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Like The Colour Of Spring and Spirit Of Eden, beyond compare.
on 15 August 2015
Yet another truly magnificent musical masterpiece, particularly on vinyl and is closely beaten into third place in my list of favourite albums of all time by the preceding two from Talk Talk. Though, in my opinion, all three are best played in order of composition over one listening session, which is why, nowadays, I wait until I have a clear late evening, without distraction or fear of interruption and dedicate the time to just playing these three albums and as the music progresses becomes an intensely emotional and spiritual experience, often moving me to tears, especially since losing my gorgeous darling wife, Caroline, to cancer in May 2011, just two months after being diagnosed, then I go to bed because it is impossible to follow such an 'event' with anything else which is anywhere near as meaningful. Just as Caroline has always been and will always remain the total and absolute light and love of my life, these three 'movements' of one complete masterpiece will always remain the musical light and love of my life.
Please note that I have only rated the individual albums (ie. first, second and third favourite of all time) when they are viewed in isolation but taken as a whole, all three become equal first in my affections.
And finally, a very personal thankyou to the lads of Talk Talk and their talents for their very existence.