“On Earth as It Is in Heaven” was originally released back in 1977, it was the Washington quintet’s third album, which when thinking of it is quite remarkable, considering they were formed only two years earlier! The ten track album has been remastered and comes with a sixteen page booklet with new liner notes written by former Kerrang journalist Dave Reynolds. And if that wasn’t enough we also get a very interesting track-by-track run down by singer Frank DiMino, plus some previously unreleased photos!
This was the first (and only) Angel album to be produced by well-known producer Eddie Kramer, famous for his work with Kiss, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. For all the melodic rockers out there he might be more known for his work with bands like Icon, Air Raid, Fotomaker and many more. The album itself is of-course a real gem and an absolute landmark when it comes to pompous melodic rock and it bares all the ingredients that made Angel so unique and extraordinary. Amazing and strong vocals by Frank DiMino, absolute keyboard domination from Greg Giuffria, blistering and tasteful guitars from Punky Meadows and a steady and vibrant rhythm section in bass player Mickie Jones and drummer Barry Brandt.
If you call yourself a fan of AOR or are having any kind of interest in the melodic rock genre, then you can’t call your record collection a collection unless you have this title in it. If you already have it, well then you just have to make an update to this fine edition from Lovember Records.