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Talk Talk — Living in Another World
Album: Colour of Spring
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1968









Released: 1986
Length: 6:32
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Better parted
I see people crying
Truth gets harder
There's no sense in lying
Help me find a way from this maze
I can't help myself

When I see tenderness before you left
That even breaking up was never meant
But only angels look before they tread

Better parted
I see people hiding
Speech gets started
There's no sense in writing
Help me find a way through this maze
I'm living,in another world with you
And I can't help myself
Did I see tenderness where you saw hell
Did I see angels in the hand I held
God only know's what kind of tale you'd tell
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Lovely to see the heart is still in it:

https://everyrecordtellsastory...

The Spirit of TalkTalk have done a beautiful job.  Please donate to our wonderful NHS if you can...
8 > 9
I just love it....
Love it. Thanks RP.
 JoeHaarlemNL wrote:
RIP Mark Hollis, gone too soon
 
Amen.
RIP Mark Hollis, gone too soon
 BillG wrote:

Yes. Most stations are programmed via computer algorithms or random shuffle routines. RP is programmed by real humans, with a lot of care and attention going into our playlists. We repeat segments rather than deliver inferior quality programming.
 
Keep doing it right. That's the way it worked when I was a college DJ. You put together your playlist with care and then unleashed it.
BAM thats a 10 again

YES I just gave the song another 10
So splendid
 westslope wrote:
Porcupine Tree followed by Talk Talk.  

This is why I listen to this streaming radio station.
 
Because no other station plays Porcupine Tree and then Talk Talk! (I give this 8 out of 10)
I just had to bump this from an 8 to a 10. Something to do with the lockdown zoom calls to old friends from the 70's, Elton's "I've Seen That Movie Too" played earlier and now this.

I'm not sure whether the music has to be perfect, but the memories a good tune can invoke has to be one of the most powerful forces on earth.

Well played Bill - my sanity thanks you
original  beauteous  and intellectual music and  beautiful voice
How I love this band...so many great memories!
A great song. Love his voice.
great track from a great band.
I could see them playing live in Marseille (Jardin du Prado) in 1987, well done i enjoy it.
rate 9 
I'm a distance runner and do a lot of my training while listening to music.  This is the sort of song that leads to PBs!
 antibody1 wrote:


What I came to say is: Something about Life's What You Make It always grabbed me - great song - I never went looking tho', so this is the only other song I've heard by this band, and really like it. Thanx RP! ** But what I now must ask is: it's mid-December 2019 and the playlist just segued from Porcupine Tree to Talk Talk, as in your comment. Are playlists recycled on RP? 
 
Yes. Most stations are programmed via computer algorithms or random shuffle routines. RP is programmed by real humans, with a lot of care and attention going into our playlists. We repeat segments rather than deliver inferior quality programming.
 westslope wrote:
Porcupine Tree followed by Talk Talk.  

This is why I listen to this streaming radio station.
 

What I came to say is: Something about Life's What You Make It always grabbed me - great song - I never went looking tho', so this is the only other song I've heard by this band, and really like it. Thanx RP! ** But what I now must ask is: it's mid-December 2019 and the playlist just segued from Porcupine Tree to Talk Talk, as in your comment. Are playlists recycled on RP? 
I love this song.  But IMHP the best track on  the album is I Don't Believe in You.

Thank you RP for playing Talk Talk!
This has a great 80s vibe to it. Very reminiscent of Tears for Fears.
Porcupine Tree followed by Talk Talk.  

This is why I listen to this streaming radio station.
Excellence!
this sound soooo organic somehow - so perfect.

the percussion with a such joyious organ (steve winwood) great guitars, a killer bassline, an emotional harmonica and an unique voice to top it off.

a showcase of how good music can be...
so nice to have the occasion to hit the Godlike button
Strange , the sound of this R.P flac version is of quite lower than the CD that I've listen to 500 times.
Bummer. I wish I had the URL for direct flac connect and play it with ASIO drivers on my DAC.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Sad day.  God bless, Mr Hollis.  Only 64, too.  It's wonderful that he is remembered by the great folks at RP, too.
 

Rest in peace!
RIP Mark Hollis. You may be gone but your music will always have its uncanny ability to keep hearts shattered.
I'm so sad
... Repose en paix Mark ! Tu m'as apporté tant de bonheur, de joie et d'élévation musicale
A class tribute.
merci RP pour l'hommage le jour même du départ de mark hollis
Hard to bear the news, way too young, way too modest and pure. :<
Sad to hear this news this morning.
 martin1451 wrote:
Rest in peace Mark.
 
R.I.P.
RIP Mark Hollis. A great voice, taken too young. My internal jukebox has been playing 'Spirit' since I heard the news :-(
Rest in peace, Mark.
Sad day.  God bless, Mr Hollis.  Only 64, too.  It's wonderful that he is remembered by the great folks at RP, too.
classic - I've listened to this through 3 decades and never tired of it.
Vocals don't get much more distinctive than Mark Hollis'. And in a very good way.
Such a great band, mostly lost to history by the masses.
 Noé wrote:
J'adore ce groupe !!!{#Guitarist}{#Hearteyes}

 
Moi aussi
This never seems to get old
One of the best albums of all times. {#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Daisy}
I honestly don't remember hearing this one in so many years. What a great old song. Lotta' good stuff going on there for an "eighties song". Wasn't that one of those decades that we are told all the music sucked?
Happy New Year to you all from the Bristol Office!

