"Air Sample" (SJPCDSIN501)
As Angel Air are at pains to
point out in their press release most labels wait to become established until
they plunder their back catalogue, but not them. With their first release
coming out as long ago as February (97), they have now issued their first
sampler, which should be retailing at £4.99 or less. There is a song
taken from each album, with details of that release and a picture of the
cover. Of most interest to me was "Restless 1", taken from "The Gillan Tapes".
This is an album compiled by John McCoy and features either new versions,
or unreleased songs.
Angel Air Records are reissuing
some prime material, and the sampler shows just what a good job they are
Fifteen cuts for under a fiver,
can't be bad.
Angel Air shouldnt be
a new name to one or two of the regular readers amongst you. Bands and artists
such s Gillan, John Gustafson, Tee Set, Steve Hyams, Musicians Union Band,
The Pirates, Route 66 and Ray Fenwick have all had more than the odd tasty
album out on Angel Air and the labels only just kind of started.
This sampler album (at a damn
cheap price) contains at least one track from at least one of the above.
Inside the CD booklet theres more details about the releases (the cover
of this sampler is to be fetished by guitar lovers world wide!) At around
a fiver you couldnt do much worse cos this isnt just a ltd. edition.
It also, not surprisingly, contains some cracking music. (Dave
"The Modern Dance" Issue