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Talk Talk - Laughing Stock Full Album

  • Performer: Talk Talk
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Laughing Stock
  • Released: 1991
  • Style: Alternative Rock, Ethereal
  • Label: Verve Records
  • Catalog: 847 717-1
  • Country: Spain
  • MP3 version size: 1164 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2708 mb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 226

Tracklist

1Runeii
Written-By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Green
2New Grass
Written-By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Green
3After The Flood
Written-By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Green
4Taphead
Written-By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Green
5Myrrhman
Written-By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Green
6Ascension Day
Written-By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Green

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
847 717-1Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album)Verve Records847 717-1UK & Europe1991
847717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album)Polydor847717-4Greece1991
PLVP002CDTalk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE)Pond LifePLVP002CDUK1999
847 717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(Cass, Album)Verve Records847 717-4Argentina1991
847 717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album)Verve Records847 717-4Turkey1991
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
847 717-1Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album)Verve Records847 717-1UK & Europe1991
847717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album)Polydor847717-4Greece1991
PLVP002CDTalk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE)Pond LifePLVP002CDUK1999
B0024137-01Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE)UMe, PolydorB0024137-01US2016
847 717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(Cass, Album)Verve Records847 717-4Argentina1991

Credits

  • CelloPaul Kegg, Roger Smith
  • Composed By, Producer, Organ, Piano, HarmoniumTim Friese-Greene
  • Composed By, Vocals, Guitar, Piano, OrganMark Hollis
  • Contrabass Clarinet [Contra Bass Clarinet]Dave White
  • Double Bass [Acoustic Bass]Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
  • DrumsLee Harris
  • EngineerPhill Brown
  • HarmonicaMark Feltham
  • IllustrationJames Marsh
  • ManagementKeith Aspden
  • PercussionMartin Ditcham
  • SleeveRussell Uttley
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornHenry Lowther
  • ViolaGarfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
  • CelloPaul Kegg, Roger Smith
  • Contrabass Clarinet [Contra Bass Clarinet]Dave White
  • Double Bass [Acoustic Bass]Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
  • DrumsLee Harris
  • EngineerPhill Brown
  • HarmonicaMark Feltham
  • Illustration [Cover Illustration]James Marsh
  • ManagementKeith Aspden
  • Organ, Piano, HarmoniumTim Friese-Greene
  • PercussionMartin Ditcham
  • ProducerTim Friese-Greene
  • SleeveRussell Uttley
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornHenry Lowther
  • ViolaGarfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, OrganMark Hollis

Notes

Recorded at Wessex Studios, London
Sept 1990 - April 1991℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd. UK.
© 1991 Polydor Ltd. UK.
AG - 847 717-1
Also available on CD 847 717-2 - MC 847 717-4.
Editado en España por Poligram Iberica, S.A.
Impreso en España por Graficas Foco, S.A.

Recorded in London Sept 1990 - April 1991.

"Tim Friese-Greene" is misspelled "Tim Friese-Green" on labels.
Track B3 is listed as "Rune II" on label.
Mark Hollis' handwritten lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve.

Barcodes

  • Barcode (6 00753 65519 1): 600753655191
  • Matrix / Runout (stamped, side 2 runout): MASTERED BY CAPITOL
  • Matrix / Runout (side 1 runout): B0024137-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (side 2 runout): B0024137-01-B
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042284771719
  • Barcode (Text): 0 42284 77171 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 847 717-1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 847 717-1-B
  • Label Code: LC-0309
  • Rights Society (On Back Cover): BIEM/STEMRA
  • Rights Society (Labels): S.G.A.E.
  • Price Code: POL 281
  • Depósito Legal: M-32.606-1991

Companies

  • Designed At – Peacock
  • Printed By – Gráficas Foco, S.A.
  • Copyright (c) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Record Company – PolyGram Ibérica, S.A.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Record Company – Universal Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Copyright (c) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
  • Mastered At – Capitol Mastering

