Talk Talk: Live at Montreux 1986
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TRACK LISTING 1) Talk Talk 2) Dum Dum Girl 3) Call In The Night Boy 4) Tomorrow Started 5) My Foolish Friend 6) Life's What You Make It 7) Does Caroline Know 8) It's You 9) Living In Another World 10) Give It Up 11) It's My Life 12) I Don't Believe In You 13) Such a Shame 14) Renee
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But not with this DVD. I didn't know anything about Talk Talk until I saw a portion of this DVD on Cool TV. Good grief, what an "album". Interesting melodies, nicely arranged. This is a collection of songs that will last for years.
The band is clearly having fun, they are completely in sync. None of musicians gets a fit of ego: there aren't any of those "drum solos" where you can get a drink or go to the bathroom, full well knowing you're not going to miss anything - you're gonna have hit Pause.
Good sound quality... on and on and on...
If you're a Talk Talk fan, you likely already own this. If you're not, this is a sadly too short concert of a band in full flow. I'd argue this isn't Talk Talk at its creative peak, and the players individually aren't in the 'virtuoso' vein, but sometimes bands simply have one of those nights where it all comes together. This is one of those nights. The playing is good, the togetherness is obvious and the quality of the songs is exceptional.
It fits neatly into the 80s pop, almost prog vein, with hairstyles to match. The music, however, is timeless. Talk Talk is great in the studio. This live DVD takes it to a different level. Duran Duran might be an easy comparison, but they never left it out there like this.
It's pointless picking out individual tracks as it's strong from start to finish but, as an example, Life's What You Make It, a minor hit in the UK, is a great song. This version more than grooves, the thumping bass, incessant percussion and drums, and Hollis' urgent voice combine to put the band - and the viewer - in the zone where time stands still and you're lost in the music. This cooks. The whole DVD is of similar quality. The only 'complaint' is that, on a song such as this, they could have gone into an extended jam and kept this going for 10 minutes.Read more ›
The highlights are many...you could say each song is a highlight, it's that good...and, upon first view, IT'S YOU and CALL IN THE NIGHT BOY are the two that seemed to hit me that hardest.
This is an incredible performance, and if you had even a smidge of interest in this band, this will cement their appeal in no uncertain terms.
A great DVD and well worth every cent you pay for it.
Incidentally, I stumbled on some clips from this DVD on YouTube (obviously, in much lower quality) and that's how I learned that it was out. I just got it from Amazon and have been watching it over the holidays. I recommend you check it on YouTube first to realize how good it is and then come back and buy the DVD -- you won't regret it!
Talk Talk actually sounds much better live than in the studio, especially the material from the first two albums (studio versions, although also good, used electronic heavily; on the stage they used more classical instruments including some exotic ones). It's also very possible that their music is more much suited for this type of performance. However, we cannot also underestimate the genius of Hollis, Webb and Harris who boldly extended their music far beyond synthesizers and "radio-friendly" tunes to a really deep musical art and a much deeper experience and, more importantly, were able to perform it flawlessly live on stage. Mark Hollis' amazing vocals are simply perfect, it really makes most of the modern singers laughable when you listen their attempts to sing live or use various voice enhancers and pitch correctors.
Another very interesting thing is that they performed 11 songs and said good night.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Talk Talk is one of my favorite bands of all time. In 1983-84, when they were a moderately successful pop band, I fell in love with "It's my Life". Read morePublished 5 months ago by DGH
Five stars. Period. For all fans, and many who yet do not realize the depth of their fandom. This will clarify things...Published 11 months ago by Craig M. Heinze
Every now and again my family goes on holiday and I'm left on my own to just sit and listen to my music library. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Henry G. Howie
One of the very best concert DVDs I've ever seen. Such a focused performance by the entire band.... truly epic! Read morePublished 13 months ago by Beta Ray Becky
I usually prefer concerts by classic rock bands, but this New Wave (for lack of a better term) concert holds its own against any of my favorites. Read morePublished 21 months ago by John M. Cannon
Seminal band from the 1980's. This is a great document of what turned out to be TALK TALK's last tour.
They sound GREAT, at the top of their game. Read more
Unless you hate 80's music, you are in for a real treat with this concert. Talk Talk never was very popular here in the States, but were big in Europe. Read morePublished on December 31, 2013 by David J. Marsh
After the buildup afforded by prior reviewers, I was expecting better. Sound quality is fine but visually its only average.. Read morePublished on December 30, 2013 by Rubec Sontwa