Jimmy Webb Angel Heart (35th Anniversary Expanded Edition) CD
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Jimmy Webb; Angel Heart (35th Anniversary Expanded Edition). CD

Composer of evergreen hits including as “Galveston,” “Wichita Lineman,” MacArthur Park", and “Up, Up and Away,” Jimmy Webb is  one of the greatest songwriters of his generation

Angel Heart, a Webb solo recording-- 35 years later-- finally receives the attention it deserves

Along with Webb, co-producers Matt McCauley and Fred Mollin produced Angel Heart for the 20th Century Fox Label in 1978.  They assembled an unbelievable cast of session musicians including David Foster, Lee Sklar, Dean Parks, Bob Glaub, and Jeff Porcaro, David Paich, and Steve Lukather of Toto.Angel Heart was recorded at Sunset Sound with a young Mark Linett (soon to become the Beach Boys’ preferred engineer) at the controls.

But label issues forced Webb to foot the bill for the recording himself - he believed in the project that much. Everybody from Michael McDonald to Graham Nash to Daryl Hall to Kenny Loggins volunteered to sing on Angel Heart. 

Angel Heart was released in 1982 by Lorimar Records, with no marketing and distribution. Now, 35 years later, Real Gone Music presents this long-lost Webb classic the way it should have been.

Remastered by Mark Linett from the original tapes

Includes six unreleased bonus tracks featuring three songs from the original album sessions and three demos including "Adios" which would become an indelible part of American music as sung by Linda Ronstadt and Glen Campbell. 

Liner notes by original co-producer Fred Mollin

Scores of previously unseen photos from the recording sessions

Angel Heart is a  major find and an essential, overlooked part of the Jimmy Webb catalog

"Listening to this album 35 years later, I am more proud than ever of the results," says Webb.  "Besides the collection of songs, the musicians and singers that took part in the creation of Angel Heart continue to be revered as some of the best in the business.  Angel Heart is a snapshot of Los Angeles studio album production at its ultimate moment."

  1. Angel Heart
  2. God's Gift
  3. One of the Few
  4. Scissors Cut
  5. Work for a Dollar
  6. His World
  7. Our Movie
  8. Nasty Love
  9. In Cars
  10. Old Wing Mouth
  11. Driftwood
  12. High Rent Ghetto
  13. Adios
  14. One of the Few (Demo Version)
  15. In Cars (Demo Version)
  16. Early Morning Song (Demo Version)
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