First day back in work in 2018 - PSD straight here.  Good start ...
Always so gooooooooooood !!!!! Music, voice, orchestration {#Clap} {#Notworthy}
This never gets old - as fresh as it ever was. This band has been in my regular rotation for 32 years - wow!! {#Hearteyes} 
I've always loved how there are many shifting rhythms in this amazing song. It really gets to rocking, with such ferocious drumming!
 spiritfla wrote:
More Talk Talk - {#Music} Such a great band - 

 
{#Crown}
More Talk Talk - {#Music} Such a great band - 
 enkay wrote:
One of the few bands I can think of that showed real progression and growth from album to album. They started out as synth-pop proto-Duran Duran types, went to a more rock/pop position and then to blues/jazz rock/pop by this album. And then they headed off into relatively uncharted territory with their final two albums, more of a jazzy avant-garde freeform musical style. Sublime.

Little wonder their record company didn't know how to market them I guess.

From my purely selfish standpoint it's a crying shame that Mark Hollis retired from the music industry because I'd so love to hear what would have come next. And yes, I know he put out one solo album, which is fantastic, but that was 19 years ago :(

But a great musical legacy nonetheless. 

 
That's perfectely right !
J'adore ce groupe !!!{#Guitarist}{#Hearteyes}
 torino390 wrote:

agreed. how on Earth...?

 
Bear Sez "1"
Bear sez "1."
This is the first song on RP today that makes we want to dance in my chair.
One of the few bands I can think of that showed real progression and growth from album to album. They started out as synth-pop proto-Duran Duran types, went to a more rock/pop position and then to blues/jazz rock/pop by this album. And then they headed off into relatively uncharted territory with their final two albums, more of a jazzy avant-garde freeform musical style. Sublime.

Little wonder their record company didn't know how to market them I guess.

From my purely selfish standpoint it's a crying shame that Mark Hollis retired from the music industry because I'd so love to hear what would have come next. And yes, I know he put out one solo album, which is fantastic, but that was 19 years ago :(

But a great musical legacy nonetheless. 
has held up nicely over time ! zesty
Roxy Talk
This sounds fresh after all these years!  Saw them in 1985 with Elvis Costello. Some bill.
 torino390 wrote:
love this band, they were way ahead of their time. listened to this very album just two days ago as it happens, on vinyl of course. ;-)

 
I is a gonna be looking for it on vinyl now...
 DaidyBoy wrote:
My favourite band ever.  Amen.

 
I have read a lot of your song comments and I must say that is some mighty high praise


I wore this The Colour of Spring album out in 1986/1987.  Still sounds brilliant.
got that harp part down, man!
Un très bel album.
 westslope wrote:
Already have Spirit of Eden CD — which I adore. 

Must buy this. 

 
Bought.  The CD is terrific, this song is sublime.  9 => 10
 DaidyBoy wrote:
What kind of chump rates this a 1?

 
agreed. how on Earth...?
love this band, they were way ahead of their time. listened to this very album just two days ago as it happens, on vinyl of course. ;-)
What kind of chump rates this a 1?
 OHMish wrote:
Great band. Great singer
Look up his solo projects 

 
Fab tune for this beautiful west coast afternoon {#Cool} {#Bananajam}
Already have Spirit of Eden CD — which I adore. 

Must buy this. 
Great band. Great singer
Look up his solo projects 
Just beautiful <3 <3 <3
magnificent
 NewdayDawning wrote:
It's 8:30 on a cool morning in England.  I'm in bed recovering from an operation and turned on Radio Paradise for the first time in weeks, to be greeted by this fabulous track. ......like Coloradojohn, I'm feeling good  :- )

 
Good luck, my friend.
It's 8:30 on a cool morning in England.  I'm in bed recovering from an operation and turned on Radio Paradise for the first time in weeks, to be greeted by this fabulous track.  I happened to click on the album cover by mistake and it brought up Coloradjohn's comment from November last year, which greatly amused me and made me feel good, as does the music.  I know some of Talk Talk's music but have never thought to investigate their albums - that is now a priority.  Great arrangement, terrific vocals, a fabulous reminder of the 80s at their best (not forgetting there were some dire moments, too!).  Congratulations to Talk Talk on producing truly excellent music, which willl last and last; and to Radio Paradise for playing it.....and for the Bird York track which followed Talk Talk and which is playing as I write this - totally new to me but another one to explore.  Medical operation or not......like Coloradojohn, I'm feeling good  :- )
My favourite band ever.  Amen.
From a great record that marked a great summer in my life; I had a balcony on Boulder Creek, a trippy Siamese cat named Syd, a nice library, an extensive music collection, a stereo in every room and a more sunny outlook on Love & Life! This helps me get back to that!
ooooh - Talk Talk twice in one day - good work! 
That was my first thought as well.

