While Angels Watch ‎– History & Heritage Vol. I

Label:
Eis Und Licht ‎– EIS038DOC
Format:
CD, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered, Digipak
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Tracklist

1 Reflection Of Joy 2:59
2 Shadow Over Shade 3:24
3 Curse The Crown Of Thorns 3:06
4 The Isle Of Glass 3:02
5 Angel 1:02
6 A Gentle Death 4:16
7 Kill 3:20
8 Solitary 2:30
9 The Little Death 1:04
10 The Axle 1:10
11 In The Wind 2:57
12 In Heavens Arms 4:52

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Credits

Notes

This release contains material from three cassettes released between 1985 and 1990.
The quality has been digitally enhanced and mastered.
Mastered at SS.

Sources for the tracks:
tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 & 7: "Reflection Of Joy" (1986)
tracks 5, 8, 9 & 10: "Behind The Mists" (1988)
tracks 11 & 12: "Falling In Love" (1990)

Limited edtion of 525 copies.
The release contains a 16-paged booklet.

Part three in the Eis & Licht Document series.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4039053 601533
  • Matrix / Runout: EIS038 -www.eislicht.de U42678
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 5J33

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enfantterrible

enfantterrible

November 25, 2008

Split decision on this one, at times the record shows a very original and sensible approach, combining folk rock abilities with strong lyricism. The rock part played is elemental though, at times even monololithic and heavily synthetic as result from the usage of some kind of electric drum set that gives that awful taste to the sound, a romantic set of lyrics that wanders between the love for the soil and rebellion against predominant morals (how romantic), powerful guitar hooks but strongly filled with pop influences and then comes the epitome of awfulness from the voice section, alas! it is as if Tony Wakeford, Patrick Leagas and Dave Roberts would be melted and fused in just one entity giving us this gothic-frankestein false baritone kind of vocalization that sounds completely wasted and badly put along with the music!
Comparatively strong and somehow original for the epoch it was made into,finally gives an insight on how neo-folk was conceived and cooked in typical and massive rock ideals, college rock sound,gothic backgrounds spiced with folkloric tints and chauvinistic sensibilities.
Clearly a work that displays a band in formation, constituting a sound and thematic with a set of songs that will serve as an historic testimony but not as something musically relevant.