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Talk Talk Talk
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Studio album by The Psychedelic Furs
Released 6 June 1981 (1981-06-06)
Recorded 1980–1981
Genre Post-punk
Length 41:11
Label CBS
Producer Steve Lillywhite
The Psychedelic Furs chronology
The Psychedelic Furs
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Talk Talk Talk is the second studio album by the English rock band The Psychedelic Furs. It was released in 1981 on Columbia Records. It was reissued with bonus tracks in 2002 by Columbia/Legacy.

The 1986 John Hughes film Pretty in Pink was inspired by and named for the song of the same name from this album. The song itself was re-recorded for the film by the Furs' 1984–85 line-up—Richard and Tim Butler, John Ashton, and drummer Keith Forsey (and also featured Mars Williams on saxophone). This version appears on the movie soundtrack and the UK CD version of the Midnight to Midnight album.

The album was reissued on vinyl in the UK in 2011 without bonus content.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side one
  1. "Pretty in Pink" – 3:59
  2. "Mr. Jones" – 4:03
  3. "No Tears" – 3:14
  4. "Dumb Waiters" – 5:04
  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

Track listing note: On the original LP album's UK release, side one comprised tracks 1–5; side two of tracks 6–10. See below for 1981 US running order.

Bonus tracks
  1. "Mr. Jones" (Single edit) – 3:26 produced by Ian Taylor
  2. "So Run Down" (Early Version) – 3:05 produced by Martin Hannett
  3. "All of This and Nothing" (Demo) – 9:02 produced by The Psychedelic Furs

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". This track was obviously recorded from one of the sleeves as it is possible to hear the pops and crackles at the start.




Year Chart Peak
1981 Billboard Pop Albums 89


Year Single Chart Peak
1981 "Dumb Waiters" /
"Into You Like a Train"
Billboard Club Play Singles 27


  1. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Talk Talk Talk – The Psychedelic Furs". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 March 2006. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk > Consumer Guide Album". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 23 March 2006.  Originally published in "Consumer Guide: The Psychedelic Furs: Talk Talk Talk Pick Hit". The Village Voice. 5 October 1981. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Tucker, Ken (20 August 1981). "Talk Talk Talk The Psychedelic Furs > Album Review". Rolling Stone (350). Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 14 April 2006. 

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