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Talk Talk – Talk Talk (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on June 15th, 2012


Talk Talk” is a 1982 song by the British New Wave band Talk Talk. It is a cover of a 1976 song “Talk Talk Talk Talk” by British punk group The Reaction, released on the Beggars Banquet compilation album Streets. Released as the second single from Talk Talk’s debut album, The Party’s Over (1982), it peaked at #52 in the United Kingdom upon initial release. It was reissued later in the same year where it peaked at #23 in the UK and #75 in the United States. The single also reached #1 in South Africa in 1983.

Talk Talk (Extended Mix) 4:34
Producer – Colin Thurston
Written-By – E. Hollis*, M. Hollis*

? 4:07
Producer – Colin Thurston
Written-By – Harris*, M. Hollis*, Webb*, Brenner*

Talk Talk (Version) 2:37
Engineer – Mike Robinson
Producer – John Sparrow
Written-By – E. Hollis*, M. Hollis*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1983 Talk Talk (Reissue) U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #75


Label: EMI  – 12EMI 5284
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: Mar 1982
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Photography By – Mike Putland*

rack A: listed as (Long Version) on the sleeve.
Track B2: listed as Talk Talk (Produced at B.B.C. Maida Vale Studios for the David Jensen Show) on the sleeve.
Track B2: Recorded at BBC Maida Vale Studios for David Jensen Show.
Released by arrangement with BBC Records.

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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13 Responses to “Talk Talk – Talk Talk (UK 12″)”

  1. Maggi M Says:

    Yeeeees…very nice Paul
    Some Talk Talk at last….one of my favourite groups 🙂




    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Maggi M. They are one of my favorites also 🙂


  2. David Says:

    It’s a cover? I never knew that!

    Has anyone got the original up anywhere?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Here it is on Youtube:


    David Reply:

    Aha – it’s not a cover as such, the Reaction was Talk Talk singer Mark Hollis’ previous band! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk_Talk#


  3. Omar Says:

    thanks for all the new wave stuff Paul.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    Another New Wave band that is so underrated!
    I think no band blends New Wave with Melancholia as well as Hollis & co. It’s My Life, Such A Shame and Life’s What You Make It are prime examples.
    This was during the first phase of their career where it’s still more New Wave Punk.
    Enthralling nonetheless.
    Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    One omy favorite new wave bands and as you said very underrated. Love Colin Thurston’s work for Duran as well. Have a nice weekend Ric.


    ric Reply:

    and Kajagoogoo too!
    Happy weekend, Paul!


  5. cdman Says:

    Another great new wave song!!!! 1983 that was a real gooOoodddd year in music!!
    Thanks paul, any chance to put talking in your sleep by the romantics 12″????


  6. robster Says:

    Thanks. I REALLY hope you do Why Is It So Hard (12” US Remix – Extended Version) next


  7. Conner Says:

    Love this. Thank you.


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