Talk Talk tribute CD in September
London-based indie label Fierce Panda will be releasing Spirit Of Talk Talk, a double album in September.
It will feature 30 contemporary acts re-inventing, re-interpreting legendary British group Talk Talk's greatest moments precisely 30 years since the single Talk Talk arrived.
For the unitiated, No Doubt covered the band's 1984 hit It's My Life in 2003.
Conceived and co-ordinated by Toby Benjamin and massaged into shape by musical director Alan Wilder, this twin CD features artwork by original Talk Talk artwork designer James Marsh (using the cover he created in 1983 for a prospective album Chameleon Hour which was never released) and sees profits going to The Rare Bird Club charity.
Note that the album has been mastered by Denis Blackham who was also responsible for mastering many of Talk Talk's albums.
The album features 30 artistes, including: Alan Wilder (Recoil), White Lies, King Creosote, Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Zero 7, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Joan As Police Woman, Sean Carey (Bon Iver), Lights, Goldheart Assembly, Thomas White (Electric Soft Parade), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots), Thomas Feiner, The Black Ships, Turin Brakes, as well as Ian Curnow, David Rhodes, Gaynor Sadler and Martin Ditcham, all of whom worked with Talk Talk.
Formed in 1981, Talk Talk, which consisted of Mark Hollis, Lee Harris, Simon Brenner and Paul Webb, started off as a New Romantic act before transforming itself into an experimental act that has left a lasting legacy on contemporary artistes like Radiohead, Bon Iver, Arcade Fire and many others.
Image: EMI and Fierce Panda
Published: May 31 2012