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Talk Talk – Spirit of Eden

Talk Talk
Spirit of Eden
Style: Ambient, Rock
Label: Parlophone
Catalog Number: PCSD 105
Released: 1988, 80's
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Talk Talk’s commercially disastrous, cult classic Spirit of Eden is an absolute must listen for any music fan. Recorded over three years in “an endlessly blacked-out studio, an oil projector in the control room, strobe lighting and five 24-track tape-machines synced together” the resulting album is a deeply moving and spiritual trip with elements of jazz, dub, classical, and ambient coming together to form a singular, hauntingly beautiful sound that would inspire countless musicians and build the foundation for post-rock.

– Phil Cho

Recommended – A1 The Rainbow, B2 I Believe In You

Tags: Ambient / Deep Listening / Essential Listening / Post Rock
Tracklist:

A1 The Rainbow
A2 Eden
A3 Desire
B1 Inheritance
B2 I Believe In You
B3 Wealth

Credits:

Bassoon – Andrew Stowell
Choir – Choir Of Chelmsford Cathedral
Clarinet – Andrew Marriner
Composed By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Greene
Cor Anglais – Christopher Hooker
Dobro, Twelve-String Guitar – Robbie McIntosh
Double Bass – Danny Thompson
Drums – Lee Harris
Electric Bass – Paul Webb
Engineer – Phill Brown
Guitarrón [Mexican Bass] – Simon Edwards
Harmonica – Mark Feltham
Harmonium, Piano, Organ, Guitar – Tim Friese-Greene
Illustration [Cover Illustration] – James Marsh
Management – Keith Aspden
Oboe – Michael Jeans
Percussion – Martin Ditcham
Performer [Shozygs] – Hugh Davies
Producer – Tim Friese-Greene
Trumpet – Henry Lowther
Violin – Nigel Kennedy
Vocals, Piano, Organ, Guitar – Mark Hollis

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