The Comsat Angels ‎– Land

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Tracklist

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

Versions (20)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive HIP 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
JC8-8184 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass) Jive JC8-8184 US 1983 Sell This Version
HIP C8, HIP C 8 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass, Album) Jive, Jive HIP C8, HIP C 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
C 38098 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass, Album, Dol) Jive C 38098 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
JV4 6608 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass, Album, Dol) Jive, Quality Records Limited JV4 6608 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
15008 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive 15008 France 1983 Sell This Version
JL8-8184 The C.S. Angels* Land(LP, Album) Jive JL8-8184 US 1983 Sell This Version
656.051 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive 656.051 Netherlands 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
L 38098 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive L 38098 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
618514 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive 618514 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
JV-6608 The C.S. Angels* Land(LP, Album) Jive JV-6608 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive HIP 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
6.25 641, 6.25641 AO, HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album) Jive, Jive, Jive 6.25 641, 6.25641 AO, HIP 8 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
HIP X 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album, Pic) Jive HIP X 8 UK 1983 Sell This Version
HIPC 8 The Comsat Angels Land(Cass, Album) Jive HIPC 8 UK 1987 Sell This Version
HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album, RP) Jive HIP 8 UK 1987 Sell This Version
WD75213, WD 75213 The Comsat Angels Land(CD, Album) Jive, Jive WD75213, WD 75213 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
VSOP CD 329 The Comsat Angels Land(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition) Connoisseur Collection VSOP CD 329 UK 2001 Sell This Version
HIP 8 The Comsat Angels Land(LP, Album, RE) Jive HIP 8 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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sbclar

sbclar

January 15, 2021
referencing Land, LP, Album, JL8-8184
Track number 3, a world away, is actually about 5:12 (as on the cd reissue), not 4:30, as stated on the record label.
ManWithGoodTaste

ManWithGoodTaste

December 31, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Land, LP, Album, HIP 8
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
referencing Land, LP, Album, HIP 8
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)
fend

fend

February 22, 2018
referencing Land, LP, Album, JL8-8184
Stumbled onto this album on YouTube and loved it, so picked up this pressing when I saw it. Was kind of bummed that the mix seems a bit murkier than what I had heard previously. For example, you can barely hear the beautiful synth fills during the chorus of "Nature Trails".
maxal

maxal

September 16, 2017
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Land, LP, Album, HIP 8
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
referencing Land, LP, Album, HIP 8

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.