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Talk Talk - Laughing Stock album mp3

  • Performer: Talk Talk
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Laughing Stock
  • Released: 1991
  • Style: Post Rock, Experimental, Ambient
  • Country: UK & Europe
  • MP3 version size: 1966 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1182 mb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 904


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UMG (от лица компании "Polydor"); BMI - Broadcast Music In. Downtown Music Publishing, UMPI, ASCAP, CMRRA, PEDL, EMI Music Publishing, Warner Chappell" и другие авторские общества (9).

In other words, Talk Talk’s labels were enablers of Hollis’ work. Their financial support, their willingness to support him in his endeavours and their belief in his talent are the very reasons that these albums exist. It’s a surprising, provocative response that goes against the grain of our very understanding of those records, but it’s also an honest and intriguing perspective worthy of closer examination. To do that, it’s necessary to consider the story of Talk Talk’s career in more detail. Less than two years after Laughing Stock’s release, furthermore, he would force Slowdive to scrap most of their second album – according to singer Rachel Goswell in an interview with Melody Maker’s Ian Watson – after telling them that, I see you’ve got no songs. McGee was protecting his investment, and simultaneously interfering with the band’s creative process.

Laughing Stock is the fifth and final studio album by British band Talk Talk, released in 1991. Following their previous release Spirit of Eden (1988), bassist Paul Webb left the group, which reduced Talk Talk to the duo of Mark Hollis and Lee Harris. Talk Talk then acrimoniously left EMI and signed to the jazz-based Verve Records, and recorded Laughing Stock at London's Wessex Sound Studios with producer Tim Friese-Greene from September 1990 to April 1991.

This reissue of Talk Talk 's final album, 1991's Laughing Stock, presented here without any distracting "bonuses" on immaculate vinyl, helps tells the story of Talk Talk's fraught, exhausting, confounding, brave, and ultimately brilliant final act. (There's also a postscript, in the form of frontman Mark Hollis' solo album, but we'll get to that. Though you're more likely to describe Laughing Stock as lovely or otherworldly or even gentle, in its way it's as uncompromising as any apocalyptic noise record

Now, defining post-rock itself can be a dicey task, particularly because it can entail just about anything that’s a little bit rock and a little bit anything else. But to put it in an easier to dissect example, the foundation that Talk Talk laid out on Laughing Stock can be traced to bands like Mogwai and Godspeed! You Black Emperor to Sigur Ros, and to some extent, even Isis. That’s not to say they all sound exactly like Talk Talk, because they don’t

By: Talk Talk (1991, Rock). More albums from Talk Talk: The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk. The Party’s Over by Talk Talk. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk. London 1986 by Talk Talk. Quatuor Pour La Fin Du Temps by Talk Talk. It’s My Life by Talk Talk. View all albums . Laughing Stock. By: Talk Talk (1991, Rock).

Laughing Stock is a music studio album recording by TALK TALK (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1991 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Laughing Stock Polydor 2016. Sort: Recent best-seller Results cached. Talk Talk - Talk Talk/Laughing Stock (NEW CD).

Talk Talk two final albums could have been, on the preface, a completely disjointed experience. Recorded with the intention to only capture improvised moments. Mark Hollis, singer and perfectionist, even went as far as to let brought in musicians listen to just a sliver of a song, that might as well been an improvised part, to then improvise themselves to that incomplete picture of a song. The unique atmosphere Laughing Stock has can certainly in part be lent to this fact. Combined with the brilliance of Mark Hollis and everyone else involved in the recording and making of the album has made Laughing Stock into something that really is quite like nothing else. A statement that one cannot say about many albums. One that springs in mind however, is Slint's Spiderland.

Album Name Laughing Stock.


