The Angels come to the Alexandra Hills Hotel

ANGELS: The Angels visits the Alexandra Hills Hotel at 8pm on October 20 as part of its Face II Face tour.
ANGELS: The Angels visits the Alexandra Hills Hotel at 8pm on October 20 as part of its Face II Face tour.

The Angels visits the Alexandra Hills Hotel at 8pm on October 20 as part of its Face II Face tour.

The tour follows the success of its earlier Face to Face tour earlier this year.

As part of the tour, the band has re-recorded a 2018 version of the album, both studio and live, including an extended version of Take A Long Line. The album will be available only at the gigs as a limited edition double CD and is certain to become a collector’s item.

One of The Angels most loved songs and the band’s first hit single in 1978, Take A Long Line peaked in the national charts at #26, remaining there for 29 weeks, while the Face To Face album remained in the charts for a 18 months.

The Angels did not know it at the time, but had created the musical soundtrack of a generation.

Rick Brewster said the new version was special with an extended instrumental section in the middle and a repeat solo at the end.

“We will, of course, be playing it on the tour,” he said.

Brewster said tracks like Straightjacket, Outcast, Love Takes Care and Live It Up, that don’t often make it into the live set, would be a highpoint for the band and the audience.

He said this year, audiences had he chance to walk down memory lane and relive the original spirit that was behind the Face To Face album.

“The comment I keep hearing goes something like, ‘I could close my eyes and it was like being at home listening to my favourite album turned up to 11’.”

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. Now, 40 years later, The Angels continues to write the rock music history books as they take this pivotal record back out on the road, bringing the revered songs to a new generation.

Tickets are at alexandrahillshotel.com.au