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Arc Angel

by Cannata

Classic Melodic Hard Rock Re-Issue of this 80's Hit ! .......with Prog Bonus Track, Court of The Crimson King !
Genre: Rock: 80's Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stars
5:00 $0.99
2. Tragedy
3:33 $0.99
3. Wanted : Dead Or Alive
3:28 $0.99
4. Used to Think I'd Never Fall in Love
3:51 $0.99
5. Rock Me Tonight
3:31 $0.99
6. Before the Storm
1:40 $0.99
7. Sidelines
3:46 $0.99
8. Confession
3:12 $0.99
9. Just Another Romance
4:13 $0.99
10. King of the Mountain
4:44 $0.99
11. Court of the Crimson King
9:33 $0.99
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Album Notes
Jeff Cannata and Michael Soldan had previously been in the popular Connecticut-based Prog band Jasper Wrath. Cannata played drums and Soldan played keyboards; both composed most of the group's songs. After Jasper Wrath's demise in 1976, Cannata and Soldan continued writing songs together. Cannata started working with guitar and keyboards more in order to develop his songwriting abilities. Cannata's manager David Wolff of Cindi Lauper fame presented some of the new compositions to the staff at CBS Records. CBS really liked what the duo were doing and Arc Angel was born. The only problem was that there was no live band to perform the songs. Cannata and Soldan got the idea to record the album with a large group of session musicians, similar to The Alan Parsons Project.
The self-titled debut was released in 1983. Jeff Cannata sang lead vocals and played guitar, bass, and drums, while Michael Soldan played keyboards and sang backing vocals. Included on the roster of session musicians were former Jasper Wrath bandmates James Christian and Jeff Batter, as well as keyboardist Jeff Bova and bassist Hugh McDonald. The album became a huge hit in Europe. A music video for the song "Tragedy" was also filmed and showcased on MTV. The video featured Cannata on lead vocals and guitar, Michael Soldan on keyboards, and local Connecticut band Cryer as the backup band. Cryer consisted of Jay Jesse Johnson on guitar, Steve Shore on bass, and Jeff Zajac on drums. Arc Angel was dismissed by U.S. critics as a Boston/Kansas clone. Jeff Cannata abandoned releasing albums under the Arc Angel name and began recording solo albums under the name Cannata for a while, starting with 1988's Images Of Forever ( Carrere / CBS ) Cannata released the album Watching The World in 1993 on UK Label Now and Then, Tamorok in 2003, which was credited as a joint effort between Arc Angel and Cannata and also featured Michael Soldan on keyboards. Cannata released 3 additional CDs following Tamorok , Mysterum Magnum 2006, Zoldar and Clark 2008 and My Back Pages 2009. In 2012 a re-issue of the 1983 CBS Release Arc Angel ............ a New CD in the works.



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