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Spirit Of Talk Talk (Paperback)

Spirit Of Talk Talk (Paperback)

James Marsh, Chris Roberts and Toby Benjamin
Preface by
Simon Brenner

The richly illustrated, beautifully designed, updated and extended book celebrating the music and art of the legendary Talk Talk.

As well as including all of the content of the first hardback edition conceived by Toby Benjamin, including James Marsh’s exquisite, classic and previously unseen artwork, interviews, rare photographs and a biography of the band by Chris Roberts — this updated paperback edition has 32 pages of new content including interviews with Paul Webb and Lee Harris, 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 collaborator, a wealth of photographs and memorabilia taken from Simon Brenner’s personal archive and a heartfelt afterword honouring founder and leader Mark Hollis.

Press reviews

Very classy, and a fitting tribute to the band.

Founder member, Talk Talk, Paul Webb

The Talk Talk biography is a thing of beauty – that explores the group’s bewitching music and James Marsh’s striking cover art … flush with new information.

Mark Blake, Mojo

A rich reflection that immerses the reader into the world of Mark Hollis and co … this is a fitting tribute to some true enigmas.

Prog magazine

Wonderfully evocative.

Pierre Perrone, The Independent

Lovingly compiled with unqualified enthusiasm and meticulous research … Long overdue and unmissable.

Alan Wilder, Depeche Mode/Recoil


232 pages
Trim page size (H × W)
10.7 in × 8.5 in
Stock status
In stock