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Talk Talk — Eden
Album: Spirit Of Eden
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7.3

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Released: 1988
Length: 5:32
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Summer bled of Eden
Easter's heir uncrowns
Another destiny
lies leeched
upon the ground

Everybody needs someone to live by
Everybody needs someone
Everybody needs someone to live by

A gilded wreath on reason
The flower crushed conceives
A child of fragrance
so much clearer
In legacy

Everybody needs someone to live by
Everybody needs someone
Everybody needs someone to live by

Rage on omnipotent
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My daughter's boyfriend, based on my musical tastes, gave me Colour of Spring for Christmas. It was a good choice. I didn't have any of their music in my collection, though always enjoyed hearing it here on RP. Now I can hear it here anytime. 
It seems that M. Hollis was also one of the precious few who had bought VU's first album, and later started the band. Guitar work here proves it. 
Captivating and wondrous,RIP Mark✌️
 forge wrote:
First runner up, losing to a-ha for the top spot in "holy crap the stuff they DON'T play all the time is amazing!!"

Also first runner up losing to The The, for "group name that can't be googled."
 
https://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22the+t...

Grammarcop wrote:

Bill needs to play Talk Talk, The The, and Mister Mister in a row just for fun.

ce wrote:

Hear hear!

I think RP also plays Duran Duran and Frou Frou.
 
Don't forget Bowie's Rebel Rebel, Kingsmen's Louise, Louise, Amy MacDonald's Love Love, Cake's Mahna Mahna, Dylan's Lay Lady Lay, Decemberist's July, July! Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang, Tracy Chapman's Bang Bang Bang, Neil Young's My My, Hey Hey, a couple songs by Cry Cry Cry, a bunch by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and last but certainly not least, Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm.
First runner up, losing to a-ha for the top spot in "holy crap the stuff they DON'T play all the time is amazing!!"

Also first runner up losing to The The, for "group name that can't be googled."
This is something truly special.
Nothing like Mark Hollis on the musical landscape, either before or after...
Brilliant!
One of the greatest albums of all time.
 westslope wrote:
1guywondering:  Of the three, Spirit of Eden is the favourite.  

This song makes me feel I am soaring above the Drakensburg mountains.  
 
https://www.google.com/search?...

nice...thanks for the geographic share, and I agree this does give me a similar feeling about soaring over beautiful mountain landscapes....good one and LLRP!!  and +1 cuz my 7 is WAY too low...
Still one of the best bands ever....that voice of Mark's haunts my soul....
 Grammarcop wrote:
Bill needs to play Talk Talk, The The, and Mister Mister in a row just for fun. 
 
Hear hear!

I think RP also plays Duran Duran and Frou Frou.
Bill needs to play Talk Talk, The The, and Mister Mister in a row just for fun. 
Like many others, this album didn't resonate with me when it came out.  But as time passed, and I heard it more, I heard it differently, and now it's one of my favorites.  Side A/first 3 tracks should always be played as one.
Simply amazing.  
1guywondering:  Of the three, Spirit of Eden is the favourite.  

This song makes me feel I am soaring above the Drakensburg mountains.  
 westslope wrote:

Got it; love it. 

Am about to buy my second Talk Talk album:  Colour of Spring.
 
All of the high praise and accolades that is directed at East of Eden, I attribute to The Colour of Spring. I do see the meditative post-rock genre imagining originality of the last two Talk Talk albums, but they never made it close to my Top Albums Ever list, like Colour of Spring did. At least we agree on the brilliance of the band..
 maboleth wrote:
A timeless classic now... Mark you will be missed as a humble man and genius.
 
Hear, hear. What a shock, he was only 64.
I just heard our esteemed DJ say that Mark Hollis passed yesterday.  Very sad - he will be sorely missed.  An excellent Musician and Visionary!
 maboleth wrote:
A timeless classic now... Mark you will be missed as a humble man and genius.
 

I'll second the musical genius.  And timeless voice.
A timeless classic now... Mark you will be missed as a humble man and a genius.
Thanks for including Talk Talk in the rotation. But really, how could you not? The music and the voice of Mark Hollis are more than worthy.
COOL!
Just love this entire album.  Thank you for playing Talk Talk.  
Widely cited by musicians like Guy Garvey (Elbow) and suchlike as one of the most influential of all albums.  Received a bit of, um, a mixed reception when it came out but it's undeniably a classic.  For those in the UK, there was a programme celebrating the 25th anniversary of its release earlier this year, presented by the aforementioned Mr Garvey. on Radio 6 Music.  It may still be available on catch-up: it's not a hagiography and is well worth a listen.
{#Hearteyes} this album....


