The Angels

Mon
13
Oct

TOTO, JUDAS PRIEST & MOTLEY CRUE For Sweden Rock Fest 2015

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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Late Saturday night, in front of a live audience of 2000 Rockbåten rock cruise passengers, the first acts confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival were announced. 19 out of a total of around 90 acts were presented in a nine minute video trailer which can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNLaUBVKW2A

Mötley Crüe have announced their retirement after December 31st 2015. This summer, their show at Sweden Rock Festival will be their only in Scandinavia.  

Judas Priest have always received a royal welcome by the Sweden Rock audience, so it is no wonder that their only show in Sweden next summer will be played in Sölvesborg. 

Toto have been around for 35 years, but have never played the Sweden Rock Festival. Next summer, the wait is over!

Backyard Babies put their career on ice indefinitely in the spring of 2010. Soon, they will be back with a new album and their return to the stages will begin at Sweden Rock, where the band has never set foot before. "We are absolutely psyched!" comments front man Nicke Borg and guitarist Dregen. 

HammerFallD-A-D and Dark Tranquillity are Sweden Rock audience favourites and we are happy to have them back.  Thrash metal legends Nuclear Assault have not played in Sweden in more than 20 years but are now making their only Scandinavian appearance next year at Sweden Rock. Nearly 40 years have passed since the original line-up of Lucifer's Friend played together. The group were pioneers of heavy 70´s hard rock - now they are reunited. With John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) on vocals, of course.

Also announced are The AngelsExciterRock GoddessH.E.A.TWolfThe QuireboysDelainTorsson and Steve n' Seagulls.

The remaining 70 artists will be announced as they get confirmed throughout the autumn and winter. Tickets and more info can be found at www.swedenrock.com
 
Thu
24
Jul

'Good Times', Box Set Celebrating the Artists of ALBERT PRODUCTIONS

Friday, August 15, 2014
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After half a century in the business, it’s little surprise that renowned Australian record label Albert Productions knows how to appropriately celebrate a milestone, with the company announcing in association with Sony Music Australia today the August release of a 102-track compilation/retrospective, Good Times: Celebrating 50 Years Of Albert Productions.
 
Set to hit stores on Friday, August 15, Good Times will feature two unreleased tracks – one each from Rose Tattoo and The Easybeats – and canvasses the preceding five decades that led Alberts to its current position as one of the country’s most recognisable and respected labels.
 
The Easybeats’ contribution is especially enticing, featuring a particularly youthful Stevie Wright’s vocal confirmation of it being only the second time they’d attempted to lay it down, and serves as an icing-like complement to the release’s base cake of hand-picked studio and live recordings.
 
Naturally, the Good Times journey starts at the beginning of the Albert journey, with Billy Thorpe And The Aztecs’ 1964 release Mashed Potato, and ends with the label’s poignant most recent release Walking In The Rain, a Flash And The Pan cover courtesy of the late Doc Neeson of The Angels.
 
In-between, you’ll find cuts from a slew of acclaimed Australian acts, including the iconic AC/DC as well as The Angels, Alex Hood, The Imagination, Dallas Crane, Knievel, Seabellies, Flash And The Pan, The Missing Links, Ted Mulry, Bobby & Laurie, Choirboys and John Paul Young, who comes to the table with the instantly recognisable Love Is In The Air.
 
Complementing the deluxe set’s physical release will be a 48-page booklet stuffed with rare pics and a historical retrospective of the label and its catalogue that gives a comprehensive insight into the legendary label’s rise to power from its humble family origins in 1964 under the guidance of Ted Albert, then-MD of parent company J. Albert & Son.
 
The ensuing 50 years have seen Albert Productions become an indelible part of the national music scene, with its artists having ascended to the heights of ARIA Award victories, ARIA Hall Of Fame recognition and beyond.
Good Times: Celebrating 50 Years Of Albert Productions will be available for pre-orders from July 25.
 
