Spirit of Eden [Vinyl LP + DVD] Import
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Vinyl, Import, April 10, 2012
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SPIRIT OF EDEN is that moment when he finally realized that walking away from the safety of the pop charts was far more satisfying than making an album full of compromises.
SPIRIT OF EDEN isn't really a pop record or a new wave record or a jazz record. It defies classification and yet captures the heart of many pop, new wave and jazz fans alike. That is because this is a collection of timeless music made all the more memorable by Mark Hollis' frail and delicate musings on life, love and the heartbreak of heroin.
There aren't synthesizer hooks or an overkill of fretless bass as on previous Talk Talk efforts.. instead you'll find passionately played harmonica and carefully orchestrated horns and strings. This isn't your typical orchestral syrup poured over pop tunes masquerading as art. These are gorgeous freeform songs played with love and passion and held together by the thrill of hearing a band performing at its creative peak.
I don't want to explain what each of the six songs do for me personally because I think discovering that for oneself is the real gift of SPIRIT OF EDEN. My only wish in writing is that someone, somewhere, will read this and seek out a copy for themselves. It has been two months now and I haven't taken it out of my CD player.
I lied, I have another wish. That Mark Hollis will read enough of these and be forced to consider making more music. True, LAUGHING STOCK and MARK HOLLIS solo are wonderful too.Read more ›
I love this whole CD, from that amazing harmonica to the percussion spectacle in the middle of "Desire". My friend was right in saying that he's ruined me for life. The production and emotion of this album can only be truly appreciated blasted on decent headphones or speakers. One part of me wants to buy a bazillion copies of this and air-drop it over the world so everyone can hear it, but another part of me likes having it as my own personal gem. An incredible piece of work.
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Right up there with Laughing Stock as one of Talk Talk's best albums. Definitely give it a listen.Published 5 months ago by Matthew
I bought this CD after reading the biography "Are We Still Rolling". If you have not read this book and you are an engineer, take the time to read it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Glenn
Much slower and gloomier and dozier than most Talk Talk albums. It's great for a temporary trance state, but will not lift your mood at all. Read morePublished 10 months ago by VL Jones
I'd been aware of Talk Talk in the 1980s through their well-crafted but moody Euro-hits like "Such A Shame" and "It's My Life", both of which I'd compartmentalised... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Surferofromantica
I did listened to the entire album again and again on YouTube, I loved it so much that I bought it. I love everything Mr Mark Hollis does. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Yael Bolender
I love about anything Mark Hollis does, I have all the earlier Talk Talk releases on 180 gram vinyl, and this release is awe inspiring in audiophile listening, just one more to... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Richard L. Anderson