ANGELICA – Rock, Stock & Barrel [Digitally Remastered 2019] *EXCLUSIVE*
We just presented here ANGELICA‘s first two albums in remastered form, now it’s time for the band’s third effort, 1991’s “Rock, Stock & Barrel”, boasting a vibrant sound and a refreshed artwork.
This, the band’s third album, following the 1989 self-titled release and 1990’s ‘Walkin’ In Faith’, is perhaps the most AOR / Melodic Hard Rock oriented.
At the time of the album’s original release, I saw the video for the single “Cover Me” before I heard the whole disc… it was quite different sounding from the prior two, much more melodious and AORish, and is still a highlight track for me to this day.
Each of the first three Angelica releases had a different vocalist, and this time around, we find Drew Baca stepping up to the mic. Drew had previously worked with the band Roxway. His pipes are very clean.
Dennis Cameron always provides amazing fret-work, but what really stands out on this release for me, is the well produced and pumping bass guitar tracks throughout.
Robert Pallen’s bass guitar lines have stood out quite well on previous recordings, but this time around they just seem even more highlighted than before, played & recorded in the Billy Sheehan mode.
All three of these Angelica early releases are really good late 80s US Melodic Hard Rock for different reasons and different strengths, each with their own slightly different style and flair and personality, but for me, “Rock, Stock & Barrel” is just the pinnacle of the strong trilogy.
The reason? Simple; the AOR factor is more present than before.
This line-up brought the goods in every way.
Kudos to Girder Music for the remastering of Angelica’s albums, for a new generation to enjoy as much as those of us do who were around the initial times these were released.
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01 – The Fire Inside
02 – Someone To Believe In Me
03 – Cover Me
04 – Home Sweet Heaven
05 – A Little Love
06 – Sail Away
07 – Keep Pushin’ On
08 – Bumble Boob Groove
09 – Rhyme & Reason
10 – Without Words
11 – Oh Canada
Lead Vocals – Drew Baca
Guitar, Backing Vocals – Dennis Cameron
Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals – Robert Pallen
Drums – Bobby Lawrence