Mark Hollis, the co-founder, lead singer and chief songwriter for Talk Talk, a British group that made its mark with early ’80s synthpop hits before morphing into something altogether artier, has died following a short illness, his former manager confirmed Tuesday. He was 64.
Tag: Laughing Stock
Having released 1991′s ‘Laughing Stock’ on vinyl for the first time ever last year, Talk Talk continues to reissue its catalog, this time with 1986’s ‘The Colour of Spring’ and 1988’s ‘Spirit of Eden’ set for an April release on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with an accompanying DVD featuring a new 96 kHz/24 bit LPCM stereo mix.
This week’s new releases include new, live and reissued albums, singles and EPs from the likes of Peter Murphy, Bjork, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, the Pixies’ Black Francis, The B-52s, Erasure and Talk Talk.
The revered final album from Talk Talk — 1991′s ‘Laughing Stock,’ which saw the English group fully abandon its synthpop roots for a more a more experimental sound — will receive its first-ever vinyl release in the U.S. this fall alongside a reissue of frontman Mark Hollis’ lone solo album, originally released in 1998.