{#Good-vibes}
What an achievement!
I am forever blown away by this song! Truly, on another level... Some of my best memories of MTV when it was new are of Talk-Talk...
A 10 to the whole album easily
 
When it was released I really was addicted to this album!


Stop work, put on headphones, enjoy.
 westslope wrote:
Now own 3 Talk Talk CDs.

This one is still the best and by far the best music I have been introduced to in recent years.
{#Notworthy} 

 
amen
{#Yes}
 CHrisOH wrote:
Considered by some to be the birth of Post Rock.  An absolute gem even after al these years , love it thanks

 
looking back I think I agree
Now own 3 Talk Talk CDs.

This one is still the best and by far the best music I have been introduced to in recent years.
{#Notworthy} 
One of the top 10 albums of my time...imho.
What a sequel ... John Hiatt, 2 x XTC and now Talk Talk  Must be one of my favorite sequences here on RP yet. 
I've never really acquired the taste for these guys, but I can appreciate that this is probably better than most music released in 1988. I know that isn't saying very much - 1988 was the worst year for music in the 1980s, and maybe the worst in my lifetime.
Everything in this album approached genius levels IMHO, as does Mark Hollis' solo album. New romanticism meets modern jazz crossover, with real feeling.
Considered by some to be the birth of Post Rock.  An absolute gem even after al these years , love it thanks
This transports me to good places {#Meditate}
 aspicer wrote:

DEFINITELY pick up the CD!  The only real way to appreciate it fully, IMHO, is to get comfortable and sit down and listen to it all the way through at volume.... a nice glass of wine adds a dimension as well!!!

 
Got it; love it. 

Am about to buy my second Talk Talk album:  Colour of Spring.
awesome band. much overlooked originally. most people didn't 'get it' - they missed out.
Eathereal!
I heard that the lead singer recorded this vocal take at home while sitting on his washer/dryer during the spin cycle....really !!!
Almost ready to hear
Genius. A gift Mark Hollis brought back to us from the edge of the abyss, I hear. 
 Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
Another CD purchase through RP! 

 
well...that makes 2 of is in West Chester listening to RP

Another CD purchase through RP! 
This Talk Talk song brings me to mystery tears. 
 spinslps wrote:
With out a doubt, the greatest album of all time.

 
I am almost ready to agree with you. Definitely supreme in the sublime category.
painting art with music!

thanks Bill and Becky!

{#Hearteyes}
 allmodcons wrote:
Velvet Underground anyone?

 
Yes, the influence is there, especially in the guitar sound, but then, The Velvet Underground influenced thousands of musicians.
 spinslps wrote:
With out a doubt, the greatest album of all time.
 
Hyperbole, anyone?
 spinslps wrote:
With out a doubt, the greatest album of all time.
 
Hmmm . . . how about one of the best Talk Talk albums . . . of all time?
Velvet Underground anyone?
With out a doubt, the greatest album of all time.
My wife calls this la musique de dopey.


Not so.  Best served up when well rested, stone cold sober and sharp of mind.   About listen #5, I stopped listening and just let the music carry me.  
 tpwals wrote:
Great Album from a phenomenal band.  Sure wish you'd play some of Mark Hollis's solo stuff 

 
Please upload.  
10. I love this album.
 aspicer wrote:

DEFINITELY pick up the CD!  The only real way to appreciate it fully, IMHO, is to get comfortable and sit down and listen to it all the way through at volume.... a nice glass of wine adds a dimension as well!!!

 
I did!  Terrific CD. 
Bought the CD.

This is a bit of an acquired taste.  Not easily shared.  But I love it.   
 tpwals wrote:
Great Album from a phenomenal band.  Sure wish you'd play some of Mark Hollis's solo stuff 

 
I agree 100%
Great Album from a phenomenal band.  Sure wish you'd play some of Mark Hollis's solo stuff 
{#Stupid}{#Sleep}
What a great band!...and this album is just amazing!
One of my faves - great to hear it again! If music is your religion, this could be a convocation.
Utterly beautiful.  Haunting album from start to finish.  Top of my list of 80's bands for sure.
Bought the CD in the 80s and was surprised and alienated at first.