Ascension Day
After The Flood
New Grass


Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 UK & Europe 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Argentina 1991
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 Argentina 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 Spain 1991
847 7172 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Polydor 847 7172 US 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 Europe 1991
STARCD 5866 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records STARCD 5866 South Africa 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 US 1991
P2 47717 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Polydor P2 47717 US 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-2 Europe 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Polydor 847 717-2 US 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 France 1991
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album) Verve Records 847 717-2 Canada 1991
none Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor none UK 1991
POCP-1143 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Polydor POCP-1143 Japan 1991
847717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 847717-4 Greece 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-4 Turkey 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 UK & Europe 1991
STARC 5866 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records STARC 5866 South Africa 1991
422 847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 422 847 717-4 US 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 847 717-4 Spain 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Malaysia 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 847 717-4 Canada 1991
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album, Chr) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-4 Europe 1991
422 847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album, Promo) Polydor 422 847 717-4 US 1991
MG 1466 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MG Records MG 1466 Poland 1991
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 Spain 1991
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 Portugal 1991
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records, Polydor 847 717-1 Europe 1991
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Polydor 847717-1 Greece 1991
SAC 486 Talk Talk Mark Hollis Talks About Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Polydor, Verve Records SAC 486 US 1991
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999
TTCDR -020, TTCDR-020 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CDr, Album, RE, Unofficial) Collector's Digitally Recordings, Collector's Digitally Recordings TTCDR -020, TTCDR-020 Russia 2000
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Verve Records , Polydor 847 717-1 2010
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red) Polydor 847717-1 UK & Europe 2011
847717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Whi) Polydor 847717-1 UK & Europe 2011
BING-074, B0015253-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE) Ba Da Bing!, Universal Music Special Markets BING-074, B0015253-01 US 2011
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Verve Records 847 717-1 2011
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Red) Verve Records 847 717-1 2011
0600753376478, 533 764-7, 533764-7 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Verve Records, Verve Records, Verve Records 0600753376478, 533 764-7, 533764-7 UK 2012
B0024137-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE) UMe, Polydor B0024137-01 US 2016
00600753655191 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Polydor 00600753655191 Europe 2016
none Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(6xFile, FLAC) Universal Motown Records Group none UK & Europe Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, EDC) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, EDC) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, PMD) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, Son) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, UME) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, UME) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, UME) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown
847 717-2 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RP, UML) Polydor 847 717-2 US Unknown


1 Myrrhman 5:33
2 Ascension Day 6:00
3 After The Flood 9:38
4 Taphead 7:39
5 New Grass 9:40
6 Runeii 4:58


  • Acoustic Bass – Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
  • Cello – Paul Kegg, Roger Smith
  • Composed By – Mark Hollis, Tim Friese-Greene
  • Contrabass Clarinet – Dave White
  • Drums – Lee Harris
  • Engineer – Phill Brown
  • Harmonica – Mark Feltham
  • Illustration [Cover] – James Marsh
  • Management – Keith Aspden
  • Organ, Piano, Harmonium – Tim Friese-Greene
  • Percussion – Martin Ditcham
  • Producer – Tim Friese-Greene
  • Sleeve – Russell Uttley
  • Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Henry Lowther
  • Viola – Garfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Organ – Mark Hollis


FLAC 16-bit 44.1kHz digital download, as sold by Onkyo Music (onkyomusic.com)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 UK & Europe 1991
847717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 847717-4 Greece 1991
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999
B0024137-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE) UMe, Polydor B0024137-01 US 2016
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Argentina 1991


A1 Myrrhman 5:33
A2 Ascension Day 6:00
A3 After The Flood 9:39
B1 Taphead 7:30
B2 New Grass 9:40
B3 Runeii 4:58

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.


PolyGram Label Group
825 Eighth Avenue - New York, N.Y. 10019
212 333-8507 Fax: 212 333-8030
Promotional copy - not for sale

℗ 1991 PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
847 717-1 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album) Verve Records 847 717-1 UK & Europe 1991
847717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album) Polydor 847717-4 Greece 1991
PLVP002CD Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE) Pond Life PLVP002CD UK 1999
B0024137-01 Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE) UMe, Polydor B0024137-01 US 2016
847 717-4 Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(Cass, Album) Verve Records 847 717-4 Argentina 1991



