The Angels’ album ‘Face To Face’ made an indelible imprint on music history when it was released in 1978, influencing many bands both here in Australia and worldwide. 40 years later, The Angels continue to bring the goods, and this year, they’re taking that pivotal record back out on the road, delivering their revered songs to a new generation.
They’ve already kicked off 2018 with a series of sell-out shows as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour and at the same time they announced a national tour – which will see the band coming to the Gold Coast to play ‘Face to Face’ in its entirety as they celebrate the 40th anniversary of the seminal release.
To mark the tour, they also headed into the studio to record a 2018 version of ‘Take A Long Line’. The track will be available at the gigs, and no doubt will become a collectors’ item – the track is one of The Angels’ most loved songs and was their first hit single in 1978, peaking in the national charts at #26 and remaining there for a whopping 29 weeks. The album ‘Face to Face’ remained in the charts for a year and a half. They didn’t know it at the time, but The Angels had created the musical soundtrack of a generation.
“This new version of ‘Take A Long Line’ is special,” says Rick Brewster, “with an extended instrumental section in the middle and a repeat solo at the end.”
And they will, of course, be playing it on the tour, alongside other classic Angels hits, many that often don’t make it into live sets. Rick says tracks like ‘Straightjacket’, ‘Outcast’, ‘Love Takes Care’ and ‘Live It Up’ will be highpoints for the band and the audience.
The Angels hit Southport RSL on Friday 2 November. Tickets $40. More at theangels.com.au.