New Talk Talk book & website – register now
Remember we brought you news that Recoil has recorded two covers for a forthcoming Talk Talk tribute album? Well we can now bring you much more news about the accompanying book which Alan has also contributed to, with its expected publication scheduled for Spring 2012.
‘The Spirit of Talk Talk’ is a richly illustrated, beautifully designed publication celebrating the music and art of the legendary group Talk Talk.
Celebrated illustrator, and Talk Talk cover artist, James Marsh has remastered and chronicled all of the iconic artwork that he produced for the band throughout their 10 year reign in the 80’s. The book will feature James’ original cover concept sketches, hand written lyrics from Mark Hollis, as well as various ephemera, posters, and related items of interest to fans. It will also feature unseen group photos from 3 sessions with photographer Richard Haughton.
Renowned rock music writer and enormous Talk Talk fan Chris Roberts is writing the main essay and there are also 80 written contributions from bands, label owners, DJs and creatives, all of whom have been inspired or influenced by the music and art of Talk Talk.
Says Alan: ‘The Spirit of Talk Talk has been lovingly compiled with unqualified enthusiasm and meticulous research. It is the most comprehensive retrospective look at the legacy of one of Britain’s most important, influential and inexplicably underrated bands. Long overdue and unmissable. Sign up now to register your interest and to get it published as soon as possible.’
As Alan suggests, please visit the official website and register your interest. Registering does not commit you to purchase the book but simply helps the publisher gauge the print run required. You will be kept informed about developments right up to publication.
Finally, regarding the album, this is now very close to completion with a large array of eclectic artists involved. We will be bringing you more news on this very soon.
The Shunt staff