Boomkat Product Review:
One of the most influential, insular and multi-layered albums of the last four decades, created through endless hours of improvisation - involving almost fifty musicians and recorded in complete darkness, 'Spirit Of Eden' was a radical departure for Talk Talk, ' an album that has attained almost mythical status since its release in 1988.
Following the commercial success of their singles "It's My Life", "Life's What You Make It” and album "The Colour of Spring”, Talk Talk retreated into the shadows and produced an album that still defies categorisation. Mark Hollis is said to have demanded the players record in almost complete darkness, improvising for hours to produce individual parts without hearing any backing tracks or surrounding material.
"Spirit Of Eden" is one of the most fearless and rewarding leaps a commercially successful band has ever taken, and continues to cast its influence 35+ years later.