Guardian Angel (album)

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Guardian Angel
The Shadows - Guardian Angel.jpg
Studio album by The Shadows
Released November 1984 (1984-11)
Genre Rock
Label Polydor

The Shadows

Stuart Coleman
The Shadows chronology
Guardian Angel
Moonlight Shadows
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]

Guardian Angel is the sixteenth rock album by British instrumental (and sometimes vocal) group The Shadows, released in November, 1984 through Polydor Records.


Guardian Angel was the group's first album to be released on LP and CD simultaneously and only the group's second CD release. It had the distinction of being the group's 1980's album, consisting entirely of original material, except for one track. The album wasn't promoted with Polydor's marketing machine fully behind it and the album failed in commercial terms, spending just one week at number 98 on the British charts.[citation needed] Also, only two tracks were performed live by The Shadows and then only during the January to March 1985 "down-under" tour in Australia and New Zealand; the two tracks being "How Do I Love Thee" and "Hammerhead".[citation needed]

The album was reissued on CD in December, 1998 on the now defunct See for Miles Records label and added eight tracks, two of which had never been issued on CD before.

Track listing[edit]


Disc one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "How Do I Love Thee"   Eddie Philips  
2. "Hammerhead"   Dick Plant  
3. "The Saturday Western"   Tim Renwick  
4. "Look Back On Love"   Brian Bennett  
5. "Johnny Staccato"   Hank Marvin, Bruce Welch, Bennett  
6. "I Will Return"   Philip Cordell  
Disc two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "(I'm Gonna Be Your) Guardian Angel (Lead Vocal by Hank Marvin)"   Kevin Fitzpatrick  
2. "Can't Play Your Game"   Wilkinson, Anthony Wimshurst  
3. "On A Night Like This (Lead Vocal by Bruce Welch)"   Stuart Coleman  
4. "Turning Point"   Marvin, Welch, Bennett  
5. "Our Albert"   Marvin, Bennett  


  • Hank Marvin - Lead Guitar & Vocals
  • Bruce Welch - Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
  • Brian Bennett - Drums & Percussion
  • Cliff Hall - Keyboards
  • Alan Jones - Bass Guitar
  • Tony Rivers - Vocal Help


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. Guardian Angel at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Shadows, The - Guardian Angel (Vinyl, LP) at Discogs". Retrieved 2012-08-30.