Thursday 2/2/83 5pm ET: Feature LP: Talk Talk – The Party’s Over (1982)

The Party’s Over is the debut album by Talk Talk. It was released July 13, 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 number 1 in South Africa in 1983 and number 23 in the UK. In the United States the album entered the Billboard Top 200, reaching number 132, while the single “Talk Talk” peaked at number 75. In New Zealand, the album was a hit, peaking at number 8 due to the success of “Today”, which reached number 10 in 1983.

  1. “Talk Talk” 3:23
  2. “It’s So Serious” 3:21
  3. “Today” 3:30
  4. “The Party’s Over” 6:12
  5. “Hate” 3:58
  6. “Have You Heard the News?” 5:07
  7. “Mirror Man” 3:21
  8. “Another Word” 3:14
  9. “Candy” 4:41

Mark Hollis – vocals
Simon Brenner – keyboards
Lee Harris – drums
Paul Webb – bass guitar