Compass Kumpas (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Compass Kumpas
Type = studio
Artist = Dalek I Love You

Released = June 1980
Recorded = Rockfield Studios, Monmouth; Amazon Studios, Liverpool
Genre = Synth pop
Length = 40:14
Label = Back Door/Phonogram
Producer = The Blitz Brothers
Reviews =
Last album =
This album = "Compass Kumpas"
Next album = "Dalek I Love You"
Misc = Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = "Compass Kumpas" CD re-release
Type = studio

"Compass Kumpas" aka "Compass kum'pəs" was the first album from Dalek I Love You. It was released in June 1980 by Back Door/Phonogram records.

Sounding like a combination of early Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Gary Numan and Brian Eno, the album received fairly good reviews upon its release. The "NME"called the album "refreshingly wry and friendly". It reached #54 on the UK pop charts.

The album was ultimately ignored outside of the UK, and before long, Alan Gill dismantled the band to join The Teardrop Explodes.

The album still maintains a reasonable cult following, and the single "Destiny (Dalek I Love You)" remains popular among Doctor Who fans for its oblique lyrics referencing the show's menacing villains, the Daleks.

As of 2007, the album is long out of print.

Track listing

Side 1 – Topsy
# "The World" – 2:27
# "8 Track" – 2:27
# "Destiny (Dalek I Love You)" – 3:37
# "A Suicide" – 2:53
# "The Kiss" – 2:00
# "Trapped" – 4:00
# "Two Chameleons" – 3:18

Side 2 – Turvy
# "Freedom Fighters" – 2:08
# "You Really Got Me" – 1:56
# "Mad" – 1:48
# "Good Times" – 2:07
# "We're All Actors" – 2:52
# "Heat" – 3:11
# "Missing 15 Minutes" – 5:36
#*The 1989 CD re-release featured the following bonus tracks:
# "Astronauts (Have Landed on the Moon)" – 3:27 (B-side to "Heartbeat")
# "Happy" – 2:33 (B-side to 1980 "Dalek I Love You" single)
# "This is My Uniform" – 3:13 (B-side to 1980 "Dalek I Love You" single)
# "Heartbeat" – 4:01 (1981 Single)

Album credits

Dalek I are Alan Gill and Dave Hughes


*Chris Hughes: Additional drums, percussion and fx
*Hugh Jones: Bass on 'Heat'
*Ken Peers: Drums on 'You Really Got Me'
*Dave Bates: Additional backing vocals

Recorded at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Amazon Studios, Liverpool, by Hugh Jones / Frazer Henry.

All tracks written by Gill and Hughes except "You Really Got Me" by Ray Davies

Thanks to everyone associated with the Dalek I Love You group

Produced by: The Blitz Brothers

Turvy 2, 7 produced by Dalek I for God Productions

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