is the debut album by The Party's Over Talk Talk. It was released in 1982 and produced by Colin Thurston, who was a former engineer for David Bowie but was better known for producing Duran Duran's first two albums.
Release [ edit ] The Party's Over was released in July 1982 by record label EMI.
United Kingdom, the album's single " Today" was a top-twenty hit. The remixed version of the single " Talk Talk" reached number 1 in South Africa in 1983 and number 23 in the UK. In the United States the album entered the , reaching number 132, while the single "Talk Talk" peaked at number 75.
Billboard Top 200
New Zealand, the album was a hit, peaking at number 8 due to the success of "Today", which reached number 10 in 1983.
Track listing [ edit ]
Side one Title Writer(s) 1. " Talk Talk" Ed Hollis, Mark Hollis 3:23 2. "It's So Serious" Simon Brenner, Lee Harris, Mark Hollis, Paul Webb [note 1] 3:21 3. " Today" (Track 5 on original US vinyl) Simon Brenner, Lee Harris, Mark Hollis, Paul Webb [note 1] 3:30 4. "The Party's Over" Simon Brenner, Lee Harris, Mark Hollis, Paul Webb [note 1] 6:12
Side two Title Writer(s) 5. "Hate" (Track 3 on original US vinyl) Simon Brenner, Lee Harris, Mark Hollis, Paul Webb [note 1] 3:58 6. "Have You Heard the News?" Mark Hollis 5:07 7. "Mirror Man" Mark Hollis 3:21 8. "Another Word" Paul Webb 3:14 9. "Candy" Mark Hollis 4:41 Total length: 36:47
Personnel [ edit ]
Mark Hollis – lead vocals and backing vocals
Paul Webb – fretless bass and backing vocals Simon Brenner – synthesizers and piano
Lee Harris – electronic drums and drum machine
Certifications [ edit ]
^ a b c d Per the original sleeve notes, which additionally delineate the credit for the song as "Lyrics - Hollis, Music - Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb". However, BMI records list all five Talk Talk songs credited to Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb (the four on
The Party's Over plus the non-album B-side "Call in the Night Boy") as being written by Brenner and Hollis only. See BMI Work numbers 1313128, 1524648, 1155289, 530291, and 170255.
References [ edit ]