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    Posted: January 25 2013 at 20:23
Originally posted by tszirmay

Check out the Live in Montreux DVD, pop with serious prog tendencies ! Amazing performance by all the members but Hollis (wow!) 

Yes!!! Absolutely incredible
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I've never seen any footage of Talk Talk apart from the video for  the early single "Talk Talk".  It's high time I sought out that DVD.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote TheProgtologist Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 26 2013 at 03:51
Originally posted by Chris S

Originally posted by tszirmay

Check out the Live in Montreux DVD, pop with serious prog tendencies ! Amazing performance by all the members but Hollis (wow!) 

Yes!!! Absolutely incredible

Agreed,got it about a year ago.Wonderful performance!Clap

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Originally posted by DisgruntledPorcupine

For some reason I really do not like The Colour of Spring. Their last two albums are perfect, though.
On the other hand, I'd say it's probably my favourite album of the 80s - and Talk Talk were my favourite band from that period, along with The Blue Nile.

I saw them at Hammersmith Odeon in 1986 on The Colour of Spring tour and it's in my top 3 gigs of all time. Simply incredible. If there were two song performances I could relive, it would be "Living In Another World" from that concert and "Awaken" on the Reunion tour (by Yes of course).

I also saw them supporting Genesis in 1982 but that was a whole different story...................






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Originally posted by lucas

In your love of late Talk Talk, I advise you to check the following albums :
- Eyeless In Gaza - Rust Red September
- The Blue Nile - Hats
- Spoonfed Hybrid - s/t
- David Sylvian - Secrets Of the Beehive

I have heard bits and pieces from Eyeless and Blue Nile, but Secrets of the Beehive is one of my favourie albums and I do hear some hints of that in Talk Talk, but so far they have not hit the spot nearly as much
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- The Blue Nile - Hats
I prefer the first album - A Walk Across The Rooftops

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I have become eerily dependent on Talk Talk within the past couple of months. I think I came to them via Fripp and Eno's spacier, more spacious stuff. Really opened the whole post rock setting up for me. 
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Talk Talk's contributions cannot be highlighted enough. Truly a game-changer for experimental music.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote LinusW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 10 2013 at 15:36
Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock, and to a lesser degree, The Colour of Spring. Oh yes.

Love it.

That spaciousness, that clarity, those dynamics, that minimalistic elegance and atmosphere. Obtuse and slightly cryptic on the surface, but still the smoothness and accessibility of what they did before, with even a few good hooks thrown in for good measure.
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I always found it coincidental how both post-rock and post-metal were created by bands suddenly drastically changing their style. Talk Talk was new wave, then came Spirit of Eden. Neurosis was hardcore punk, then came Souls at Zero. It's a funny thing.

Anyways, I love Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock to death. Not too keen on the rest (even Colour of Spring) though.
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Originally posted by HolyMoly

I thought No Doubt did a pretty good job with that song.  Nothing beats the original, of course.
No Doubt are legitimate artists, but when the words "vocal performance" come to mind, I can't think of any better people who absolutely can infuse their songs with emotion than Peter Hamill and Mark Hollis. 
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There's a band called Bark Psychosis. Two of their albums, "Hex" and "Codename: Dustsucker" feature Lee Harris from Talk Talk and have some similarities to late-period Talk Talk.
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does anyone know where i can listen to the first album by "orang" on the internet?.....it was the band formed by the other two members when mark hollis split talk talk.
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does anyone know where i can listen to the first album by "orang" on the internet?.....it was the band formed by the other two members when mark hollis split talk talk.

  











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Laughing Stock is slowly becoming one of my favorite albums.
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Originally posted by kenethlevine


- The Blue Nile - Hats
I prefer the first album - A Walk Across The Rooftops

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I love Hats. I only heard it for the first time maybe a year a go... Despite its 80s sound, it's still such a fantastic album and hasn't aged at all.
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To be true I like 80s sound, but I remember the surprise feeling in time of the first listening to Spirit of Eden.
The music is meditative, jazz influences of Miles could be heard (I suppose so). Of course Laughting Stock and Mark Hollis solo album also impressed me.
I think the manner of singing by Hollis much influenced Steve Hogarth (Marillion).


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Originally posted by Sergey Lenkov

To be true I like 80s sound, but I remember the surprise feeling in time of the first listening to Spirit of Eden.
The music is meditative, jazz influences of Miles could be heard (I suppose so). Of course Laughting Stock and Marc Hollis solo album also impressed me.
I think the manner of singing by Hollis much influenced Steve Hogarth (Marillion).



Have you heard the Blue Niles' album Hats? It's got Marillion written all over it. Clearly Hogarth is a Blue Nile fan, and has modeled his voice on Paul Buchanan's. Check out the track "Let's Go Out Tonight": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQx-6cUyHVo

The thing about Talk Talk's last 3 albums was that they anticipated the sound of the 90s and 00s. I can totally hear Radiohead in some of their tracks...
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Thank you for recommendation - I didn't heard Blue Nile.
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Originally posted by Sergey Lenkov

Thank you for recommendation - I didn't heard Blue Nile.
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Hogarth often mentions them in interviews through the years. In one I've found online, the interviewer asks him who he's inspired by, and he says, "The Blue Nile is a huge inspiration and their singer Paul Buchanan."

In a Time Out interview, Hogarth talks about his love for both the Blue Nile and Talk Talk:

Q: Have you ever been so passionate about any band that you would’ve chipped in to pay their way across the ocean, or bought several records in advance?

Hogarth: I think the only band I might have done it for—and I didn’t, and they never asked—had they been American, I would have probably put my money in to bring the Blue Nile over here. But as it turns out, the Blue Nile were from Edinburgh in Scotland, and they never asked, and they’re here anyway. Part of the reason I would have paid for the Blue Nile is because they were extremely uncompromising, musically. They were just doing their thing; they had nothing to do with the music business per se, really. They did have a deal with a major label for one album, but really they weren’t a band whose music was tailored to the mass market. Maybe Talk Talk, in their later years, had they said, “We’ve made this most incredible, strange record and we can’t get a label to put it out—we could do with help, how’d you feel?” I would’ve been probably in the queue with my money.

http://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/interview-steve-hogarth-of-marillion-rock-pop-hip-hop
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