Boomkat Product Review:
*Includes audio-only DVD with original album masters and original 'B' side 'John Cope'* It's impossible to overstate the love felt by so many for the two "experimental" Talk Talk albums - 'Spirit of Eden' and 'Laughing Stock'. Basically, following the commercial triumph of their singles "It's My Life", "Life's What You Make It" and album "The Colour of Spring" Talk Talk retreated back into the shadows and produced two albums that defied categorisation. Recorded in near-mythical conditions, Mark Hollis is said to have demanded the band work in almost complete darkness, improvising for hours to produce complex, multi-layered and ultimately completely groundbreaking material. "Spirit Of Eden" is surely one of the most daring departures for a commercially successful bands ever - and if you've yet to hear it - we envy you.