Monday 4 March 2019: Mark Hollis, RIP
This week’s Office chart is inspired largely by the news of Mark Hollis’s passing last week.
Hollis was the genius behind Talk Talk’s seminal Spirit of Eden, which is perhaps my favourite album of all time. Shout out to former editor, friend and client Nick Southall, talking about his love for Hollis on his blog.
I also went to see the fantastic Manchester Collective performing Schubert’s epic ‘Death and the Maiden’ and George Crumb’s mind-boggling Vietnam War threnody, so a movement from each recordings of these is included here, along with Elvis Costello, just because.
Happiness is Easy – Talk Talk
John Cope – Talk Talk
Talk Talk – Talk Talk
It’s Getting Late in the Evening – Talk Talk
Eden – Talk Talk
Black Angels: III. Return (Crumb) – Kronos Quartet
Ascension Day – Talk Talk
The Watershed – Mark Hollis
Death and the Maiden: Scherzo (Schubert) – The Helsinki Strings
(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding – Elvis Costello