Trisha Shetty (Editor)

7 Day Weekend (album)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Released  1985
7 Day Weekend (1985)  Chasing Shadows (1986)
Release date  1985
Length  43:02 (LP)
Artist  The Comsat Angels
Label  Connoisseur Collection
7 Day Weekend (album) httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen330Com
Recorded  Battery Studios, London
Genres  Post-punk, New wave, Synthpop
Producers  Mike Howlett, James Mtume, Chris Tsangarides
Similar  Sleep No More, Waiting for a Miracle, Chasing Shadows, Land, Time Considered as a Helix

The comsat angels 7 day weekend 1985 full album


7 Day Weekend is the Comsat Angels' fifth album, released in 1985 on Jive Records. The album was reissued on CD with bonus tracks in 2001 for Jive's "Connoisseur Collection".

Contents

The album was named after a song about unemployment which the band never recorded. Jive issued four singles from this album: "You Move Me" (summer 1984), "Day One" (October 1984), "I'm Falling" and "Forever Young" (both 1985). In the end, only "I'm Falling" ever charted in the UK, making it to No. 90, perhaps helped by being featured in the movie Real Genius.

In a 1997 interview, frontman Stephen Fellows was asked how he viewed 7 Day Weekend in comparison with the band's other Jive album, Land. He said, "I'm slightly happier with 7 Day Weekend. It took off in several strange directions. I'm very fond of 'Still It's Not Enough,' which is almost like blues or something. A weird soul song. And 'You Move Me' was a great live song".

Fellows went through some turmoil with the record label during production of the album, though. On the song "I'm Falling," Jive arranged for an unknown session guitarist to replace Fellows' own work. Upon receiving a recording of it, he mailed it back to them in pieces. Soon after, the band and label parted company. Said Fellows, "They didn't understand us or care about us. They just wanted a hit pop group – to turn us into another Flock of Seagulls".

7 day weekend only the strong


Original Release – 1985

All tracks written by Fellows/Glaisher/Bacon/Peake, except where noted.

Reissue – 2001

All tracks written by Fellows/Glaisher/Bacon/Peake, except where noted.

Personnel

  • Stephen Fellows – vocals, guitar
  • Andy Peake – synthesizer, vocals
  • Kevin Bacon – bass guitar
  • Mik Glaisher – drums
  • Songs

    1Believe It4:09
    2Forever Young4:00
    3You Move Me4:22

    References

    7 Day Weekend (album) Wikipedia


    Similar Topics
    Land
    Waiting for a Miracle
    Ayal Njanalla
    Topics
     
    B
    i
    Link
    H2
    L