Then listend to it over and over and it started to grow. 

Now consider it one of the best CDs I own.

Top score! 
oh, so soothing to me. i absolutely love talk talk.
I thought people were locked away for making music like this in the 80's... Just as well not all of them were! Excellent unique atmosphere, and Laughing Stock (the next album) is even better! {#Cool}
 westslope wrote:

I wouldn't call this down tempo but rather simply slow and moody.

This grows.  Probably time to pick up the CD.

 
DEFINITELY pick up the CD!  The only real way to appreciate it fully, IMHO, is to get comfortable and sit down and listen to it all the way through at volume.... a nice glass of wine adds a dimension as well!!!

I wouldn't call this down tempo but rather simply slow and moody.

This grows.  Probably time to pick up the CD.


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This is too slow-paced, almost like slow motion music.  In general, they need to pick it up.  It's not edgy.  It's not ominous or creepy, which is what it would need to be at this pace to be any good. 
 tutakea wrote:
10. period
 

ABSOLUTEMENT !!!

10+


10. period
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Always a treat to hear this.
Nice seque from Sigur Ros, too.
 
{#Yes}
It's a sadness to me that Mark Hollis simply stopped making music after his one solo album. And if you like late stage Talk Talk and haven't heard his self-titled album you should check it out.

Love the last three TT albums, especially in light of their Duran Duranish beginnings...they came far and then vanished. This is great stuff in my opinion, the sound of a band playing music that interested them and not aimed at the charts.

An 8 from me, and still trending upwards.
{#Hearteyes}
How did you know I was thinking of Talk Talk? Thank you.
Sends me on a spiritual high,love it!
Always a treat to hear this.
Nice seque from Sigur Ros, too.
 scoote wrote:
 Can't put into words how much I love this album.
 
You just did it 
 Can't put into words how much I love this album.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Gotta get this. Always amazed at the depth of this group, none of which you could ever hear on the radio, though their singles were very good.
 

The whole album is awesome
Gotta get this. Always amazed at the depth of this group, none of which you could ever hear on the radio, though their singles were very good.
Man I missed this place...hadn´t been online for a while. The last hour has been pretty nifty.
Love the sound of a snare with the springs turned of. Like this 

And it doesn't have that aweful 80's production vibe.  Very nice.
Vast and vastly underrated...

Beautiful. 9+
LOVE!!!
Oops. Just stopped to turn it up.  Not a good sign that....
nice cover.
I've got to buy this.
what a voice ! completely different from others ! and good music around it... such a shame they stopped ! {#Lol}
 titanium667 wrote:
Absolutely LOVE this album!
 

same!
Absolutely LOVE this album!
Spirit of Eden is one of the best 20 albums ever created by anyone, anywhere, at any time. If anyone here doesn't own it, go get it. 

Don't know Talk Talk that well but like what I hear.

 

This set is awful (King Crimson -> Porcupine Tree -> Talk Talk).. I am not getting anything done!  GDP is faltering!




Brilliant. This entire album is on par with this track.

Talk Talk; Wow. I had forgotten how wonderful these guys were. Don't have this song- but that's about to be rectified.
This still sounds fresh and imaginative!  9
 jjfflyboy wrote:
Thanks for the mix: Crimson -> Porcupine Tree -> Talk Talk
 
Seconded!
Loved this album. Still do . . .
just an amazing record
So, I should be listening with buds in, surely.  The MacBook's speakers just not doing it, here.
More late stage Talk Talk please!  They burned so brightly at the end of their run.
 jjfflyboy wrote:
Thanks for the mix: Crimson -> Porcupine Tree -> Talk Talk
 
That set is on auto repeat this morning to my pure enjoyment!

{#Cheers} I LOVE this album! {#Cheers}
jts11 wrote:
Please don't play this song again... it's terrible and needs to be tossed out the window...

Tell us how you REALLY FEEL....{#Ask}
I had no idea that this band was capable of such decent music. Something to add to my expanding library.
Thanks for the mix: Crimson -> Porcupine Tree -> Talk Talk


Yes a beautiful segue from .3...love his voice
Beautiful segue from .3
Superb album, very few out there this atmospheric and lush. Great choice! How about some Scott Walker then?
:stupid: Um, what's with this mix? Is it bedtime? Nice song, but I'm falling asleep! Turn up the beat, please!!!!
Nice vocals
cool end to that song!