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Artist: Angel

Title: Angel

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1975

Label: Mercury

Catalog Number: 314 510 955-2

Personnel

Barry Brandt drums, percussion
Mickey Jones bass
Gregg Giuffria organ, piano, clavinet, harpsichord, mellotron, synthesizers
Punky Meadows guitars
Frank Dimino vocals

Tracks

1.  Tower  6:56
2.  Long Time  7:01
3.  Rock and Rollers  3:59
4.  Broken Dreams  5:13
5.  Mariner  4:20
6.  Sunday Morning  4:10
7.  On and On  4:18
8.  Angel (theme)  1:34
  
Total Running Time:  37:31

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Rikker Mortis Date: April 28, 2001 at 16:00
Very, very cool '70s metal album. It's not sappy or ballad-y at all. Good album to find.

From: Steve Houston Date: November 15, 2001 at 23:15
Masterpiece...a must in any collection

From: koogles Date: January 2, 2002 at 6:22
Glorious debut and Angel's most "progressive" album. "The Tower" and "Long Time" are catalog classics and can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with any other art rock from the era. Highly under-rated.

From: tb4@worldnet.at Date: January 18, 2002 at 14:15
Awesome debut by THE most underrated band of the rock genre. Stunning craftsmanship of this act was just too much for the average music fan to fully appreciate.

From: ARRECIFE Date: February 24, 2002 at 17:32
ESTA BANDA FUE ESPECTACULAR, NO SÉ DE DONDE PODER SACAR INFORMACIÓN...UNA PÁGINA WEB? EXCELENTE, NO LE HACE UN PUNTO DE COMPARACIÓN CON "HOUSE OF LORD"

From: JOURNEY Date: September 20, 2002 at 10:12
MASTERPIECE!!! Great band of progressive rock!!!!

From: FracturedOzone7 Date: September 27, 2002 at 21:03
Awesome band!! Awesome album!!! The ONLY thing that really kept this band from being THE rock band to come out of the 70's was that other band on Casablanca Records. Very tight musicianship. Very good performances!! ANGEL is by far one of themost underrated bands of alltime.

From: freddy de keyze Date: September 30, 2002 at 3:09
This is not a hardrock record, but a brilliant Pomp record and not to miss. Listen to Tower, what a song !And Sunday Morning and On and On are heavy rockers ! A classic record and still not dated after all these years !

From: freddy de keyze Date: September 30, 2002 at 3:09
This is not a hardrock record, but a brilliant Pomp record and not to miss. Listen to Tower, what a song !And Sunday Morning and On and On are heavy rockers ! A classic record and still not dated after all these years !

From: Scott Date: December 13, 2002 at 19:36
This is one of the most underrated progressive rock albums of all time! "Tower" is one of the greatest songs ever written, however, the entire album is a good listen all the way through. Unlike most of the albums to follow this one, Gregg Giuffria's keyboards are up front and play a vital role in the songs. Check out my Angel page: www.nolifetilmetal.com/angel.htm

From: Jimbo Date: January 16, 2003 at 1:50
Imagine your favorite pub band banging out old Rush tunes and you'll begin to get a feel for the charm of this infectious debut. Most progressive rock is neither progressive nor rock, but ANGEL mocks more wimpy acts such as ELP and King Crimson with intricate songs that find restraint difficult. Sonically, this one is thick without being sludgy. Gets better after repeated plays. Good for those who wish ASIA knew what the heck they were doing. Bad for those searching for KISS Lite.

From: Brian Date: March 14, 2003 at 19:46
The greatest album by one of the greatest (and most criminally underrated) bands of all time !!! "Tower" alone makes this album a classic ! Many moods and many sounds on this debut.

From: Lil Al Date: June 24, 2003 at 20:22
I saw STARZ & ANGEL at Widener College, Pa. in 1977 (Punky Meadows & Mickey Jones were sittin in the local laundromat doin their laundry when we met them LOL so much for fame.......

From: AOR freaky Date: November 24, 2003 at 4:57
Brilliant pomp rock. A classic ! Buy or . . . ! Not to miss !

From: Dave Date: December 4, 2003 at 23:21
Very cool progessive rock band from the 70's,"Tower" is a great song, worth checking out.

From: metalhead 101 Date: March 8, 2004 at 3:01
Is this the same Gregg Giuffria that went on to play in House Of Lords? Who else did he play for?

From: AOR freaky Date: March 8, 2004 at 4:46
Yes, metalhead 101, it is the same Gregg and Angel was even better than House Of Lords !, certainly their debut is STUNNING !!!

From: Date: March 18, 2004 at 20:34
Does Mickey Jones still play with any band?

From: Scott Date: October 15, 2004 at 8:33
No Mickey Jones does not play with Angel anymore. Randy Gregg has been the band's bassist for quite a while now. (Randy has also been playing with the current touring incarnation of Thin Lizzy.)

