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The Party's Over

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"The Party's Over" is a musical standard pop tune with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Comden and Green. It first appeared in the musical comedy Bells Are Ringing. It was first performed in 1956, and was included in the 1960 movie featuring Judy Holliday. Nat King Cole and Shirley Bassey recorded popular versions.

"The Party's Over" is also the title of a book by Richard Heinberg, fully named "The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies".


The Party's Over
LP by Talk Talk
Released 1982
Recorded ???
Genre New Wave / Synth Pop
Length 35 min 56 sec
Record label EMI
Producer
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com 3 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=A0mdkylmjxp9b)
Rolling Stone 1 star out of 5 link (http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/cd/review.asp?aid=41368&cf=1368)
Q 2 stars out of 5 (September 1997) (http://www.q4music.com/nav?page=q4music.review.redirect&fixture_review=131224&resource=131224&fixture_artist=144611)
Talk Talk Chronology

The Party's Over
(1982)
It's My Life
(1984)

The Party's Over was also the first album by Talk Talk. It was released in 1982.

It did poorly in the United States - the album reached #132 on the Billboard pop album charts. In the United Kingdom the single "Today" was a top twenty hit.

Track Listing

  1. "Talk Talk" (Hollis/Hollis) - 3:23
  2. "It's So Serious" (Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb) - 3:21
  3. "Today" (Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb) - 3:30
  4. "The Party's Over" (Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb) - 6:12
  5. "Hate" (Brenner/Harris/Hollis/Webb) - 3:58
  6. "Have You Heard the News?" (Hollis) - 5:07
  7. "Mirror Man" (Hollis) - 3:21
  8. "Another World" (Webb) - 3:14
  9. "Candy" (Hollis) - 4:41

Personnel

  • Lee Harris - Drums
  • Mark Hollis - Vocals
  • Mike Robinson - Mixing
  • Paul Webb - Bass
  • Simon Brenner - Keyboards
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