Spirit of Talk Talk is a finely crafted and lavishly produced book celebrating the music created by Talk Talk and illustrated with a treasure trove of images from long-time collaborator and renowned art designer James Marsh. Displayed alongside large original artworks and previously unseen sketches and alternative covers, are rare and previously unseen photographs of the band and a specially commissioned biography of Talk Talk by music journalist and author Chris Roberts. Photographic images have been supplied from the archives of photography luminaries Lawrence Watson, Richard Haughton and Sheila Rock amongst others. The book includes the full transcript of Mark Hollis's final interview about the band and numerous tributes and eulogies from musicians, artists, producers, and people who worked with the band and knew them intimately. There are also honest, touching, and revealing tributes from musicians, artists friends and fans who were, and continue to be, influenced by Talk Talk's music.
This paperback edition has 24 pages of new content including an extensive preface from founding member Simon Brenner, exclusive interviews with a host of people connected to the band, among them musicians, engineers and musical collaborators - and a wealth of new, unseen photographs and memorabilia taken from Simon Brenner's personal archive.
Spirit of Talk Talk has been lovingly compiled with unqualified enthusiasm and meticulous research. It is the most comprehensive retrospective look at the legacy of one of Britain's most important, influential and inexplicably underrated bands. Long overdue and unmissable. -- ALAN WILDER. This book will give any Talk Talk fan a fascinating insight into just how far reaching their influence has been on current artists, I can't wait -- OLLY KNIGHTS. Fans of Talk Talk unite! This is an incredible book on the band ... I will be helping to support this, and I really hope you will too! -- JASON LYTLE.