Time It s Time
12. The Lovetones The Party s Over
13. Thomas White Candy
14. The Black Ships (feat Amelia Tucker)
15. The Acorn Taphead
16. Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) I Believe In You

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Samuel VINE VOICE on 5 Sep 2012
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For those who don't know, Talk Talk, between 1982 and 1991, were responsible for some of the most beautiful and wonderful music that has ever been committed to CD (or indeed vinyl). Led by Mark Hollis, they released an album of melancholy-tinged New Romantic pop (The Party's Over, 1982), an album of jazz-tinged pop (It's My Life, 1984), an album of simply beautiful pop with an ambient twinge (the hugely successful The Colour of Spring, 1986), an album of highly influential and remarkable quiet ambient rock (Spirit of Eden, 1988), and their finale, the even more quiet Laughing Stock (1991). Mark Hollis went on to release an even more beautiful and sparse eponymous solo album before, fittingly, the sound of his music faded away to the long silence that has since ensued.

With so many bands having named Talk Talk as an influence since the late 1980s, a tribute album is only fitting - and long overdue. Songs from the albums are split fairly evenly; there's also a couple of B-sides (It's Getting Late in the Evening, ?), and a solitary cover from Hollis's solo album, the confusingly titled 'The Colour of Spring'.

As one might expect from a tribute album, songs can be split into three types. Firstly, there's versions that are straightforward copies of the originals, such as Thomas White's Candy, and The Black Ships' Renee, both excellent, are among the best of these. Surprisingly, songs from The Party's Over (Candy, The Party's Over, Today) seem to have perhaps dated least, probably a sign of the recent 80s synthpop revival.

Secondly, there's some fairly radical reworkings of songs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Andy Healing on 19 Sep 2012
Format: Audio CD
First things first, I love Talk Talk. If you held me down with pointy sticks and asked me on pain of tasering what my favorite album ever was, I'd plump for "Spirit Of Eden", and I'm fairly sure I wouldn't regret it afterwards either. That, "The Colour Of Spring" *and* "It's My Life" are incredible, five-star albums, worthy of investigation by just about anyone who declared a love of intelligent chamber pop music, open to something beyond immediate thrills.

But... and here's the but. The Talk Talk celebrated here isn't the one I fell in love with. Yes, "Spirit Of Eden" is covered in some detail here, often in duplication. However it's the final, dare I say over-stretching final album, "Laughing Stock", which appears to be the base text for so many of these versions, including of those songs utterly unsuited to such a treatment. Reverence I get - it's very difficult to top the originals - but please, don't just copy what you're covering - you won't top the atmosphere Hollis and co created when recording the first time around. Don't, also, when covering songs from another era, mock up a "Laughing Stock" treatment and roll the tape. Mumbling and slowcore isn't the essence of Talk Talk.. An early B-side, "?", gets put through the same filter and after numerous essaying of the same style, you find yourself crying out for a change of mood which doesn't always come.

So the highlights of this 2CD set - which undoubtedly came from a huge love of the originals and one I utterly agree with - happen when liberties are taken and reinterpretations occur. It's a tribute album, not a facsimile one. So my glass goes up to Lights ft Darkstars and their electronic revision of "Living In Another World", which in the context of the pedestrian stuff surrounding it, grabs the listener immediately.

Still, a four star review. Because the songs are great, and none are ruined.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Hunter Dutton on 7 Oct 2012
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Was really VERY surprised how good this double CD was/ is! I was a sceptic.
The only fault I find with it is that everyone chose to record their choice of song downbeat and melancholy. Even early pop happy songs where dragged down and made moody and dark.
I think a couple upbeat would have really added some variety.
Still recommend this for anyone.... New and old alike!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AGD on 23 April 2013
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The Spirit of Hollis & Co...
Just had my first listen to this double album (CD) today; didn't know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised concerning most of what I heard.
I first came upon TT back in the early 80's with the extended version of It's My Life; and then came an album that I listened to obsessively for about a year, nothing else passed by my ears for those twelve months, the album I am talking about is of course The Colour of Spring. Never had I heard something so achingly beautiful, a sorrowful pain exquisitely drawn out on keyboards and weeping distortions of strings and snares; Happiness is Easy bled into I Don't Believe, (my favourite song), that piano rift that never leaves you, Life's What You Make it and onto April 5th and on and on, 45 minutes of artistic expression in a world dominated by shallow noise being passed off and mass produced as being somehow musical.
What a dream this album was.
The perfect album hardly anyone was listening to.
And that voice...
That weep of a wail...
For years I had no idea what Hollis was saying.
His handwriting of the lyrics as inscrutable as his diction-less vocals, (all of which added to the mystery, a mystery I loved by the way).
The following albums were mostly a little too experimental for me, with the exception of I believe in You, which I love also.
Now the new album dedicated to the inspiration of Talk Talk; there are certainly some near misses on these CDs, but the standouts are really standouts; Living in Another World; It's my Life; and Life's What You Make it; are amazing, cool, laid back acid-jazz with all the weird and wonderful noises reminiscent of the band that inspired the new interpretations; and I simply love the new I Don't Believe; Wow!
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