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28th December 2015

The Demon Music Group January Deals have begun and they have included a Comsat Angels Vinyl or CD bundle.

The vinyl bundle contains all 5 reissue LPs for just £59.99 and the CD bundle has all of the 4 recent reissues for £34.99. There are only a limited number available at this price (NB: Territory restrictions apply - UK orders only).

Vinyl bundle: http://bit.ly/22qmFWt / CD bundle: http://bit.ly/1Pmj2eX

The deals will end on the 15th January 2016 at 6pm GMT.

19th November 2015

Edsel have reissued the Polydor trilogy and Chasing Shadows / Fire On The Moon. The remastered and expanded CD editions come with bonus second discs, plus booklets with lyrics, rare photos and detailed liner notes by Tim Peacock (Record Collector) with participation from Steve Fellows.

The albums (without the extra tracks) are also being issued on 180 gram Heavyweight black vinyl.

Waiting For A Miracle (Deluxe 2 CD edition)

Waiting For A Miracle 2015DISC ONE
1. Missing In Action
2. Baby
3. Independence Day
4. Waiting For A Miracle
5. Total War
6. On The Beach
7. Monkey Pilot
8. Real Story
9. Map Of The World
10. Postcard
Bonus Tracks
11. Home Is The Range
12. We Were
13. Ju Ju Money
14. Work

The second CD includes the three tracks from the debut EP released on the band’s own Junta Records, a clutch of demos, and two complete sessions from the Radio 1 John Peel Show from 1979 and 1980.

DISC TWO
1. Red Planet
2. I Get Excited
3. Specimen No.2
4. Independence Day (Demo)
5. Real Story (Demo)
6. Target Talk (Demo)
7. Living In (Demo)
John Peel Sessions
8. Total War
9. Independence Day
10. Baby
11. JuJu Money
12. Real Story
13. Monkey Pilot
14. Waiting For A Miracle
15. Home Is The Range

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VINYL
1. Missing In Action
2. Baby
3. Independence Day
4. Waiting For A Miracle
5. Total War
6. On The Beach
7. Monkey Pilot
8. Real Story
9. Map Of The World
10. Postcard


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Sleep No More (Deluxe 2 CD edition)

Sleep No More 2015DISC ONE
1. The Eye Dance
2. Sleep No More
3. Be Brave
4. Gone
5. Dark Parade
6. Diagram
7. Restless
8. Goat Of The West
9. Light Years
10. Our Secret
Bonus Tracks
11. Eye Of The Lens
12. Another World
13. At Sea

The second CD includes non album tracks from single releases, a clutch of demos, and two complete
sessions from the John Peel Show from 1981, and one from the Richard Skinner show the same year.

DISC TWO
1. Mass
2. Dark Parade 1 (Demo)
3. Goat Of The West (Demo)
4. Be Brave (Demo)
5. Gone (Alt. EP Version)
John Peel Session
6. Be Brave
7. At Sea
8. Eye Of The Lens
9. Dark Parade
Richard Skinner Show
10. Gone
11. Total War
12. Eye Dance
13. Be Brave

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VINYL
1. The Eye Dance
2. Sleep No More
3. Be Brave
4. Gone
5. Dark Parade
6. Diagram
7. Restless
8. Goat Of The West
9. Light Years
10. Our Secret

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Fiction (Deluxe 2CD edition)

Fiction 2015DISC ONE
1. After The Rain
2. Zinger
3. Now I Know
4. Not A Word
5. Ju Ju Money
6. More
7. Pictures
8. Birdman
9. Don’t Look Now
10. What Else!?

The second CD includes non album tracks from single releases, and a complete session from the John Peel Show from late 1981.

DISC TWO
Bonus tracks
1. (Do The) Empty House
2. Red Planet Revisited
3. It’s History
4. Private Party
5. For Your Information
6. After The Rain (Remix)
John Peel Session
7. Now I Know
8. Ju Ju Money
9. Our Secret
10. Goat Of The West

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VINYL
1. After The Rain
2. Zinger
3. Now I Know
4. Not A Word
5. Ju Ju Money
6. More
7. Pictures
8. Birdman
9. Don’t Look Now
10. What Else!?

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Chasing Shadows + Dream Command Fire On The Moon (Deluxe 2CD edition)

Chasing Shadows 2015DISC ONE
Comsat Angels ‘Chasing Shadows’
1. The Thought That Counts
2. The Cutting Edge
3. Under The Influence
4. Carried Away
5. You’ll Never Know
6. Lost Continent
7. Flying Dreams
8. Pray For Rain
Bonus track
9. Something’s Got To Give

Fire On The Moon was recorded while the Comsats were briefly known as Dream Command. The album was only ever released in the USA and the
Netherlands, and quickly deleted.

