Originally released in 1990, and then reissued in 2007 and 2013 in slightly different forms, Natural History
covers Talk Talk
's EMI years, from The Party's Over
through Spirit of Eden
. The basis of the compilation is the band's charting U.K. singles, and each one, including the Top 30 hits "Today," "Talk Talk," and "Life's What You Make It," is included. The latter two editions were released as CD/DVD bundles. For those who don't care about the band's videos, the audio-only Essential
, an EMI set from 2011, makes for a better -- and closer to thorough -- summary of the '80s output.