The fifth Talk Talk album, released in September 1991. CD pressing variation: Most pressings of this album on CD have tracks 3 & 4 overlapping for about 30 seconds. The US Polydor version has no overlap, offering the full versions of both songs. New Grass" is about 6 seconds shorter on the US CD though. The US version of "Taphead" features a faint 4-second instrumental fragment at the beginning not found on the UK CD. Tracklist.
UMG (от лица компании "Polydor"); UMPI, Downtown Music Publishing, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, CMRRA, Warner Chappell, PEDL, LatinAutor, UBEM, ASCAP" и другие авторские общества (7). Композиция. UMG; EMI Music Publishing, ASCAP, CMRRA, Warner Chappell, UMPI, PEDL, UMPG Publishing, UBEM, LatinAutor, Downtown Music Publishing, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell" и другие авторские общества (8).
Laughing Stock is the fifth and final studio album by British band Talk Talk, released in 1991. Following their previous release Spirit of Eden (1988), bassist Paul Webb left the group, which reduced Talk Talk to the duo of Mark Hollis and Lee Harris. Talk Talk then acrimoniously left EMI and signed to the jazz-based Verve Records, and recorded Laughing Stock at London's Wessex Sound Studios with producer Tim Friese-Greene from September 1990 to April 1991.
Laughing Stock would also be Talk Talk’s final album as the band’s members decided to pursue solo careers, especially Mark Hollis who would then release his 1998 self-titled album. Ultimately, Laughing Stock along with their previous record, Spirit of Eden and Slint’s Spiderland are considered some of the first true post-rock records and would later play an enormous influence on more modern post-rock bands in the decades to come. Laughing Stock Q&A. Producers Tim Friese-Greene. More Talk Talk albums. Live at Montreaux 1986.
Virtually ignored upon its initial release, Laughing Stock continues to grow in stature and influence by leaps and bounds. Picking up where Spirit of Eden left off, the album operates outside of the accepted sphere of rock to create music which is both delicate and intense; recorded with a large classical ensemble, it defies easy categorization, conforming to very few structural precedents - while the gently hypnotic "Myrrhman" flirts with ambient textures, the percussive "Ascension Day" drifts toward jazz before the two sensibilities.
Talk Talk are one of these bands, where 'Laughing Stock' sounds a million miles from their debut album in '82. This is clearly a more mature album than their earlier releases, but just not as exciting. The splinter group 'O-Rang' do a far better job for me than this album. That's not to say that 'Laughing Stock' is bad. Far from it. Ian Hollis' vocals sounds great, being very suited to this type of music. The space used between players is fantastic and it's got an original sound that could only be attributed to Talk Talk.
First, Talk Talk was a New Wave band, and a fairly successful one at that. By their final album, the band (or what was left of it) abandoned that staple and moved to a more experimental sound. Spirit of Eden, the album preceding this one, abandoned all pop sensibility and led directly into this remarkable, influential album. But how influential was it, really" From my point of view, no one takes any ideas from Talk Talk anymore. If we took Laughing Stock out of 1991 and put it in 2007, it would probably still have the same pioneering effect, because hardly anyone managed to follow their.
This reissue of Talk Talk 's final album, 1991's Laughing Stock, presented here without any distracting "bonuses" on immaculate vinyl, helps tells the story of Talk Talk's fraught, exhausting, confounding, brave, and ultimately brilliant final act. (There's also a postscript, in the form of frontman Mark Hollis' solo album, but we'll get to that. Though you're more likely to describe Laughing Stock as lovely or otherworldly or even gentle, in its way it's as uncompromising as any apocalyptic noise record
Since the age of 16 my favourite album has been Talk Talk’s 1991 masterpiece and swansong Laughing Stock. The album marked the end of the fascinating career of Talk Talk, a project which, beginning as a mildly interesting pop group, slowly transformed into a vehicle for the most unexpected, conceptually ambitious, and beautiful experimental rock. After Laughing Stock, bandleader Mark Hollis released one remarkable solo album before more or less vanishing from the music scene entirely. Laughing Stock sits among a class of albums which excite feeling and passion as much as thought
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- Record Company – Universal Music Company Ltd.
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
- Copyright (c) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
- Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises
- Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
- Mastered At – Capitol Mastering
- Acoustic Bass – Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
- Cello – Paul Kegg, Roger Smith
- Composed By, Producer, Organ, Piano, Harmonium – Tim Friese-Greene
- Composed By, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ – Mark Hollis
- Contrabass Clarinet – Dave White
- Drums – Lee Harris
- Engineer – Phill Brown
- Harmonica – Mark Feltham
- Illustration – James Marsh
- Management – Keith Aspden
- Percussion – Martin Ditcham
- Sleeve – Russell Uttley
- Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Henry Lowther
- Viola – Garfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
NotesRecorded at Wessex Studios, London
Sept 1990 - April 1991
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (6 00753 65519 1): 600753655191
- Matrix / Runout (stamped, side 2 runout): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
- Matrix / Runout (side 1 runout): B0024137-01-A
- Matrix / Runout (side 2 runout): B0024137-01-B
|847 717-1||Talk Talk||Laughing Stock (LP, Album)||Verve Records||847 717-1||UK & Europe||1991|
|847717-4||Talk Talk||Laughing Stock (Cass, Album)||Polydor||847717-4||Greece||1991|
|PLVP002CD||Talk Talk||Laughing Stock (CD, Album, RE)||Pond Life||PLVP002CD||UK||1999|
|847 717-4||Talk Talk||Laughing Stock (Cass, Album)||Verve Records||847 717-4||UK & Europe||1991|
|847 717-2||Talk Talk||Laughing Stock (CD, Album)||Polydor||847 717-2||Spain||1991|