1985 The Comsat Angels – 7 Day Weekend

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”.

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”


1  Believe It (The Comsat Angels) 04:03
2  Forever Young (The Comsat Angels) 03:59
3  You Move Me (The Comsat Angels) 04:21
I’m Falling (The Comsat Angels) 03:57
5  Close Your Eyes (The Comsat Angels) 04:33
6  Day One (The Comsat Angels) 03:58
7  You’re The Heroine (The Comsat Angels) 04:01
8  High Tide (The Comsat Angels) 04:43
9  New Heart And Hand (The Comsat Angels) 04:22
10  Still It’s Not Enough (The Comsat Angels) 04:46


BassKevin Bacon
DrumsMik Glaisher
GuitarSteve Fellows
KeyboardsAndy Peake
SynthesizerPete Q Harris
VocalsAndy Peake
VocalsSteve Fellows

Other Musicians

1 Believe It

Background VocalsPeter Beckett

2 Forever Young

Background VocalsPeter Beckett

4 I’m Falling

Background VocalsPeter Beckett

6 Day One

Background VocalsStevie Lange

Liner Notes

Producer – Chris Tsangarides, The Comsat Angels (Tracks 1, 9)
Producer – James Mtume (Tracks 2, 4)
Producer – Mike Howlett (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer – David Dachinger (Tracks 2, 4)
Engineer – Bryan New, Phil Vinall (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Andrew Warwick, Richard Sullivan (Tracks 1, 9)
Mixed By – Nigel Green (Track 4)
Technician (Tape Operator) – Mike Bigwood, Paul Schroeder, Richard Sullivan (Tracks 2, 4)
Technician (Tape Operator) – Jon Hallett (Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10)

Photography By, Design, Artwork – Easy On The Eye

Recorded At Battery Studios, London.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Zomba Productions Ltd.
℗ 1985 Zomba Productions Limited