The Angels Discography
Albums

 

References
Official Albums Release Date by Albert Productions, Epic, Mushroom ads, Shock, Liberation Music and Bloodlines.

The Angels
August 1977
APLP.025
Albert Productions

 

2nd Re-Issue
19 July 2008
88697335892
Albert Productions
Credits
John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except Take Me Home (Brewster – Neeson – Brewster – Bidstrup) Going Down (Don Nix), Shelter From The Rain (John Brewster – Graham Bidstrup), Can’t Get Lucky (John Brewster – Graham Bidstrup)

 

Produced by Harry Vanda and George Young.
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia, 1976-1977
Tracks 1-2 written by Brewster, Neeson, Brewster, Bidstrup
Track 3 written by Don Nix
Tracks 4-5 written by Brewster, Bidstrup
Tracks 6-12, 14-15 written by Brewster, Neeson, Brewster
Tracks 13, 16 written by Brewster, Neeson, Brewster, Bidstrup, Bailey

 

Description
The Angels were a band that has forever compared to AC/DC Australian, shared the same producers, hard rock with an insistent beat, lots of hooks, charismatic frontman, always thought they had more to offer particularly, in terms of diversity. On their debut album, the band show great promise and at least one song became a classic Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again, but better albums were to follow. Although a little ‘poppy’ for the Angels, I still find this album very enjoyable. If you are a fan and are, for some reason missing this album, definitely seek it out. If you are new to the Angels, I would suggest starting with No Exit or Dark Room.

 

By Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Face To Face
12 August 1978
APLP.031
Albert Productions

 

2nd Re-Issue
19 July 2008
8897323162
Albert Productions
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Chris Bailey (Bass, Backing Vocals), Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster

 

Production Consultants Harry Vanda and George Young
Produced by The Angels and Mark Opitz
Engineer by Mark Opitz
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia
Cover Design by Peter Ledger

 

Description
Face to Face reached #16 on Australian Album Charts and remained on charts for 79 weeks. The album was the first in a string of career-defining albums that, for many outside Australia, would qualify as amongst the ‘best albums you’ve never heard’ type things. Often confused with the North American compilation in which the band is also renamed Angel City for legal reasons, Face to Face proper is replete with great tracks after great tracks. Although so is the compilation for, that matter. The songwriting team of Brewster-Neeson-Brewster is reaching full potential, and the band has found its sound-great riffs, memorable guitar solos which are often very melodic, excellent off-beat lyrics and very catchy choruses. While nobody sounds like The Angels, they still manage to ring so accessible; Straight Jacket, After the Rain, Take a Long Line and Be With You are excellent examples of this seeming paradox, but the entire album wins the day.

 

By Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
No Exit
23 June 1979
APLP.038
Albert Productions

 

Re-Issue
19 July 2008
88697335882
Albert Productions
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Chris Bailey (Bass, Backing Vocals), Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster

 

Production Consultants Harry Vanda and George Young
Produced by The Angels and Mark Opitz
Engineer by Mark Opitz
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia
Photography by Brian Bansgrove, Philip Morris

 

Description
No Exit reached #8 on Australian Album Charts and entered again at #15 in September. The album might be the best overall, which reached #8 on the Australian album charts in July. The songs are catchy and, the riffs are innovative, generally mid-paced in tempo but with lots of string muting between the chords, making some of the songs sound amazing, like a cross between thrash metal and new wave. Lyrically, the development of The Angels ambiguous take on the outcast starts to crystallise on this album. Often the marginalised in society are criticised, particularly if they privileged and if their choice to be alone is out of fear. Yet other times the, outcast is described in a much more sympathetic light and personified. Shadow Boxer / Planned Obsolescence, which reached #25 on the charts in June. No Exit, Waiting For The World and Out Of The Blue work wonders, as does everything else on this great album.

 

By Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
The Angels Greatest
10 May 1980
APLP.043
Albert Productions
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Chris Bailey (Bass, Backing Vocals), Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster

 

Production Consultants Harry Vanda and George Young
Produced by The Angels and Mark Opitz
Engineer by Mark Opitz
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia

 

Description
The album The Angels’ Greatest collection is the monster selling with all of their biggest hits. Includes Take a Long Line, Shadow Boxer, Out Of The Blue, Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again and many more.

