Talk Talk – “Such A Shame”

Today’s Big Sonic Stereophonic Sound Spectacular comes from Talk Talk. The first two albums from Talk Talk, The Party’s Over (1982) and It’s My Life (1984) were definitely part of the New Wave scene in England at the time. By the time their third album, The Colour of Spring (1986), was released they started heading in a new direction. A welcomed one. Not to say their first two albums were bad because they weren’t. It just seemed that they really found themselves on The Colour of Spring. Spirit of Eden (1988) and Laughing Stock (1991) were the final two albums from Talk Talk where their sound had changed completely into what is now considered post-rock. Rock, jazz, classical, and ambient music is the best way to describe these two albums. They’re amazing! After ten years together they disbanded in 1991. Talk Talk were Mark Hollis, Lee Harris, Paul Webb, Simon Brenner and Tim Friese-Greene. Read more about the band in the links below. Let’s go back to their sophomore release, It’s My Life, and take a listen below to “Such A Shame,” one of my all-time faves from Talk Talk.
AllmusicThe Guardian
Artist: Talk Talk
Title: Such A Shame
Album: It’s My Life
Released: 1984
Label: EMI