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THE COLOUR OF SPRING

Talk Talk

 

Crossover Prog

3.84 | 236 ratings

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BrufordFreak
4 stars My introduction to the band. (My brother played this album to death!)

1. "Happiness Is Easy" (6:30) great song with multiple tracks of interest: tabla, children's chorus, Danny Thompson and his double bass, Victoria, and over course the brilliantly spacious piano chord play. (9.25/10)

2. "I Don't Believe in You" (5:02) (8.5/10)

3. "Life's What You Make It" (4:28) Catchy hooks abound but run a bit long. (9/10)

4. "April 5th" (5:51) shades of Post Rock to come. Nice and spacious--even when other layers are added. (8.75/10)

5. "Living in Another World" (6:58) drivin' New Wave with a jazzy flavor lurking beneath--with a couple additional sections making it seem like a Mark Johnson (THE THE) EP. (13.25/15)

6. "Give It Up" (5:17) a slight variation on the "Life's What You Make It" format. (8.75/10)

7. "Chameleon Day" (3:20) very interesting chamber exercise in space tolerance--Isham-esque. Excellent! (9/10)

8. "Time It's Time" (8:14) awesome BLUE NILE-like pulsing rhythm track over which Mark pulls out one of his more amazing vocal performances. With the opener and "Chameleon Day," the best song on the album on the album--my favorite. (14.5/15)

Total Time: 45:40

B+/4.5 stars; a near-masterpiece of truly progressive rock music--blending together several styles from chamber to jazz to New Wave.

BrufordFreak | 4/5 |

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