Uncut - 8/02, p.1084 out of 5
- "...Somewhere along the line popular wisdom had it that the best use of Lofgren's considerable talents was as sideman. Nothing could be further from the truth..."
Personnel includes: Nils Lofgren (vocals, guitar).
Personnel: Nils Lofgren (vocals, guitar, dobro, harmonica, keyboards, percussion); Christine Vivona (harp); Rickie Simpkins (mandolin, fiddle); Amy Horn (French horn); John Previti (upright bass); Timm Biery (drums, cymbals); Michael Botts (drums).
Audio Mixers: Otto D'Agnolo; Ronnie Freeland.
Recording information: Brill Street Chaton Studios, Phoenix, AZ; Go! Digital Studios, Beltsville, MD.
Photographer: Danny Clinch.
Breakaway Angel is the first Nils Lofgren studio album in six years. Although he is famous for his excellent guitar work, most of the tracks here showcase his use of the classical harp. He still continues to play the guitar, although most of his work here is acoustic. Featuring 13 self-penned originals and one more written with Lou Reed, Breakaway Angel is a return to form for the underrated songwriter. ~ Bradley Torreano