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Such a Shame? Hardly.
Gavin Wilson | 02/24/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"No band I know transformed themselves as completely as Talk Talk. Many, such as Genesis, changed themselves from from progressive to commercial as the financial demands of alimony and palimony mounted up. But very few, save Talk Talk, went in the opposite direction, from commercial pop to seriously serious rock.This album charts the beginning of that transformation. Curiously, it's currently only available on import, like the rest of the band's original albums except for LAUGHING STOCK, which is definitely their most obscure but possibly their masterpiece.With such outstanding tracks as 'Such a Shame' and 'Renee', it was a crossover album that would appeal both to progressive fans who sought the next Roxy Music and to the New Romantic movement (where Talk Talk was originally positioned by their label).It is extraordinary that Talk Talk started in precisely the same segment as Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet, but here's the evidence. If you like this, then you should be wonderfully overwhelmed by the two albums that followed it, COLOUR OF SPRING and SPIRIT OF EDEN."
Great starting point to the music of Talk Talk.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first Talk Talk album I ever bought. It is still one of my favorite albums ever. I have rarely been moved in the way that "It's My Life" does. The first five tracks on this album are so brilliant, they will leave you speechless. It is hard to find words for what tracks like these do to my soul. This is a wonderful, wonderful album, and I recommend it with my whole heart to anyone who is brave enough to take the word of a complete stranger. I hope that you will be as overcome by this album as myself."
One of Talk Talk's Best
Ali - Arizona Music Fan | Phoenix, AZ | 06/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Talk Talk was a standout band from the 1980's and this cd ranks as one of the best from this decade. Why lead singer, Mark Hollis, drastically changed his direction in music(think Muzak) is beyond me - especially when Talk Talk produced such inspiring tracks like "Living in Another World", "Life's What You Make It" and of course "It's My Life", "Such a Shame" and "Tomorrow Started" from this cd. Talk Talk's introspective lyrics and music simply haunt you. From this cd - "Tomorrow Started"(catch the fabulous live version on "Natural History CD")lifts depressed/uncertain feelings to the surface. You reflect on life and what's important. "Such A Shame" again hooks you immediately. Every time you listen, you're amazed at Mark's soulful vocals and the incredible music that supports distinctive lyrics.The first three cds from Talk Talk epitomize what is the best of the 1980's and "It's My Life" cd ranks at the top.Now if only Mark and the rest of the Talk Talk band would regroup and enter the 21st Century with a contemporary approach to their eighties success."