Vichredag Vichredag
Scalpers trying to pull in $40+ for this thing... Ha ha ha. It was literally cut from the CD masters. Check the first comment, that person got the info straight from the label: https://www.analogplanet.com/content/talk-talks-1991-sonic-spectacular-gets-first-american-vinyl-issueSo, yeah. It's trash.
Spilberg Spilberg
Very nice dynamic pressing, better than the first badabing issue, that's right. But one sad fact: Badabing managed to include the very silent 4 seconds of guitar sound at the beginning of side 2 before the song "Taphead" starts. On this polydor pressing this little piece of talk talk music is missing.
Doriel Doriel
Does anyone know which versions of each track is on this unofficial release? It looks like a mix of originals from laughing Stock and the tracks from the singles which also appeared on Missing Pieces.
Xirmiu Xirmiu
There was a second pressing was cut by Kevin Gray (his initials, [email protected] can be found on the dead wax. That’s how you know you’ve got this second pressing). Everything I’ve read states the second, Kevin Gray cut, pressing by BaDaBing is far superior to the first.This is the pressing I have and it’s excellent. This is likely why there is a disparity in quality between those who bought early pressings and those who bought later pressings. If you can get this second kevin gray press, highly recommended.
Cashoutmaster Cashoutmaster
This vinyl issue is a straight up transfer from the standard uk cd.The crossfade from After The Flood to Taphead is split between side one and side two. ie you can hear the start of Taphead at the end of side one for about a minute. Back To Black didnt bother to use the original non-crossfade vinyl masters. Lazy transfer. Dont waste your money
Antuiserum Antuiserum
Whenever you're wondering which vinyl pressing to buy of this masterpiece: I had the 2011 Ba Da Bing and the 2012 Verve issues, but sold both of them again, because they weren´t quiet enough for me. I now have the European 2016 issue on Polydor and I love it. Most quiet issue I heard and dynamics are great too in my opinion. Mark Hollis left us a miracle with this album.
Era Era
I have had this version for about 6 months now, listened to it about once a month and am quite happy with it. I am not experiencing any excessive noise, just wonderful music.
Corgustari Corgustari
Not a great pressing. Sounds like a cd with the volume turned down and the dynamics sucked out of it. Disappointing.
Lahorns Gods Lahorns Gods
Agree with several of the commenters here: the first track is bad with pops and clicks, but the rest sounds pretty good.
dermeco dermeco
My copy's not bad at all. Sure, a bit of surface noise on "Myrrhman," but its "Taphead" that's got some pops for me. But overall very fine and I'm happy with it.
Thomeena Thomeena
For whom it may concern. I'm not a 1st press junkie at all. But I have to admit: unfortunately in this case soundwise there is only one choice.
Made-with-Love Made-with-Love
Studying for my first major University Chemistry exam, this tape was played non-stop during November and December '91. Seems a natural progression of their sound, becoming even more wry than "Spirit of Eden". Sadly it was their last, but I guess it is good to end on a high. "Myrrhman" echoing their first outing "Mirror Man".Later in life, there was a hippie I knew, a very kind and gentle person. The only time I saw him aggravated was when somebody tried to remove "After The Flood" from the turntable before it had played to the end!
Majin Majin
I bought this second hand many years ago.First time I played I thought 'WFT' - this is brilliant.I believe they made this record to stick it up to the record company.Love every track - so ethereal.
Akirg Akirg
Can someone that owns this cassette upload it to YouTube? So many would LOVE you for it! Otherwise, let me know you'd like to sell. Cheers!
bass bass
This is basically just a very slightly edited promo version of Laughing Stock with segments of Mark Hollis talking about the creation of the album inbetween. The parts where he actually talks have been edited together and uploaded to Youtube as "19 Minutes of Mark Hollis Talking About Laughing Stock".
Tane Tane
Same as alphagrade here. My copy sounds beautiful. Very minor surface noise in quietest tracks like Runeii only audible in headphones. But i mostly listen thru speakers. Purchased in 2011. I have an original copy of Spirit and don't hear much difference in quality. maybe just slightly more dynamic range.
Erienan Erienan
