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Talk Talk


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4.14 | 356 ratings

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5 stars This is were Talk Talk's transition from commercial music was finally complete and the results here are just staggering!

Although the band had already shown some traces of gorgeous songwriting on The Colour Of Spring they were completely overshadowed by the commercially successful material and so the first seeds of the transition went completely unnoticed by the band's label who pretty much expected the lads to record another hit album. This was not what Talk Talk had in mind and after more than a year of recording they presented the new material to the completely shocked label who didn't really know how to market such an album.

Spirit Of Eden features a distinct mix of rock, jazz, classical, and even some wonderful ambient music. There is nothing better than listening to this album on a rainy Sunday afternoon since it really sets a great mood for the day and after that you're free to go about your day feeling refreshed and ready for the next working week.

The three part composition The Rainbow/Eden/Desire is a definite highlight although I personally prefer a little track called Inheritance, it's just too beautiful to put into words. Spirit Of Eden took me originally a while to digest but two years and 30+ spins later, I consider it to be one of my top 50 favorite albums and a must have in any Art-Rock collection!

***** star songs: The Rainbow (9:09) Desire (6:57) Inheritance (5:23)

**** star songs: Eden (6:34) I Believe In You (6:10) Wealth (6:43)

Total rating: 4,53

Rune2000 | 5/5 |


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