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Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis Album

Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis Album
Mark Hollis
Mark Hollis
Acoustic, Post Rock
11 Oct 2011
Bing 075, B0015254-01
MP3 album size:
2757 mb
FLAC album size:
2207 mb
Ba Da Bing!, Universal Music Special Markets


2Westward Bound
3The Colour Of Spring
4Inside Looking Out
5A Life (1895-1915)
6The Daily Planet
7The Gift
8A New Jerusalem


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
537 688-2Mark Hollis Mark Hollis ‎(CD, Album, PMD)Polydor537 688-2Europe1998
537 688-2Mark Hollis Mark Hollis ‎(CD, Album, RP, Son)Polydor537 688-2EuropeUnknown
537 688-2Mark Hollis Mark Hollis ‎(CD, Album, RP, Uni)Polydor537 688-2EuropeUnknown
537 688-2Mark Hollis Mark Hollis ‎(CD, Album, RP, Whi)Polydor537 688-2EuropeUnknown
537 688-2Mark Hollis Mark Hollis ‎(CD, Album, RP)Polydor537 688-2EuropeUnknown


  • BassChris Laurence
  • BassoonJulie Andrews , Maggie Pollock
  • ClarinetIain Dixon, Tim Holmes
  • Composed By, Arranged ByDominic Miller (tracks: B2), Mark Hollis, Phil Ramacon (tracks: A1), Warne Livesey (tracks: A2, A4, B1, B3, B4)
  • Cor AnglaisMelinda Maxwell
  • DesignCally At Antar
  • Drums, PercussionMartin Ditcham
  • EngineerPhill Brown
  • FluteAndy Penayi
  • GuitarDominic Miller, Robbie McIntosh
  • Guitar, VocalsMark Hollis
  • HarmonicaMark Feltham
  • ManagementKeith Aspden
  • Photography ByStephen Lovell-Davis
  • Piano, HarmoniumLawrence Pendrous
  • ProducerMark Hollis
  • TrumpetHenry Lowther


© 2011 Ba Da Bing Records
℗ 1998 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Manufactured by Universal Music Enterprises, a division of UMG Recordings Inc., 2220 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Credits and Mark Hollis' lyrics are printed on the inner sleeve.


  • Barcode (Sticker): 6 00197 00751 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B0015254-01-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B0015254-01-B


  • Copyright (c) – Ba Da Bing!
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Polydor Ltd. (UK)
  • Marketed By – Universal Music Enterprises


Mark Hollis is the only solo album by the former Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis. It was released on Polydor Records on 26 January 1998, then reissued on Pond Life on 13 March 2000. In 2003, the album was released in LP format on Universal Records. Hollis found inspiration not in the popular music of the day, but rather in 20th-century classical music and jazz. Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. Mark Hollis January 4th, 1955 - February 25th, 2019 Requiescat in pace. Tracklist: 01. The Colour of Spring 0:00 02. Watershed 3:53 03. Inside Looking Out. Mark Hollis. UMG от лица компании Polydor Records BMI - Broadcast Music Inc. UMPG Publishing, Downtown Music Publishing и другие авторские общества 10. Songs in album Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis 1998. Mark Hollis - The Colour Of Spring. Mark Hollis - Watershed. Mark Hollis - Inside Looking Out. Mark Hollis - The Gift. Mark Hollis - A Life 1895 - 1915. Mark Hollis - Westward Bound. Mark Hollis - The Daily Planet. Mark Hollis - A New Jerusalem. It was released on Polydor Records on 2 February 1998, then reissued on Pond Life on 13 March 2000. Achingly gorgeous and hauntingly stark, Mark Hollis' self-titled debut picks up where he left off with Talk Talk's Laughing Stock seven years earlier, re-emerging at the nexus point where jazz, ambient, and folk music collide. It's quite possibly the most quiet and intimate record ever made, each song cut to the bone for maximum emotional impact and every note carrying enormous meaning. Hollis paints his music in fine, exquisite strokes, with an uncanny mastery of atmosphere that's frequently devastating. Mark Hollis is the first and final solo album by English musician Mark Hollis. Released on the 2nd of February, in 1998, the album is noted for its minimalism and jazz elements. Two albums that I really like are Sketches of Spain and Porgy and Bess, records that Miles Davis made with Gil Evans. So sad about Mark Hollis' passing - way too early Shine on, Mark. You will always be remembered Répondre Me notifier Helpful. 25 février 2019. He was a musical genius. The solo album from 1998 is a masterpiece. Répondre Me notifier Helpful. Mark Hollis, 1998. The Colour of Spring, 03:52. The Watershed, 05:45. Mark Hollis is a music album by Mark Hollis released in 1998. Mark Hollis is ranked 1,372nd in the overall chart, 271st in the 1990s, and 28th in the year 1998. This album is rated in the top 6 of all albums on


