Large Assault’s Angel – The whole lot You Must Know About This Music!

First Launched On: twentieth April 1998

Period: 06:18


Blur Remix – A remix undertaken by Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon of Blur, which is much faraway from the common model, which has polarized many followers to its high quality (or lack of!). This was Damon Albarn’s first remix for an additional artist that was launched. He labored with remixing a few of Tough’s songs, two years earlier than, however the pair fell out with one another and the fabric was by no means launched. Included on all single releases.

Mad Professor Remix – The Mad Professor as soon as extra remixes a Large Assault single. Included solely on the promo 12″ vinyl launch, after which solely in a truncated type, till the arrival of the Singles 90/98 Field Set the place this remix was included on CD in its full type.

Radio Edit – A truncated model of the music for radio playback. Trims off a lot of the start and finish of the music. Included solely on promo releases and on the Singles 90/98 Field Set.


Written by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Andrew Vowles and Horace Hinds

Produced by Robert Del Naja, Grant Marshall, Andrew Vowles and Neil Davidge

For the Collected model of the music, extra credit are:

Remastered by Mike Marsh on the Alternate and Tim Younger at Metropolis Mastering.


Angel makes use of a pattern from the music “Final Bongo In Belgium” by The Unimaginable Bongo Band. It seems totally on their 1973 launch Bongo Rock. It isn’t credited formally by Large Assault.


Horace Andy


You’re my angel

Come from method above

To deliver me love

Her eyes

She’s on the darkish aspect


Each man in sight

To like you, love you, love you …

You’re my angel

To like you, love you, love you …

Historical past:

Initially, Angel was meant to be a really totally different sounding music, because it was to be a canopy of “Straight To Hell” by The Conflict that may have even have included a pattern from an outdated Intercourse Gang Kids file. For this cowl model, 3D had earmarked Horace Andy as being the best vocalist however by the point it got here to file his vocals in London’s Olympic Studios they hit a snag. Horace Andy, a spiritual man, was unwilling to sing the phrase “hell” in The Conflict music so on the final minute, unexpectedly Large Assault have been pressured to improvise a brand new music on the spot to accommodate Horace Andy’s refusal. Within the area of merely 4 hours, they stripped away a lot of the initially ready monitor, wrote a brand new melody round it, halved the tempo and eliminated the Intercourse Gang Kids pattern fully. Lastly to make use of as lyrics for this new untitled music, they took the lyrics nearly straight from Horace Andy’s personal music You Are My Angel.

Extra Information:

Angel was the third single launched from Mezzanine

Horace Andy is credited as Horace Hinds on Angel as that is has actual title with “Andy” being his stage title.

It’s fairly in all probability probably the most used Large Assault music in each TV and film soundtracks ever having appeared in numerous totally different filmed media. See the Videography part for a sampling of what Angel has been utilized in.

Reside Appearances:

Angel was first performed stay in it is completed state on the Olympia in Dublin, Eire on fifteenth April 1998. It has since turn into ome of the everlasting fixtures of Large Assault’s stay present, rarely leaving the setlist besides within the very uncommon occasions that Horace Andy was not out there to do stay vocals. On the 1998/1999 tour, Angel served because the opening music most often and duly had a protracted intro sequence of roughly two minutes earlier than the doorway of Horace Andy’s vocals, however in subsequent excursions this intro has been shortened right down to solely about half a minute. On the 2008 tour, Angel was moved until close to the tip of the stay present usually being the primary of the three/4 encore songs.


Mushroom on Angel – “I just like the simplicity of it. You see, I’ve all the time appreciated the sooner albums and the weather in that and Angel actually takes me again to issues on Safety and Blue Strains” [Mezzanine Interview Disc – March 1998]

3D on the that means behind Angel – “As with lots of the tracks [on Mezzanine], it offers with relationships: what you anticipate from a lady and what you really get again” [Vox Magazine – May 1998]

3D on the preliminary recording of Angel – “Within the area of 4 hours we stripped all of the music away, wrote a great deal of stuff round it, holding a few of the outdated melody, placing in Horaces’ new melodies, taking the Intercourse Gang pattern away, halving the tempo and including new phrases” [Q Magazine – January 1999]

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