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RIP Mark Hollis

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Topic: RIP Mark Hollis
Posted By: Polymorphia
Subject: RIP Mark Hollis
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 13:36
https://www.nme.com/news/music/mark-hollis-talk-talk-reportedly-died-aged-64-2453863/amp" rel="nofollow - https://www.nme.com/news/music/mark-hollis-talk-talk-reportedly-died-aged-64-2453863/amp



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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 13:40
sadness truly a horrible news, a genious whos music awed and inspired many musicians later on

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Posted By: AFlowerKingCrimson
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 14:14
Just heard this. Not very familiar with him(or TT) but sad news nonetheless. 

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Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 14:16
My favourite of hes is the entirety of "the Colour of Spring" truly masterpiece.

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Posted By: stegor
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 14:44
Possibly my favorite voice. Sad he didnít do more. Heís always been the singer in my imaginary supergroups.


Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 15:56
Very sad. He was an icon, one of the greatest.


Posted By: micky
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 16:02
hearing that news was a real bummer..... 

and still somewhere Keith is snorting something up his nose, nailing some filly young enough to be his granddaughter and drinking Jack by the gallon.  

At this point he is likely to outlive all of us...


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Posted By: Morningrise
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 16:31
Devastating loss. A true icon that pushed boundaries like few people did.


Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 16:45
Nooooooooooooooooooo I love that man!!!!!

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Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 16:47
A man who gave up money and musical fame because he said he did not have time to be a family man if he continued to be a musician.... for me is a great, great respect and esteem, I'm really sorry

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Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 17:27
From synthpop new wave to hypnotic post-rock, 
you were the man who could make it Talk Talk 
RIP

Addio a Mark Hollis, il frontman dei Talk Talk aveva 64 anni


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 17:43
RIP

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Posted By: Cristi
Date Posted: February 25 2019 at 23:43
I am sad and shocked by this news.


Posted By: Quinino
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 03:21
May he rest in peace and glory to his art Heart

(Two weeks ago I was reliestening to the Montreux concert - great, great show!)



Posted By: tszirmay
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 06:41
Masterful performer and artist. His music remains forever

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Posted By: chopper
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 09:04
Gutted, "Spirit of Eden" is probably the greatest thing ever recorded.


Posted By: Tuzvihar
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 11:58
Originally posted by AFlowerKingCrimson AFlowerKingCrimson wrote:

Just heard this. Not very familiar with him(or TT) but sad news nonetheless. 


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 13:25
Great musician. The Colour of Spring stands out as a rare masterpiece in a barren period.

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Posted By: Gully Foyle
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 14:26
Brilliant guy - both Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock are masterful


Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 16:40
Originally posted by Quinino Quinino wrote:

May he rest in peace and glory to his art Heart

(Two weeks ago I was reliestening to the Montreux concert - great, great show!)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNIIOr3g8lQ


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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 18:22
Heard their video for ďTalk TalkĒ on MTV and followed their every move after. Itís My Life was played daily where I worked, but Colour of Spring seemed to be a departure. I adapted and hung around. Then Spirit of Eden came around the same time I got into prog, so I was really into that and the next one. It was hard to believe the evolution they went through. All presumably led by Mark Hollis. Iíve always had him on a pedestal for that, so hearingof his passing is kinsa sad.

Wonder what he did after his solo album...

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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: February 26 2019 at 18:28
Never got around to getting any TT, this finally prodded me to get Spirit Of Eden & Laughing Stock & gave them both a proper listen on headphones today. There's a hell of a lot of depth, complexity and beauty on those. 

Finally a Micky reco I've followed ;)

Sad news RIP.


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Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: February 27 2019 at 14:15
Masterpiece



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Posted By: Quinino
Date Posted: February 27 2019 at 14:30
^ Indeed, true art !

On a side note - I included today in the DB the tribute album from 2012 "Spirit of Talk Talk" with 30 songs covered by several bands/artists, never listened but will try to (bandcamp or youtube have only very few)

http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=61650" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=61650


Posted By: AreYouHuman
Date Posted: February 27 2019 at 23:11
On tonight's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers, the 8G Band is playing Talk Talk songs in tribute. Clap

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Posted By: hellogoodbye
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 02:34
I'm so sad to read that. The man was unique. Good bye Mark, we'll take care of your music.


