Angels Never Die

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Angels Never Die
Doro angels never die.jpg
Studio album by Doro
Released February 22, 1993
Recorded Ocean Recording, Ocean Gate, New Jersey, USA
Sheffield Mobile Unit
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 53:57
Label Vertigo
Producer Jack Ponti, Vic Pepe
Doro chronology
True at Heart (1991) Angels Never Die
(1993)
Doro Live
(1993)
Singles from Angels Never Die
  1. "Enough for You / You Ain't Lived (Till You're Loved to Death)"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Bad Blood / Children of the Night / Eye on You"
    Released: 1993
  3. "Last Day of My Life/ Rock Angel / Rare Diamond (live)"
    Released: 1993
  4. "Alles Ist Gut / Für Immer / Last Day of My Life"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rock Realms 5/7 stars[1]
Metal Hammer (GER) 5/7 stars[2]

Angels Never Die is the fourth solo album of the German female hard rock singer Doro Pesch. The album was released in February 1993 and was produced by Jack Ponti and Vic Pepe. The two producers had worked with Alice Cooper on the hit single "Hey Stoopid" and had produced minor glam metal bands like Surgin’ and Baton Rouge. The sound and musical style of Angels Never Die is very similar to what can be heard on the second Doro solo album, alternating heavy rock tracks with large choruses and power ballads, in the vein of the declining glam metal that had dominated the American rock charts for the first part of the decade.[3]

The album was not published in the USA and had limited success in Europe. However, the video for the song "Bad Blood" was voted best anti-racism video during the first MTV Europe Music Awards ceremony in 1994.[4]

Angels Never Die remained on the German Longplay chart for 13 weeks, peaking at position No. 21.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All credits adapted from the original release.[6]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Eye on You" Doro Pesch, Jack Ponti, Vic Pepe 3:06
2. "Bad Blood" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe 4:09
3. "Last Day of My Life" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe 5:31
4. "Born to Bleed" Pesch, Gary Scruggs 4:21
5. "Cryin'" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe, Elizabeth G. Daily 3:54
6. "You Ain't Lived (Till You're Loved to Death)" Pesch, Craig Wiseman 4:03
7. "So Alone Together" Pesch, Scruggs 5:40
8. "All I Want" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe 3:44
9. "Enough for You" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe 4:48
10. "Heaven with You" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe 4:50
11. "Don't Go" Pesch, Ponti, Pepe 5:28
12. "Alles Ist Gut" Pesch, Henry Staroste, Wesley Plass 3:29
Total length: 53:53

Personnel[edit]

  • Nick Douglas – bass
  • Joey Franco – drums, percussion
  • Harold Frazee – keyboards, piano, backing vocals
  • Eric Gales – guitar solo on "Heaven with You", "Born to Bleed" and "Bad Blood"
  • Eugene Gales – guitar solo on "Last Day of My Life" and "Don't Go"
  • George Marino – mastering
  • Jon Mathias – engineer, mixing
  • Garth Micheal – assistant engineer
  • Matt Nelson – bass
  • Vic Pepe – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, producer, arrangements
  • Brian Perry – bass
  • Doro Pesch – vocals, arrangements
  • Jack Ponti – electric guitar, bass, keyboards, producer, arrangements, mixing, backing vocals
  • Ryan Roxie – electric guitar
  • Barry Steiman – assistant engineer

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilde, Jon. "Album Review: Angels Never Die (1993)". Rock Realms.com. Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Doro Metal Hammer Suchergebnis" (in German). Metal Hammer. 1 March 1993. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Doro Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  4. ^ "Doro - Angels Never Die". Encyclopaedia Metallum. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Doro Angels Never Die Zusammenfassung". Musicline.de. Retrieved 4 September 2010. 
  6. ^ Angels Never Die (CD Booklet). Doro. Cologne, Germany: Vertigo Records 514 309-2. 1993. 

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