DISC TWO
Dream Command ‘Fire On The Moon’
1. Celestine
2. Whirlwind
3. Sleepwalking
4. Reach For Me
5. Ice Sculpture
6. Venus Hunter
7. Phantom Power
8. Transport Of Delight
9. She’s Invisible
10. Mercury

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Chasing Shadows VINYLFire on the Moon vinyl
1. The Thought That Counts
2. The Cutting Edge
3. Under The Influence
4. Carried Away
5. You’ll Never Know
6. Lost Continent
7. Flying Dreams
8. Pray For Rain

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Fire On The Moon VINYL
1. Celestine
2. Whirlwind
3. Sleepwalking
4. Reach For Me
5. Ice Sculpture
6. Venus Hunter
7. Phantom Power
8. Transport Of Delight
9. She’s Invisible
10. Mercury

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Edsel are planning to release Land and 7 Day Weekend in 2016.

9th October 2015

Not Our Secret anymore? Posted on Twitter by Mark Kermode on Friday 9th October...

Mark Kermode tweet

20th May 2015
Listen to a 2011 interview with Stephen Fellows (along with plenty of Comsat's music) over at The Wave.
4th May 2015

Edsel are releasing deluxe re-issues of The Comsat Angels albums from Waiting For A Miracle through to (Dream Command's) Fire On The Moon. The best bit of news is that this includes the first re-issue of the long out-of-print Chasing Shadows album.

The album's are up for pre-order on Amazon (links below) with a release date in November. Please note that Edsel are planning to release Land and 7 Day Weekend in 2016.

1st December 2014 (updated 5th May 2015)

Visit the website for Lost Garden - a new duo featuring Andy Peake and Nick Robinson. The Lost Garden site contains videos and audio - including the wonderful track Klavier.

Cotyledon, the debut CD from Lost Garden, is available to buy from English Electric.

28th September 2013

The Concise Musical Guide to the Comsat Angels is not a history of the band, but a book focussing on what really matters - the bands music and songs.

The 22 page introduction includes an exclusive q & a with Kevin Bacon, Stephen Fellows, Mik Glaisher, Andy Peake and Terry Todd, that provides a unique insight into the band's chemistry. Former live guitarist Nick Robinson also gives an insider's view of the post Jive era of the band.

The main bulk of the book is a discussion of the Comsat's studio albums, discussing the song composition, individual playing style and performances of all band members and the lyrics, interspersed with quotes from Stephen Fellows.

The Concise Musical Guide to the Comsat Angels is a fascinating glimpse inside the bands music, which encourages you to listen to the albums again.

Mark Kermode correctly states in his introduction that the book focusses on the music, not the cliched "life on the road" tales or discussions of band's haircuts and fashion found in many rock tomes.

The Concise Musical Guide to the Comsat Angels is available in two formats - with a choice of colour pictures on white uncoated paper or black and white on cream uncoated paper - and has 162 pages with 24 photographs, 3 diagrams, 77 musical examples, 3 musical scores (Sleep No More, Gone, Shiva Descending), discography, gig list and a foreword by uber-fan and renowned film critic Mark Kermode.

"Written with all the devotion and attention that the Comsats require and deserve." Simon Armitage

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the concise musical guide to the comsat angels


13th April 2013

Simon Anderson RIP

Sad news to report - Simon Anderson, guitarist with 70's Sheffield band The Extras, and member of The Comsat Angels in the early to mid 1990's (appearing on the albums Unravelled and The Glamour) passed away on 10th April 2013 from cancer.

My thoughts are with his family and friends

The Comsat Angels - featuring Simon Anderson
12th April 2013

Stephen Fellows appears on Hyde, the new album from Andrew Keeling & Otherworld. Stephen plays on Butterfly Wing, For the Love of a Woman and provides the vocals on Pleromatic. He also helped mix the album.

Hyde was released on April 1st 2013 and is available from www.burningshed.com and www.spaceward.co.uk.

1st October 2012

SOUP have released their album Condensed on CD.

The album was recorded in 1998 at Axis studios. SOUP were former Comsat Angels members Mik Glaisher, Andy Peake, Simon Anderson and Terry Todd, who were joined by Pete Hope (formerly of Sheffield band The Box).

You can listen to samples from the album, which can be bought in mp3 or CD format, on the Wrong Revolution website.