Agreed I have a copy of this and the Mark Hollis LP and always wondered what the fuss was about. Mine is clean and no audible noise. Anyone know if this is similar to the CD release or does it have the same track times as the original LP pressing?
Nilador Nilador
I have this dreaded Ba Da pressing which I purchased back in 2014 via Juno Records. I must have struck gold as I have a clean and delightful pressing with no audible surface noise.
Gralsa Gralsa
I had the same crackling/surface noise as many of you but a second cleaning worked wonders and now, the disc is very quiet and sounds excellent to me.
Conjulhala Conjulhala
Yes the first track is clicky, annoying, but the background is black. The silence is silent. The dynamics are riviting. There’s no digitalis in the sound - it still feels pure. Overall, flawed but don’t count it out unless you can’t abide by having any clicks.
black coffe black coffe
The guitar in Runeii clips - I can't abide by that. Clicks okay - but clipping?! Yuck. This is only good as a stop-gap to a better copy.
Katius Katius
I must have got a duff copy because the crackles on this just ruin it for me. The spaces in the music ( which there are loads of ) are just littered with pops and crackles. Annoying.
Gavikelv Gavikelv
Clean your record dude. It helps a lot against crackles on new records.
Goktilar Goktilar
My side A is quite noisy and a warp too. Side B sounds 100x better. Might exchange it back at the shop. Seems like a temperamental pressing.
Hulis Hulis
Believe the negative reviews. I've purchased 60+ records and this is the worst sounding pressing I've ever heard. Even after extensively cleaning it on both sides, not only did much of the pops, clicks and hissing persist, but Runeii has disgusting amounts of distortion that sealed the deal in getting rid of this piss-poor release. Shame on UMe for this!
Tansino Tansino
Yes. I think poor pressing are more common than 1/60, but I have to concur, the noise on Runeii pushed it past acceptable.
Qudanilyr Qudanilyr
I wish I'd read the reviews before purchasing mine. Was only $18, but it sounds thin, shitty, tons of surface noise. Giant drag, because it's such great music.
My box comes with artwork sticker, artwork print (on thick paper, maybe 200g/cm2), and a German promo info sheet
Black_Hawk_Down. Black_Hawk_Down.
Seems like this pressing is very hit or miss. I had the same grievance with the Ba Da Bing pressing, of which I eventually sold. I can confirm that (as it is with mine) certain copies are actually decent. If you don't want to take the risk, then buy the much more lauded European pressing. I'm just happy my copy isn't as noisy as my Ba Da Bing was. What an awful record to suffer from such absurdly crap pressings. Shame on the plant.
Duzshura Duzshura
After listening to this record 5 times in a row, I am simply amazed with it. A very unusual Talk Talk album but there is just something about it that gets you "Hooked"!! I think I'll give it another 5 spins - ha. Oh, by the way, the sound quality of this unofficial version on Green Vinyl is just fine to me. Sounds Great when you play it loud!!
Orevise Orevise
Just unsealed mine and disc 1 is white, while disc 2 is red.However, Disc 1's A-side is Spirit of Eden's A-side rather than Laughing Stock.Is this a bootleg? If it's a Polydor release, where can one reach them to ask for a replacement copy?
Whitebeard Whitebeard
I'm sure you've gotten some response before this but I was browsing through the info on the different releases of this and saw your comments. As far as I have ever found out, yes, this is a bootleg. I bought mine (also white & red discs) on eBay and didn't play it right away. Then I discovered what you did about side 1 being from "Spirit of Eden". Overall, it sounds pretty good and I like having it as a collector piece so I'm not all that upset about the mis-pressing.
Kalv Kalv
Good pressing. Very little to no noise. Came a little warped, but it's probably from shipping. Can't compare with an original pressing, but for me it sounds pretty damn good.
Kann Kann
Same grading than yours. Slightly wavy. But no noise, whitch is very important with this album !
Tantil Tantil
I should have checked the reviews first.This is exactly as described by others. Never heard so much noise in my life.For now I'm just skipping track one entirely to avoid frustration.
Gir Gir
Does anyone know how this pressing (EU 2016) is compared to this one: https://www.discogs.com/Talk-Talk-Laughing-Stock/release/3803165 ?
Kajikus Kajikus
Got them both and sound the same to me. Like said before, absolutely not worth the insane prices asked for the other version. This version is dead quiet (at least mine is)
