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Talk Talk - Laughing Stock Album

  • Performer: Talk Talk
  • Title: Laughing Stock
  • Size MP3 ver: 1530 mb
  • Size FLAC ver: 2098 mb
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 11 Oct 2011
  • Style: Post Rock, Art Rock
  • # Catalog: BING-074, B0015253-01
  • Label: Ba Da Bing!, Universal Music Special Markets
  • Rating: 4.0 of 5
  • Genre: Rock
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock Album

Tracklist

1Myrrhman
2Runeii
3After The Flood
4New Grass
5Ascension Day
6Taphead

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
847 717-1Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album)Verve Records847 717-1UK & Europe1991
847717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(Cass, Album)Polydor847717-4Greece1991
PLVP002CDTalk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(CD, Album, RE)Pond LifePLVP002CDUK1999
B0024137-01Talk Talk Laughing Stock ‎(LP, Album, RE)UMe, PolydorB0024137-01US2016
847 717-4Talk Talk Laughing Stock = El Hazmereir ‎(Cass, Album)Verve Records847 717-4Argentina1991

Credits

  • CelloPaul Kegg, Roger Smith
  • Composed ByMark Hollis, Tim Friese-Greene
  • Contrabass Clarinet [Contra Bass Clarinet]Dave White
  • Double Bass [Acoustic Bass]Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
  • DrumsLee Harris
  • EngineerPhill Brown
  • HarmonicaMark Feltham
  • Illustration [Cover]James Marsh
  • Organ, Piano, HarmoniumTim Friese-Greene
  • PercussionMartin Ditcham
  • ProducerTim Friese-Greene
  • SleeveRussell Uttley
  • Sleeve [At]Peacock Design
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornHenry Lowther
  • ViolaGarfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, OrganMark Hollis
  • CelloPaul Kegg, Roger Smith
  • Composed ByMark Hollis, Tim Friese-Greene
  • Contrabass Clarinet [Contra Bass Clarinet]Dave White
  • Double Bass [Acoustic Bass]Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
  • DrumsLee Harris
  • EngineerPhill Brown
  • HarmonicaMark Feltham
  • Illustration [Cover]James Marsh
  • ManagementKeith Aspden
  • Organ, Piano, HarmoniumTim Friese-Greene
  • PercussionMartin Ditcham
  • ProducerTim Friese-Greene
  • Sleeve [At Peacock Design]Russell Uttley
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornHenry Lowther
  • ViolaGarfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, OrganMark Hollis
  • CelloPaul Kegg, Roger Smith
  • Composed ByMark Hollis, Tim Friese-Greene
  • Contrabass Clarinet [Contra Bass Clarinet]Dave White
  • Double Bass [Acoustic Bass]Ernest Mothle, Simon Edwards
  • DrumsLee Harris
  • EngineerPhill Brown
  • HarmonicaMark Feltham
  • Illustration [Cover]James Marsh
  • Organ, Piano, HarmoniumTim Friese-Greene
  • PercussionMartin Ditcham
  • ProducerTim Friese-Greene
  • SleeveRussell Uttley
  • Sleeve [At]Peacock Design
  • Trumpet, FlugelhornHenry Lowther
  • ViolaGarfield Jackson, Gavyn Wright, George Robertson, Jack Glickman, Levine Andrade, Stephen Tees, Wilf Gibson
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, OrganMark Hollis

Notes

© 2011 Ba Da Bing Records
℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Manufactured by Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings Inc., 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
BadabingRecords.com
Recorded at Wessex Studios London
Sept 1990 - April 1991

Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Mark Hollis' handwritten lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve.Red & white vinyl.
Records come in white die-cut paper inner sleeves.
Includes a printed inner sleeve with lyrics and pictures of the 1st four Talk Talk albums.
180 or 200 gram vinyl.

Recorded at Wessex Studios London Sept 1990 - April 1991.

℗ © 1991 All Rights Reserved. Printed in E.U.

A white and orange vinyl issue also exists.© 2011 Ba Da Bing Records
℗ 1991 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Manufactured by Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings Inc., 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404
BadabingRecords.com
Recorded at Wessex Studios London
Sept 1990 - April 1991

Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Mark Hollis' handwritten lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve.

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B0015253-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B0015253-01-B
  • Barcode (Sticker): 6 00197 00741 9

Companies

  • Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Copyright (c) – Ba Da Bing!
  • Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Published By – Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing

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Comments (50)

Anayalore
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.
Walianirv
Both Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock were mixed in a Mitsubishi ProDigi digital tape recorder, which according to the Spirit of Eden's DVD-Audio liner notes, "only recorded at a sampling rate of either 44.1khz or 48khz"
Xinetan
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.
Dogrel
Can you add a new entry on this one? Surprised it doesn't have one yet
Buzalas
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.
jorik
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?
lifestyle
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.
Silvermaster
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.
Velellan
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+.
Shliffiana
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.
Dordred
was the "such a shame" comment a pun? haha
Anarasida
I guess I lucked out, my copy sounds pretty good. There's definitely some surface noise but it's more than tolerable.
MarF
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.
Uranneavo
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.
Usishele
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.
Bragis
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!
Azago
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.
Ylal
You lucky duckling.
Ahieones
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.
PC-rider
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Mori
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.
Stan
It's more quiet than I expected.. Oh well. It is still the best album ever made.

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