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Partys Over [Original recording remastered]

Talk Talk Audio CD
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1. Talk Talk (1997 Digital Remaster)
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3. Today (1997 Digital Remaster)
4. The Party's Over (1997 Digital Remaster)
5. Hate (1997 Digital Remaster)
6. Have You Heard The News (1997 Digital Remaster)
7. Mirror Man (1997 Remaster)
8. Another Word (1997 Digital Remaster)
9. Candy (1997 Digital Remaster)

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Few could've predicted the flowery, experimental path that UK art-pop ensemble Talk Talk (and later, a solo singing Mark Hollis) would take in its long, colorful career. Songs would lengthen, keyboard-plush arrangements would thicken like trellised ivy, and the group's initial hit-single schematics--so evident on this nicely textured debut album, in definitive cuts like "Talk Talk"--would get lost in the orchestral shuffle. Which is not to say that this nugget from '82 isn't crucial listening. Hollis has one of those inimitable, almost otherworldly voices that sound great in any musical framework. Even in this only slightly cerebral setting. --Tom Lanham

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Import remastered pressing of their 1982 debut album. Features the hit singles 'Talk Talk' & 'Today'. EMI.

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5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!!!! April 16 2003
Format:Audio CD
My room-mate brought home Talk Talk on vinyl from the music store he worked at. Perfect new wave, but wait...what is up with The Partys Over. For those of you that know what I am talking about, be sure to go to the depths of where this song will take you. From that moment on I got my hands on everything that I could find. My favorite band of the eighty's and still one of my pics for the top three bands that I have yet to hear. I only wish that they would put together a live compilation. In my opinion, its the only thing missing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exquisite! March 16 2002
By Arevee
Format:Audio CD
The debut album for Talk Talk is a pop masterpiece and is a warm up for the beautiful music that followed it in later years. The sound is very much of the times with synth drums dominating the songs. What makes this album so special is the writing and the vocals of Mark Hollis. I've never heard anyone put so much emotion in a song. He very often sounds like a man on the verge of sheer breakdown. Yet it's powerful emotion. I still get chills when he sings in the closing lines of the title track: "take this punishment away lord, name the crime I'm guilty of." Pure heaven.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, the rich pageantry Feb. 27 2002
Format:Audio CD
This was one of the most influential albums of my youth, helping to shape my appreciation for the rich, textured side of the new wave movement. I have to believe that the people buying this album know and love the band already - because Mark's vocals don't fit into the 80's pop mainstream, and some folks just don't like it. But there's something about him - his voice resonates. Everything this band did was warm and textured, and had great production value. I bought the album back in 83, found the cd in the early 90's, and still listen to it regularly. It's just really good music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jam-packed with emotion! July 19 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Among my favorite tracks are 'The Party's Over', 'Mirror Man", and 'Today'. Mark Hollis' vocals have a growing sense of urgency near the end of 'Mirror Man' and the chorus is wonderful. The flowery atmoshphere that begins 'Party's Over' gives way to a more sinister mood which is accompanied by phenomenal vocalization. 'Today' is a beacon of light! This is by far the best album!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A New Wave Gem Feb. 22 2002
Format:Audio CD
Mark Hollis took Talk Talk from synthpop to art rock during the 1980's and this debut album was the most electronic of them all. 80's fans will recognize the first track, "Talk Talk," the first single to get air play in America before "It's My Life" hit the top 40 a few years later. The track is a powerhouse dance classic still enjoyed today. Other fast numbers to enjoy include "Today" and "Another World" while the title track evokes a darker, more mellow side of the band.
Mark Hollis could give Bryan Ferry a run for his money on vocals, which shine throughout the album. Fantastic synths take you back to 1981 in delight.
Talk Talk's second album, "It's My Life" is a perfect follow up to this album as a continuation of the electronic style. By the third album, the band matured even more including more acoustic instruments and guest musicians like Steve Winwood.
Fans of early 80's synthpop must give this a listen. Fans of Roxy Music, Bryan Ferry, Japan and Ultravox would also do well to give it a listen.
While I love most of Talk Talk's material, this album stands out as a clear favorite. Too bad Hollis has called it quits.
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