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The Colour Of Spring (LP + DVD-Audio)

Talk Talk LP Record
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Disc: 1
1. Happiness Is Easy
2. I Don't Believe In You
3. Life's What You Make It
4. April 5th
5. Living In Another World
6. Give It Up
7. Chameleon Day
8. Time It's Time
Disc: 2
1. Happiness Is Easy
2. I Don't Believe In You
3. Life's What You Make It
4. April 5th
5. Living In Another World
6. Give It Up
7. Chameleon Day
8. Time It's Time
9. It's Getting Late In The Evening

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Heavyweight 180gm vinyl LP pressing including a DVD-Audio disc containing the album delivered as a 96kHz/24 bit LPCM stereo mix.. Digitally remastered edition of this 1986 album from the British outfit. While their first two albums were commercially successful, The Colour Of Spring found the band moving towards a more sophisticated and mature sound. Features the hit 'Life's What You Make It'. EMI.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Always wanted a high resolution version of this title, but could not afford the prices the hybrid SACDs were fetching online. Thankfully someone thought it would be a good idea to reissue this one with a great transfer of the master tapes and a bonus track too on a DVD. After selling the unplayed vinyl back to a local used record store (sold off my remaining vinyl collection two summers ago), I got what I wanted for a lot less than what the SACD costs. I have an SACD-R copy and I notice very little difference (if any) between it and the DVD.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Talk Talking Oct. 31 2013
Format:Audio CD
A genuine classic. Everything came together for Talk Talk on this album after the dance oriented cuts prevalent on earlier releases. It was quite the step forward. Brilliant compositions - the uplifting Happiness Is Easy; the inspired single Life's What You Make It; the driving Living In Another World; the atonal Chameleon Day (a foretaste of what was to come on the groundbreaking Spirit of Eden); the anthemic Time Is Time. Every track a gem. Unusual arrangements, diverse instrumentation, massed choirs, fantastic rhythms, and the amazing Variophon. Of all the so-called New Wave bands of the '80s, Talk Talk were genuinely the most experimental, and by that very token, the most interesting and lasting.
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Format:LP Record
There have been many great alt rock albums in the 1980's. The Cure- Care, Smiths-Hat Full Of Hollow, Dalis Car, Siouxie & The Banchees-Hyaena, The Cure, Head On The Door, Roxy Music Avalon, Kate Bush-The Dreaming, many more. . However, Colour Of Spring is a stand out. Superb vocals from Mark Holis, great writing, moody with many layers and textures, uplifting and sad, great performances, arrangements. Guest musicians like Steve Winwood. You only have to hear this great album once to know what I'm referring to. Outstanding!

Always try to go for the vinyl first if you can, the cd's are ok but not as good over all, in my opinion.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Start of Something Great Feb. 21 2008
Format:Audio CD
I followed Talk Talk from the early 80's and on, however, I did not really find them to be anything overly interesting until this album was released. I certainly liked previous individual singles like It's My Life, Such A Shame and Dum Dum Girl, but, Colour Of Spring was change. There were wonderful pounding danceable keyboard based songs such as Life's What You Make It and Living In Another World that had strong radio play. But April 5th, I Don't Believe In You and Chameleon Day were revealing where the Talk Talk sound was going to go over the next few years. Other great songs are Happiness Is Easy and Give It Up. This album has more variety of sounds than the later 2 releases, which ensured that it had a more mainstream appeal. However, this is still a challenging album that rewards with time.

There were great b-side singles released on the 12" versions of the Colour of Spring singles, most notably Pictures of Bernadette and It's Getting Late In The Evening (a truly beautiful, moving, masterful song that should not have been just a b-side to Life's What You Make It).

This CD to me is the first to get of any Talk Talk albums. While I prefer Spirit Of Eden (one of the greatest albums of the 80's) over anything else they did, Colour of Spring is still a wonderful album that has never tired for me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Recommendation Goes Wright! Feb. 22 2004
Format:Audio CD
To the reviewer who said this album was mostly unknown outside the circle of Talk Talk aficionados, you're in luck! I hadn't even HEARD of the band until I saw this album mentioned in an interview of Rick Wright, Pink Floyd's keyboardist. On a lark I decided to give it a try--and sure enough, his taste proved extraordinary.
"The simplicity of the songs and Mark Hollis's voice make this album just incredible," Mr. Wright had explained to Record Collector magazine. "The first tune, 'Happiness Is Easy', says it all--nothing but a bass, a snare and a weird chord. That's Talk Talk all over, great songs and simplicity with a twist ... Why does it touch me? Hard to say, but it's got the feelgood factor, which all my favourite records have..."
From the second I heard the opening to "Happiness is Easy", I knew every word of Mr. Wright's was dead-on accurate. "Colour of Spring" is indeed a most appropriate title--I immediately felt a sense of gentle, uplifting power coming from the music. Although pensive, sometimes even sad in the lyrics at times, he does not go overboard with it. Mr. 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 of the songs. Overall, Colour of Spring is incredibly soothing, but without putting the listener to sleep. This is the perfect album to unwind from a stressful day, and definitely a recommendation worth listening to!
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