Montag, 4. April 2022

Monday's Long Song


Mark Hollis was the mastermind behind Talk Talk and died too early three years ago. They started in the early 80's with synth-pop and new wave and became great commercial success. After the first albums Hollis moved more and more to a different kind of sound. More ambitious and intimate than before. Most of these songs are intimate reflections of his life and thriftily arranged with less instruments. And it is just this what I loved about his music. Seldom artists were able to make songs like these - one other was Nick Drake. But this is another story to be told. This version is from their live album from 1986 showing them at the peak of their creativity.

Talk Talk - Renee

1 Kommentar:

Khayem hat gesagt…

Renee was a highlight of the album It's My Life and this is a stunning live version. I remember listening to the Hammersmith concert broadcast on BBC Radio 1 in the UK and being completely captured by the performances. I then saw their Live At Montreaux show on TV and visually, Talk Talk were every bit as good as they sounded. Excellent choice, Walter.