Anen Anen
I got this 2016 EU pressing and as you say it's a fine piece of vinyl.
Zainn Zainn
Don't know, but it can't be 100$ better.I just got this Back to Black after the huge disappointment that is the 2016 Polydor/Universal pressing which is the worst record I have ever owned. All I can say, as someome with decently high standards, is that this BtB pressing is great. Touch of noise here and there that cleaned up after a few plays. Good dynamics, with nothing to compare with though.JUST DON'T GET THE 2016 US DISASTER!!
Hiylchis Hiylchis
DON'T buy this US pressing. Seriously, save yourself a lot of trouble and just ask your dealer to order the European 'Back To Black' series release instead - same year (2016), different country - this [US] copy is basically fucked. Six months of repeated visits to the record store and two different copies cleaned by different machines and different methods, I gained nothing but problems on this pressing. On the bright side, the moment I put the European copy on I found exactly what I was hoping for the first time around. For your health.
Usaxma Usaxma
I agree with you. I have listened to both releases you've mentioned and the Back to black sounds fabulous. The US release you have mentioned is too noisy and absolutely to avoid.
Beahelm Beahelm
This pressing is absolutely stunning. My copy is crank able, dynamic and quiet. Unfortunately it looks like the consensus is mixed. My copy came from the Amazon seller importcds so I'm not sure if it was pressed in a different plant that the bad copies. It may be a hit or miss but take the gamble, it's a great record regardless.
I find this much better than the 2011 Bada Bing pressing, but not as good as the 2012 Parlophone pressings of Spirit of Eden and Colour of Spring. The vinyl isn't as heavy and no dvd or downloads. That said, my copy is really quiet - listening on headphones and no noise to speak of during the many silences.
Dyni Dyni
This pressing sounds even better than my 2011 Ba Da Bing pressing, which is also wonderful. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/15957-laughing-stock-mark-hollis/
Xtintisha Xtintisha
This pressing sounds great to me, really pleased with my copy. So much better than the 2016 US Polydor reissue which was not good.
Delirium Delirium
Agreed. Playing "New Grass" on the US version annoyed the hell out of me because of the distortion. Clearly a poor master. The European pressing was mastered with love.
Zolorn Zolorn
Is this the same as the May 2016 Back to Black reissue? Anyone have this and able to say if it's a GZ pressing like the 2012 EU reissue?
deadly claw deadly claw
This version is the "Back to Black" Polydor reissue (1991 and 2015 stated on the back cover).
Cells Cells
From the matrix schemes, looks like a Record Industry pressing. I think they're pretty good at what they do.
Bu Bu
Does it have digital numbers and letters in the runout groove? Quiet pressing then?
Captain America Captain America
idon't know. but you have my word; IT SOUNDS GREAT.
Whitescar Whitescar
I listened to another copy in the shop, not warped this time but still the same issue with track 1. Does anyone have a good copy of this pressing?
Fomand Fomand
Go the 2016 European 'Back To Black' series copy dude.
Cezel Cezel
Ive just got home with a sealed copy. Put it on the turntable and the 1st problem is that its badly warped on the outside edge of the disc. Secondly there is a really intrusive 'click' all through the 1st track. Ive not listened to any more, its going back to the shop. Hopefully I can swap it for a copy I can listen to 1st to make sure its ok. Great shame.
Karon Karon
same here. same here. same here. same here. same here.
Dorintrius Dorintrius
yep, same problem... I'm glad some others have posted confirming since I did - thought I was being pedantic.
LadyShlak LadyShlak
These are the same issues with my copy that I just bought. The 1st track has a horrible noise and the edging of the vinyl also appears to be unfinished or something.
Gaxaisvem Gaxaisvem