  • Wohald
My reissued copy has the high level of pops that seem to plague this album. It's a real shame, since it's such a quiet record so it's very noticeable. Maybe it'll get better after a few more plays, but I'm not too hopeful.
  • black coffe
Opened and played. It’s actually playing as I’m typing, guess the gamble paid off. No issues at all, none! No pops, crackles, no back ground noise, just the sweet minimal sound of precious music and Mr Hollis vocals thats all. The record is sat on a technics SL1210 and the rest I won’t bore you with. I feel for those who have been unfortunate, but that’s life! You know the script!
  • Enditaling
I have this week purchased a sealed copy, fingers crossed it is OK. I have my doubts but you pay your money you take your choice. I will let you know later this week.
  • Damand
I picked this up recently sealed. I am playing it on a Technics 1200GR with an Ortofon Bronze through a Rotel amp and B&L floor speakers..... Sounds great! I have a critical ear and I can’t fault this copy. It may not be 180, can’t tell and I didn’t weight it. I would get a pristine copy and use a better inner.
  • Ventelone
Enjoy, mate. sad day indeed. I hope I will find a copy someday.
  • Eyalanev
It might not be a perfect pressing like a lot of peeps complain on here and my copy has some pop/surface noise too, also the surface of vinyl is rough like a golf ball. But I think it's kinda fate for every vinyl format. Actually I tried to clean and wash with a dish detergent softly, then traced grooves a couple of times changing the tracking force a litte heavier. Eventually it worked very well, sounds much much better.
  • Roram
Lots of people complained about this pressing, mine sounds great, no surface noise, a favorite early morning spin at my house.
  • Hirah
Mine sounds great as well. Sounds amazing on my Pro-Ject 1Xpression.
This is a bad pressing, and the people who are saying it's supposed to be quiet are missing the point. It IS too quiet (there are dynamic moments in the recording that are still marred by accompanying surface noise: that's not acceptable), but even worse, the stereo field is smaller, the high frequency detail isn't there and the bass sounds swampy. I ADORE this record, but the digital files are better than this. Shame. And this comes from someone who makes records for a living and I'm listening in a control room with a high end ProJect turntable and Ortofen Quintet Bronze MC cartridge and AB-ing it with the CD edition.
  • Nicanagy
Hello Gelyfix. By "AB-ing it", he just means that he is comparing this record with the CD version.
  • Skillet
what does "ab-ing" mean? i have to enter 10 words so i write that to add it up
  • Golkree
My copy sounds good. When I got the record I quickly put it in a separate inner sleeve since I read on the Ba Da Bing site that the sleeves they used on this and Laughing Stock may have caused some of the damage that resulted in the surface noise/crackling/popping that so many reported. Also, if you're having problems, you may consider getting a new stylus. Could be contributing to the surface noise, especially on such a quiet record.
  • Thorgahuginn
Is there any chance this album will ever be reissued again?
  • Use_Death
a reissue was just announced and an Abbey Road Remaster at that.
  • Neol
terrible pressing with lots of pops and needle disadjustments ---
  • Benn
There are only two pressings of this album available, and much of the original pressing had serious manufacturing issues. Unless you want to spend upwards of $200 on a copy, this is really the only way to go, or wait and see if it gets reissued again, but I doubt that will happen soon. My copy has some pops and surface noise, but I suspect it has more to do with the spaciousness of the recordings and the low volume of some tracks, as I don't hear it at all during tracks like Watershed and The Gift. All in all, it's not as bad a pressing as people here seem to think, or at least my copy isn't. Perhaps original copies are better sounding, but they are well out of my price range.
  • Paster
agreed. i have the same crappy pressing. it pops a bunch plus a hop/skip that plays through.
  • Ce
BaDaBing did a truly awful job with this pressing - it's a real shame. Tackling such a delicately recorded and dynamic record such as this takes skill, and BaDaBing doesn't have it. Their reissue of Laughing Stock is equally awful, though for me not quite as noisy as this one. Surface AM radio sheen across the entire record. I took the time (and expense) to track down an original Polydor pressing and it's gorgeous. If you love this record, it's worth tracking down an original. You'll be amazed at how ridiculously terrible the BaDaBing issue really is.
  • Sinredeemer
really disappointed with the pressing. same complaints as what you find below..
  • Madi
Do not buy this issue on Ba Da Bing, mine was the noisiest pressing that I have ever heard (and mine was a sealed copy!) I returned it to Ba Da Bing at my own cost, waited 5 months before I had to "remind" them to deliver the replacement issue to me. It arrived today but what I got was a 2nd hand copy, not a new item, with dust,fingerprints and spindle marks. The cover has ring wear. The record was shipped inside the sleeve, the inner sleeve was split. There was no note, compliments slip or anyhing! The record sounds poor too! What a bunch of amateur wasters this company is. I am not going to bother contacting them. Please research other customers' comments (i.e. Victims) before you buy anything from Ba Da Bing.
  • Sironynyr
Quiet pressings do exist...mine is plain gorgeous.
  • LoboThommy
mine sounds stunning too .. the odd faint crackle you would expect from such a quiet and dynamic album, but no background noise and sounding wonderful.
  • Anararius
I think the quietness is deliberate. It's dynamic instead of compressed like most modern records. I haven't heard much popping. There's surface noise, but you only hear it because its such a spacious album that there's no music covering it up.
  • Jia
I have to agree with the other people who have commented: this record was given a horrid pressing. I went through two of these, both expensive, and ended up keeping one simply because I had went to such lengths to order each copy in the first place. I think Ba Da Bing should publicly apologize and send a refund to each record holder. But most importantly, once you realize to avoid this reissue, is the following point: this record needs to be repressed by an able imprint (kranky perhaps?) who won't try to gauge fans nor be dishonest about pressing issues.
  • Agarus
Horrible pressing! Does no justice to this most excellent album!
  • Black_Hawk_Down
Had the same problem with mine. It's so quiet, no clicking though. My laughing stock on the other hand was so bad. I sent it back. Quiet and end end of side two was unlistenable. The centre hole was off centre. Terrible. I got the new universal pressing, miles better,
  • Ahieones
Have to agree with indipop. The pressing really leaves a lot to be desired here. Seeing as it's Badabing who've reissued Laughing Stock too, I'd probably avoid that one too...
Terrible pressing. Noisy vinyl. Not even 180gm. Cheap sleeve. Waste of a great opportunity to do this great album justice. Buyer beware!
  • Globus
Maybe it's my ears, but I don't hear any noise. Some distortion here and there, but it's acceptable. A good chance to get this album on vinyl without paying a fortune.