Discovered By Gene Simmons Of Kiss, This Cult-Favorite Glam/Rock Band Flies High With A Seven-CD Retrospective Celebrating Their Casablanca Years Via Caroline/UMe On August 31


Los Angeles – July 23, 2018 – On August 31, Caroline/UMe will salute the core output of one of the most underrated rock bands of the 1970s with Angel: The Casablanca Years. This ascendant, band-approved seven-CD box set features the Washington, D.C.-bred glam/rock outfit’s six albums that were released on Neil Bogart’s legendary Casablanca Records label, in addition to a seventh disc that contains mono mixes, single edits, soundtrack contributions, and other rarities. Angel expert Dave Reynolds contributes insightful liner notes to the box set’s included 28-page booklet, which also features rare photos and other memorabilia.


Angel was discovered in a nightclub by none other than Gene Simmons of Kiss, a man who had (and still has) a knack for finding and nurturing talent. Angel was also known for their androgynous look and dressing all in white, a pure yin-yang contrast to Kiss’ own all-black clothing and elaborate stage outfits. In 1975, the glam-rockers were signed to the home label for Kiss, Casablanca Records, ultimately releasing six albums (five studio, one live) uninterrupted between 1975-80 that mixed the best elements of glam, hard rock, and pure unadulterated fist-pumping melodic singalongs.


While Angel never quite achieved success as their labelmates Kiss did, they left their mark on in-the-know rock fans of the era with tracks like the hard-driving  “Rock & Rollers,”  “Tower,” the perennial holiday favorite “The Winter Song,” and their key contribution to the soundtrack of the Jodie Foster-starring 1980 teen drama Foxes, “20th Century Foxes.” The lineup for their self-titled 1975 debut Angel consisted of guitarist Punky Meadows, bassist Mickie Jones, vocalist Frank DiMino, keyboardist Gregg Giuffria, and drummer Barry Brandt. This lineup recorded two more albums, 1976’s Helluva Band and 1977’s On Earth As It Is In Heaven, after which Jones would be replaced on bass by Felix Robinson. Two more solid studio efforts, 1978’s White Hot and 1979’s Sinful, ensued before the release of a stellar live set, 1980’s Live Without A Net.


Though Angel took a break during most of the 1980s, the cult-favorite collective reformed in 1998. With a revised lineup under the direction of vocalist Frank DiMino and guitarist Punky Meadows, the band have announced tour dates in the U.S. this August and September before heading to the U.K. in October (with more dates to be announced.)  For more information about the tour, please click here


Get into the finely recorded gospel of this truly Helluva Band with Angel: The Casablanca Years.


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2018 U.S. Dates – Punky Meadows and Frank Dimino of ANGEL


August 24                   Nashville, TN             Mercy Lounge

September 21                        Wantagh, NY             Mulcahy’s Concert Hall

September 22                        TBA

September 23                        Sellersville, PA          Sellersville Theatre





DISC ONE – ANGEL (1975)      

  1. Tower  
  2. Long Time        
  3. Rock & Rollers 
  4. Broken Dreams
  5. Mariner
  6. Sunday Morning           
  7. On & On          
  8. Angel (Theme)  



  1. Feelin’ Right     
  2. The Fortune     
  3. Anyway, You Want It    
  4. Dr. Ice 
  5. Mirrors 
  6. Feelings           
  7. Pressure Point 
  8. Chicken Soup  
  9. Angel Theme    



  1. Can You Feel It
  2. She’s A Mover 
  3. Big Boy (Let’s Do It Again)        
  4. Telephone Exchange    
  5. White Lightning
  6. On The Rocks  
  7. You’re Not Fooling Me  
  8. That Magic Touch         
  9. Cast The First Stone     
  10. Just A Dream   


DISC FOUR – WHITE HOT (1978)        

  1. Don’t Leave Me Lonely 
  2. Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore 
  3. Hold Me, Squeeze Me  
  4. Over And Over 
  5. Under Suspicion          
  6. Got Love If You Want It 
  7. Stick Like Glue 
  8. Flying With Broken Wings (Without You)
  9. You Could Lose Me      
  10. The Winter Song          


DISC FIVE – SINFUL (1979)     

  1. Don’t Take Your Love   
  2. L.A. Lady         
  3. Just Can’t Take It         
  4. You Can’t Buy Love      
  5. Bad Time         
  6. Waited A Long Time     
  7. I’ll Bring the Whole World to Your Door  
  8. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again       
  9. Wild And Hot    
  10. Lovers Live On 


DISC SIX – LIVE WITHOUT A NET (1980)        

  1. Tower  
  2. Can You Feel It
  3. Don’t Leave Me Lonely 
  4. Telephone Exchange    
  5. I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore           
  6. Over and Over 
  7. Anyway, You Want It    
  8. On the Rocks   
  9. Wild & Hot       
  10. All the Young Dudes     
  11. Rock & Rollers 
  12. White Lightning
  13. Hold Me, Squeeze Me  
  14. Got Love If You Want It 
  15. Feelin’ Right
  16. 20th Century Foxes                  



  1. Rock & Rollers – Mono Mix
  2. That Magic Touch – Mono Mix
  3. Winter Song – Mono Mix
  4. Flying With Broken Wings (Without You) – Mono Mix
  5. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Mono Mix
  6. Don’t Take Your Love – Mono Mix
  7. 20th Century Foxes – Mono Mix
  8. Rock & Rollers – Single Edit
  9. On & On – Single Edit
  10. Tower – Single Edit
  11. Don’t Leave Me Lonely – Single Edit
  12. 20th Century Foxes – Stereo Edit
  13. Better Days – Single B-Side
  14. Walk Away Renee – Anthology
  15. Virginia – Foxes Soundtrack
  16. 20th Century Foxes – Foxes Soundtrack
  17. The Christmas Song – Single Edit