TALK TALK Living in another world CD. 19 minute single. Progressive / Art Rock. Check video


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Talk Talk – Living In Another World
Label: Parlophone – CDR 6282, Parlophone  20 4213 2
Format: CD, Single
Country: UK
Released: Dec 1991
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Folk Rock, Synth-pop
1 Living In Another World (Edit)4:42
Producer Tim Friese-Greene, Remix Julian Mendelsohn
2 Living In Another World (Mendelsohn Remix) 10:54
Producer Tim Friese-Greene, Remix Julian Mendelsohn
3 Living In Another World (Live) 4:19
Mixed By Tim Friese-Greene

Written-By M. Hollis*, T. Friese-Greene*

Tracks 1 & 2 (P) 1986, track 3 (P) 1991. The copyright of this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
(C) 1991. EMI Records Ltd.
“Living In Another World” (published by) Island Music / Zomba Music Publishing Ltd.
Made in Uk.
Durations do not appear on release.
Slim jewelcase.
Barcode (Scanned): 5099920421328
Barcode (Text): 5 099920 421328
Other: 20 4213 2

Living in Another World” is a song by British band Talk Talk. It was recorded for the band’s 1986 album The Colour of Spring and was the second single from the album, making the top 40 in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Flanders

The track was one of those selected to promote contentious 1991 remix album History Revisited. The artwork for the single was supplied by James Marsh.

The song has been noted for its cyclical musical structure. Kenny Anderson, aka King Creosote: “I never tire of [the song], and yet I don’t quite understand how they managed to make it sound like a musical version of that famous Escher staircase. Songwriter Mark Hollis was inspired by the modal jazz of Miles Davis. In an interview on the italian TV in 1987, Hollis explained that the studies of Jean-Paul Sartre inspired the lyrics.

The illustration for the song continued the “moth” theme developed by James Marsh for the Colour of Spring album and singles. It was the only painting in the series to have pre-existed, having been created by Marsh for his first book. It appeared opposite a verse entitled “Tiger Moth”.

Living in Another World

The Colour of Spring, released in 1986, was a major breakthrough, commercially and artistically. Gone were the synths and the icy bombast. In their place came big, woody textures, an organic sensibility more obviously suited to Hollis’s evocations of shifting seasons and inner change. The pounding, krautrock-on-the-farm groove of Life Is What You Make It delivered the big hit, but nothing signalled the transition quite as magnificently as Living in Another World, the album’s second single.

A surging, seven-minute tour de force, propelled by Steve Winwood’s organ (there’s a definite whiff of Traffic in the album’s headily pastoral aroma), Morris Pert’s percussion and Mark Feltham’s harmonica, the song is a mile high and rising by the time the key change kickstarts the chorus. Hollis is in characteristically wracked form, singing so hard he seems fit to burst as he digs around his romantic and cosmic alienation: “Better parted … speech gets harder/ There’s no sense in writing.” He might be hankering after wide, open, quiet spaces, but the music thrums with verve and vibrancy.

5.0 out of 5 stars     Classic Talk Talk and a non-album B-side to boot!“Living in Another World” was probably the most dance-oriented single off the “Colour of Spring” album; a collection of songs that as a whole marked a shift of Talk Talk from dance-pop towards more serious lyrical and musical content.

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