With a sound that owes it’s existence to the music and style of the 1930′s, High Society’s music was a refreshing change from the traditional pop/rock music.
The title track of this retrospective, 21 track CD was a minor hit for the band in November 1980.
Just a quick trawl through the songs shows the sheer musicianship and songwriting genius of these guys.
‘Top Hat And Tails’ brings to mind Fred Astaire, and ‘Paper Cup’ is just so… so… stylish.
That’s the only word for this band – which incidentally is still in existence.
With crystal clear diction and a sense of style and humour that brings to mind The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and The Temperance Seven, this CD is a breath of fresh air.
Martin Hutchinson, Bolton News (January 2009)
…a great pastiche…think Queen minus camp or Sailor minus schmaltz…brilliant.
www.dmme.net (January 2009)
File under ‘curio’ …vocally and musically they are very good.
Jason Ritchie www.getreadytorock.com (February 2009)
…sounding very tongue in cheek, sort of like Penguin Cafe Orchestra meets Rudy Vallee!…As always with Angel Air, the packaging, graphics and notations are excellent
www.mwe3.com (March 2009)
Top hat, tails, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, that’s what High Society are about…a style that revives the Tin Pan Alley sounds of the big 30s Silver Screen musicals…
Think Temperance Seven or maybe even the Pasadena Roof Orchestra, quirky with a touch of genius.
Amplifier magazine (May 2009)