Album

This is music i listen to while i'm at the beach, laying down in the sand, and watching the stars. Laughing Stock would also be Talk Talks final album as the bands members decided to pursue solo careers, especially Mark Hollis who would then release his 1998 self-titled album. The haunting songs of Mark Hollis, beautifully. Post-Rock Art Rock Free Jazz. Full Review. Laughing Stock and Talk Talk have been a big part of my life for three years now. First, Talk Talk was a New Wave band, and a fairly successful one at that. 6 tracks 43:20. These magnificent reissues of English art-rock innovators Talk Talk's 1991 final record Laughing Stock and their reclusive leader Mark Hollis' 1998 self-titled solo album are presented on immaculate vinyl. Spirit of Eden, the album preceding this one, abandoned all pop sensibility and led directly into this remarkable, influential album. Now, defining post-rock itself can be a dicey task, particularly because it can entail just about anything thats a little bit rock and a little bit anything else. To favorites 12 Download album. Talk Talk then acrimoniously left EMI and signed to the jazz-based Verve Records, and recorded Laughing Stock at London's Wessex Sound Studios with producer Tim Friese-Greene from September 1990 to April 1991. Genre: Post-Rock. These magnificent reissues of English art-rock innovators Talk Talk's 1991 final record Laughing Stock and their reclusive leader Mark Hollis' 1998 self-titled solo album are presented on immaculate vinyl. Missing Pieces. But how influential was it, really From my point of view, no one takes any ideas from Talk Talk anymore. Widely regarded as Talk Talks holy trinity, these singular, pigeonhole-defying albums are thrown into even sharper relief when you consider that EMI initially marketed Hollis team as a glossy, synth-pop act akin to labelmates Duran Duran. Following their previous release Spirit of Eden 1988, bassist Paul Webb left the group, which reduced Talk Talk to the duo of singermulti-instrumentalist Mark Hollis and drummer Lee Harris. Listen to Laughing Stock right now. Ultimately, Laughing Stock along with their previous record, Spirit of Eden and Slints Spiderland are considered some of the first true post-rock records and would later play an enormous influence on more modern post-rock bands in the decades to come. Show all. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock. The songs ache with languid phrases and the naked, vulnerable voice of Mark Hollis, the only element of the band that remains perceptible from their verse-chorus-verse past. But to put it in an easier to dissect example, the foundation that Talk Talk laid out on Laughing Stock can be traced to bands like Mogwai and Godspeed You Black Emperor to Sigur Ros, and to some extent, even Isis. By their final album, the band or what was left of it abandoned that staple and moved to a more experimental sound. Writers Mark Hollis. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock review: Like I could summarize my feelings for this album in this little box. It is astounding that Laughing Stock was one of the first albums widely considered post rock for many reasons. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock 1991. Talk Talk. Laughing Stock is the fifth and final studio album by British band Talk Talk, released in 1991. ASCAP, LatinAutor - Warner Chappell, Warner Chappell, PEDL, CMRRA, LatinAutor, Hexacorp music publishing и другие авторские общества 9. Live at Montreaux 1986. The world needs to hear this album, even if you havent liked post rock before, because I guarantee that this is not the type of music you think of when you think post rock. More Talk Talk albums. Thats not to say they all sound exactly like Talk Talk, because they dont. Unfortunately, it should be. A work of staggering complexity and immense beauty, Laughing Stock remains an under-recognized masterpiece, and its echoes can be heard throughout much of the finest experimental music issued in its wake. Laughing Stock is the fifth and final LP from Talk Talk, released on November 19, 1991 from Polydor records. Audacious and forward-looking, Talk Talks final album, Laughing Stock, remains one of the most stunning creations in all of music. Producers Tim Friese-Greene. Listen free to Talk Talk Laughing Stock Myrrhman, Ascension Day and more. Exclusive discount for Prime members. Talk Talk then acrimoniously left EMI and signed to the jazz-based Verve Records, and recorded Laughing Stock at London's Wessex Sound Studios with producer Tim Friese-Greene from September 1990 to April 1991. Dreamy and loose, Talk Talk's Laughing Stock turns 180 degrees away from the '80s pop sound of It's My Life and runs headlong into a web of Brian Eno, avant-garde, jazz, and experimental structure. They sound as good as these albums have ever sounded, in any format. Listen album. Dreamy and loose, Talk Talk's Laughing Stock turns 180 degrees away from the '80s pop sound of It's My Life and runs headlong into a web of Brian Eno, avant-garde, jazz, and experimental structure. Sample this album Artist Sample. Laughing Stock. There are many ways for a band to follow up a hit. musicjunkie612. Laughing Stock Q&A. Yet the sheer audacity a

