Category Archives: Best Of
The accompanying live DVD…is a must for Maggie Bell fans
Classic Rock (December 2008)
Albert Collins and Taj Mahal enhance what is already impressive
Mojo (November 2008)
…one of the best blues voices in the business
Classic Rock Society (December 2008)
Best Female Vocalist in the pre-Kate Bush era…any Melody Maker reader who cast his vote will find this a worthwhile memory jogger
Record Collector (December 2008)
The 70 minutes DVD…is by itself- worth the price of the set. The footage is one of the most exciting to have come out of the label yet – being spirited enough to keep up with the kindled performance and with both its audio and video in pristine condition, it allows to almost relive the event.
The band, which included Whitesnake and Foghat refugees amongst others, performs its boogie rock numbers with the chops of hard rock and the soul of the blues; the latter is portrayed in purer form on the closing tracks, featuring renowned bluesmen Taj Mahal and then Albert Collins jamming gracefully with the band.
This 2 disc set brings us the cream of her solo output…
Amplifier (January 2009)
If you haven’t seen or heard Maggie Bell then I don’t need to convince you that you need this album. If you haven’t, well, now’s the time to put that right…it’s not every day you can catch a living legend. Angel Air have delivered precisely that.
Jeff Perkins, www.blogcritics.org (January 2009)
…the ballsy, tough but cute stage persona never overshadowed the voice…it’s the live material with later band, Midnight Flyer, which sets the pulse and takes us to a real bonus in Disc 2′s thirteen-song DVD rendering of the band live in Montreux from 1981 where the goods are delivered bang on the nail…
Rock n Reel (March 2009)
This two disc set couples a CD anthology of this gritty Glaswegian’s finest recordings with a similarly robust live DVD…
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (July 2009)
…a CD anthology of this gritty Glaswegian’s finest recordings with a similarly robust live DVD…
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (July 2010)
She made a name for herself with the band Stone The Crows, releasing four albums with them. A solo career followed and some of her best recordings can be found on this compilation CD.
My favourite tracks include As The Years Go Passing By, We Had It All, Free’s Wishing Well and No Mean City (the theme to TV Cop series Taggart).