Goodbye Mark Hollis.

It was issue #146 of MOJO magazine in January 2006. David Gray named Spirit of Eden as his "Last Night a Record Changed My Life." And to David, I am eternally grateful.

I had never heard it before, and it went
on to become my favorite album of all-time and is perhaps the most beautiful recording ever made. It was Talk Talk's fourth album, just six songs, released in September 1988.

This writer has emerged out of retirement after 6.5 years with a deeply broken heart. Rest easy (1955-2019).

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