Comateens vs. Daho


Label: Parlophone / # 953 012 4

Released:  FRANCE, SPRING 2020

This EP grew out of a couple of side projects recorded at Olympic Studios in London, during the sessions for Etienne Daho’s 1996 release of Eden. Nicholas and Lyn were at the studio to assist in the recording of tracks for the album. NICHOLAS WEST had written two of the songs on Eden, Me Manquer and Soudain which he co-wrote with LYN BYRD, both songs with French lyric adaptations by ETIENNE DAHO and performed with Comateens.

The trio recorded a cover of the classic, Sally Go Round The Roses as a round, and Nicholas played bass, and along with Lyn sang backing vocals on another of West’s compositions, Sleep. In addition Etienne had an idea for a club-remix of Comateens hit Get Off My Case to be produced by FABIAN WALTMAN.

EP front cover photographed backstage at the Danceteria by Jean Eric Perrin, New York City 1981.

Cover design LYN BYRD


Personnel:

A SIDE
1: Get Off My Case (Fabien Waltmann’s 12’ Remix)
(Nicholas Dembling) DR
Produced by Norman Mighell
Recorded in 1983 at Power Plant Studios (London) by Norman Mighell
Remixed in 1996 at Olympic Studios London by Fabien Waltmann
Programmations and additional production: Fabien Waltmann
Keyboards and vocals: Lyn Byrd
Vocals: Étienne Daho
Bass, vocals: Nicholas Dembling
Guitar, vocals: Oliver Dembling
p 2019 Comateens

B SIDE
1: Get Off My Case (Fabien Waltmann’s Edit Remix)
(Nicholas Dembling) DR
Produced by Norman Mighell
Recorded in 1983 at Power Plant Studios (London) by Norman Mighell
Remixed in 1996 at Olympic Studios (London) by Fabien Waltmann
Programmations and additional production: Fabien Waltmann
Keyboards and vocals: Lyn Byrd
Vocals: Étienne Daho
Bass, vocals: Nicholas Dembling
Guitar, vocals: Oliver Dembling
p 2019 Comateens

2: Sally Go Round The Roses (Makorosemix)
(Zachary Sanders / Lona Stevens) Winlyn Music Inc.
Lead vocals: Lyn Byrd, Étienne Daho, Nicholas Dembling
Programmations: Arnold Turboust
Recorded in 1996 at Olympic Studios (London) by Jeremy Wheatley
Mixed by Mako at Drop’in Studios (St. Jean de Luz)
Produced by Mako
p 2019 Parlophone / Warner Music France

3: Sleep
(Nicholas Dembling) Satori Song
Lead vocal: Étienne Daho
Guitar: Robert Johnson
Bass, organ: Nicholas Dembling
Backing vocals: Lyn Byrd and Nicholas Dembling
Recorded and mixed in 1996 at Olympic Studios (London) by Jeremy Wheatley
Produced by Étienne Daho and Comateens
p 1996, 2019 Parlophone / Warner Music France

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Get Off My case
Etienne
1 Get Off My Case
2 Sally Go Round the Roses
3 Sleep
Etienne
Nic / Lyn / Etienne
Etienne

A Place For Me – Deal With It – Confessions

Label: Virgin France # 30453

Released:   France, 1991

COMATEENS hit “A Place For Me” along with two other songs from the “Deal With It” album make up this EP.

Cover photo in New York by VINCENT WARIN

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals
NICHOLAS WEST: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitar on Deal With It  & Confessions
MATTHEW CAWS: Guitar on A Place For Me
CHUCK SABO: Drums & percussion on Deal With It & Confessions
LINN: Drums on A Place For Me

Songs:
A Place For Me
Deal With It
Confessions
EP sleeve, front.
EP sleeve, back.

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Don’t Come Back (Remix) / Nightmare – Don’t Come Back

Label: Virgin France # PM 132 80177

Released:  France, 1985

12″ EP of two songs from the “Deal With It” album.

Produced and engineered by PETER SOLLEY

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Guitars
CHUCK SABO: Drums

Songs:
Don’t Come Back (Remix)
Nightmare
Don’t Come Back
Single sleeve, front.
Single sleeve, back.

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Don’t Come Back (Remix) / Nightmare – Don’t Come Back

Label: Virgin France # PM 132 80177

Released:  France, 1985

12″ EP of three songs from the “Deal With It” album.

Produced and engineered by PETER SOLLEY

Cover photo in London by YOURI LENQUETTE

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Guitars
CHUCK SABO: Drums

Songs:
Don’t Come Back (Remix)
Nightmare
Don’t Come Back (Album Version)
Single sleeve, front.
Single sleeve, back.

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Don’t Come Back / Deal With It

Label: Mercury/Polygram/Virgin # 880 406 1

Released:  USA, 1984

12″ EP of dance remixes by top remix engineer CHRIS LORD-ALGE of two songs from the “Deal With It” album.

Engineered and remixed by CHRIS LORD-ALGE at Unique Studios, New York October 1984

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
CHUCK SABO: Drums

Songs:
Don’t Come Back (Remix)
Don’t Come Back (Single version)
Deal With It (Remix)

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Get Off My Case (Dance) / Get Off My Case (Dub)

Label: Virgin Mercury/Polygram/Virgin # 814 079-1 M-1

Released:  USA, 1983

A 12″ 45, released in the USA, of two versions of “Get Off My Case” from the album “Pictures On A String”: one a remix by rap pioneer DUKE BOOTEE (Ed Fletcher) and the other a “dub” version by Comateens producer NORMAN MIGHELL.

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
LYNN: Drums

Songs:
Get Off My Case (Dance)
Get Off My Case (Dub)

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The Late Mistake – Ice Machine / Pictures On A String

 Label: Virgin UK # VS 575 12

Released: UK, 1983

12″ EP of three songs from the “Pictures On A String” album.

Produced and engineered by NORMAN MIGHELL

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
LINN: Drums

Songs:
The Late Mistake
Ice Machine
Pictures On A String

Remix sleeve, front.
Remix sleeve, back.

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The Late Mistake / Pictures On A String

Label: Mercury/Polygram/Virgin # PRO 243-1

Released:  USA, 1983

12″ EP of remixes of the songs “The Late Mistake” and “Pictures On A String”, from the album “Pictures On A String”.

Remixed by MICHAEL BARBIERO at MediaSound Studios, New York

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
LINN: Drums

Songs:
The Late Mistake (Club version)
The Late Mistake (Dub version)
The Late Mistake (Radio version)
Pictures On A String (Album version)

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Late Night City / Munsters – Nightmare

Label: Call Me / Barclay # BA-112 100-165

 Released: France, 1981

EP of three songs from the band’s first LP “Comateens”.

Cover photo in Paris by MONDINO

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
ROLLY: Percussion

Songs:
Late Night City
The Munsters Theme
Nightmare
Single sleeve, front.
Single sleeve, back.
Disc label front.

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Ghosts (Remix) / Late Night City – Munsters

Label: Cachalot Records # BIG 4

Released: USA, 1984

12″ EP of three songs from the band’s first album “Comateens”, remixed by club DJ RAY “PINKY” VELASQUEZ.

Remixed by RAY VELASQUEZ at Unique Studios, New York October 1981

Cover design by Lyn Byrd

Personnel:
LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
ROLLY: Drums

Songs:
Ghosts (Remix)
Late Night City
The Munsters
Single sleeve, front.
Single sleeve, back.

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