4 April 2015
“Eden” by Talk Talk “Spirit Of Eden” (Parlophone, 1988)
The brainchild of Mark Hollis & Tim Friese-Greene, Talk Talk released five studio albums through the 80’s and early part of the 90’s. Starting out in the vein of new wave pop groups like Duran Duran, they rapidly evolved in to a much more thought provoking and sophisticated band, drawing on pop, rock, jazz and classical music for inspiration.
Mark Hollis often drew on religious imagery in his later work and “Eden” is just one example, exploring themes of omnipotence, obedience, anger and passion.
Graeme Blackwell – Huddersfield Parish Church