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, 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.
The first 1,000 copies will be signed by James Marsh.
The Deluxe edition is limited to 300 sets.
Each is numbered and signed by artist and designer James Marsh.
Every set is presented in a clamshell box designed by James, covered in electric blue Brilianta cloth and is embossed with a white foil moth.
As with the Classic edition the book is a 200 page, large format full-colour hardback, printed on heavy weight art paper, however the Deluxe Edition is bound in a truly stunning white moiré satin taffeta cloth.
The set also contains three fine art prints of original Talk Talk artwork by James. The prints are collectible editions, unique to the set and each signed by the artist. They are printed on 330gsm Somerset Velvet fine art paper using archival ink to guard against fading, and are ready for mounting and display. They measure 275mm × 215mm (portrait).
|Feature||Classic Edition||Deluxe Edition|
|200-page hardback book||●||●|
|Cover artwork by James Marsh with matte silver foiling||●||●|
|Bound in white Kashgar cloth||●||○|
|Bound in white Siltex Moiré cloth||○||●|
|Printed on heavyweight matt art paper||●||●|
|Hinged, rigid case featuring foiled butterfly motif by James Marsh||○||●|
|Head and tail bands||●||●|
|Signed by James Marsh||First 1,000 copies only||●|
|Limited to 300 copies||○||●|
|Includes three 275mm × 215mm (portrait) James Marsh art prints, each signed by James Marsh||○||●|
|Your name printed in the Roll of Honour (pre-order owners only)||●||●|
|Narrative history of Talk Talk by Chris Roberts||●||●|
|Over 100 contributions by musicians, artists and celebrities and others inspired by Talk Talk||●||●|
|Extended interviews with key figures in the Talk Talk story||●||●|
|Over 65 colour and black and white photographs, including rare and previously unpublished images of the band||●||●|
|Full page colour reproductions of James Marshs’ iconic Talk Talk artwork, with detailed commentary by the artist||●||●|
|Complete Talk Talk discography||●||●|