Presented by Steve Wide

Feature Segment

Far and Wide Honours Mark Hollis’ Musical Legacy

Far and Wide host Steve Wide pays tribute to recently departed musical icon Mark Hollis – ‘the everyman, spiritually ascending’ – best known for fronting the pioneering post-rock band Talk Talk.

Says Steve, ‘As a new romantic synth trio, the band were never going to become “pin-up”. They were too dour, too introverted, too angry, too introspective, too intelligent to challenge Duran Duran for chart supremacy. Hollis spat lyrics like a wounded animal cries, but other times he melted into the music, hiding within it, almost mumbling lyrics as though they held a supernatural power and would overwhelm him if sung too clearly.’

Settle in for a specially curated mix that highlights the music legacy Mark left behind – from the very last music he put out to the very earliest.

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Listen to Far and Wide Honours Mark Hollis’ Musical Legacy18:221 March 2019