 
Beastie wrote:
Brilliant. Thought it was Roxy  Music. Sounds like Brian Ferry, what's up with that?

 


 Beastie wrote:
Brilliant. Thought it was Roxy  Music. Sounds like Brian Ferry, what's up with that?

 
mmmh, the arrangement with Roxy M. never reached this level.
OUTSTANDING!
♥♥♥ Talk Talk
A superb album
Brilliant. Thought it was Roxy  Music. Sounds like Brian Ferry, what's up with that?
 sherasmommy wrote:
Mine too :)


 

 moodfood wrote:
yay - one of my favorite bands from the 80s!!  {#Good-vibes}

 

I absolutely LOVED Talk Talk, particularly "It's My Life."  The vocals are hauntingly beautiful {#Sunny}
yay - one of my favorite bands from the 80s!!  {#Good-vibes}
 Poacher wrote:
I just found that a new good pal of mine knows Mark Hollis (the lead singer) very well. 

I will be able to buy him a drink and thank him for the endless pleasure he and his band have given me over the years. 

Hurrah! 

 
Please buy him one from me, too.  We all owe him a debt of thanks for the wonderful music he has given us.
10!
Like! Like!
Always liked this group. Maybe it's time to invest in a tune or two.
That's a nice comment - I be grooving and enjoying this tune.

dcoy wrote:
Everybody in my house loves this

We be dancing
 


Everybody in my house loves this

We be dancing
..one of the most distinctive & captivating voices ever (imho)..
This song is very actuel indeed
I just found that a new good pal of mine knows Mark Hollis (the lead singer) very well. 

I will be able to buy him a drink and thank him for the endless pleasure he and his band have given me over the years. 

Hurrah! 

 Easyrider wrote:
Well,I love this band,thanks brother Bill for this one😉
 


love it. thanks bill!
I was just working too much in 1986 - this is new to my ears and I love the sounds!
I'm feeling it...Good Stuff!
Well,I love this band,thanks brother Bill for this one😉
I know this is supposed to be a seminal album; lots of people/bands cite it but to me it's still just a mess. Oh well. Don't care for the sound of the vocals either. 5
 demfrosch wrote:
1986! Aaahh....and now compare this to anything at the grammy's.

THERE IS NO SCHOOL LIKE OLD SCHOOL!
 
{#High-five} Yes!!!

1986! Aaahh....and now compare this to anything at the grammy's.

THERE IS NO SCHOOL LIKE OLD SCHOOL!
Always liked this band's sound.  Good stuff!  Thanks for playing this tune...
Great song.  My wife called it

When I see tenderness before you left
(Forget)
That even breaking up was never meant
(Forget)
But only angels look before they tread
(Forget)


I never realized he was singing "forget" in the background, I always thought he was saying "fuck it" 

{#Shifty}

One of my favourite albums. About time we heard some of the other tracks though. How about the final one? It's a cracker.
Can you put this above a 10? Bill, we need a 1000 scale, please.
My friend Moe died shortly after this came out. I am always reminded of his loving kindness when I hear this song.
LOVE Talk Talk — always have.  The singer's voice gives me chills because it's so evocative.  "Life's What You Make It' is one of my all time fave 80s ballads.

Sorcha
I thought I was listening to a lost Pete Townsend track. {#Sunny}
 jameyp wrote:
Talk Talk is great.  They really rise above a lot of other 80's stuff that hasn't aged as well.  And the singer's voice is always so instantly recognizable and cool
 
{#High-five} Yes! One of my favorite albums from the 80s. {#Sunny}
 jameyp wrote:
Talk Talk is great.  They really rise above a lot of other 80's stuff that hasn't aged as well.  And the singer's voice is always so instantly recognizable and cool
 
{#Cheers}

sunnysoul03 wrote:
I couldn't disagree more...I completely missed the boat on this one. Perhaps it's my age, but this era is definitely outside my enjoyment range

Funny, but perhaps that is not what a lot of young (perhaps your age) felt when the covers of a lot of 80s songs, namely Talk Talk's 'It's My Life', came out in the air again. Now, don't get me wrong, what I am just trying to say is that the sound of the 80s (pure, recycled or otherwise) CAN be enjoyed almost twenty years later, and NOT trying to imply that, just because it got aired again is good. I am done with the old "all the 80s music is trahs" cable TV discourse. That you do not get it, fine, it might be a matter of taste, which is understandable, but certainly these guys, among a few others, were putting some good tunes those days.
 
Talk Talk is great.  They really rise above a lot of other 80's stuff that hasn't aged as well.  And the singer's voice is always so instantly recognizable and cool


10 10 10 10 10
Great band, stunning album. Still listen to it now and again and I still marvel at the production perfection - still sounds better on vinyl though!
1wolfy wrote:
Oh ya it ended. No more "you can ring my bell" trash
{#Lol}


chyk5 wrote:
Absolutely. Definitely a "desert island" disc. I never tire of listening to it.
What she said. I love this band! :clap:
thanks for playing some quality 80s RP!