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Angel – Live Without A Net


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Frank Dimino (vocals)
Punky Meadows (guitar)
Felix Robinson (bass, backing vocals)
Gregg Giuffria (keyboards)
Barry Brandt (drums)

Produced by: Eddie Leonetti
Engineered by: Lee De Carlo
Mixed by: TBD
Remastered by: Jon Astley

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* Special Limited Deluxe Collector’s Edition
* Contains two bonus tracks
* Fully remastered sound shaped from 24 BIT digital technology
* 16 page full colour booklet, 4,000 word essay by renowned Angel expert Dave Reynolds, enhanced artwork, memorabilia, rare photos and band involvement

“IN THE 1970s double live albums were often the calling card of an act that had either made its mark or were about to explode to international fame. They were a marker of confidence by both the record label and the artist. Angel was no exception as all eyes had been on the band for some considerable time in preparation for an anointment to the premier league. Because label mates KISS had exploded with their epoch-making ‘Alive!’ double album it seemed as though Angel could have the same success. Sadly, however, that success was not to be.
With five studio albums behind them there was no shortage of material from which to compile this album. Recording two concerts in California during 1978, the band had a red hot selection of tracks that incorporated such nuggets as ‘Tower’ and ‘Feelin’ Right’ (complete with a Jeff Beck tribute) from their very earliest, prog-influenced, days to the pop metal of ‘Ain’t Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore’, ‘Got Love If You Want It’ and ‘White Lightning’. They also found room to include some surprises, such as a fine rendition of the Mott The Hoople standard ‘All The Young Dudes’ and a brand studio track, ‘20th Century Foxes’, recorded for the 1980 ‘Foxes’ film soundtrack.
Despite the album’s explosive content and no-holds-barred performance, the record failed to connect in the way that everyone had hoped for. In addition, Casablanca Records were fast losing traction as a company and facing massive destabilising forces, which left the band pretty much rudderless. They had in many respects reached the end of the line but at least they went out with a bang!”

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