The Colour of Spring

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With It's My Life, Talk Talk proved that they could pull off an entire album of strong material. With The Colour of Spring, they took it one step further, moving to a near-concept song cycle, following the emotional ups and downs of relationships and pondering life in general. Musically, they built on the experimental direction of the previous album with interesting rhythms, sweeping orchestration, complex arrangements, and even a children's chorus to create an evocative, hypnotic groove. Though the songs were catchier on the earlier efforts and the ambient experimentation was more fully achieved later on, The Colour of Spring succeeded in marrying the two ideas into one...
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All Music Guide - Chris Woodstra
With It's My Life, Talk Talk proved that they could pull off an entire album of strong material. With The Colour of Spring, they took it one step further, moving to a near-concept song cycle, following the emotional ups and downs of relationships and pondering life in general. Musically, they built on the experimental direction of the previous album with interesting rhythms, sweeping orchestration, complex arrangements, and even a children's chorus to create an evocative, hypnotic groove. Though the songs were catchier on the earlier efforts and the ambient experimentation was more fully achieved later on, The Colour of Spring succeeded in marrying the two ideas into one unique sound for their most thoroughly satisfying album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2000
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 724385713125
  • Catalog Number: 857131

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Talk Talk Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Steve Winwood Organ, Keyboards
David Roach Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Alan Gorrie Bass, Electric Bass
The Choir Vocals
Ian Curnow Instrumental, Keyboards
Martin Ditcham Percussion
Mark Feltham Harmonica, Horn
Tim Friese-Greene Piano, Keyboards, Mellotron, kurzweil
Lee Harris Percussion, Drums, Snare Drums
Mark Hollis Organ, Guitar, Instrumental, Piano, Vocals, Melodica, Mellotron
Robbie McIntosh Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Guitar
Morris Pert Percussion
Phil Reis Percussion
David Rhodes Guitar
Gaynor Sadler Harp, Horn
Paul Webb Bass, Vocals, Background Vocals
Danny Thompson Bass, Acoustic Bass
Dann Thompson Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Ian Curnow Contributor
Tim Friese-Greene Composer, Producer, Contributor
Mark Hollis Composer
Dietmar Schillinger Engineer
Paul Schroeder Engineer
Dennis Weinrich Engineer
Pete Wooliscroft Engineer
Rob Crane Artwork
James Marsh Illustrations, Cover Painting
Artfull Dodgers Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Album by Anyone

    Not only is this Talk Talk's best effort, this is the best album by anyone ever. This album is an absolute gem. The Colour of Spring merges elements of many musical genres together into peaks and valleys, each a lesson in spirituality. Even without the album title, the songs evoke feelings of spring and creation. If you enjoy music of positivity and beauty, you will love Colour of Spring.

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