Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Talk Talk

Crossover Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Talk Talk History Revisited album cover
2.17 | 4 ratings | 1 reviews | 0% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Living In Another World - '91 (4:40) Remixed by - Julian Mendelsohn
2. Such A Shame (5:40) Remixed by - Gary Miller
3. Happiness Is Easy (Dub) (7:00) Remixed by - Lee Harris , Paul Webb
4. Today (3:23) Remixed by - Gary Miller
5. Dum Dum Girl (Spice Remix) (5:00) Remixed by - Justin Robertson
6. Life's What You Make It (6:12) Remixed by - BBG
7. Talk Talk (5:20) Remixed by - Gary Miller
8. It's My Life (Tropical Rainforest/Love forest Mix) (5:57) Remixed by - Dominic Woosey
9. Living In Another World (Curious World/To the floor Dub Mix) (7:46) Remixed by - 4 To The Floor
10. Life's What You Make It (The Fluke Remix) (6:16) Remixed by - Fluke

Total time 57:14


Search TALK TALK History Revisited lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search TALK TALK History Revisited tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Mark Hollis / vocal, guitar, piano, organ
- Lee Harris / drums
- Mark Feltham / harmonica
- Martin Ditcham / percussion
- Tim Friese Greene / organ, piano, harmonium
- Levine Andrade / viola
- Stephen Tees / viola
- George Robertson / viola
- Gavyn Wright / viola
- Jack Glickma / viola
- Garfield Jackson / viola
- Wilf Gilbson / viola
- Simon Edwards / acoustic bass
- Ernest Mothle / acoustic bass
- Rodger Smith / cello
- Paul Kegg / cello
- Henry Lowther / trumpet, flugelhorn
- Dave White / contrabass clarinet

Releases information

Parlophone CDP 7 95965 2 (1991)

Thanks to easy livin for the addition
Edit this entry

TALK TALK MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy TALK TALK History Revisited Music

History RevisitedHistory Revisited
Capitol 1991
Audio CD$24.90
$0.25 (used)
History Revisited - The Remixes by Talk Talk (1991-04-02)History Revisited - The Remixes by Talk Talk (1991-04-02)
Audio CD$84.07

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy TALK TALK music online Buy TALK TALK & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

TALK TALK History Revisited ratings distribution

(4 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(50%)
Good, but non-essential (0%)
Collectors/fans only (50%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

TALK TALK History Revisited reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
2 stars "History reinvented" - Talk Talk's manager

The remixes on this album are not those which appeared on collections such as "A-sides, B-Sides" and "Remixed", which were carried out with the approval and involvement of the band (with the exception here of the Dub mix of "Happiness is easy"). These versions were commissioned by the band's record label Parlophone without the band's agreement, indeed Talk Talk subsequently took the label to court over the matter.

The tracks selected are most of those which appeared on the "Natural history, the best of" compilation of Talk Talk singles, hence the name of this collection. A variety of remixers are hired to add their treatment to the tracks, including Paul Webb, Justin Robertson and Fluke.

To be honest, it is hard to see what all the fuss was about. The songs are still entirely recognisable, most of the remixes being unadventurous and superficial. Apart from a slightly expended intro and some prosaic dance rhythms, Gary Miller's version of "Such a shame" for example is hard to distinguish from the original album track. Likewise, his work on "Today" appears to consist of the insertion of a few extraneous noises and little else, the remix running to a mere 3½ minutes.

Fluke's version of "Life's what you make it" does at least try to generate some interest, the jungle noises and Two Tone beat which opens the track catching the ear. All that happens thereafter through is that the original track is overlaid on the new beat.

It almost seems as if Parlophone were too worried about upsetting the band, and ended up with an album designed by a committee. In the end, such compromises never work, and they ended up pleasing no one.

An opportunity missed.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of TALK TALK "History Revisited"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives