1. Wishing Well
In 1975 MAGGIE BELL’S second solo album was released to much critical acclaim having been recorded at RINGO STARR’s Studio, Tittenhurst Park, Ascot, England ‘Suicide Sal’ was a different sort of album to its predecessor ‘Queen Of The Night’ as she had been playing live over the past year and the material had already been “road tested” and she captured on this release more of a ‘rockier’ live feel.
Fellow label mate JIMMY PAGE of Led Zeppelin even played on one of the tracks.
The release did particularly well in Germany and USA with one reviewer Tom Nolan stating “This LP signals Maggie Bell’s arrival as the fine, powerful singer we had been touted to expect. I have a feeling people will be playing this one for years” Enough said.
MAGGIE BELL, JIMMY PAGE, PHIL MAY, JOE JAMMER, GEOFF WHITEHORN, PETE WINGFIELD
...an album that in many ways is more rocky than the debut...Yet again Angel Air have done her proud.
Feedback (February 2006)
...a timely reminder of the power and quality of the former Stone The Crows vocalist
Classic Rock Society (March 2006)
Maggie Bell's distinctive vocals, raw and lived in, are perfectly suited to this selection of songs.
Hartlepool Mail (March 2006)
While her debut was recorded with stellar session players, this album sees Bell's touring band supporting her. Consequently, the album has a more liberated feel and more wholehearted contributions, including some delicate organ and guitar playing. It might lack consistency (in particular, leaving the Beatles cover out would have been a wise choice), but there is a good dose of soulful material here to please fans of mainstream 70's rock. (7/10)
Maelstrom, Issue 43
This critically acclaimed set has now been released in CD form by Angel Air, giving a whole new lease of life to prime cuts such as 'What You Got', 'In My Life' and Free's 'Wishing Well'
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (April 2006)
...a solid piece of work illustrating her raw power...
Record Collector (May 2006)
This critically acclaimed set has now been released in CD form in Angel Air, giving a whole new lease to prime cuts such as 'What You Got', 'In My Life' and Free's 'Wishing Well'
Kevin Bryan, Hartlepool Mail (May 2006)
...What she lacked was the songs. At her best, as on the best tracks here, this was something she overcame with inspired cover versions like the wonderfully breathy take on Free's 'Wishing Well', and the ballsy role-reversal of 'I Saw Him Standing There.' All this topped off by the addition of Jimmy Page on a couple of tracks.
Classic Rock magazine