 

Re-edited by Tony Senatore
 Dark Room
16 June 1980
ELPS 4061
Epic

 

Re-Issue
07 June 2006
BLUE 054.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Chris Bailey (Bass, Backing Vocals), Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except No Secrets (Neeson, Bidstrup)

 

Production Consultants John Boylan
Produced by Graham “Buzz” Bidstrup* (tracks: A1), John Brewster, Rick Brewster
Engineer by Mark Opitz with Dave Marett (EMI Studios) and Dave Cafe (Paradise Studios)
Recorded at Paradise Studios (Sydney), EMI Studios 301(Sydney), Albert Studios (Sydney), Westlake Audio (Los Angeles)
Digitally mixed and cut by John Boylan, John Brewster at Westlake Audio
Assisted by Ed Cherney
Photography by Shoot And Run

 

Description
Dark Room continues The Angels run of excellent albums in many ways is the most diverse release in the catalogue. Loosely speaking, it is fundamentally hard rock, but there are punky moments, slow moody songs, bluesy flourishes and even some prog tendencies. As always, the guitar work is excellent great riffs and, the solos go somewhere with lots of melodies. The lyrics provoke and challenge, I am convinced that Doc Neeson was amongst the most under-rated wordsmiths of this era. Dark Room contains two of the band’s best-known songs, No Secrets and Face The Day, nothing that is anything less than essential. Dark Room with No Exit represents The Angels at their peak.

 

By Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Night Attack
30 November 1981
ELPS 4258
Epic

 

Re-Issue
07 June 2006
BLUE 055.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except Live Lady Live (Brewster, T. Haefer, Neeson), Easy City (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson), Bow Wow, The Zoo, Name Dropping Stay Away (John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles, Jim Hilbun), Easy Prey (Rick Brewster, John Brewster, Bitsy Brewster), Stand Up (Jim Hilbun)

 

Produced by The Angels
Engineer by Andrew Scott and Al Wright
Recorded at Rhinocera Recording, Sydney
Mixed by Andrew Scott
Mastered by Otto Ruiter
Assisted by Jackie Murray
Photography by Shoot And Run assist by Jana Harting and Wendy McDougall
Cover design by Rick Brewster and Jim Hilbun

 

Description
Night Attack was arguably the Angels’ least diverse album that, for once, made the AC/DC comparisons seem almost valid. Although still a great album, one gets the impression that the strategy was to appeal to a North American market less tolerant of bands defying classification. As a result, the album is largely straight-ahead hard rock with very crisp production, only Talk About You and Storm the Bastille offers anything vastly different. Lyrical themes continue to deal with the blight of outcasts of various social strata. Long Night and Fashion and Fame were minor hits at the time, but wide North American acceptance remained elusive. Regardless, the album was, and is well worth adding to your collection.

 

By Stephen Meyer
Watch The Red
02 May 1983
ELPS 4364
Epic

 

Re-Issue
07 June 2006
BLUE 056.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except Live Lady Live (Brewster, T. Haefer, Neeson), Easy City (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson), Bow Wow, The Zoo, Name Dropping Stay Away (John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles, Jim Hilbun), Easy Prey (Rick Brewster, John Brewster, Bitsy Brewster), Stand Up (Jim Hilbun)

 

Produced by The Angels
Engineer by Andrew Scott and Al Wright
Recorded at Rhinocera Recording, Sydney
Mixed by Andrew Scott
Mastered by Otto Ruiter
Assisted by Jackie Murray
Photography by Shoot And Run assist by Jana Harting and Wendy McDougall
Cover design by Rick Brewster and Jim Hilbun

 

Description
Watch The Red reach #6 on Australian Album Charts in 1983 might qualify as The Angels strangest album, but very strong, one nevertheless. It still has its share of straight-ahead hard rockers such as Live Lady Live, No Sleep in Hell and Stand Up, but there is liberal use of a wide range of instrumentation on some songs, such as including accordion, saxophone and chanting vocal augmentations) and a couple of songs are just plain weird Bow Wow and The Zoo/Name Dropping. Even so, the album maintains The Angel’s consistently high standard for writing songs that are both catchy and cerebral. Perhaps somewhat of an acquired taste, but I consider Watch the Red amongst their best.

