Mark Hollis Vinyl, CD & tapes by Mark Hollis at Norman Records
Similar to Mark Hollis:
Talk Talk, Low, Grouper, Tindersticks, David Sylvian, Tim Hecker, The Durutti Column, Smog, Scott Walker, Red House Painters, Tortoise, Fennesz
This is the one where things started to change. Producer and multi instrumentalist Tim Friese-Green was drafted in and immediately set about turning the previous 'new romantic image' into something more special. Still the hits kept coming with 'Such a Shame', 'Dum Dum Girl' and the stellar title track beautifully combining mainstream pop and sophisticated production.
It still beggars belief that this record was made by the same people who made 'Laughing Stock'. This is Talk Talk in full throes of their early 'new romantic' sound. Having supported Duran Duran there is a certain similarity in sound but even when in synth pop excess mode Talk Talk were clever and literate. Witness the hit singles 'Today' and 'Talk Talk'.