Talk Talk. Battery Studios  Videosonics Studios . Home and Recording Studio. Spirit of Talk Talk Paperback ed. London: Rocket Retrieved 6 August The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 4th Gwen Guthrie It Should Have Been You. Oxford University Press. Talk Talk.
The songs were written by vocalist Mark Hollis and producer Tim Friese-Greene and the album was compiled from a lengthy recording process at London's Wessex Studios between and Often working in darkness, the band recorded many hours of improvised performances that drew on Ambiance II Fusion Come Touch Tomorrow of jazz, ambient, blues, classical music, and dub.
These long-form recordings were then heavily edited and re-arranged into an album in mostly digital format. Spirit of Eden was a radical departure from Talk Talk's earlier and more accessible albums. Compared to the success of Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring The Colour of Spring, it was a commercial disappointment. Despite its mixed reception, the album's stature grew more favourable in subsequent years, with contemporary critics describing Spirit of Eden as an early progenitor of the post-rock genre.
It's My Life. The Party's Over. The Party's Over is the debut album by Talk Talk. It was released in and produced by Colin Thurston, who was a former engineer for David Bowie but was better known for producing Duran Duran's first two albums.
It contains the same songs as disc 1 of the earlier album Asides Besides. It is the band's third remix album, following It's My Mix from and the controversial History Prince Hammer Ten Thousand Lions from Friday 13 September Saturday Katy Perry Teenage Dream September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 Traffic Last Exit Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Wednesday 25 September Thursday 26 Contact Contact Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October Tuesday 8 October Penguin Cafe Orchestra Music From The Penguin Cafe 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 Amy Winehouse The Ska EP Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring 25 October Saturday 26 October Why does it touch me?
Hard to say, but it's got the feelgood factor, which all my favourite records have Although pensive, sometimes even sad in the lyrics at times, he does not go overboard with it. HOLLIS' voice becomes like a musical instrument in its own right, mingling perfectly with the open, never overpowering musical arrangements.
Particularly striking about this album are the Hammond organ played by Steve Winwood, which floats gently in the background and provides each track is atmosphere.
The acoustic guitar and piano seem to dance gracefully in and out Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring the songs. Overall, Colour of Spring is incredibly soothing, but without putting the Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring to sleep. This is the perfect album to unwind from a stressful day, and definitely a recommendation worth listening to! Maybe it's not your usual prog, but it IS good stuff!
Considered by many as their last Pop album, I'd say this is their first Art album. Gone were all cheesy dance rhythms and plastic sounds - The Colour Of Spring opens with upright bass notes and acoustic drumset groove.
This is where genius of Spirit Stock began to form, especially in calm and moody tracks like Chameleon Day and April 5th. On the other hand typical TT hymnesque hits like Living in Another World and Life's What You Make It look more mature due to live instruments and rich arrangements - I'd say this is Talkies' peak more on a commercial side though.
Closing 8-min long epic Time is Time features Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring of the most haunting choir sections I ever heard Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring unusual harmony which is typical feature for most TT songs - they weren't usual Pop, they were artsy even in terms of writing chords and melodies! Standing closer to Art-Rock or World Music than New Wave or Synth Pop, The Colour of Spring is a living proof that the Talkies were the 80s Beatles - the most unique and thinking band, that managed to reach out from the world of show-business right to the kingdom of Music and I don't Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring how strong is my pathos now.
Highly recommended! Talk Talk's migration from a top tier electronic pop band to a group worthy of inclusion on this site began to accelerate with this release. For this album, the by now core duo of Mark Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring and Tim Friese-Greene who write all the songs on this album together is augmented by around 14 additional musicians and a choir.
The most notable name among these guests is Steve Winwood, who adds organ to several tracks. Right from the opening "Happiness is easy", it is apparent that the pop influences are being pushed aside in favour of a more considered sound. The pace of the songs is settling down to a slower style, with the Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring being used to a much lesser extent to provide the rhythms.
The band show a willingness to take any resistance to their style head on, even including a children's choir on the track. The atmospheres which will become such an integral part of the band's sound are developed further on "I don't believe in you" Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring to be confused with "I believe in you" on the next albumwhich includes some fine guitar work.
Winwood's distinctive organ sound is used to great effect here, on a song whose actual structure belies its apparent simplicity. Most people Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring followed pop in the 's with be familiar with the single "Life's what you make it". While the track does include a catchier rhythm, it is still founded in the atmospherics Hollis was beginning to make his trademark. Despite its pop roots, the song includes some decidedly jazz piano and even some good old mellotron.
It sounds on these tracks as if every note and every word is being carefully planned and crafted before being added to the song. The instrumentation on the latter song consists only of vocals and variophon. It is only when we get to "Living in another world" that the pace picks up, the song having a similar style to Tears for Fears "Pale shelter".
The wall of sound chorus The Analogue Cops Manola EP to my tastes greatly, with Hollis' unique vocal sounds suiting the song perfectly. The closing "Time it's time" is a wonderfully haunting number which bursts into life on the choir infused choruses.
The song is quite unique. When considering the context of "The colour of spring", we have to remember that the album was recorded during the mid 's, at a time when prog was decidedly out of fashion.
Not only were Talk Talk prepared to investigate prog territories, they actively chose to move away from the commercial sounds Talk Talk The Colour Of Spring had brought them significant success. This album represents another major step in that migration. By any standard, this is a superb album. Seen in its wider context, we owe Talk Talk our respect and gratitude.
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