17th March 2012

Stephen Fellows appears on Bells of Heaven, the album from Andrew Keeling and Otherworld. Stephen provides vocals on Avarice, plus guitar on two tracks - Bells of Heaven (chimes and end solo) and Thanatos (top guitar).

The album was mixed by Stephen and Andrew Keeling.

The CD version of the album can be ordered from Amazon or Burning Shed. If you want to just buy the tracks featuring Stephen, they can be bought as individual mp3 tracks from Amazon.

6th November 2011
Listen online or download a recent interview with Stephen Fellows at The Wave on KYSM. Thanks to the folks on the "Sleep No More" discussion list for this information.
22nd August 2010
The Comsat Angels played their only show of 2010 at The Plug in Sheffield on 11th December 2010.
25th May 2009

There is now an official Comsat Angels Facebook - feel free to join here.

Please download the Sleep No More Website review of the Sheffield 2009 live show here. Many thanks to Jacqui Bellamy for permission to use her pictures.

Andrew Keelings excellent review of the Sheffield gig can be read here.

2nd May 2009

The Comsat Angels played three further dates in October 2009 - Thursday 22nd October 2009 at Glasgow ABC, Friday 23rd October 2009 at Manchester Academy & Saturday 24th October 2009 at London Academy (Islington).

27th April 2009
The Comsat Angels played live for the 1st time since 1995, as part of the annual Sheffield Sensoria Music and Film Festival. The concert took place on Sunday 26th April 2009 at the 02 Academy in Sheffield. The original line-up of the band played material from the first 3 albums for this reunion show.
18th April 2009

Two articles relating to the forthcoming Comsat Angels reunion show appeared in the Sheffield Telegraph recently - here and here.

19th July 2008

Go to the Stephen Fellows Myspace page to hear some previously unheard solo recordings.

13th June 2006

Stephen Fellows Mood X album is now available to purchase from iTunes.

iTunes free software can be downloaded here, and Mood X can be purchased in the Music Store.

Hopefully some of the new songs Stephen has been working on recently will be released via iTunes in the near future.

20th March 2006

A new Stephen Fellows interview can be read at www.pennyblackmusic.com (thanks to John Clarkson at Pennyblack Music for this information).

15th December 2005

Last.FM is a free online community that also gives you an online (streamed) radio station.  I have set up a Comsat Angels group at last.FM, feel free to visit the Comsat Angels page at Last.FM and join the group, and join in the discussion.

Join The Comsat Angels Group at last.FM
26th August 2005

A new Steve Fellows interview can be found at www.theburiedcry.com - in the interviews section.

April 2005

Beats Working For A Living - Sheffield Popular Music

 

There are seven pages devoted to The Comsat Angels in the excellent, newly published book Beats Working For A Living - Sheffield Popular Music 1973 - 1984 written by Martin Lilleker, with interview material from Steve Fellows, Mik Glaisher, Andy Gill and Jarvis Cocker.

There are three photographs of the band in the Comsats chapter and there are also various mentions of the band in other chapters, including when Steve and Andy joined the Human League for one date at Sheffield City Hall.

It's an excellent book, giving a unique insight into the early days of the band. The book comes with an exclusive 22-track CD that includes the original demo version of Independence Day, recorded in the cellar at the band's then house of Hunter House Road.

Beats Working For A Living - Sheffield Popular Music 1973 - 1984 can be bought online at www.sheffieldvision.com. The book costs £19.95 and is published by Juma Printing and Publishing.

July 26th 2003
The Comsat Angels feature in a 23 minute radio documentary about Sheffield, which is currently being streamed on the BBC 6music website. Steve Fellows is interviewed as part of this documentary.
May 30th 2003
An exclusive Mik Glaisher interview is on-line now.
October 19th 2002

The Comsat Angels song High Tide may finally see some chart action, 17 years after it was first released on the 7 Day Weekend album! Push Me Under, by the Italian group Noyses, is a dance version of High Tide. It's a radical re-working of the song, but with the classic guitar arpeggio (and the majority of the original lyrics) intact. I'm not sure whether this re-recorded and re-modelled version will appeal to Comsat's fans, but it is an excellent, addictive and chart-friendly updating of one of my favourite CSA songs.

Push Me Under will be released through Melodica in Italy, and Illustrious in the UK. As soon as I get details of release dates, I'll post them here.

October 19th 2002
Long-time Comsat's fan, Mark Finnigan, has interviewed Mik Glaisher, and the text of the interview will appear on the Sleep No More site in the near future.
March 2nd 2001
The Land version of Independence Day features on the cover-mounted CD of Uncut magazine.
April 2000
New page - a list of Comsat Angels live dates can be found here.
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