The 25th Anniversary of the Marquee Club
Do You Dream? UK Pop & Psychedelia 1965-1970
VARIOUS The 25th
Anniversary of the Marquee Club (NJPDVD632)
VARIOUS Do You Dream? UK Pop &
Psychedelia 1965-1970 (SJPCD331)
...half-forgotten gems that also benefit no end from the rather nifty
remastering...an eminently playable set which doesn't work on paper but sounds
great to these ears.
dare you to listen to this CD without breaking into Austin Powers-style
dancing...this is the real deal-authentic, groovy, trippy, dippy hippy music
from the late 1960s from British bands...
intriguing collection that brings together twenty one rare and classic pop and
psychedelic nuggets recorded between the years of 1965 and 1970...a very solid
overview of a particular period of music from the Angel Air archives...excellent
introduction to what the folks over at Angel Air are all about.
...Angel Air has built a sturdy catalogue of lesser-known psych and 60s pop,
from which this 21-track collection compiled by Stefan Granados is drawn...
Devotees of the obscure and unjustly overlooked should find much to entertain
them in this fascinating new Angel Anthology...
VARIOUS The Best
Of Homegrown Music 1968-1980 (SJPCD340)
Angel Air Records, like
they've done so often in the past, have done a bang up job putting together this
compilation of long lost treasures...if you're a fan of somewhat obscure British
classic and progressive rock, then this one is definitely worth checking out.
VARIOUS This Is
Progressive Rock (SJPCD348)
demonstrates, first and foremost, the progressive width of the label's scope
A suitably pretentious
title for an anthology exploring the delights of prog-rock, drawing on extracts
from some of the vast array of CDs that have been released by Angel Air over the
...a timely reminder of
just what an excellent roster Angel Air have amassed... an impressive collection
and one that contains more than a few welcome surprises of the highest order.
wonderful...all in all, this is a fab album for those who were oriuginally
around and can remember, and those curious enough to give it a shot
... a huge collection
of talent spanning the 14 year career of the Angel Air label, featuring artists
like, Damage Control, Stray, Robin George, Notorious, Heavy Metal Kids, Gillan,
British Lions, Bullet, Krokus, McCoy, Maggie Bell, Quatermass II, David Byron
Band, Nobodyís Business, Gerry McAvoy Fandango and Freedom. Itís a great
compilation that truly showcases some of the labels artists.
...Carmen surprise with the bi-lingual Bulerias, which effortlessly syncs flamenco guitar and the sort of soaring Moog work you might recognise from a selection of sci-fi TV shows that aired in the early 70s...Seek it out, but give The Ian Gillan Band's run at Child In Time a miss.
Classic Rock magazine (May 2011)
VARIOUS ARTISTS War Horses - Angel Air Rocks! (SJPCD362)
Eclectic it may well be but 'War Horses' is all the better for it and as a starting place this is a perfect introduction to an excellent label.
Fireworks magazine (May 2011)
This compilation features lots of good stuff that Angel Air are now putting out or re-issuing; and although retro is a good sampler of some top musicians. 3/5
Mark Woodhead, www.getreadytorock.com (April 2011)
This is the second excellent compilation from Angel Air Records I've reviewed...this compilation takes in everything from Southern Fried Boogie, to proggy classic rock, poppy AOR and straight Heavy Metal...with a gloriously funky version of Free's 'Wishing Well' by the phenomenal vocal talents of Maggie Bell...things just keep getting better.
www.rocktopia.co.uk (June 2011)
VARIOUS ARTISTS Hooked On Number Ones (SJPCD388)
When the focus is on the
'60s or memories are cast even further back, like "Lovesick Blues" with
Mike Berry's yodel, the artists involved apply their best interpretative
skills, but there's not much zest in the latter stuff, so thankfully,
the '80s output is boiled down to the opener "Uptown Girl", "Relax" and
closer "Karma Chameleon" that slip out and into the "Hooked On Number
1's" theme delivered by the creme de la creme of session singers
including Sue and Sunny, Tony Burrows and Vicki Brown. Her other half,
Joe, shines on "Bad Moon Rising" yet fails to blow life into "Imagine"
as marred by a homogenous rhythm track as is "Michelle" in which Lonnie
Donegan's brilliantly repaying The Fabs all their admiration; the
skiffle master's keening voice feels perfectly suited for this tune but,
surprisingly, can't hold "Sailing" above the water he treads in his own
"Puttin' On The Style". By the same token, MUNGO JERRY are inimitable
when it comes to "In The Summertime", although they deliver "A Whiter
Shade Of Pale" and "Sweets For My Sweets" just as infectiously.
It's fascinating to hear a familiar voice on a chorus or verse of a song that's not usually associated with that particular voice. The more unexpected examples include 'Michelle' and 'Sailing', performed by Lonnie Donegan; 'San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)' by Craig Douglas...
The Beat (March 2012)
...Featuring an all star cast, including original artists, and produced in 1984 by Geoff Morrow, the 100 track CD features snippets of songs everyone knows and loves and breaks it all down into four medleys.
On hand are much revered artists including members of The Fortunes, Mungo Jerry, Marmalade, Lonnie Donegan, Joe Brown, Helen Shapiro and more. As documented on previously released Angel Air titles - including CDs from Ammo and Butterscotch - Morrow's work in the pop field is never less than exemplary.
Touching on a hundred different tracks, it's all a bit karaoke, but nevertheless, Hooked On Number Ones makes for 65 minutes of nonstop listening fun.
MWE3.COM (April 2012)