The Party's Over was the debut album by Talk Talk. It was released in 1982 and produced by Colin Thurston, who was a former engineer for David Bowie but was better known for producing Duran Duran's first two albums.
In the United Kingdom, the album's single "Today" was a top twenty hit. The remixed version of the single "Talk Talk" reached #1 in South Africa in 1983 (and #23 in the UK). In the United States, the album entered the Billboard Top 200 reaching #132, while the single "Talk Talk" peaked at #75.
In New Zealand, the album was a hit, peaking at #8, due to the success of "Today" which reached #10 in 1983.