 
Full track list:
 
First time released digitally *
First time released CD #
Never been released ^
 
DISC 1 – Shakin’ All Over
  1. Mashed Potato (single version) - Billy Thorpe and The Aztecs
  2. Sick & Tired - Billy Thorpe and The Azetcs
  3. She's So Fine - The Easybeats 
  4. We 2 Should Live - The Missing Links *
  5. Shakin' All Over - The Missing Links
  6. Women (Make You Feel Alright) - The Easybeats
  7. Black - The Throb
  8. Over The Rainbow (single version) - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs *#
  9. I Told The Brook (single version) - Billy Thorpe & The Aztecs *
  10. Sweet And Tender Romance - Bobby & Laurie
  11. The Fortune Teller - The Throb
  12. Kansas City - The Missing Links
  13. Sorry - The Easybeats
  14. Hitch Hiker - Bobby & Laurie
  15. Try To Remember - New World *
  16. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You - The Imagination *#
  17. Julia - Ted Mulry
  18. Love Is a Beautiful Song - Dave Mills
  19. Working My Way Back To You - Bobbi Marchini
  20. Falling In Love Again - Ted Mulry
  21. Pasadena - John Paul Young
  22. You're All Woman - Ted Mulry
  23. St Louis - The Easybeats
  24. Friday On My Mind - The Easybeats
  25. Good Times - The Easybeats
DISC 2  - (Let There Be Rock)
  1. Evie (Let Your Hair Hang Down) - Stevie Wright
  2. Evie (Evie) - Stevie Wright
  3. Evie (I'm Losing You) - Stevie Wright
  4. It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll) - AC/DC
  5. Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again - The Angels
  6. Bad Boy For Love - Rose Tattoo
  7. Never Gonna Die – Choirboys
  8. We Are The Kids – Dallimore *#
  9. Need Your Love (radio edit) - Ray Arnott *#
  10. Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
  11. Comin' Down - The Angels
  12. Shadow Boxer - The Angels
  13. Who Made Who - AC/DC
  14. Dirty Hearts - Dallas Crane
  15. It Goes Off – Skybombers
  16. The Time I Found My Feet – Knievel
  17. Trans Ending – Seabellies
  18. Curiosity - Dallas Crane
  19. We Can't Be Beaten - Rose Tattoo
  20. You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
DISC 3 – Ain’t it Nice
  1. Can't Stop Myself From Loving You  - William Shakespeare
  2. Jump In My Car - Ted Mulry Gang
  3. Down Among The Dead Men - Flash and The Pan
  4. Excuse Me - Alison MacCallum
  5. Yesterday's Hero - John Paul Young
  6. My Little Angel - William Shakespeare
  7. Darktown Strutters Ball - Ted Mulry Gang
  8. Hey St Peter - Flash and The Pan
  9. Standing In The Rain - John Paul Young
  10. Jamaica Rum - Ted Mulry Gang
  11. Walking In The Rain - Doc Neeson #
  12. Spend The Night – Cheetah
  13. Time After Time - Mark Williams & Tara Morice
  14. In The Dark - Shelley Harland
  15. Ain't It Nice - Ted Mulry
  16. Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
  17. Honey Dip (radio version) - Daniel Amalm
  18. Search My Heaven - Aleesha Rome
  19. Show No Mercy - Mark Williams
DISC 4 - Open That Door
  1. Lazy River – Harry Vanda and George Young *
  2. Been And Gone - Cool Bananas *
  3. Survival's A Song (Lazybones) - Graham Lowndes *#
  4. Blue Sunny Sky Day - Wendy Grose *#
  5. The Girl On The Five Dollar Note - The Prodigal Sons *#
  6. Brumby Jack - Alex Hood *
  7. How About A Beer For The Horse - Sandshoe Willie & The Worn Out Soul Band *#
  8. Love Don't Make A Fool Out Of Me - Unit 4 + 2 *
  9. Care For Kids - The Kids *#
  10. You Drive Me Crazy - John Paul Young *
  11. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White - The Magnetics *#
  12. Flaming Heart (radio edit) - Ray Arnott *
  13. Working For The Man – BAD *
  14. Picture Show Man – John Meillon and John Ewart *#
  15. The Warrior - Johnny Dick *#
  16. Day Is Done - Wayne Jury
  17. Mundane – Valve
  18. Snow Queen - Rose Tattoo
  19. Planned Obsolescence - The Angels *#
  20. Open That Door - The Angels
  21. Street Fighting Man - Rose Tattoo *#^
 
