“The Lost Boys: Hard-To-Find ’80s Albums” gives you exactly what the title implies: a rare or out-of-print album or EP from the ’80s in its entirety. Some will be from CD, but most will have been lovingly transferred from pristine vinyl culled directly from the Analog Kid’s vast collection. Whatever album I choose, it will be one that you can’t easily find a physical copy for sale on Amazon or in your local record store (if you even have one anymore). Death…by stereo!

Waiting For A Miracle was the 1980 debut album from The Comsat Angels, a post-punk band from the UK. The Comsat Angels never received the same type of attention showered upon Joy Division or Echo & The Bunnymen, but they made compelling music that still deserves to be heard.

“Independence Day” is the one song on Waiting For A Miracle that you might know. The band re-recorded the song in 1983, and the video even received some airplay on MTV. I happened to catch that video on VH1 Classic about ten years ago, and it set me off on a quest to find all of the albums from The Comsat Angels. It was not an easy task, but it was well worth the effort.

Waiting For A Miracle has been issued on CD at least twice, but it is currently out of print and not even available as a download. I know at least a few of my regular readers will really enjoy this one, so let me know if you’d like to hear more from The Comsat Angels in future posts…

Waiting For A Miracle

The Comsat Angels: Waiting For A Miracle

Polydor Records, 1980

All tracks written by The Comsat Angels

1. “Missing In Action”

2. “Baby”

3. “Independence Day”

4. “Waiting For A Miracle”

5. “Total War”

6. “On The Beach”

7. “Monkey Pilot”

8. “Real Story”

9. “Map Of The World”

10. “Postcard”

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Bonus Tracks!

The first rule of The Analog Kid blog is that if you write about a song on the Analog Kid blog, you share the song on the Analog Kid blog.

independenceday

The Comsat Angels: “We Were”

B-side of the 7″ single Independence Day

Polydor Records, 1980

totalwar

The Comsat Angels: “Home Is The Range”

B-side of the 7″ single Total War

Polydor Records, 1980

The Comsat Angels_ Singles & B-Sides

The Comsat Angels: “Independence Day” [Extended Version]

From the 12″ single Independence Day

Jive Records, 1983

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