Wonderfully lushly produced and masterfully written principally by Drew Arnott and Darryl Kromm , this is a wonderful collection of great new wave music, notched up by those two irresistible singles and songs like the Simple Minds -inspired "Love Games.
It came after a six-year recording absence and was certified Gold in Canada. The Complete Greatest Hits. Eight Seconds. Worlds Away. Strange Advance. Worlds Away is the debut studio album by Canadian new wave band Strange Advance, released November Strange Advance compilation.
Tomas Mureika of AllMusic calls this album one of Canada's most underrated new wave debut releases. Four singles were released from this album, not including a dance mix of "Love Games" which was a club hit in England. Drums were performed with a Roland TR augmented by live tom-toms and cymbals.
Under Heaven Over Hell. The Great Lake. Chalk Circle. The original release of the EP only featured six tracks. It was later re-released with three additional tracks on CD. The EP's back photo was taken along Lake Shore Boulevard in Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, which is presumably also the subject of the album's title.
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Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Add links. The band looks good, with all involved looking serious, especially Kromm, whose presence brings such an artful gravitas to the proceedings. Scarlet and Mrs. White from Clue , and of course, she antagonizes poor Darryl Kromm.
Plastic-pap love songs that ruled then and now have zero place in the Strange Advance musical universe. Three years later, the band released their second album, appropriately titled 2wo. The beauty of having songwriters like Drew Arnott is that he can paint an entire picture in one turn of phrase than whole albums composed by corporate rock stars doing the proletariat posture.
Drew Arnott actually tells the story of everything that went into the making and producing this song on the official Strange Advance web page.
The two blend so beautifully together and the lyrics themselves are unsurprisingly near perfect. Who can touch us when we run, indeed. The album version is great, since this song is masterful any way you want to slice or dice it, but the extended single mix is exquisite and definitely should be sought out. And I feel like I should change my point of view.
In , the band released their third and as of early , final album, The Distance Between. Even with their poppiest and sweetest songs, there is that uniform depth and brilliantly crafted line that defines Strange Advance. Your solar flesh, your synchromesh! And now…. Thin-sounding synths were never, ever a problem with this band, thank Hades. This song features some on-the-money perception with zero egos or preachiness, eschewing such attitudes for a point of view of one who can see all too well the folly of our fellow man and even ourselves.
Canada Only. North America. Delivery Options. Free International Shipping. Free In-store Pickup. Free Local Pickup. Show only.Worlds Away is the debut studio album by Canadian new wave band Strange Advance, released November 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 The 7" single for "She Controls Me" contains a b-side track called "Lost in Your Eyes" which .