The Party's Over (Talk Talk album)

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The Party's Over
Two blue lips posing as "eyes", left "eye" open", right "eye" closed. Has nose and closed red lips.
Standard edition
Studio album by Talk Talk
Released July 1982
Recorded 1981–1982
Genre Synthpop
Length 36:47
Label EMI
Producer Colin Thurston
Talk Talk chronology
The Party's Over
It's My Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Q 2/5 stars (September 1997)

The Party's Over was the debut album by 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.

In the United Kingdom, the album’s single “Today” was a top twenty hit. The remixed version of the single “Talk Talk” reached #1 in South Africa in 1983 (and #23 in the UK). In the United States, the album entered the Billboard Top 200 reaching #132, while the single "Talk Talk" peaked at #75.

In New Zealand, the album was a hit, peaking at #8, due to the success of “Today” which reached #10 in 1983.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Standard track listing (side one)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talk Talk"   Ed Hollis, Mark Hollis 3:23
2. "It's So Serious"   Simon Brenner, Lee Harris, M. Hollis, Paul Webb 3:21
3. "Today" (Track 5 in U.S. vinyl) Brenner, Harris, M. Hollis, Webb 3:30
4. "The Party's Over"   Brenner, Harris, M. Hollis, Webb 6:12
Standard track listing (side two)
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Hate" (Track 3 in U.S. vinyl) Brenner, Harris, M. Hollis, Webb 3:58
6. "Have You Heard the News?"   M. Hollis 5:07
7. "Mirror Man"   M. Hollis 3:21
8. "Another Word"   Webb 3:14
9. "Candy"   M. Hollis 4:41
U.S. cassette edition (Program 1)
No. Title Length
1. "Talk Talk"   3:23
2. "Hate"   3:58
3. "The Party's Over"   6:12
4. "Candy"   4:41
U.S. cassette edition (Program 2)
No. Title Length
1. "Today"   3:30
2. "Have You Heard the News?"   5:07
3. "Mirror Man"   3:21
4. "Another Word"   3:14
5. "It's So Serious"   3:21


Additional personnel



Year Chart Position
1982 UK Album Chart 21
1982 Billboard Pop Albums 132[3]


  1. ^ The Party’s Over: Overview
  2. ^ "Talk Talk - The Party's Over (Album)". (Hung Medien / eMedia Jungden). 2011. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  3. ^ The Party’s Over: Awards