From: eric Date: October 20, 2004 at 6:46
gregg giuffria also had two album with his own band called 'Giuffria.' a band i personally dug!

From: Luca Date: November 6, 2004 at 5:10
Per me tutti gli album sono grandi forse perň un gradino sopra a tutti ANGEL10\10 e HELLUVA BAND10\10 GRANDISSIMA BAND ANGEL FOREVER

From: Nick C Date: January 24, 2005 at 21:23
Just the liiiight ...DER DER DERRRR .... From the toweeerrrr ... DER DER DERRR ... Burning on from dusk to dawwwnnnn! CLASSIC ALBUM!

From: Nick C Date: January 24, 2005 at 21:24
Sorry for above comment but at 03:30 in the morning when you're still at work after you should have finished around midnight....I start ...getting a little....wired!!!!!! Yeah Punky go-go-go

From: AOR freaky Date: January 26, 2005 at 7:22
BRILLIANT ! Where is that remastered version, please ? !!!!!!!

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From: Jez Date: January 28, 2005 at 13:01
Class is class, and this is just that. They never bettered this one in my opinion, although later releases like 'White Hot' and 'Sinful' were great releases aswell, albeit alot more poppy in their direction. This is just pure Pomp of the highest order. Anyone wanting to know what Pomp is all about, just give 'The Tower' a spin then it will all become clear. My other fave on here is 'Mariner' , although there isn't any bad track on this. A genre defining classic release.

From: Metalmusicman Date: December 31, 2006 at 16:17
This band somehow managed to mess massive progessive rock with a melodic edge and a sort of mainstream delivery. Hard to describe, but enchanting to listen to. "The Tower" and "Long Time" are masterpices of rock. Period! It's hard to believe that this is the same Gregg Guiffria from Guiffria and House Of Lords. If you dig ELP or King Crimson, youll like this too!!!

From: juan carlos Date: June 8, 2007 at 11:10
El lado blanco del rock en su tiempo; el negro eran los Kiss, Rock pomposo, no soy fan de ésta banda así que de este disco solo me grabé el Anthem Theme, "Rock and Rollers", "On and On" (buen tema) y el mejor de lejos de su album debut(y de toda su carrera IMO) llamado "Tower" con ese inicio espectacular de teclados a cargo del gran Greg Giuffria (que salió de David and the Giants banda donde tambien estuvo el gran Tommy Aldridge!). Buen debut. 8/10

From: underworld king Date: September 18, 2008 at 5:47
My first Angel album and still a classic! Great songs and great musicianship. From the classic Tower all the way to the Angel Theme this album rocks.

From: StarChildBlade Date: December 14, 2009 at 0:09
From the stunning opening track, "Tower", to the closing weekend pomp glory of "Sunday Morning", Angel's self-titled debut just leaves any listener in the dust. This band was the perfect hybrid of Yes, Kiss, Zeppelin, and Rush, and the band had a Queen-white glam image to boot! What can you not love about this album? Almost nothing.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 8, 2010 at 20:19
Great debut by Angel!!!..a band formed by the very talented Gregg Giuffria on keyboards and teamed by excellent musicians such as the singer Frank Dimino & the guitarrist Punky Meadows.."The Tower" what can i say about this opening track,basically is epic all over!!!..a magnificent song indeed,it transports you 2 another stage,"Rock & Rollers" rocks!,"Mariner" great piano playing by GG and the song itself is a sea of smoothness,"Sunday Morning" is Prog Rock at its best & "On & On" is another blasting song!...Pomp/Prog/Hard Rock is what best describes this anthem...enough said,get it!.90/100

From: Animal! Date: January 24, 2011 at 20:30
Underrated 70's band, not a lot of airplay, however had they had the airplay Tower and On and On would have had some airplay. 6 1/2 out of 10.

From: Reverend Mayhem Date: January 6, 2014 at 8:13
If you were a KISS devotee back in their '70s prime, you were no doubt also familiar with their label-mates Angel (promoted as the "anti-KISS" with their all-white costumes and keyboard-driven sound) and this debut release which comes charging out of the gate in a hearty combination of '70s prog flourish and hard rock bombast: early Styx meets Deep Purple. Well, Punky is no Blackmore (more like a poor man's Ace Frehley), but Giuffria does the best Keith Emerson impression since Rick Wakeman. Probably their most "mature" writing, as Angel started sliding towards pop/AOR after this album. The beefy "Rock 'n' Rollers" lays the blueprint for a thousand Angel songs to come (there are two or three just like it on every Angel album), but a more majestic opener than the awesome "Tower" is hard to find. If you like mid-'70s Styx, you'll dig this -- an impressive, unique sounding album from a band that practically nobody has heard of these days, which is too bad. 90 / 100


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