The Comsat Angels ‎– Land

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Jive ‎– HIP 8
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Tracklist

A1 Will You Stay Tonight? 4:18
A2 Alicia (Can You Hear Me) 3:56
A3 A World Away 5:17
A4 Independence Day 3:51
A5 Nature Trails 4:54
B1 Mister Memory 5:15
B2 Island Heart 3:56
B3 I Know That Feeling 5:16
B4 As Above, So Below 5:39

Credits

Notes

All titles published by Desert Songs/ATV Ltd.
An original sound recording made by Zomba Productions Ltd.
℗ & © 1983 Zomba Productions Ltd.
Manufactured and Distributed by CBS Records Ltd.

Printed paper inner sleeve.

This version has Jive logo on bottom right corner of rear sleeve.
Version with Jive logo on bottom left corner of rear sleeve also with credits and titles printed diagonally is here The Comsat Angels - Land

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
15008 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive 15008 France 1983 Sell This Version
L 38098, HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Festival Records, Jive L 38098, HIP 8 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
JC8-8184 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass) Jive JC8-8184 US 1983 Sell This Version
C 38098 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass, Album, Dol) Jive C 38098 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album, RP) Jive HIP 8 UK 1987 Sell This Version

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ManWithGoodTaste

ManWithGoodTaste

December 31, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Outside of MAYBE the first track, this album is no different from their earlier work, save for a more mainstream (for 1983) arrangement with electric drums and MOAR synthesizers. Top notch compositions, who cares if more trendy sounding at the behest of the label?

The b-sides are wonderful, save for maybe Intelligence (but even that will grow on you).
Toco2009

Toco2009

November 9, 2019
Not a place to start, If you like them. Their first albums are great , you can compare them to the Sound. Some Good tracks here indeed, but this is more pop. I remember I found this album in the bargain bin (on sale)
maxal

maxal

September 16, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
I agree with Kwest, the only point I disagree on is that the first three albums are classics (!). Fiction has too many brilliant and iconic tracks for it not be on the same pinnacle - Ju-Ju Money, Pictures, Now I know . . . love it.

It was nice to get this record out and play it again.
KwestRecords

KwestRecords

April 27, 2016

The first of the Comsat's two releases for Jive takes a lighter more synth driven approach, understandably the band could never top the classic first two albums. There are, however some class songs in the set such as the stirring synth pop of "Will You Stay Tonight" the rousing electro-funk of "A World Away" the poignant atmospheric wash of "Nature Trails" the plaintive bass driven closer "As Above So Below" and the stirring shipwrecked love imagery within the song writing of "Island Heart", a classic album and a must for fans of obscure alternative 1980's and new wave.