Comateens 1980 – 1985

Label:  Tricatel # TRILPFR055

 Released: France, Winter 2019

Reissue of the band’s first three albums. Each premimum vinyl disc features a new label design, has been remastered under the direction of Nic North, and is protected by an inner sleeve that’s a facsimile of its original album cover art.

The entire reissue is packaged in a deluxe triple-gatefold with stunning cover photos from renowned rock photographer Kevin Cummins, with a Comateens timeline collage designed by Lyn T. Byrd on the inside. Also included is an exclusive 8-page booklet featuring commentary by Laurent Chalumeau and Jean-Éric Perrin, band bios, and images that chronicle Comateens ’80s Odyssey.

Triple gatefold LPs inside flap
Triple gatefold LPs backcover

Disc 1, LP sleeve front cover

Album: COMATEENS

Originally released in 1981 by Barclay in France and Cachalot Records in the US.

 Art & Photo: US release photographed by Mondino. Cover design: Lyn T. Byrd.

Personnel:  LYN BYRD: Vocals, keyboards
NIC NORTH: Vocals, bass, keyboards, percussion
OLIVER NORTH: Vocals, guitars
ROLLY: Percussion
JEFF ZILM: Drums on Keep The Pace and Raceway

The songs on this reissue largely follow the track listing of the original French release, but with the addition of the 1981 release of Nightmare from the US album. The track order also varies from the original release.

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Ghosts
2 Late Night City
3 One By One
4 TVC 15
5 All Ways
6 Summer In The City
Band
Nic
Lyn / Nic
Nic
Nic / Oliver
Nic
1 Nightmare
2 Strangler
3 Overseas
4 The Munsters Theme
5 Raceway
6 Keep The Pace
Lyn
Band
Nic
Instrumental
Nic
Nic / Lyn

LP sleeve back cover
Disc label Coma side
Disc label Teen side


Disc 2, LP sleeve front cover

Album: PICTURES ON A STRING

Originally released in 1983 by Virgin UK.

 Art & Photo: Photographed by Thomi Wroblewski.


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

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Get Off My Case
2 The Late Mistake
3 Ice Machine
4 Comateens
5 Pictures On A String
6 Garbanzo
Band
Lyn
Oliver
Nic
Band
Instrumental
1 Uptown
2 Cinnamon
3 Cold Eyes
4 Desert Song
5 Donna
6 Crime Time
Lyn
Nic
Nic
Lyn
Nic
Oliver

LP sleeve back cover
Disc label side one
Disc label side two

Disc 3, LP sleeve front cover

Album: DEAL WITH IT

Originally released in 1984 by Mercury, Polygram and Virgin records.

 Art & Photo: Art Direction: Lyn T. Byrd. Front cover photographed by Lori Sklar. Back cover photographed by Stephanie Chernikowski. Cover design: Phoebe Evans.


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

The tracks on this reissue combine songs from both of the prior US and French releases.

Songs:
Lead Vocal:
1 Resist Her
2 Confessions
3 Love Will Follow You
4 Satin Hop
5 Deal With It
Band
Lyn
Band
Oliver
Band
1 Nightmare
2 Walking Watching
3 Don’t Come Back
4 Jo-Ni
5 Ask Yourself
Lyn
Nic
Nic / Lyn
Nic
Lyn

LP sleeve back cover
Disc label side one
Disc label side two


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