Talk Talk Talk

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Talk Talk Talk
Talk Talk Talk (The Psychedelic Furs album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released 6 June 1981
Recorded 1980–1981
Genre Post-punk
Length 41:11
Label CBS
Producer Steve Lillywhite
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
The Psychedelic Furs
(1980)
Talk Talk Talk
(1981)
Forever Now
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4.5/5 stars[3]
The Village Voice A[4]

Talk Talk Talk is the second studio album by the English rock band The Psychedelic Furs. It was released in June 1981 on the Columbia label. It was reissued with bonus tracks in 2002 by Columbia/Legacy and on vinyl in the UK in 2011 without bonus content.

Content[edit]

AllMusic noted that with Talk Talk Talk, "the Furs introduce[d] a brighter, poppier side to their underground rock edge".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Richard Butler, John Ashton, Roger Morris, Tim Butler, Duncan Kilburn and Vince Ely.

1981 UK track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Dumb Waiters" – 5:09
  2. "Pretty in Pink" – 3:59
  3. "I Wanna Sleep with You" – 3:17
  4. "No Tears" – 3:14
  5. "Mr. Jones" – 4:03
Side two
  1. "Into You Like a Train" – 4:35
  2. "It Goes On" – 3:52
  3. "So Run Down" – 2:51
  4. "All of This and Nothing" – 6:25
  5. "She Is Mine" – 3:51

1981 US track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Pretty in Pink" – 3:59
  2. "Mr. Jones" – 4:03
  3. "No Tears" – 3:14
  4. "Dumb Waiters" – 5:09
  5. "She Is Mine" – 3:51
Side two
  1. "Into You Like a Train" – 4:35
  2. "It Goes On" – 3:52
  3. "So Run Down" – 2:51
  4. "I Wanna Sleep with You" – 3:17
  5. "All of This and Nothing" – 6:25

2002 reissue[edit]

  1. "Dumb Waiters" – 5:04
  2. "Pretty in Pink" – 3:59
  3. "I Wanna Sleep with You" – 3:17
  4. "No Tears" – 3:14
  5. "Mr. Jones" – 4:03
  6. "Into You Like a Train" – 4:35
  7. "It Goes On" – 3:52
  8. "So Run Down" – 2:51
  9. "All of This and Nothing" – 6:25
  10. "She Is Mine" – 3:51
Bonus tracks
  1. "Mr. Jones (Single Edit)" – 3:26
  2. "So Run Down (Early Version)" – 3:05
  3. "All of This and Nothing (Demo)" – 9:02

The demo of "All of This and Nothing" ends at 3:51 and is followed at 4:23 by "Buy Talk Talk Talk". Some copies of the UK 7" single of "Dumb Waiters" came in a "playable sleeve" – a stiff card picture bag with a clear flexidisc attached. This consisted of Richard Butler introducing extracts from "Into You Like a Train", "I Wanna Sleep With You" and "Pretty in Pink".

Personnel[edit]

The Psychedelic Furs
Technical
  • Phil Thornalley, Will Gosling - engineers
  • Julian Balme, Richard Butler - design (after Andy Warhol)
  • Andrew Douglas - photography

Chart performance[edit]

Album
Year Chart Peak
position
1981 Billboard Pop Albums 89
Singles
Year Single Chart Peak
position
1981 "Dumb Waiters" /
"Into You Like a Train"
Billboard Club Play Singles 27

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Raggett, Ned. "Talk Talk Talk – The Psychedelic Furs". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2006. 
  2. ^ Tucker, Ken (20 August 1981). "The Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk". Rolling Stone (350). Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2006. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 660–61. ISBN 0-743-20169-8. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert (5 October 1981). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 

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