The Angels were a female Pop trio who, in 1963, became the first white "girl group" to have a number one hit - "My Boyfriend's Back". This collection of their hits will bring back that musical era in all its hand clapping and finger snapping glory. Also features their other big hit "'Till."
1.My Boyfriend's Back
2.And The Angels Sing
4.Welcome To The Floor
5.Cry Baby Cry
6.River Of Love
7.A Moment Ago
10.Everybody Loves A Lover
13.That's All I Ask Of You
14.Thank You And Goodnight
Includes liner notes by Ron Bartolucci.
Liner Note Author: Ron Bartolucci.
Unknown Contributor Role: The Angels.
The Angels were a typical one-hit wonder girl group with a better than typical one hit. The title track is so familiar that it scarcely commands comment, but there's a big falloff in familiarity between that and too much else that the trio ever did. This 14-song collection features their two other chart hits, "Cry Baby Cry" and "Till," as well as a host of additional songs. "And the Angels Sing" has a pleasing mix of voices and bells, and their version of "Sentimental Journey" has a sweetly ethereal yet sultry quality about it and is highlighted by heavily trilled strings over the voices. Unfortunately, producer Gerry Granahan wasn't as creative with a lot of what else is here, and apart from the two early hits, and a relaxed rendition of "Cotton Fields," there's not a lot that stands out -- "Thank You and Goodnight" does benefit from some soaring harmony singing, but that's about it. As a mid-priced collection, however, this may be all of the Angels that most interested parties require. ~ Bruce Eder