DISC 5 - BONUS DISC: My Kind of Music
  1. She's So Fine (live) – Melbourne Awards Show - The Easybeats *
  2. My Kind Of Music (live) - Stevie Wright *
  3. Crazy  (live) – Ted Mulry Gang *#
  4. Darktown Strutters Ball (live) – Festival Hall Melbourne - Ted Mulry Gang *#
  5. She's Got Balls (live) – Bondi Lifesavers - AC/DC
  6. Who Rings The Bell (live) – The Elizabethan Theatre, Sydney - The Angels
  7. Going Home (live) - The Angels
  8. Bad Boy For Love – (Live 1979) - Rose Tattoo *#
  9. Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw – (Live 1979) - Rose Tattoo *#
  10. Dirty Hearts (live) - Hordern Pavillion 2004 - Dallas Crane
  11. Tonight! (There's a Party Going Down) (live) – Annandale - Dallas Crane
  12. Comin' Down (live) - The Angels
  13. Shoot To Thrill (Live at River Plate ) - AC/DC
  14. Evie (Let Your Hair Hang Down) (live) - Sydney Opera House Forecourt - Stevie Wright *#
  15. Evie (Evie) (live) - Sydney Opera House Forecourt - Stevie Wright *#
  16. Evie (I'm Losing You) (live) - Sydney Opera House Forefront  - Stevie Wright *#
  17. She's So Fine (Take 2) - The Easybeats *#^
 
Wed
04
Jun

THE ANGELS' DOC NEESON LOSES BATTLE WITH CANCER

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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It is with deep sadness and regret that the family of Angels singer/songwriter Bernard 'Doc' Neeson - loving father, family member and friend to so many - announce he has passed away in his sleep at 7.15am, today, 4th June 2014.
He has battled with a brain tumour for the last 17 months and sadly lost his fight this morning. He will be deeply missed by his family and partner Annie Souter who would all like to thank everyone for their support through this dark time.
"We love you Dad. You couldn't have made any of your sons more proud of you if you tried. May your beautiful soul rest in peace sweet angel, fly high." Dzintra, Daniel, Aidan and Kieran.
"Good Night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." With love forever, Annie - borrowed from William Shakespeare - Hamlet

 

From: News.com.au

DOC Neeson, the lead singer of Australian rockers The Angels, has died of brain cancer.

He was 67.

The singer behind hits such as Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again? was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January 2013.

Neeson underwent surgery to remove the tumour but he confirmed it had returned in April this year, confirming it might be “life threatening”.

“The news is grim, but some people can get through this, and that’s the way I try to think about things,” he told the ABC’s Australian Story.

“So I’m looking forward optimistically to the future.”

Neeson said his initial reaction to the tumour had been: “shock of course”. “When somebody puts a use by date on me, but I still hung on to a shred of hope that I’d get back on the stage at some point.”

 

Australian musician Doc Neeson (of The Angels), who will be performing in the upcoming Co

Powerhouse stage presence ... Doc Neeson of The Angels on tour. Source: News Limited

 

In March this year he released his first single in seven years, Walking in the Rain, after perfomring the song to critical acclaim on the SBS TV show Rockwiz.

Neeson was born in Belfast and moved with his family to Adelaide when he was 13.

The Angels started life in Adelaide as The Moonshine Jug and String Band in the early 1970s.

They went on to become the Keystone Angels.

In 1975, they became simply The Angels and a year later they released their breakthrough single Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again.

Their other hits included Take a Long Line, Marseilles, Shadow Boxer, No Secrets, and a cover version of the Eric Burdon hit We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

Neeson’s final gig with the bad was in New Year’s Eve in 1999.

 
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