|BULLET – DOOR OPENS (from The Entrance to Hell)
GERRY McAVOY – MISUNDERSTOOD (from Can’t Win ‘Em All)
STRAY – HARRY FARR (from Valhalla)
NOBODY’S BUSINESS – BLEED ME DRY
(from Nobody’s Business)
MOTT THE HOOPLE – OHIO (live) (Fairfield Hall 1970)
DAVID BYRON BAND – REBECCA (from On The Rocks)
FANDANGO – CANDICE LARENE (from Slipstreaming)
FREEDOM – GOING DOWN (from Is More Than A Word)
OLIVER DAWSON SAXON – 747 (STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT)
(from Re Landed…Plus)
HEAVY METAL KIDS – HIT THE RIGHT BUTTON
(MAKE THE ELEVATOR STOP) (from Hit The Button Plus)
DAMAGE CONTROL – SAVAGE SONG (from RAW)
QUATERMASS II – PRAYER FOR THE DYING (from Long Road)
KROKUS – BLOOD COMES EASY (from Round 13)
ROBIN GEORGE – JUDY (from Crying Diamonds)
MAGGIE BELL – WISHING WELL (from Best Of)
McCOY – OH WELL! (SINGLE VERSION)
(from Think Hard…Again)
GILLAN – M.A.D (MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION)
(from Gillan Tapes Vol.2)
BRITISH LIONS – MY LIFE’S IN YOUR HANDS from
BULLET – DOOR SLAMS (from The Entrance to Hell)
‘Veteran: an experienced person who has been through many battles, struggles or fights.
‘War Horses!’ is a wholly appropriate title for this compilation. A cursory glance at the list of the contributors to this wonderful collection will reveal a host of names that have served in excess of thirty or forty years in the music business – some a full half century!
Angel Air pay’s homage to all of these great musicians and vocalists and in particular the lovely Maggie Bell, Del Bromham (Stray), the ‘guys’ in MTH and British Lions, Graham and Steve from Oliver Dawson Saxon, John McCoy, Robin George, Nick Simper (Fandango, Quatermass II and of course…Warhorse) and Bobby Harrison (Nobody’s Business and Freedom) to name but a few. All have endured and survived the slings and arrows of an often cruel, relentless and gruelling industry.
In common with each other, all of these wonderful individuals have found a safe haven over past 14 years at Angel Air Records. Enjoy!
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)