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Spirit of Eden is the fourth studio album by English band Talk Talk, released in 1988 on Parlophone Records. The songs were written by vocalist Mark Hollis and producer Tim Friese-Greene and the album was compiled from a lengthy recording process at London's Wessex Studios between 1987 and 1988. Often working in darkness, the band recorded many hours of improvised performances that drew on elements of rock, jazz, ambient, dub, and classical music. These long-form recordings were then heavily edited and re-arranged into an album in mostly digital format.

Spirit of Eden was a radical departure from Talk Talk's earlier and more accessible albums. Compared to the success of 1986's The Colour of Spring, it was a commercial disappointment. Contemporary critics have described the album as a progenitor of the post-rock genre.

Track listing

All tracks written by Tim Friese-Greene and Mark Hollis.

No. Title Length 1. "The Rainbow" 9:05 2. "Eden" 6:37 3. "Desire" 7:08 4. "Inheritance" 5:16 5. "I Believe in You" 6:24 6. "Wealth"

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