This would be a beautiful master if the pressing company could put some fucking effort into at least making a decent piece of wax. Returned my first copy due to a repetitive pop that sounded like a run-out groove all across Myrrhman (of course, the quietest track) and a warp on the innermost songs of the disc. And I actually regret taking that one back. Now my second copy has a softer repetitive pop on Myrrhman, but a nice loud one across parts of Taphead. Not to mention the vinyl looked like it'd been left on the floor - not just your occasional factory debris but full marks and smudges. Same warping throughout the final track.I don't have as exceptionally high standards as this probably makes it sound, but jesus christ guys. This is a hallmark album in the way of 'making silence count' - at least give some caution to the quality and cleanliness of your disc.Sadly I'd have nothing but praise for the sound if it weren't marred by its physical condition. Maybe I've just been unlucky.
The_NiGGa The_NiGGa
Ive got the same problems! Im gonna get the european version that came out last month. Its pressed in Holland.
Shadowbourne Shadowbourne
Is it worth buying this version as it's new and selling my spanish copy (https://www.discogs.com/Talk-Talk-Laughing-Stock/release/1212241)? Thanks!
Usanner Usanner
Not a big fan of this pressing. Definitely not as crisp as the Spirit of Eden remaster.
Ceck Ceck
Great pressing. Quiet and nuanced. $25 for a single LP is pushing it though considering this a US pressing, and there was no need to import.
Jum Jum
Can anyone tell me the difference between this and the 180. Gram 2012 pressing listed on discogs?And also, how does this compare to the original pressing? Like objectively speaking, is one superior to the other?
Qucid Qucid
FFS, this vinyl lark is costing me a fortune! :)
komandante komandante
In the words of Mark Hollis himself: Gotta give it up!
Llanonte Llanonte
I think this is the same pressing I have, but mine is definitely not 180 gram.
Nightscar Nightscar
I put in on a scale... 125 g...... but quality seems to be good. Only had time for the first song.
Bev Bev
Can anyone verify the quality of this pressing? I know there existed major complaints on the 2011 repress.
Funny duck Funny duck
I thinks it's fantastic. I have no complaints with my copy.
Todal Todal
I agree with the previews comments, this is a great pressing, much better than the Ba-Da-Bing! one. Great sound and very little surface noise. Very happy with this.
you secret you secret
Hello, i got mine on the release day. The sound quality in my opinion is most excellent! It is NOT the same cut as the 2011 reissue by BaDa Bing, but is in fact a brand new cut done at Capitol Records in 2015! I don't think it has been verified yet whether this was analog sourced or not (probably unlikely, considering it's Talk Talk...) but i can report that there is very little surface noise, and the sound is just reproduced beautifully. Really nice reissue. I also have the 2012 EMI Spirit of Eden reissue, and i would say the sound on Laughing Stock is superior. Hope this was all helpful!
Zan Zan
Very engaging, lovely tone and dynamics. Quiet. Great pressing of a great album.
Kabandis Kabandis
I ordered this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0185YN4QE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00and received my copy a few days ago and I must say the quality is top!!! Now I hope, that there will be a Mark Hollis high quality repress as well, but who knows...the last repress issue was terrible.
Twentyfirstfinger Twentyfirstfinger
I have the Badabing pressing that was released in 2011 - it's really bad. Just received this pressing and... it's great!
Prince Persie Prince Persie
one guy on facebook told about the good polydor pressing. He said there are no pops and finally everything is ok.
Ohatollia Ohatollia
i wonder the same thing. only thing i could find was one happy customer here: http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/talk-talk-laughing-stock-to-be-reissued-on-vinyl.261238/page-11
Androwyn Androwyn
Identical 180g press being reissued in a few weeks so save yourself the crazy prices here and buy when it hit the shops again. Pre orders are up
Cargahibe Cargahibe
It's not identical, the deadwax is different. Also under a different label. (Polydor not Badabing)
Wafi Wafi
any idea if this is coming across to Europe? Had a quick look around and can't spot it anywhere.
Mmsa Mmsa
Great news. You can preorder it from this site: http://www.musicdirect.com/p-373524-talk-talk-laughing-stock-vinyl-lp.aspx
Darksinger Darksinger
Where can I preorder?
Steelraven Steelraven
Just got an email from New On Vinyl saying there will be a reissue coming in January. You'd be better off paying to import it than buying this spotty pressing for $70+.
Friert Friert
I have a copy of this reissue, bought it for 20€ in a big store 3 years ago, so I don't understand the prices here. Can someone explain? It's just a repress damn it.
Jay Jay