 

By Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Two Minute Warning
28 November 1984
L 53154, D 19552 (Digpak)
Mushroom

 

Re-Issue
07 June 2006
BLUE 057.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except Small Price, Babylon (Brent Eccles, John Brewster, Rick Brewster), Front Page News, Between The Eyes, Run For Shelter (Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles), Look The Other Way, Razor’s Edge (Brent Eccles, Doc Neeson, John Brewster, Rick Brewster)

 

Produced and Arranged by Ashley Howe
Engineered by Ashley Howe and Lee DeCarlo
Engineered Assist by Paul Wertheimer and Benny Saccone
Recorded at A&M Studios in Los Angeles May to July 1984
Except Run For Shelter, recorded at EMI Studios 301, Sydney
All tracks mixed by John Brewster and Jim Taig at EMI Studios 301, Sydney except Small Price, Underground
Mixed by Ashley Howe and Warren Dewey at Hollywood Sound, assisted by Clark Germain
Cover design by Hugh Brown

 

Description
Two Minute Warning received gold status and was recorded in Los Angeles over three months and produced by Englishman Ashley Howe. MCA released the album in all territories except Australia and New Zealand, where it was on Mushroom.

 

The band had written and toured all the songs before it entered the Record Plant recording studio, has a difficult album to record. Another solid album, in my estimation, contains two of the band’s greatest songs in Small Price and Underground. As is typical of most Angels albums, the Brewster brothers Rick covering most of the leads and John anchoring the rhythm continue to provide a clinic to make solos and riffs memorable. It is puzzling why more ‘hard rock guitar people’ players and fans alike have not lauded their body of work. There seemed to be a plague of a minor, disaster major going on around the recordings of car accidents, engineers failing over, arrests, paranoid activity, but the margaritas during happy hour seemed to wash the pain away. The cover art a scale model purpose-built using photos of Downtown buildings.

 

By Mushroom, Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Greatest Vol. II
09 November 1985
ELPS 4516
Epic

 

Re-Issue
No Secrets
25 May 1998
ANGELS 345
Shock
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums) and Chris Bailey (Bass, Backing Vocals), Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except No Secrets (Doc Neeson, Graham Bidstrup), Live Lady Live (Brewster, T. Haefer, Neeson), Eat City (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson), Easy Prey Prey (John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Bitsy Brewster), Stand Up (Jim Hilbun)
Howling
29 October 1986
L 53226, RML 53226
Mushroom

 

Re-Issue
22 October 2010
BLUE 058.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), Bob Spencer (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except Did You Hurt Somebody (Rick Brewster, Bob Spencer, Brent Eccles, Doc Neeson, Jim Hilbun, Steve Brown), Don’t Waste My Time (Rick Brewster, Bob Spencer), Can’t Take Anymore, Standing Over You (Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles), Stonewall (Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles, John Brewster), All Night For You, Nature Of The Beast (Doc Neeson, Mark Lieb), Man There, Hide Your Face (Rick Brewster), We Gotta Get Outta This Place (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)

 

Produced by Steve Brown
Engineered by Andrew Scott and Al Wright
Engineered Assist by Heidi Cannova
Recorded at Rhinoceros Studios in Sydney
Mixed by Bill Price at Wessex Sound in London
Mix Assistant by Deitmar
Cover design Jim Hilbun and Chrystene Carrol

 

Description
Howling album was Platinum in Australia and, Gold in New Zealand represents a notable shift in the evolution of the Angels. Recorded at Rhinoceros Studios in Darlinghurst Sydney by Andrew Scott and produced by Steve Brown. The ‘edges are becoming rounder’ as piano/keyboards are present on virtually every track, sometimes smartly augmenting the guitar lines, sometimes completely overtaking the rhythm. Consequently, the Angels produce an album in which the hard-rocking tunes aren’t that hard, and the moodier pieces are more accessible. It is debatable if this is a good thing, but I still find this release an enjoyable listen. Note: at the time of Howling, only vocalist Doc Neeson and guitarist Rick Brewster remain from the original lineup. The loss of John Brewster on rhythm guitar talent, in his replacement, was Bob Spencer is crucial, but it is the shifting songwriting dynamics that may be more important. Eddie Rayner made a guest appearance on a few tracks and, Jim Hilbun played some cool sax. The Angels covered, We Gotta Get Out This Place, the first time the band had recorded a cover version and, it was a huge hit.