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Comments

Jare Jare
compared to the 180 this thing is absolute garbage. stick with the 180g back to black version.
Coiriel Coiriel
I must have lucked out since I just received this from Amazon USA. Side 1 was Flat and Side 2 was Slightly Dished which was cured by my Record Clamp. Other than a few very small vinyl ticks I was very pleased with how this played. It sounded fantastic and the Original Verve at its present cost holds no guarantee that it will play well. This one is a keeper for me.
Deorro Deorro
I ordered this and the European release to compare and they are nearly identical (first 4 seconds of Taphead not being on the UK release). I think (like most modern records) both pressings are hit or miss regarding the quality of the pressing, and that has more to do with quality control on the plant’s front. I’ve also noticed that many people had issues with the original pressing too. My advice is to order/purchase from an outlet with a generous return policy and order/return until you get a good one.
Mightdragon Mightdragon
Is the "secret" guitar intro on Taphead present on this pressing?
Reddefender Reddefender
I have had this version for about 6 months now, listened to it about once a month and am quite happy with it. I am not experiencing any excessive noise, just wonderful music.
Zeus Wooden Zeus Wooden
Not a great pressing. Sounds like a cd with the volume turned down and the dynamics sucked out of it. Disappointing.
Ishnjurus Ishnjurus
Agree with several of the commenters here: the first track is bad with pops and clicks, but the rest sounds pretty good.
Mr.mclav Mr.mclav
My copy's not bad at all. Sure, a bit of surface noise on "Myrrhman," but its "Taphead" that's got some pops for me. But overall very fine and I'm happy with it.
uspeh uspeh
I had the same crackling/surface noise as many of you but a second cleaning worked wonders and now, the disc is very quiet and sounds excellent to me.
Dagdalas Dagdalas
Yes the first track is clicky, annoying, but the background is black. The silence is silent. The dynamics are riviting. There’s no digitalis in the sound - it still feels pure. Overall, flawed but don’t count it out unless you can’t abide by having any clicks.
Seevinev Seevinev
The guitar in Runeii clips - I can't abide by that. Clicks okay - but clipping?! Yuck. This is only good as a stop-gap to a better copy.
Mala Mala
My side A is quite noisy and a warp too. Side B sounds 100x better. Might exchange it back at the shop. Seems like a temperamental pressing.
Negal Negal
Believe the negative reviews. I've purchased 60+ records and this is the worst sounding pressing I've ever heard. Even after extensively cleaning it on both sides, not only did much of the pops, clicks and hissing persist, but Runeii has disgusting amounts of distortion that sealed the deal in getting rid of this piss-poor release. Shame on UMe for this!
Anayajurus Anayajurus
Yes. I think poor pressing are more common than 1/60, but I have to concur, the noise on Runeii pushed it past acceptable.
Ohatollia Ohatollia
Seems like this pressing is very hit or miss. I had the same grievance with the Ba Da Bing pressing, of which I eventually sold. I can confirm that (as it is with mine) certain copies are actually decent. If you don't want to take the risk, then buy the much more lauded European pressing. I'm just happy my copy isn't as noisy as my Ba Da Bing was. What an awful record to suffer from such absurdly crap pressings. Shame on the plant.
Blackredeemer Blackredeemer
I should have checked the reviews first.This is exactly as described by others. Never heard so much noise in my life.For now I'm just skipping track one entirely to avoid frustration.
lubov lubov
DON'T buy this US pressing. Seriously, save yourself a lot of trouble and just ask your dealer to order the European 'Back To Black' series release instead - same year (2016), different country - this [US] copy is basically fucked. Six months of repeated visits to the record store and two different copies cleaned by different machines and different methods, I gained nothing but problems on this pressing. On the bright side, the moment I put the European copy on I found exactly what I was hoping for the first time around. For your health.
Kecq Kecq
I agree with you. I have listened to both releases you've mentioned and the Back to black sounds fabulous. The US release you have mentioned is too noisy and absolutely to avoid.
Mikarr Mikarr
This pressing is absolutely stunning. My copy is crank able, dynamic and quiet. Unfortunately it looks like the consensus is mixed. My copy came from the Amazon seller importcds so I'm not sure if it was pressed in a different plant that the bad copies. It may be a hit or miss but take the gamble, it's a great record regardless.
Anyshoun Anyshoun
I find this much better than the 2011 Bada Bing pressing, but not as good as the 2012 Parlophone pressings of Spirit of Eden and Colour of Spring. The vinyl isn't as heavy and no dvd or downloads. That said, my copy is really quiet - listening on headphones and no noise to speak of during the many silences.
