When the Angels Swing

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When the Angels Swing
Studio album by No Angels
Released November 29, 2002 (2002-11-29)
Recorded 2002
Length 43:19
No Angels chronology
Now ... Us!
(2002)Now ... Us!2002
When the Angels Swing
Singles from When the Angels Swing
  1. "All Cried Out"
    Released: December 2, 2002

When the Angels Swing is a swing album by German pop group No Angels, released by Cheyenne Records and Polydor in association with Universal Music on November 29, 2002. Recorded in promotion of a special big band concert at the Berlin Tränenpalast on October 2, 2002, the album differed highly from the group's previous, mainstream pop releases in that they performed their songs with blues and jazz arrangements. Musicians Jens Kuphal and Till Brönner were consulted to work on the album which was inspired by the New York City Stork Club and several 1940s swing standards. Aside from the title, When the Angel Swing is not directly associated with the No Angels's 2001 single, "When the Angels Sing."

While the album failed to chart on the Swiss albums chart, it managed to peak at number 9 in Germany and number 22 in Austria. Primarily produced and arranged by Till Brönner, it spawned the Alison Moyet cover "All Cried out" as a single. The rest of the track list primarily featured re-arranged tracks, taken from the group's albums Elle'ments and Now ... Us! except the only previously unreleased song "Funky Dance".


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
LAUT 2/5 stars[1]

In June 2002, the No Angels released their second album, Now... Us!, which featured writing credits by all band members and received critical acclaim from many critics who had thought that the band would not last past their first album Elle'ments (2001).[1][2] The album debuted at number one on the German Albums Chart and was eventually certified both platinum and double gold by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).[3] Its leading single "Something About Us", a musical response to what the band felt was intense and sometimes unfair and inaccurate media criticism at the time—predominantly resulting from their casting band image—became the group's third non-consecutive number-one hit in Austria and Germany.[4] Still during the recording of Now... Us! in spring 2002, the girls thought about taking another musical direction and how their songs would sound with a different musical approach.[5] Inspired by Robbie Williams's cover album Swing When You're Winning (2002), in September 2002, the group took a few weeks off to prepare for a special swing concert at the Berlin Tränenpalast.[5]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Daylight in Your Eyes"
2. "Autumn Breeze" Dennis Dowlut
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
3. "Funky Dance"
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
4. "Ice in the Sunshine"
  • Holger Julian Copp
  • Hanno Harders
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
5. "There Must Be an Angel"
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
6. "Faith Can Move a Mountain" Julian Feifel
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
7. "2 Get Over You"
  • Sandi S.
  • Tim Brettschneider
  • Alan Glass
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
8. "Still in Love with You"
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
9. "Now That We Found Love"
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
10. "Something About Us"
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
11. "That's the Reason"
  • Brötzmann
  • Geringas
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
12. "Anchor Your Love"
  • Oliver Dommaschk
  • Marco Quast
  • Kaidy-Ann Morgan
  • Brönner
  • Kuphal
13. "Rivers of Joy"
  • Niklas Pettersson
  • Hans Andersson
14. "All Cried Out" (Bonus Track)
  • Perky Park
  • Nik Hafemann


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[6] 22
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[7] 9


  1. ^ a b Gauger, Joachim. "Now... Us! review". laut.de (in German). Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  2. ^ Eisen, Matthias. "No Angels - Now... Us! (review)". CDStarts.de (in German). Retrieved 2009-05-03. 
  3. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (No Angels)" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 2007-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Work: Songs". VanessaPetruo.tv. Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  5. ^ a b "...große Hits der Band im 40er Jahre Gewand". Cheyenne Records (in German). Hochstift-Live.de. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  6. ^ "Austriancharts.at – No Angels – When the Angels Swing" (in German). Hung Medien.
  7. ^ "Officialcharts.de – No Angels – When the Angels Swing". GfK Entertainment Charts.

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