 

By Mushroom, Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Liveline
30 December 1987
L 59001/2
Mushroom

 

Re-Issue
22 October 2010
BLUE 059.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), Bob Spencer (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by Brewster, Neeson, Brewster except Did You Hurt Somebody (Brewster, Spencer, Eccles, Neeson, Hilbun, Brown), Don’t Waste My Time (Brewster, Spencer), Standing Over You (Brewster, Eccles), Talk About You (Brewster, Neeson, Eccles), Small Price (Brewster, Eccles, Brewster), Stand Up (Jim Hilbun), Easy Prey (Rick Brewster, John Brewster, Bitsy Brewster)

 

Mixed by Bill Price
Digital Remaster Layout by David Williams and Electrocolour Studios Pty Ltd / Dave Monkey
Cover design by Bitsy Brewster from Shoot & Run
Recording Engineer by Andrew Scott, Howard Page, Ross Cockle at The Sylvania Hotel, Astra Hotel, Manlyvale Hotel were all recorded over four consecutive nights in August 1981. Other performances were taken from two shows at Bombay Rock, Brunswick, Melbourne from 20 and 21 January 1983. Narara Festival, NSW on 29 January 1983. The Horden Pavillion, Paddington, Sydney show was part of the Watch The Red Tour on 09 July 1983. As part of the Howling Tour was recorded in the last two years, Bankstown RSL, Bankstown, Sydney on 07 March 1987. The album design and original layout by Rick Brewster and Jim Hilbun assisted by Yolande Gray

 

Description
Liveline album was Platinum in Australia and Gold in New Zealand. It took a decade of advertising live performances for The Angels to finally released a Live album recorded from 1981 to 1987. Rightly, advertised as the definitive Angels live document 34 tracks. It includes songs from the first album up to and including Howling. Most of The Angels classics are here as well as several deeper album tracks.

 

The sound quality is raw and clear one can almost picture Doc Neeson running around the stage and commanding an audience as only he could. Doc Neeson was one of the greatest frontmen of all time if you think this is just fanboy hyperbole. Liveline is also a good starting point for those new to the Angels. The album was released in 1987 and included a year of touring Australia and New Zealand with the much talked about Liveline tour.

 

By Mushroom, Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Beyond Salvation
10 June 1990
L 53327, RML 53327
Mushroom

 

Re-Issue
07 June 2006
BLUE 060.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), Bob Spencer (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), James Morley (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by Love Waits, Beyond Salvation (Brewster, Spencer, Neeson, Eccles), except Dogs Are Talking (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Bob Spencer, Brent Eccles, Jim Hilbun) Let The Night Roll On (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Amanda Miller), Back Street Pick Up Back Street Pick Up (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Terry Manning, James Morley), Rhythm Rude Girl, Pushing And Shoving (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster), Bleeding With The Times, Bitch (Rick Brewster, Amanda Miller), Jump Back Baby (Bob Spencer, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster, Terry Manning), Take An X (Doc Neeson, Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Michael Towers)

 

Produced by Terry Manning
Engineered by Terry Manning
Recorded at Ardent Studio / Alpha Sound, Memphis, Tennessee
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk
Mixed by Terry Manning
Cover Art by Hubert Kretzschmar
Layout by Pierre Baroni
Band Photo by Terry Manning

 

Description
Beyond Salvation, the album was Platinum in Australia and Gold in New Zealand. Terry Manning was enlisted to mix some live recordings for a USA release, and the whole band flew to Memphis to oversee the mixes and record a single for Australia. It was released in Australia in early 1990 and only made the first local # 1 of the decade but become The Angels first # 1 album ever. The first session produced Let The Night Roll On, Dogs Are Talking, Rhythm Rude Girl and Junk City. Two months later, the band returned and recorded the rest of the album and half of the next one. It was the opposite of the bands first international recording in LA five years before. Beyond Salvation was produced and engineered by Terry Manning and released in the rest of the world by Chrysalis Records.

