The band Angel will release a 7-CD retrospective celebrating Casablanca Years

Los Angeles – July 23, 2018 – On August 31, Caroline/UMe will salute the core output of one of the most underrated rock bands of the 1970s with Angel: The Casablanca Years. This ascendant, band-approved seven-CD box set features theWashington, D.C.-bred glam/rock outfit’s six albums that were released on Neil Bogart’s legendary Casablanca Recordslabel, in addition to a seventh disc that contains mono mixes, single edits, soundtrack contributions, and other rarities.Angel expert Dave Reynolds contributes insightful liner notes to the box set’s included 28-page booklet, which also features rare photos and other memorabilia.

Angel was discovered in a nightclub by none other than Gene Simmons of Kiss, a man who had (and still has) a knack forfinding and nurturing talent. Angel was also known for their androgynous look and dressing all in white, a pure yin-yang contrast to Kiss’ own all-black clothing and elaborate stage outfits. In 1975, the glam-rockers were signed to the home label for Kiss, Casablanca Records, ultimately releasing six albums (five studio, one live) uninterrupted between 1975-80 that mixed the best elements of glam, hard rock, and pure unadulterated fist-pumping melodic singalongs.

While Angel never quite achieved success as their labelmates Kiss did, they left their mark on in-the-know rock fans of the era with tracks like the hard-driving  “Rock & Rollers,” “Tower,” the perennial holiday favorite “The Winter Song,” and their key contribution to the soundtrack of the Jodie Foster-starring 1980 teen drama Foxes, “20th Century Foxes.” The lineupfor their self-titled 1975 debut Angel consisted of guitarist Punky Meadows, bassist Mickie Jones, vocalist Frank DiMino, keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, and drummer Barry Brandt. This lineup recorded two more albums, 1976’s Helluva Band and1977’s On Earth As It Is In Heaven, after which Jones would be replaced on bass by Felix Robinson. Two more solid studioefforts, 1978’s White Hot and 1979’s Sinful, ensued before the release of a stellar live set, 1980’s Live Without A Net.

Though Angel took a break during most of the 1980s, the cult-favorite collective reformed in 1998. With a revised lineup under the direction of vocalist Frank DiMino and guitarist Punky Meadows, the band have announced tour dates in the U.S.this August and September before heading to the U.K. in October (with more dates to be announced.)  For more information about the tour, please click here

Preorder Angel: The Casablanca Years here: https://UMe.lnk.to/Angel

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2018 U.S. Dates – Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino of ANGEL

August 24        Nashville, TN        Mercy Lounge

September 21        Wantagh, NY        Mulcahy’s Concert Hall

September 22        TBA

September 23        Sellersville, PA    Sellersville Theatre

 

 

Angel THE CASABLANCA YEARS [7-CD box set]

DISC ONE – ANGEL (1975)

  1. Tower
  2. Long Time
  3. Rock & Rollers
  4. Broken Dreams
  5. Mariner
  6. Sunday Morning
  7. On & On
  8. Angel (Theme)

 

DISC TWO – HELLUVA BAND (1976)

  1. Feelin’ Right
  2. The Fortune
  3. Anyway, You Want It
  4. Dr. Ice
  5. Mirrors
  6. Feelings
  7. Pressure Point
  8. Chicken Soup
  9. Angel Theme

 

DISC THREE – ON EARTH AS IT IS ON HEAVEN (1977)

  1. Can You Feel It
  2. She’s A Mover
  3. Big Boy (Let’s Do It Again)
  4. Telephone Exchange
  5. White Lightning
  6. On The Rocks
  7. You’re Not Fooling Me
  8. That Magic Touch
  9. Cast The First Stone
  10. Just A Dream

 

DISC FOUR – WHITE HOT (1978)

  1. Don’t Leave Me Lonely
  2. Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
  3. Hold Me, Squeeze Me
  4. Over And Over
  5. Under Suspicion
  6. Got Love If You Want It
  7. Stick Like Glue
  8. Flying With Broken Wings (Without You)
  9. You Could Lose Me
  10. The Winter Song

 

DISC FIVE – SINFUL (1979)

  1. Don’t Take Your Love
  2. L.A. Lady
  3. Just Can’t Take It
  4. You Can’t Buy Love
  5. Bad Time
  6. Waited A Long Time
  7. I’ll Bring the Whole World to Your Door
  8. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again
  9. Wild And Hot
  10. Lovers Live On

 

DISC SIX – LIVE WITHOUT A NET (1980)

  1. Tower
  2. Can You Feel It
  3. Don’t Leave Me Lonely
  4. Telephone Exchange
  5. I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
  6. Over and Over
  7. Anyway, You Want It
  8. On the Rocks
  9. Wild & Hot
  10. All the Young Dudes
  11. Rock & Rollers
  12. White Lightning
  13. Hold Me, Squeeze Me
  14. Got Love If You Want It
  15. Feelin’ Right
  16. 20th Century Foxes

 

DISC SEVEN – (BONUS MATERIAL)

  1. Rock & Rollers – Mono Mix
  2. That Magic Touch – Mono Mix
  3. Winter Song – Mono Mix
  4. Flying With Broken Wings (Without You) – Mono Mix
  5. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Mono Mix
  6. Don’t Take Your Love – Mono Mix
  7. 20th Century Foxes – Mono Mix
  8. Rock & Rollers – Single Edit
  9. On & On – Single Edit
  10. Tower – Single Edit
  11. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Single Edit
  12. 20th Century Foxes – Stereo Edit
  13. Better Days – Single B-Side
  14. Walk Away Renee – Anthology
  15. Virginia – Foxes Soundtrack
  16. 20th Century Foxes – Foxes Soundtrack
  17. The Christmas Song – Single Edit

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