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02. Always Near
03. Beautiful Monster
04. Shiva Descending
05. My Minds Eye
06. I Come From The Sun
07. Field Of Tall Flowers
08. Route 666
09. Mystery Plane
10. And All The Stars
11. Magonia *
12. Too Much Time *
13. There Is No Enemy *
14. My Minds Eye (the wind, the bass, the drums) *
15. Field Of Tall Flowers *
16. Driving *
Digitally remastered 2007 reissue of the Comsat Angels' 1992 album. The
CD comes with 6 previously unreleased tracks.
The Comsat Angels were a marvellous post-punk outfit from Sheffield who were
both immensely talented and criminally under-rated, perhaps more so than their
contemporaries the Chameleons.
The Comsats started off life as Radio Earth in the late 70's. The line-up has
remained consistent throughout the group's career with Stephen Fellows on vocals,
Kevin Bacon on bass, Andy Peake on drums and Mik Glaisher on keyboards.
Word about the band began to spread after the band recorded a successful Peel
Session in 1979 - on the back of their debut EP Red Planet. In the following
months the Radio 1 DJ was inudated with requests for repeats of the performance.
The Peel session and a successful UK tour drew in major label interest in the
form of Polydor.
The Comsats signed with them in 1980 and released their debut
album 'Waiting For A Miracle' later that year. The standout single 'Independence
Day' managed to creep into the Uk Top 100. 'WFAM' did not chart at all.
Determined to prove themselves to their record label, the Comsats set about
recording the follow-up to their debut. 'Sleep No More' was arguably their
best recording to date but it made even less impact upon the public than its
Unfortunately the band's next 2 albums suffered a similiar fate, poor sales
yet relatively positive reviews in the press.
The group were becoming desperate for fame and decided to gamble on taking
a more commercial approach for their next album. The resulting LP '7 Day Weekend'
was a dire mess. Not only did it flop but it also got panned across the board.
Enough was enough for the band and they put the Comsat Angels brand to rest
for the time being whilst they experimented with other projects. It wasn't until
1992 that the Comsats decided to release their next properly marketed LP. 'My
Mind's Eye' was a return to form and a welcome breathe of fresh air at a time
when grunge dominated the market. The success of 'My Mind's Eye' funded the
band's 8th and final album 'The Glamour' in 1995.
Influences / Similar Artists:
The Sound, The Chameleons, The Cure, Echo & The Bunnymen