26 Colour of Spring by Talk Talk 1985
Could have been included for this wonderful bit of drumming on is own
Caught between the 80s sheen of the first 2 lps and the stark minimalism of their final 2 lps , the Colour of spring is a fantastic example of a band beginning to push their limits and reinvent their sound. It could have been an unholy mess with producer Tim Friese-Greene joining Mark Hollis as the main drivers and Paul Webb and Lee Harris joined by a long list of esteemed session/guest musicians.
However the different elements weave together to make a record that needs to be sat down and listened to.
There are children's choirs , a mass recorder solo , saxophones , harps all in the melting pot. There are straight forward pop songs
and moments of fragile beauty
April 5th - Talk Talk
And like a lot of the lps as we get to the higher end of the list it has a killer love gone wrong song
You can buy the Colour of Spring here