Angel (Angel album)

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Angel
Angel-Angel.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 27, 1975[1]
RecordedWally Heider Studios, Hollywood, California
GenreHard rock
Length37:08
LabelCasablanca, Mercury
ProducerDerek Lawrence, Big Jim Sullivan
Angel chronology
Angel
(1975)
Helluva Band
(1976)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[2]

Angel is the first album by the rock band Angel. "Tower", the keyboard-heavy opening track,[3] was used widely during the late 1970s and early 1980s by album rock radio stations in the USA for various advertising purposes. The track is also on K-SHE radio's Classic List.[4] This album can be seen[by whom?] as representing the band's early progressive roots, with Helluva Band seeing the group starting to move towards an increasingly hard rock-oriented sound. Tracks 6-8 segue to form a 10-minute mini suite.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tower" – 6:59 (Frank Dimino, Greg Giuffria, Punky Meadows)
  2. "Long Time" – 7:02 (Dimino, Giuffria, Meadows)
  3. "Rock and Rollers" – 4:01 (Dimino, Giuffria, Meadows)
  4. "Broken Dreams" – 5:15 (Dimino, Meadows)
  5. "Mariner" – 4:23 (Dimino, Giuffria, Big Jim Sullivan, Derek Lawrence)
  6. "Sunday Morning" – 4:10 (Dimino, Giuffria)
  7. "On & On" – 4:19 (Dimino, Giuffria, Meadows, Mickey Jones)
  8. "Angel" (Theme) – 1:39 (Giuffria, Barry Brandt)

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged by Angel
  • Produced by Derek Lawrence and Big Jim Sullivan
  • Recording and mix by Peter Granet
  • Mastered at Allen Zentz Mastering
  • All songs published by White Angel Music.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angel". rateyourmusic. Retrieved April 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ "Planet Mellotron Album Reviews". Planet Mellotron. Andy Thompson. Retrieved December 13, 2009. ...the near-seven minutes of Tower ... all swooping synths and roaring Hammond ...
  4. ^ [1] Archived December 22, 2015, at the Wayback Machine