Comsat Angels : Fiction (UK)

CD [Cover Art for Comsat Angels / Fiction (UK)] Your Price: $18.86
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Sell date: 11/2015
Label: Imports
Mfg's Catalog#: 5036810
CDC Part#: 1918600
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Digitally remastered and expanded two CD edition of this 1982 album by the Sheffield-based post punk outfit including non-LP singles, demos and BBC radio session tracks, plus booklets with rare photos, memorabilia and detailed liner notes. Fiction was The Comsat Angels' third album and peaked at #94 in the UK charts in September 1982. Fiction was less gloomy than the Comsats' previous album, Sleep No More. Frontman Steve Fellows said of the change: 'I certainly didn't want to make another record as intense as Sleep No More - at least not immediately. Sleep No More was so dark that I felt it skewed things a bit - possibly even mentally for me. I just felt if we carried on in that direction it'd lead to madness or maybe even something worse.' One of the most underrated acts of the early 80's, the quartet twinned together sparse, economical musicianship and a large sound. Perhaps too dark for populist tastes at the time, Comsat's music has been described as 'abstract pop songs with spare instrumentation, many of which were bleak and filled with some form of heartache.' Unjustly overlooked for their important contribution to music, their influence however, is enormous; the haunting atmospherics and simply played, but expansive nature of their music having a direct effect on countless post-punk revival bands including Blacklist, Bell Hollow, Editors and Interpol.

 
 Tracks
 
After the Rain
Zinger
Now I Know
Not a Word
Ju Ju Money
More
Pictures
Birdman
Don't Look Now
What Else!?
(Do The) Empty House
Red Planet Revisited
It's History
Private Party
For Your Information
After the Rain (Remix)
(Do The) Empty House [Live]
What Else!? [Live]
Now I Know
Ju Ju Money
Our Secret
Goat of the West
 
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