NEWS: Talk Talk tribute album and book due in May

UK label Fierce Panda are set to release a double album celebrating the work of UK band Talk Talk this May. The compilation will be comprised of covers by a huge list of artists such as King Creosote, Alan Wilder, Jason Lytle, Zero 7, Crispin Hunt, Linton Kwesi Johnson, White Belt Yellow Tag, Electric Soft Parade, Joan As Policewoman, White Lies, Goldheart Assembly and many, many more guests including Bon Iver and Arcade Fire.

The record will be accompanied by a book called Spirit Of Talk Talk which will include hand-written lyrics from Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis, along with 80 written contributions from people who’ve been influenced by the band over the years. Contributors include Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, late Pink Floyd member Richard Wright, Weezer’s Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater, Tom Fleming of Wild Beasts, Paul Hartnoll of Orbital, Karl Hyde of Underworld, former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder, Elbow’s Guy Garvey, James Lavelle of UNKLE, former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle, and a whole bunch more.

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