HappyLove HappyLove
This pressing sounds even better than my 2011 Ba Da Bing pressing, which is also wonderful. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15957-laughing-stock-mark-hollis/
Bluddefender Bluddefender
I listened to another copy in the shop, not warped this time but still the same issue with track 1. Does anyone have a good copy of this pressing?
Aurizar Aurizar
Go the 2016 European 'Back To Black' series copy dude.
Andriodtargeted Andriodtargeted
Ive just got home with a sealed copy. Put it on the turntable and the 1st problem is that its badly warped on the outside edge of the disc. Secondly there is a really intrusive 'click' all through the 1st track. Ive not listened to any more, its going back to the shop. Hopefully I can swap it for a copy I can listen to 1st to make sure its ok. Great shame.
Awene Awene
same here. same here. same here. same here. same here.
Braned Braned
yep, same problem... I'm glad some others have posted confirming since I did - thought I was being pedantic.
Prorahun Prorahun
These are the same issues with my copy that I just bought. The 1st track has a horrible noise and the edging of the vinyl also appears to be unfinished or something.
Qusicam Qusicam
This would be a beautiful master if the pressing company could put some fucking effort into at least making a decent piece of wax. Returned my first copy due to a repetitive pop that sounded like a run-out groove all across Myrrhman (of course, the quietest track) and a warp on the innermost songs of the disc. And I actually regret taking that one back. Now my second copy has a softer repetitive pop on Myrrhman, but a nice loud one across parts of Taphead. Not to mention the vinyl looked like it'd been left on the floor - not just your occasional factory debris but full marks and smudges. Same warping throughout the final track.I don't have as exceptionally high standards as this probably makes it sound, but jesus christ guys. This is a hallmark album in the way of 'making silence count' - at least give some caution to the quality and cleanliness of your disc.Sadly I'd have nothing but praise for the sound if it weren't marred by its physical condition. Maybe I've just been unlucky.
Malojurus Malojurus
Ive got the same problems! Im gonna get the european version that came out last month. Its pressed in Holland.
Mr.Death Mr.Death
Is it worth buying this version as it's new and selling my spanish copy (https://www.discogs.com/Talk-Talk-Laughing-Stock/release/1212241)? Thanks!
Cells Cells
Not a big fan of this pressing. Definitely not as crisp as the Spirit of Eden remaster.
Foxanayn Foxanayn
Great pressing. Quiet and nuanced. $25 for a single LP is pushing it though considering this a US pressing, and there was no need to import.
dermeco dermeco
Can anyone tell me the difference between this and the 180. Gram 2012 pressing listed on discogs?And also, how does this compare to the original pressing? Like objectively speaking, is one superior to the other?
Shadowbourne Shadowbourne
I think this is the same pressing I have, but mine is definitely not 180 gram.
GoodLike GoodLike
I put in on a scale... 125 g...... but quality seems to be good. Only had time for the first song.
Freighton Freighton
Can anyone verify the quality of this pressing? I know there existed major complaints on the 2011 repress.
Iaran Iaran
I thinks it's fantastic. I have no complaints with my copy.
Anararius Anararius
I agree with the previews comments, this is a great pressing, much better than the Ba-Da-Bing! one. Great sound and very little surface noise. Very happy with this.
Scream_I LOVE YOU Scream_I LOVE YOU
Hello, i got mine on the release day. The sound quality in my opinion is most excellent! It is NOT the same cut as the 2011 reissue by BaDa Bing, but is in fact a brand new cut done at Capitol Records in 2015! I don't think it has been verified yet whether this was analog sourced or not (probably unlikely, considering it's Talk Talk...) but i can report that there is very little surface noise, and the sound is just reproduced beautifully. Really nice reissue. I also have the 2012 EMI Spirit of Eden reissue, and i would say the sound on Laughing Stock is superior. Hope this was all helpful!
Barinirm Barinirm
Very engaging, lovely tone and dynamics. Quiet. Great pressing of a great album.
cyrexoff cyrexoff
I ordered this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0185YN4QE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00and received my copy a few days ago and I must say the quality is top!!! Now I hope, that there will be a Mark Hollis high quality repress as well, but who knows...the last repress issue was terrible.
Gabar Gabar
I have the Badabing pressing that was released in 2011 - it's really bad. Just received this pressing and... it's great!
Yojin Yojin
one guy on facebook told about the good polydor pressing. He said there are no pops and finally everything is ok.
Djang Djang
i wonder the same thing. only thing i could find was one happy customer here: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/talk-talk-laughing-stock-to-be-reissued-on-vinyl.261238/page-11