Thursday, December 8, 2011

"The Spirit Of Talk Talk" Book In The Works With 80 Contributors (Grandaddy, Depeche Mode, Weezer & More)

Speaking of beloved British bands, Talk Talk are the subject of a really cool tribute project coming out about 21 years after their split in 1991. Iconic cover artist James Marsh has remastered all of the artwork he made for Talk Talk for a new book entitled The Spirit of Talk Talk that is focused on celebrating the music, art, and influence of the band. The book will feature contributions of everything Talk Talk-related, ranging from Marsh's original sketches and hand-written lyrics from singer Mark Hollis to previously unreleased photos of the band by Richard Haughton, concert posters, and more.

Additionally, the book will feature a main essay from famed rock music writer Chris Roberts as well as a whopping 80 written contributions from bands and artists influenced or inspired by Talk Talk's creative output. These include Jason Lytle (Grandaddy), Guy Garvey (Elbow), Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode / Recoil), Richard Wright (Pink Floyd), Patrick Wilson (Weezer), and a ton more.

Sounds awesome, right? Find out more about the book over at its website, and be sure to register your interest over here to let its creators know how many they should expect to print and to get more info on the publication of the book as it develops. (Cheers to The Backstage Rider for the heads up!)