 

By Mushroom
Red Back Fever
25 November 1991
L 53352, TVD 93352 (RMD)
Mushroom

 

Re-Issue
07 June 2006
BLUE 061.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), Bob Spencer (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), James Morley (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by Tear Me Apart, Some Of That Love, Lyin’ Awake In Bed, No More Words, Hold On (Rick Brewster, Bob Spencer, Brent Eccles) except Red Back Fever, Don’t Need You (Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles, Bob Spencer, James Morley), Child In You (Rick Brewster, Amanda Brewster), Once Bitten Twice Shy (Ian Hunter), Bedroom After Bedroom (Rick Brewster, Amanda Brewster, Brent Eccles)

 

Produced by Steve James and The Angels
Engineered by Steve James and James Cadsky
Recorded at Trackdown Studios, Sydney
Mastered by Don Bartley at EMI Studios 301
Mixed by David Hemming, Steve James at Gotham Studios, Melbourne
Assisted by Nigel Derricks
Design, Illustration and Artwork by Craig McGill
Photography by Bill Georgoussis

 

Description
Red Back Fever is stylistically slightly more varied than its predecessor Beyond Salvation has a similar emphasis on fairly basic hard rock done very well. The production and performances are top notches, but the song quality is perhaps a step down from The Angels usual high standards. The fact that Doc Neeson was absent from the songwriting credits may account for this. Remark of Ian Hunter classic Once Bitten Twice Shy, but The Angels fans will still find much to like about Red Back Fever, nevertheless. It was recorded partly in Memphis and Sydney Trackdown Studios. Steve James was the producer and, David Hemming the mixing engineer. The album entered the national charts at # 12 it attained gold status on pre-order. The Angels tour for two years, promoting a multi-million promoting dollar government campaign high-lighting alcohol-related violence.

 

By Mushroom, Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Red Back Fever / Left Hand Drive
10 August 1992
TVD 93365 (RMD 53365)
Mushroom
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), Bob Spencer (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), James Morley (Bass Guitar, Vocals), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by Dead Man’s Shoes, Man There (Rick Brewster), except Don’t Break Me Down, Tear Me Apart (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles), Junk City (Rick Brewster, Bob Spencer, Doc Neeson), Backstreet Pickup (Lipstick Remix) (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Terry Manning, James Morley), Straight Aces (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Jim Hilbun, Brent Eccles), Blood On The Moon (Rick Brewster, Amanda Brewster), Take An X (Doc Neeson, Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Michael Towers)

 

Produced by The Angels
Mastered by Tutankhamun Nominees
Left Hand Drive Logo by Judd Shopee
Their Finest Hour…And Then Some
19 August 1992
472250
Albert Productions

 

Re-Issue
02 August 2008
88697336862
Albert Productions
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Chris BaileyBass, Backing Vocals, Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster

 

Produced by John Brewster
Engineer by Mark Opitz
Recorded at Albert Studios, Sydney, Australia
Inner Notes by John Brewster

 

Description
This is simply their Greatest hits package Remastered and with 4 extra tracks including one new song and Who Rings The Bell, a Hit that has never been on any studio album.

 

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of this collection from Australia’s premier Hard Rockers featuring bonus tracks. The Angels were briefly known as Angel City in the U.S. Includes all of the band’s biggest hits and finest tracks including one new track and Who Rings The Bell, a hit that has never been on any studio album! 19 tracks. Albert Productions.

 

By Albert Productions
Evidence
28 November 1994
TVD 93368 (RMD53368)
Mushroom
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums), acknowledge to Chris Bailey (Bass, Backing Vocals), Graham Bidstrup (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by Love Waits, Beyond Salvation (Rick Brewster, Bob Spencer, Doc Neeson, Brent Eccles), except Dogs Are Talking (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Bob Spencer, Brent Eccles, Jim Hilbun) Let The Night Roll On (Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Amanda Miller), Back Street Pick Up (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Terry Manning, James Morley), Rhythm Rude Girl, Pushing And Shoving (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster), Bleeding With The Times, Bitch (Rick Brewster, Amanda Miller), Jump Back Baby (Bob Spencer, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster, Terry Manning), Take An X (Neeson, Spencer, Brewster, Towers)

 

Mastered by Steve Smart at EMI Studios 301
Cover Design by Pierre Baroni
Photos by Rick Brewster, Chrystene Carroll, Pierre Baroni
Skin & Bone
02 March 1998
SHOCK025
Shock

 

