Who Sang Angel? The Gil Evans Orchestra

The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974
Genre: Jazz Rock Funk / Soul
Style: Big Band/Contemporary Jazz/Jazz-Rock
length: 4:12
remixer: Tony May
producer: Gil Evans and Mike Lipskin
membranophone: Bruce Ditmas
engineer: Gus Mossler and Bob Simpson
arranger: Gil Evans
guitar: John Abercrombie, Ryo Kawasaki and Keith Loving
clarinet: Howard Johnson
saxophone: Trevor Koehler and David Sanborn
synthesizer: Pete Levin
saxophone & flute: Tom “Bones” Malone
flute & tenor saxophone: Billy Harper
electric piano & synthesizer: David Horowitz
membranophone & congas: Sue Evans
soprano saxophone & alto flute: David Sanborn
orchestra: The Gil Evans Orchestra
mixer: Dick Baxter and Bob Simpson
bass: Michael Moore and Don Pate
drums (drum set): Bruce Ditmas
electric guitar: John Abercrombie and Ryo Kawasaki
French horn: Peter Gordon
keyboard: David Horowitz and Gil Evans
percussion: Warren Smith and Sue Evans
piano: Gil Evans
trumpet: Hannibal Marvin Peterson and Lew Soloff
woodwind: Trevor Koehler, David Sanborn and Billy Harper
conductor: Gil Evans
wind instruments: Tom “Bones” Malone
Some other versions of "Angel"

Lyrics
(Sarah McLachlan)
(Track 3 - Time 4:22)

You spend all your time waiting for that second chance
For the break that will make it ok
There's always some reason
To feel not good enough
And it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
Oh, beautiful release
Memories seep from my veins
Let me be empty, oh and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

In the arms of the angel
Far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

So tired of the street life
And everywhere you turn
There's vulture and thieves at your back
The storm keeps on twisting
Keep on building the lies
That you make up for all that you lack
It don't make no difference
Escape one last time
So much easier to believe
In this sweet madness
All the glorious sadness
Brings me to my knees

In the arms of the angel
Far away from here
From this dark, cold hotel room
And the endlessness that you fear
You are pulled from the wreckage
Of your silent reverie
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here
You're in the arms of the angel
May you find some comfort here

In the arms of the angel

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Angel
  • 2 Crosstown Traffic / Little Miss Lover
  • 3 Castles Made of Sand / Foxy Lady
  • 4 Up From the Skies
  • 5 1983 - A Merman I Should Turn to Be
  • 6 Voodoo Chile
  • 7 Gypsy Eyes

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin