|1. Talk Talk (1997 Digital Remaster)|
|2. It's So Serious (1997 Digital Remaster)|
|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)|
Import remastered pressing of their 1982 debut album. Features the hit singles 'Talk Talk' & 'Today'. EMI.
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
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. Read morePublished on April 16 2003 by "driblydelfuego"
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... Read morePublished on July 19 2002
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. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2002 by Christian Buckley