My Mind's Eye (album)

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My Mind’s Eye
Comsat Angels – My Minds Eye cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released1992, reissued in 2001 and 2007.
Recorded1991 at Axis Studio, Sheffield
GenrePost-punk
Length39:17 (1993), 1:02:15 (2007)
LabelRPM Records (1992), Caroline Records US (1993), Thunderbird (2001), Renascent (2007)
ProducerThe Comsat Angels
The Comsat Angels chronology
Fire on the Moon
(1990)
My Mind’s Eye
(1992)
The Glamour
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
PopMatters7/10 stars[2]

My Mind’s Eye is the eighth album by the Comsat Angels, released in 1992 on RPM Records, and in 1993 on Caroline Records in the US. It was rereleased by Thunderbird Records in 2001, and remastered with additional tracks by Renascent in February 2007.

This was the last album the Comsat Angels produced with their original lineup. Around the time My Mind’s Eye was released, bass player Kevin Bacon left the band to devote more time to his career as a music producer.[3] For some of the tracks, Bacon was not involved in the writing and only came in to record them.[4] He would be replaced by Terry Todd for the band's last album and tour in 1994-95.[5]

When Comsats frontman Stephen Fellows was asked which of the band's albums was his favorite, he named My Mind’s Eye.[6] In a 1997 interview, Fellows said, "My Mind’s Eye for me is the sort of apex of the group and although it didn't do that well and there wasn't a great deal of press surrounding it, the reviews we got for that were among the best we ever had".[7]

Track listing (1992/1993/2001)[edit]

All tracks written by Fellows/Glaisher/Bacon/Peake, except "Driving", "Beautiful Monster", "My Mind’s Eye" and "Route 666", which were written by Fellows/Glaisher/Peake.

  1. "Driving" – 4:33
  2. "Beautiful Monster" – 2:24
  3. "Shiva Descending" – 4:09
  4. "My Mind’s Eye" – 3:26
  5. "I Come from the Sun" – 6:10
  6. "Field of Tall Flowers" – 3:15
  7. "Always Near" – 3:25
  8. "Route 666" – 3:18
  9. "Mystery Plane" – 3:03
  10. "And All the Stars" – 4:27

Track listing (2007)[edit]

All tracks written by Fellows/Glaisher/Bacon/Peake, except "Driving", "Beautiful Monster", "My Mind’s Eye" and "Route 666", which were written by Fellows/Glaisher/Peake.

  1. "Driving (Alt Mix)" – 4:29
  2. "Always Near" – 3:25
  3. "Beautiful Monster" – 2:24
  4. "Shiva Descending" – 4:09
  5. "My Mind’s Eye" – 3:26
  6. "I Come from the Sun" – 6:10
  7. "Field of Tall Flowers (Acc Mix)" – 3:13
  8. "Route 666" – 3:18
  9. "Mystery Plane" – 3:03
  10. "And All the Stars" – 4:27
  11. "Magonia" (B-side) – 3:26
  12. "Too Much Time" (B-side) – 3:59
  13. "There Is No Enemy" (B-side) – 4:42
  14. "My Mind’s Eye (The Wind, the Bass, the Drums)" (B-side) – 3:09
  15. "Field of Tall Flowers (Original Mix)" – 3:15
  16. "Driving (Original Mix)" – 4:33

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Popmatters review
  3. ^ Step Off, interviews, Stephen Fellows interviewed by Tony Kinson 13/3/97 [1]
  4. ^ Step Off, interviews, Stephen Fellows interviewed by Tony Kinson 13/3/97 [2]
  5. ^ Step Off, interviews, Stephen Fellows interviewed by Tony Kinson 13/3/97 [3]
  6. ^ Liner notes from 2007 reissue of My Mind’s Eye
  7. ^ Step Off, interviews, Stephen Fellows interviewed by Tony Kinson 13/3/97 [4]