Mark Hollis

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Achingly gorgeous and hauntingly stark, Mark Hollis' self-titled debut picks up where he left off with Talk Talk's Laughing Stock seven years earlier, re-emerging at the nexus point where jazz, ambient, and folk music collide. It's quite possibly the most quiet and intimate record ever made, each song cut to the bone for maximum emotional impact and every note carrying enormous meaning. Hollis paints his music in fine, exquisite strokes, with an uncanny mastery of atmosphere that's frequently devastating. And if anything, his singularly resonant voice has grown even more plaintive with the passage of time, which -- combined with the understated artistry and minimalist ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Achingly gorgeous and hauntingly stark, Mark Hollis' self-titled debut picks up where he left off with Talk Talk's Laughing Stock seven years earlier, re-emerging at the nexus point where jazz, ambient, and folk music collide. It's quite possibly the most quiet and intimate record ever made, each song cut to the bone for maximum emotional impact and every note carrying enormous meaning. Hollis paints his music in fine, exquisite strokes, with an uncanny mastery of atmosphere that's frequently devastating. And if anything, his singularly resonant voice has grown even more plaintive with the passage of time, which -- combined with the understated artistry and minimalist beauty of tracks like "The Colour of Spring" and "Watershed" -- makes Mark Hollis a truly unique and indelible listening experience. His obvious understanding of the power of silence aside, one prays he doesn't again wait for the seven-year itch to strike before returning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/4/2000
  • Label: Ume Imports
  • UPC: 731453768826
  • Catalog Number: 537688
  • Sales rank: 31,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Colour of Spring (3:52)
  2. 2 Watershed (5:45)
  3. 3 Inside Looking Out (6:21)
  4. 4 The Gift (4:22)
  5. 5 A Life (1895-1915) (8:10)
  6. 6 Westward Bound (4:18)
  7. 7 The Daily Planet (7:19)
  8. 8 A New Jerusalem (6:49)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mark Hollis Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Henry Lowther Trumpet
Martin Ditcham Percussion, Drums
Mark Feltham Harmonica
Chris Laurence Bass
Robbie McIntosh Guitar
Dominic Miller Guitar
Melinda Maxwell Cor anglais
Andy Penayi Flute
Iain Dixon Clarinet
Laurence Pendrous Piano, Harmonium
Tim Holmes Clarinet
Julie Andrews Bassoon
Technical Credits
Mark Hollis Arranger, Producer
Warne Livesey Arranger
Phill Brown Engineer
Phil Ramacon Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Mark Hollis is God...

    Never has an album touched me in such a whisper. Listen in a dark room. Feel the guitar strings squeak, let Hollis' voice send shivers down your spine...

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