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spirit of TALK TALK (feat. ME)

Spirit of Talk Talk is a finely crafted and lavishly produced book celebrating the music created by Talk Talk and illustrated with a treasure trove of images from long-time collaborator and renowned art designer James Marsh. Displayed alongside large original artworks and previously unseen sketches and alternative covers, are rare and previously unseen photographs of the band and a specially commissioned biography of Talk Talk by music journalist and author Chris Roberts. Photographic images have been supplied from the archives of photography luminaries Lawrence Watson, Richard Haughton and Sheila Rock amongst others.

The book includes the full transcript of Mark Hollis’s final interview about the band and numerous tributes and eulogies from musicians, artists like Minco Eggersman, producers, and people who worked with the band and knew them intimately. There are also honest, touching, and revealing tributes from musicians, artists friends and fans who were, and continue to be, influenced by Talk Talk’s music.

This is the first book on the band, and is the brainchild of designer, fashion entrepreneur and long term fan Toby Benjamin. It has been created by and for fans and friends of Talk Talk.

The Classic edition is a 200 page, large format full-colour hardback, printed on heavy weight art paper.

The cover art has been specifically designed by James Marsh, and is printed directly on to a luxury Kashgar cloth binding with silver foil detailing.

This item (first 1,000 copies) is signed by James Marsh.

released September 9, 2012