Talk Talk – Spirit Of Eden (1988) [SACD 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:54 minutes | Scans included | 683 MB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 760 MB
Compare Spirit of Eden with any other previous release in the Talk Talk catalog, and it’s almost impossible to believe it’s the work of the same band — exchanging electronics for live, organic sounds and rejecting structure in favor of mood and atmosphere, the album is an unprecedented breakthrough, a musical and emotional catharsis of immense power. Mark Hollis’ songs exist far outside of the pop idiom, drawing instead on ambient textures, jazz-like arrangements, and avant-garde accents; for all of their intricacy and delicate beauty, compositions like “Inheritance” and “I Believe in You” also possess an elemental strength — Hollis’ oblique lyrics speak to themes of loss and redemption with understated grace, and his hauntingly poignant vocals evoke wrenching spiritual turmoil tempered with unflagging hope. A singular musical experience.
01 – The Rainbow
02 – Eden
03 – Desire
04 – Inheritance
05 – I Believe in You
06 – Wealth
DSD Digital Remaster 2003.