Why is this reissue selling for such a high price? Not many copies out on Discogs either. Strange.
betelgeuze betelgeuze
When I bought my copy when this record first came out, you couldn't give them away. No one wanted it!They were seen as 'uncool' and not very good at all. I can remember my original verve copy was about 10 quid.Still have it and have loved it since release. Funny how things turn out!
Kaim Kaim
Uncool were these persons which didn't understand the music.This is defenitely not for beginners!
Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
Question: Do all copies of this come with the art print cover that you see in the pics on this site when you first open the box? I see a lot for sale that do not seem to have that.
Yozshujinn Yozshujinn
Description of promo box from eil.com: TALK TALK Laughing Stock (Superb 1991 UK wooden promo box including picture CD, notepad featuring artwork logo, coloured pencils, pen, rubber, ruler, paper clips & drawing pins, artwork sticker and 7" x 7" artwork print, housed in 8.5" x 8" hinged lid and clasp wooden box with 'Talk Talk' embossed on lid) .
Yanki Yanki
Thank you
Burirus Burirus
Yes, the art print is on cardboard. There never was a sticker.
Peras Peras
So, it did have an art print. Was it on card stock? How about a sticker, did it also have that too? Thank you for your help!
Malanim Malanim
Copies without the art print are not complete.
Varshav Varshav
Just beautiful music. You can hear the influence of this album in the music of Radiohead, UNKLE, Sigur Rós, very directly in Catherine Wheel, early Elbow. Even f***ing Coldplay. Way ahead of its time and worthy of intent listening.
Mbon Mbon
Absolutely! You might want to check out Mélanie De Biasio "No Deal" album, too. She's very influenced by Talk Talk and jazz. One of my newest favorites, she's unbelievable. Sounds right up your alley. Let me know what you think! :)
Berenn Berenn
Listening to this for the first time in 2017 after spending most of my life listening to all the other bands you have mentioned. Amazing. I can't fathom the impressions this album must have made on those artists at the time. Wow, what an amazing piece of art this is.
Tori Texer Tori Texer
This pressing is an absolute embarrassment. It is truly awful, and should have never left the factory. BaDaBing also did the Mark Hollis reissue and it's equally as terrible. It's such a shame.
Pipet Pipet
was the "such a shame" comment a pun? haha
Vinainl Vinainl
Mine has one red (disc1) and one black/blue (disc 2). Sounds about how Gluestick describes.
Mash Mash
I guess I lucked out, my copy sounds pretty good. There's definitely some surface noise but it's more than tolerable.
Mr_Jeйson Mr_Jeйson
There are at least two pressings of this reissue. The first one had terrible surface noise issues (not sure where that was pressed); they did a re-press at RTI and that one apparently sounds better, but many copies are still scuffed (with resulting surface noise) because of the inner sleeve. The RTI pressing has their marks -- "22153.1(3)..." and "22153.2(3)..." -- in the deadwax. This is cut by Kevin Gray ("[email protected]" in the deadwax) and despite supposedly being cut from a CD it really does sound fantastic, if you can get a clean copy.
Fearlessdweller Fearlessdweller
I bought a copy of this and it had a sizable defect, it looked like a piece of paper, pressed in the the B-side. It also had surface noise and just didn't sound all that great. I contacted Ba Da Bing via twitter and they sent me a replacement copy free of charge! the new copy they sent me sounds miles better and has no defect.
Insanity Insanity
My copy sounds good. I'm playing it on a brand new Pro-Ject Debut Carbon through headphones, and it's clean. There is some slight background noise in quiet parts, but so what, it's vinyl?!?! It's a respectable reissue that sounds better than my CD and I can afford it. I would buy this one if I were you.
Kashicage Kashicage
Mine is mottled blue/black.
Wohald Wohald
question is, what is the sound quality like on this unofficial version?
Yannara Yannara
Terrible surface noise and pops. I am so disappointed with this copy! Hiss, pops, crackle, fuzz - you name it, I heard it. Awful and unacceptable! I read several rave reviews about the dynamics on this one and couldn't wait to score a copy. Wish I bought the CD!
Dordred Dordred
I have this, the mottled blue-black vinyl. The pressing is okay on some songs and then on others (Taphead mainly for me) the static is overwhelming. It's listenable though, just be wary of it.
Thoginn Thoginn