Re-Issue
29 September 2006
BLUE 062.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Produced by Rick Brewster
Drums recorded at Darling Harbour Studios by Julian Slade except Call That Living at Sony Music Studios by Mike Duffy.
Guitars recorded at Deman Lodge by Rick Brewster.
Vocals recorded at Deman Lodge and Darling Harbour Studios by Rick Brewster.
Mastering Engineer by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound
Assisted Mastering Engineer by Oscar Gaona at EMI Studios 301
Mixing Engineer by Kevin ‘Caveman’ Shirley at EMI Studios 301
Assisted Mixing Engineer by Louis Mitchell
Photos by Jim Hilbun

 

Description
Skin & Bone the best production job ever on an album, with the excellent rhythm section of Eccles and Hilbun being the prime beneficiaries. The reunited Brewster brothers deliver truly, inspired guitar work and, Doc is just the best. I think this is The Angels finest collection of songs since Watch the Red. Sadly, soon after this release, The Angels retreated into warring factions with various lineups providing watered-down versions of this once good rock institution. Release of Skin & Bone with an alternate cover and was issued at the request of merchants who did not wish to carry the original dead dingo cover by Jim Hilbun. Call That Living was recorded at Sony Music Studios and, the remaining recordings were, done between Deman Lodge and Darling Harbour Studios. Produced by Rick Brewster thus, Skin & Bones is effectively the last word on this excellent band.

 

By Stephen Meyer and re-edited by Tony Senatore
Greatest Hits (The Mushroom Years)
16 May 1999
MUSH 33181.2
Mushroom
Credits
Disc 1Greatest Hits (The Mushroom Years)
Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson, Rick Brewster except Rhythm Rude Girl (Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster)

 

1, 2, 3, 6. Recorded engineered and mixed by Terry Manning
4, 5. Produced by Steve Brown and mixed by Bill Price
7-10. Mixed by Bill Price
11, 15. Recorded, engineered and produced by Paul Northfield
12. Produced by Steve James and The Angels
13, 14. Produced and mixed by Ashley Howe

 

Disc 2 Left Hand Drive
Compositions Blue Light by John Brewster, Doc Neeson

 

1. Produced by Steve Brown. Engineered Andrew Scott
2. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Terry Manning
3. Produced and engineered by Ashley Howe
4. Produced, engineered and remixed by Terry Manning
5. Produced by Steve James and The Angels
6. Produced by Terry Manning, Steve James and The Angels
7. Produced by The Angels. Mixed by Bob Spencer
8. Produced and mixed by Ian Taylor and The Angels
9. Produced, engineered and mixed by Terry Manning
10. Produced by Steve Brown. Engineered by Andrew Scott. Mixed by Stravinski Bros, Alan Niven and Michael Lardie in 1988.
11. Produced, engineered and mixed by Paul Northfield
Left Hand Drive
06 November 2000
ANGELS 901
Shock

 

Re-Issue
08 January 2007
BLUE 072.2
Liberation Music
Credits
Doc Neeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar), Jim Hilbun (Bass Guitar, Vocals, Saxophone, Organ, Piano), Brent Eccles (Drums)

 

Compositions by Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles

 

1. Produced by Steve Brown. Engineered Andrew Scott), except Rick Brewster, Bob Spencer, Doc Neeson
2. Produced and engineered by Terry Manning), Rick Brewster
3. Produced and engineered by Ashley Howe), Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Terry Manning, James Morley
4. Produced, engineered and remixed by Terry Manning), Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Brent Eccles
5. Produced by Steve James and The Angels), Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles
6. Produced by Terry Manning, Steve James and The Angels), Rick Brewster, Doc Neeson, Jim Hilbun, Brent Eccles
7. Produced by The Angels. Mixed by Bob Spencer), Rick Brewster, Amanda Brewster
8. Produced and mixed by Ian Taylor and The Angels), Doc Neeson, Bob Spencer, Rick Brewster, Michael Towers
9. Produced, engineered and mixed by Terry Manning), Rick Brewster
10. Produced by Steve Brown. Engineered by Andrew Scott. Mixed by Stravinski Bros, Alan Niven and Michael Lardie in 1988.)
Mastered by Tutankhamun Nominees
Left Hand Drive Logo by Judd Shopee
Wasted Sleepless Nights The Definitive Greatest Hits
02 June 2007
BLUE 123.2
Liberation Music
Description
Standard CD version The Angels’ classic Greatest Hits collection, the monster selling anthology of all of their biggest hits. Includes 18 hits – Take A Long Line, Shadow Boxer, Mr Damage, No Secrets, Dogs Are Talking and many more.
Take It To The Streets
31 August 2012
LMCD 0172
Liberation Music

