Boomkat Product Review:
One of the most influential, insular and multi-layered albums of the last three 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 back into the shadows and produced an album that defied categorisation. Mark Hollis is said to have demanded they record in almost complete darkness, improvising for hours to produce individual parts without hearing any backing tracks or surrounding material.
"Spirit Of Eden" is surely one of the most daring departures for a commercially successful bands ever, and continues to be one of the most singular and influential albums of our era.