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Talk Talk


Crossover Prog

4.08 | 24 ratings

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4 stars Live is what you make it ...

This is an excellent official documentation of the rare live performances of TALK TALK. Recorded in 1986 I don't know why this gem lurked for 12 years! The concert shows some new experimental elements which are fitting the band to the Prog Rock genre. Eight tracks were offered - a best of collection from their pre-'Spirit Of Eden'-phase. Mark Hollis concentrates himself at the vocal parts and all the instruments are acting in a perfect interaction.

First of all the five older songs from the synthie-pop influenced 'It's my life' (1984) are convincing me because they are performing them in a newer, fresher and longer version.Tomorrow started opens with a little sensitive piano solo and continues in the typical and unique TALK TALK manner to perform very sentimental and painfull songs. Also Does Caroline know works much better accompanied by a piano. Renee is the best song they've ever made, so sentimental, so emotional!!! Life is what you make it, Living in another world and Give it up from 'The colour of spring' - produced in the same year - are good but nearly in the same way as the studio versions.

This album manifests the disengagement of TALK TALK from Synthiepop. Much better than a mainstream effort anyhow deserving 4 stars with its melancholic and atmospheric songs.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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