Worlds Away (Strange Advance album)

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Worlds Away
World's Away album cover.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1982
  • February–May 1982
  • August 1982
GenreRock, new wave
ProducerBruce Fairbairn
Strange Advance chronology
Worlds Away
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Worlds Away is the debut studio album by Canadian new wave band Strange Advance, released November 1982.[2] It featured two hit Canadian singles, "She Controls Me" and "Kiss in the Dark". Strange Advance was subsequently nominated for a Juno Award for "Most Promising Group of the Year" in 1983.[3]

The 7" single for "She Controls Me" contains a b-side track called "Lost in Your Eyes" which was later released on the Over 60 Minutes with... Strange Advance compilation.

Tomas Mureika of AllMusic calls this album one of Canada's most underrated new wave debut releases.[4]

Four singles were released from this album, not including a dance mix of "Love Games" which was a club hit in England.[5]

According to a 2000 e-mail exchange with keyboardist Drew Arnott, Worlds Away was performed with Yamaha CS-80, Roland Jupiter-8, and Mellotron M400 synthesizers. Drums were performed with a Roland TR-808 augmented by live tom-toms and cymbals.

Track listing[edit]

Top side
1."She Controls Me"Drew Arnott, Darryl Kromm2:56
2."Love Games"Arnott3:47
3."One Chance in a Million"Arnott4:11
4."Sister Radio"Kromm5:20
5."Automatic Sighs"Arnott, Kromm4:38
Bottom side
6."Worlds Away"Arnott7:01
7."Kiss in the Dark"Arnott, Kromm3:54
8."Hold on to the Nite"Arnott4:30
9."Watermusic"Robert Minden0:54
10."Prisoner"Peter Bjerring, Kromm4:14
11."Worlds Away (Reprise)" (unlisted track)Arnott1:11

Album credits[edit]


  • Darryl Kromm - lead vocals, guitar
  • Drew Arnott - keyboards, drums, backing vocals, electronic percussion
  • Paul Iverson - bass, backing vocals
  • Robert Minden - waterphones




  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Library and Archives Canada. "AMICUS No. 7406743". Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  4. ^ Tomas Mureika. "Worlds Away > Strange Advance > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Artist: Strange Advance Biography". Jam!. 7 December 2004. Retrieved 19 February 2011.