Listen with
Join Amazon Prime now
Get unlimited, ad-free access to over a million songs and hundreds of playlists, free with Amazon Prime. Play album in Library This album has been added with
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Buy Used
$0.01
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Item in very good condition ready to ship!! Guaranteed to play!! All Day Low Prices!
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.40
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • It's My Life
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

It's My Life


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Prime Members Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 25, 1990
"Please retry"
$17.92 $0.01

Editorial Reviews


1. Dum Dum Girl
2. Such A Shame
3. Renee
4. It's My Life
5. Tomorrow Started
6. Last Time
7. Call In The Night Boy
8. Does Caroline Know
9. It's You

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI Records
  • ASIN: B000007MVK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #76,145 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

29 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Armando M. Mesa on November 24, 2003
Format: Audio CD
No Doubt may have re-recorded the classic It's My Life with their own up-to-date take on it; But this is still the original and only memorable version. It's My Life was very reminiscent of the new romantic style established a few years earlier by Roxy Music/Bryan Ferry with their smash album Avalon.Like Roxy Music Talk Talk created not just a musical soundscape but a rich dramatic atmosphere. The similarities are somewhat uncanny between Bryan Ferry and Mark Hollis' crooning and mystic quality---sometimes the untrained ear can't understand what they are crooning about but you get the meaning. Likewise, some of the instrumentation. However, Talk Talk was very unique, distinct, and original. Some tracks contained such a melancholy and moody atmosphere but not to the extreme to make this a somber affair. Other tracks have a mid-tempo pop-rock feel for the time. After It's My Life, Talk Talk released The Colour Of Spring which sported a more mature and introspective sound. Both of these titles showcased the band at it's artistic pinnacle.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 19, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This was the first Talk Talk album I ever bought. It is still one of my favorite albums ever. I have rarely been moved in the way that "It's My Life" does. The first five tracks on this album are so brilliant, they will leave you speechless. It is hard to find words for what tracks like these do to my soul. This is a wonderful, wonderful album, and I recommend it with my whole heart to anyone who is brave enough to take the word of a complete stranger. I hope that you will be as overcome by this album as myself.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Gavin Wilson on February 24, 2001
Format: Audio CD
No band I know transformed themselves as completely as Talk Talk. Many, such as Genesis, changed themselves from from progressive to commercial as the financial demands of alimony and palimony mounted up. But very few, save Talk Talk, went in the opposite direction, from commercial pop to seriously serious rock.
This album charts the beginning of that transformation. Curiously, it's currently only available on import, like the rest of the band's original albums except for LAUGHING STOCK, which is definitely their most obscure but possibly their masterpiece.
With such outstanding tracks as 'Such a Shame' and 'Renee', it was a crossover album that would appeal both to progressive fans who sought the next Roxy Music and to the New Romantic movement (where Talk Talk was originally positioned by their label).
It is extraordinary that Talk Talk started in precisely the same segment as Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet, but here's the evidence. If you like this, then you should be wonderfully overwhelmed by the two albums that followed it, COLOUR OF SPRING and SPIRIT OF EDEN.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Scott Fisher on March 5, 2004
Format: Audio CD
This album isn't as experimental as some of their others, but it's a great 80s pop album (thoughtful, intelligent, alternapop--not of corporate manufacture and control). There are at least 3 or 4 songs that are completely brilliant. How many albums can you say that about?
The Insanely Great Songs songs are Renee, Such a Shame, It's My Life, Tomorrow Started.
The good songs are The Last Time, It's You, Does Caroline Know?
The rest of the songs are still listenable and sometimes enjoyable, but I'll skip them as often as not.
Things to love about the good songs on this album: the slurred, moody vocals, the lyrical fretless bass playing (the bass becomes an instrument you want to listen to--not just a supporting one), nice synth sounds, strong arrangements. Very emotional pop, distinctive and personal. No one else could have created these songs since they have personality to spare--not formless and bland like a lot of corporate pop/rock that is only trying to sell records or be the flavor of the moment.
You could probably pick up a few of these songs on the greatest hits album, but you may not get all of them by only getting it.
Looking at the liner notes and pictures I'm struck by how young the band looks on this album. I would guess that some weren't much more than 18 from the pictures (they have the baby face look). The kind of songs they put out show much more musical maturity and sensitivity than most people of that age. Yes, this is pop--but is showcases the kinds of original (yet accessible and listenable) things that can be put into a pop framework.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
For those too young to remember, Talk Talk, a band of musicians in the 1980's emerged during the Reagan years with a fresh, unique New Wave sound, played often on video shows with the hit,"It's My Life". I've seen the video for this song, which features various wildlife running about in slow motion, and have always loved it. Just listening to this album is proof positive that the 80's was'nt such a bad decade for music. Best songs on the Cassette/CD include the unforgetable "It's My Life", "Dum Dum Girl", "Such A Shame," "Tomorrow Started", and "Call In The Night Boy". If you like New Wave, reminiscent of soundtracks to movies like the Breakfast Club and 9 and 1/2 Weeks, Talk Talk's sound will take you where you want to be!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Spiritof67 on May 25, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Talk Talk singer Mark Hollis has the most expressively emotional voice to have emerged from the "New Wave" (or whatever pigeonhole you need..) singers. Just hearing the sorrow, the pleading in "Renee" is enough to send you off if you like emotional singers - and I do. This is a fantastic album, atmospheric and yet claustrophobic. Talk Talk were one of the rare groups that really didn't set out to be BS rock stars, and one might say they accomplished that. It is a shame that Mark's voice was destined not to be what the music programmers wanted, so you got Simon Le Bon (and tinny-voiced Gwen Steponme) instead. Hope you're happy about that - I'm not.

And I didn't add the line about "voting buttons" either. Buy this CD.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?