 

Re-Issue
Remixed 2020
06 November 2020
BLOO84
Bloodlines
Credits
Dave Gleeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar, Organ, Piano), Chris Bailey (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals), Nick Norton (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by John Brewster, Doc Neeson Rick Brewster; John Brewster, Nick Norton; Rick Brewster; John Brewster, Colin Coplin; Elvis Costello; John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Joe Burnham; Dave Gleeson, Rick Brewster; John Brewster, Rick Brewster, Brent Eccles; Rick Brewster, Nick Norton; Rick Brewster, Colin Coplin.

 

Produced by Rick Brewster
Photos and Layout by Rick Brewster
La Grange recorded by Mick Wordley.
Mixing Engineer by Jarrod Nettle and Greg Clifford at The House of Sap, SA
Disc 1 Take It To The Streets, Recorded at: Alberts Studio, Neutral Bay, NSW, Australia.0
Disc 2 Live At QPAC, Recorded at QPAC Theater, Brisbane, Australia, 21 January, 2012.
All tracks remixed by Greg Clifford and Jarred Nettle at the House Of Sap, Adelaide.

 

Description
Take It To The Streets is the new Angels album featuring the Brewster Brothers and Dave Gleeson (formerly of The Screaming Jets) on lead vocals. You’ll hear the melodic riff-laden new single, Waiting For The Sun. The punk-crash slam of Getting Free, the rumbling grooves of Some Kinda Hell In Here, and Life Gets Better, guitar-drenched version of Elvis Costello’s Pump It Up. Plus wall-rattling remakes of Angels fan favourites Small Price and When The Time Come.
All tracks remixed by Greg Clifford and Jarred Nettle at the House Of Sap, Adelaide.

 

Bonus track La Grange was previously available in edited form on 2015 Revisited single.

 

Take It To The Streets Remixed 2020 four tracks were outsourced from the original album Free Bird, No Sleep In Hell, Pump It Up, and Small Price. The More You Give was previously listed as The More You Know on the original issue.

 

By Bloodlines
Talk The Talk
17 January 2014
LMCD0235
Liberation Music

 

Re-Issue
Remixed 2020
06 November 2020
BLOO85
Bloodlines
Credits
Dave Gleeson (Lead Vocals), John Brewster (Rhythm Guitar, Harmonica, Backing Vocals), Rick Brewster (Lead Guitar, Organ, Piano), Chris Bailey (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals on tracks (1,3,7,9,12), Sam Brewster (Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals), Nick Norton (Drums, Backing Vocals)

 

Compositions by Rick Brewster; Dave Gleeson, Rick Brewster; John Brewster, Marcus Ahern, Rick Brewster; Rick Brewster, Ross Wilson; Nick Norton, Sam Brewster; John Brewster, Nick Norton, Rick Brewster; Dave Gleeson, John Brewster; John Brewster, Nick Norton; Dave Gleeson, John Brewster, Rick Brewster

 

Produced by John and Rick Brewster
Recorded at Mick Wordley, Reyne House
Live Recording at QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre)
Mastering Engineer by Don Bartley
Mixing Engineer by Jarrod Nettle and Greg Clifford at The House of Sap, SA

 

Description
Talk The Talk is the Angels second new studio album with Dave Gleeson at the helm.

 

Talk The Talk is a great album, says lead singer Dave Gleeson. “I feel like I can say that because in some ways, I still get to have an outsider’s perspective… but from the inside. To be involved with the process of writing and recording the album with John and Rick is just such a great experience in itself then to be able to bring something to that process was even more awesome. On top of that to see the Brewster Brothers produce and arrange the final product has been nothing short of watching magic happen. I can’t wait to be delivering the next stage of The Angels’ brand of rock and showing off a great new selection of rock songs. Bring on 2014”

 

All tracks remixed by Greg Clifford and Jarred Nettle at the House Of Sap, Adelaide. Bonus track Heartbeat was not available on the original 2014 release.

 

By Bloodlines
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