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.
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This week’s new releases include New Order’s collection of previously unreleased tracks from 2005 (‘Lost Sirens’), the reunion/charity EP from The Replacements (‘Songs for Slim’), two compilations from Talk Talk, an audiophile reissue from The Pretenders and a live DVD from Einstürzende Neubauten.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about Robyn Hitchcock, The Housemartins, The Cult, Paul Weller, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, The Psychedelic Furs, Dead Can Dance, Depeche Mode, The Primitives, Ultravox and more.
Fierce Panda Records and musical director Alan Wilder have revealed the full tracklist for ‘Spirit of Talk Talk,’ a 2CD tribute dedicated to hugely influential synth group Talk Talk that will feature contributions from members of Arcade Fire and Grandaddy, as well as ex-Depeche Mode member Wilder’s Recoil project.
This week’s new releases include a new collection of Billy Bragg and Wilco’s ‘Mermaid Avenue’ recordings, plus two vinyl-and-DVD reissues from Talk Talk, a box set featuring the first four albums by Spandau Ballet and the U.S. release of remix album from Nick Cave’s Grinderman.
This week’s round-up of Slicing Up Eyeballs headlines includes news about The Jesus and Mary Chain, Paul Weller, Dexys, fIREHOSE, Dead Can Dance, World Party, Fields of the Nephilim, Mark E. Smith, Cocteau Twins and much more — plus our latest Auto Reverse mixtape.
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.
Nick Cave is pulling the plug on Grinderman and The Stone Roses have signed U.S. and U.K. record deals, plus a great photo essay chronicling a recent Peter Murphy gig in Philadelphia, word of a new book about Talk Talk and audio of an interview with Throbbing Gristle’s Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti.
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.
This latest round of links and such includes a story on Johnny Marr’s plans to record two solo albums, a look back at Talk Talk, a podcast featuring an interview with Gang of Four, and news that the Pogues’ U.S. tour will be their last.