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Seven Day Weekend [Import]

The Comsat AngelsAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 24, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 1985
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Connoisseur Coll.
  • ASIN: B00004YYYE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #543,166 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Believe It
2. Forever Young
3. You Move Me
4. Im Falling
5. Close Your Eyes
6. Day One
7. Youre The Heroine
8. High Tide
9. New Heart And Hand
10. Still Its Not Enough
11. Land (Non Album Bonus Track)
12. Citadel (Non Album Bonus Track)

Editorial Reviews

Reissue of the post punk/synth pop act's 1985 album. Tracksinclude, 'Believe It' and 'Forever Young'. Produced by MikeHowlett (Berlin, OMD, A Flock of Seagulls). First time on CD it includes two bonus tracks, 'Land' and 'Citadel'. The original artwork has

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great intro to a very talented band April 22, 2011
By tangman
Format:Audio CD
I discovered this album recently. I was led to it by the movie "Real Genius," which features the track "I'm Falling" as the music bed during a montage. Based on subsequent reading about the band (and some things written By them, as well), I guess this has become a common path of introduction to the Comsat Angels. And the band seems to hate it. They seem to hate this album. They seem to hate "I'm Falling." They seem to hate evey connection they have to everything About 7 Day Weekend. I think they probably hate Val Kilmer, lasers, and popcorn. Pity. A real Damned Shame.

Sorry, dudes: This has become one of my favorite all-time albums.

I have a hundreds of 80s records and CDs but somehow I have never listened, knowingly, to this group, and never acquired their work, although their name was familiar to me. Reading their story, which reads a bit like primary source material for Spinal Tap, I understand why; The band seem like a smart bunch of fellows, but the record companies seem not so nice (Really?!?) and not so smart (REALLY?!?), and their best last hope for powerful support -- pop icon Robert Palmer -- died prematurely. Honestly you can't Write stuff like this....

The Comsat Angels 1st three albums supposedly reflect both their real musical interests and their best work. I have no opinion on that except to say that these albums leave me cold, so far. Not because they have no power, but because I am a pop-lover. THIS album, 7 Day Weekend, is a direct hit to my wheelhouse. Here's an opinion: If Jive records had known what they were about, then Comsat Angels would be synonymous with 80s music, instead of Human League, and Flock of Seagulls.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hey, I was right all along July 12, 2001
Format:Audio CD
[This piece appeared in RAM (Rock Australia Magazine), Sydney, Australia on February 12 1986.]
Comsat Angels/7 Day Weekend/Jive Records
UK rock has this deadly no man's land for many of those scooped out of the 'indie' charts by major labels. You may lose the support of the fertile but faddish rock press, but you may not gain a hit in return.
Thus for Comsat Angels, who went from a 1980 indie success with Independence Day straight to three excellent albums on Polydor. Then a long hiatus to a new label, and they're all tarted up for a shaky fourth album. And, uh oh, album five features that vapid pop single I'm Falling. Yet could it be that Comsat Angels have laughed off the odds, found their voice and heart? They have, bless them.
The scratching waspish guitar and brute bass of Still It's Not Enough is their Sheffield heavy-metal of old. And the high ghosted keyboards and bright guitar atmospherics of Believe It are Comsat Angels in their most windswept mood: 'Tonight the sky looks close enough to/almost reach out and touch but/the light is playing tricks on me again'.
Forever Young is another trademark song, slow and architectural in its buildup, as effective as its ringing chords and stolid bass. High Tide and You Move Me are also up with their best. There are even a few here, like Day One and You're The Heroine, whose clipped clockwork funk is more typical of Sheffield than the band's usual unrepentant guitar sound.
Comsat Angels have gone unchecked on their own path as few bands have managed through the first half of the 80s. Think of other five-year UK bands still worth having, and you're up against the likes of Joy Division/New Order, Simple Minds, A Certain Ratio, or fellow-Sheffielders Cabaret Voltaire.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Adam
Format:Audio CD
I'm Falling was one of the best montages in any 80's film (Real Genius), and I dare to say any film ever. This of course led me to CMA. I think they should embrace this, not hide from it as another reviewer said. I don't see I'm Falling on any of their other CDs so I wonder if that truly is the case or it was a licensing rights thing. If you guys are still out there (CMA) and read this, please know fans can love you for any number of reasons, just embrace it guys. And hold your head up high and be proud of it. Wear some "I love Toxic Waste" (Real Genius) shirts at one of your shows. Have fun, life is short. This whole album is great.
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Sure, this ain't as angst ridden or dark and cold as their first 3 albums. It's a sharp turn deep into pop and new wave. Land is better. Believe It is an awesome song. There are songs that don't go over so well: I have to skip over Forever Young. I'm still trippin' on I'm Falling, hard to believe it's the same band. But hey, I like Gang of Four's Hard, as well as all their albums. What band got harder in this era as time went by? I can only think of ABC's wonderful Beauty Stab, the dark hard rock follow-up to their dance funk debut, Lexicon.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth Checking Out November 13, 2002
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A very good CD from one of the great 80's bands.
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When will I get this stuff for less than sixty bucks?
well try the SA rand exchange rate at R7.20 to $ and it's like 10% of a monthly salary!
Apr 13, 2007 by Cp Maré |  See all 2 posts
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