2xLP, heavy weight vinyl, smokey grey/blue color. Sound quality is excellent. Sleeve print appears to be high quality, insert high quality as well. Until they officially release this again, pick this up if you see it in your local shop.
felt boot felt boot
I have the same copy. No barcode or anything. It was a bit noisy upon first spin, but after a good cleaning it sounds great. This was the closest description I could find on here.
Dont_Wory Dont_Wory
I have the same: mottled blue-black vinyl. Still not sure if it's an official release; the only date I see on it is 1991!
Runeshaper Runeshaper
Hello, I have one of these, and my LP's are not red but marble blue-black. I think there must be several colours of them. Regards
Error parents Error parents
the masterpiece.
Detenta Detenta
This album is the only thing I care about.
Magis Magis
great, now if we can get someone other than Ba Da Bing to do the Mark Hollis LP we'll be all set.
Obong Obong
Much better than my BaDa Bing copy!
Vetalol Vetalol
RE: BAD PRESSINGoddly, i have LS and the hollis album on ba da bing, and they both sound great. i also have an original (greek) pressing of LS, and the ba da bing press sounds just as good.
Stanober Stanober
You lucky duckling.
Re: poor pressing issue. Ive listened to four different cleaned mint copies of this one by now and some are definitely quieter than others - the first copy I had was unlistenable because of surface noise, two werent that bad but still noisier than new vinyl should be and my last one was finally decent but had a major cutting error halfway through the last track of side one. Im guessing the pressing plant must have had some issues during the print run.
Kirizius Kirizius
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Chi Chi
I bought both Laughing Stock and Mark Hollis re-issues from Ba Da Bing. They are very badly pressed, producing lots of surface noise and the sourcing is suspect. Not on heavy vinyl. I would try to track down and original copy of Laughing Stock if you want vinyl and stick with MH on cd.
Eigeni Eigeni
The counterfeit or unofficial 2010 repress comes in dark red marbled vinyl, but not all of them, some are black. The information in the run-out is etched BY HAND. This is the main difference between the original where the run out info is machine stamped.The lyric sheet looks the same like the original, maybe surface looks a little bit glossier, but one has to compare directly to the original to see any difference.The same with the cover; - little bit glossier and the printings on the spine are about 2 cm larger (more space between the characters) that those of the original.Nevertheless there's NO DIFFERENCE in sound quality though; - whoever might be responsible for this "fraud" must have had access to all the original sources. These little buggers knew exactly what they were doing...can't help saying it's a great job.
Gosar Gosar
so is "a great job" or "a counterfeit with bad quality"?! i have loved this album for so long and have decided that i would like it on vinyl. Everyone universally says that las year's re-issue sounded terrible, and the original costs a bomb...so what's the best option? buy this version or bite the bullet and get an original?hj x
Eyalanev Eyalanev
It's more quiet than I expected.. Oh well. It is still the best album ever made.
Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle Low_Skill_But_Happy_Deagle
Ba Da Bing Records is reissuing this album, and the Mark Hollis solo album very soon! http://www.badabingrecords.com/2011/09/talk-talk-and-mark-hollis-lps-reissued/
Mopimicr Mopimicr
I have the reissue in my hands! Or on my table more accurately.
Rindyt Rindyt
My copy looks entirely the same, but has a red vinyl.
Terr Terr
The original has a 5mm rim at the outer edge of the label that is substantially HIGHER than the rest.I expect that the counterfeit does not show this.Can anyone upload pictures of the counterfeit´s labels and describe them?Is the label completely flat?
Tyler Is Not Here Tyler Is Not Here
see my comment
Freaky Hook Freaky Hook
it´s a counterfeit with bad quality
Snowskin Snowskin
JoJosho JoJosho
A severely underrated album. It's one of those discs that sounds good the first spin, but repeated listens (with headphones especially) unravel tiny details low in the mix. Tracks vary from super low-key to abrasive, with a jazzy feel permeating the tracks and keeping things cohesive. Frequent moments of silence, along with the slow-paced nature of the songs and often-mumbled lyrics, mean a good deal of patience is required to fully absorb the album.