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The Party's Over

a Studio release
by
Talk Talk

Release Year: 1982

Date Label Catalog # Comments
CD EMI America E2-46366
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 5/7/2004 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: by:
  1. Talk Talk (3:23)
  2. It's So Serious (3:21)
  3. Today (3:30)
  4. The Party's Over (6:12)
  5. Hate (3:58)
  6. Have You Heard the News? (5:07)
  7. Mirror Man (3:21)
  8. Another World (3:14)
  9. Candy (4:41)
Lee Harris
Drums
Mark Hollis
Vocals
Paul Webb
Bass
Simon Brenner
Keyboards

Reviewed by Eric on 08 May 2004


The early 80’s were a strange period for this listener. I was playing everything from The Lemon Kittens and Flying Lizards to Def Leppard, Iron Maiden and Duran Duran, while still seeking out as much ‘traditional’ progressive music as possible from whatever resource was available at the time. I picked this album up in one of my many record buying binges at a major chain store and played it a couple times only to file it away. In other words The Party’s Over didn’t impress me in the least and was about as exciting as a Thompson Twins ‘flexi-disc’ or a funky Flock Of Seagulls haircut (pretty good debut album- terrible image). It just didn’t do it for me.
Thankfully with the follow-up album It’s My Life, Talk Talk while still very much a synth pop band, would begin to show signs of creativity although I don’t think anyone would have guessed just how innovative they would become. You never know...