(2013) Natural Order 1982 - 1991

Talk Talk

... read moreThe material on this Talk Talk compilation is in chronological order, but it's not exactly natural. Released in 2013 to complement an expanded edition of Natural History, Natural Order features none of the band's A-sides and sticks strictly to album cuts, B-sides, and a track from the 2001 archival...

56′:37″ 10 Songs

1
Have You Heard The News (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
5:05
2
Renee (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
6:22
3
For What It's Worth (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
5:17
4
Chameleon Day (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
3:16
5
April 5Th (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
5:50
6
Wealth (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
6:44
7
John Cope (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
4:41
8
Eden (2013 Remaster)
Talk Talk
7:39
9
After The Flood (Alternative Version)
Talk Talk
4:17
10
Taphead
Talk Talk
7:26
Released 14 January 2013, 2013 Parlophone Records Ltd, a Warner Music Group Company

Review

The material on this Talk Talk compilation is in chronological order, but it's not exactly natural. Released in 2013 to complement an expanded edition of Natural History, Natural Order features none of the band's A-sides and sticks strictly to album cuts, B-sides, and a track from the 2001 archival release Missing Pieces. If one wants to go deeper than the well-known singles, this is a fine way to do it; the selections, made by the band's Mark Hollis, are smart, while the Spirit of Eden-era B-side "John Cope" is essential. However, Talk Talk's phenomenal last three albums -- The Colour of Spring (1986), Spirit of Eden (1988), and Laughing Stock (1991) -- deserve uninterrupted, front-to-back play, and any reconfiguring of their contents seems peculiar. ~ Andy Kellman