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 02:50
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

<span style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; : rgb225, 225, 217;">Never got around to getting any TT, this finally prodded me to get Spirit Of Eden & Laughing Stock & gave them both a proper listen on headphones today. There's a hell of a lot of depth, complexity and beauty on those.†</span>

Finally a Micky reco I've followed ;)<br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; : rgb225, 225, 217;"><br style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; : rgb225, 225, 217;"><span style="color: rgb51, 51, 51; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Tahoma, Calibri, Geneva, sans-serif; : rgb225, 225, 217;">Sad news RIP.</span>
if you havent heard it yet i reccomend "The Colour of Spring" and it has some elemnts of the previous ywt also phat bass lines.

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Posted By: Oganesson
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 03:15
Finally got myself to listen to Spirit of Eden today.

Loved that album, especially the tranquil ambience that it gives out. I'm going to give it a few more listens to fully comprehend it.

It's a shame Mark Hollis died. RIP


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Posted By: Nogbad_The_Bad
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 05:37
Originally posted by Icarium Icarium wrote:

 if you havent heard it yet i reccomend "The Colour of Spring" and it has some elemnts of the previous ywt also phat bass lines.

I'll be picking it up, I'm really enjoying the last two and as usual surprised with myself for not picking them up earlier.


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Posted By: Olape
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 12:01
So sad about this. Thanks for the music Mark and RIP!


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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 12:27
sad news I saw in NYT when reading a different obituary
He was a very private person apparently


Posted By: dr wu23
Date Posted: February 28 2019 at 12:50
Colour of Spring was my favorite ...though Eden and Laughing Stock are also brilliant in a different more minimalist manner. And as already pointed out here and on another thread there are some great tracks from the earlier albums.
RIP Mr Hollis


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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: March 02 2019 at 09:01
Here is the last thing ever published by Mark, the only thing to surface after his solo album in 1998. I think this was 2012. It's somewhat different from the last two Talk Talk albums and his solo album but it certainly sounds like him and given its purpose I think it's great.
Rumour has it that there's some further unreleased music meant for a soundtrack by him flying around somewhere, maybe there's more to hear. So sad that the man himself can't decide anymore to go back into music.




Posted By: miamiscot
Date Posted: March 04 2019 at 13:43
I love all five Talk Talk LP's. And then there's the Hollis solo album (which is amazing too.)




Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: March 04 2019 at 14:26
Masterpiece



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Posted By: Braka
Date Posted: March 14 2019 at 07:53
Damn.  I pretty much ignored Talk Talk in their commercial heyday, lumping them in with the early 80's synth-pop outfits, which I generally couldn't stand, and who I associated (rightly or wrongly) with the New romantics, who I couldn't stand even more.  It was literally only in the last twelve months that I discovered their later stuff, particularly the last two albums, and was blown away by it.

I suppose rock hasn't been around long enough for us to see the ones who live to over 100, so it probably only seems that everyone is dying young, but all the same - damn.


Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: March 18 2019 at 18:37
Here the review written by Lewian after Mark's death:

http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2150935" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2150935

And here is mine:
http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2167057" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/Review.asp?id=2167057


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Posted By: jamesbaldwin
Date Posted: March 18 2019 at 19:04
^ Now I've read your review, Lewian. Very deep. And I got envy for your english!

"Vulnerable" is the exact word for this music. I've used others, but the conceit is the same. 


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Posted By: Lewian
Date Posted: March 20 2019 at 08:38
Thanks for your warm words. Well, it's easier to write in English after 13 years in the UK.
I like your review, too.

An Italian friend of mine told me that in a very difficult time of his life listening to this album regularly on the way to work and back saved his sanity. He says Hollis/Talk Talk is the major music discovery he got through me, and he pointed me to Luciano Cilio, who may be the one whose music comes closest to the approach of Mark's solo album and the last works of Talk Talk.



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