The Angels, 30 Years On


June 24, 2008

The Angels’ classic ‘Face To Face’ album is turning 30 in August.

Alberts has reissued the album to mark the reunion of the band with singer Doc Neeson.

‘Face To Face’ was the album that carved The Angels into Oz Rock History. It featured ‘Take A Long Line’, ‘Comin Down’ and ‘After The Rain. The album spent 79 weeks on the Australian chart.

The new album features 5 bonus tracks, recorded on tour 30 years ago at La Trobe University in Melbourne.

The new tracklisting is:

Straight Jacket
After The Rain
Love Takes Care
Take A Long Line
Live It Up
Be With You
I Aint The One
Comin Down
Straight Jacket (Live at La Trobe)
After The Rain (Live At Latrobe)
Marseilles (Live At Latrobe)
Be With You (Live At Latrobe)
Comin Down (Live At Latrobe)

The Angels’ reunion came as a surprise to fans. The relationship between Neeson and the band hit rock bottom when Doc tried to sue them for using the name after he had left. Neeson had been in a serious car accident and suffered neck and spinal injuries. He could not longer be in the band.

The band decided to continue on in 2001 with Chris Bailey and Jim Hilbun taking on lead vocals.

When Neeson was well enough to perform again, he formed Red Phoenix, but the new band failed to capture the public’s interest.

Red Phoenix then started to perform as Doc Neeson’s Angels and with Westfield money behind him, sued his former band members. They then started to tour as The Angels Band.

The reunion tour will begin on June 27 at the Golden Stave luncheon at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney and continue throughout July and August.

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