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Arc Angel

a Studio release
by
Arc Angel Cannata

Release Year: 1983

Date Label Catalog # Comments
First release of Jeff-Arcangel-Cannata
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 12/2/2002 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 1/10/2016 1:50:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Stars
  2. Tragedy
  3. Wanted: Dead or Alive
  4. Used To Think I'd Never
  5. Rock Me Tonight
  6. Before The Storm
  7. Sidelines
  8. Confession
  9. Just Another Romance
  10. King of the Mountain

Jeff Cannata
Guitars, Vocals, Drums


Jeff Bova
Keys


Michael Soldan
Keys And Bvox


Chuck Burgi
Bass


Jimi Christian
Bvox


Doug Katsaros
Piano

Reviewed by Eric on 03 Dec 2002


Long revered by AOR fans as a classic of the early 1980’s scene, Arcangel’s only album appeared on Portrait/CBS Records in 1983. For those not familiar with early 80’s AOR, Portrait during this period released albums by Balance, Orphan, Aldo Nova and others that 20 years later are now considered "A" list works of the genre-including Arcangel.

Essentially the vehicle of former Jasper Wrath- Jeff Cannata, Arcangel is far away from his work from that Connecticut progressive band. This is a Pomp album with a bit more "Pop" than other classic bands of the genre such as Styx, Trillion, Bighorn, Russia or Aviary. There is some nice material here including the opening cut "Stars", the ballad "Used to think I’d never fall in love", and the only song not written by Cannata "Confessions", but overall this album never did that much for me and Cannata’s vocals seemed a bit weak to these ears. Cannata released a solo disc called "Images of Forever" a few years later which I preferred to Arcangel. He has since released a couple more solo albums which have their moments, but unfortunately nothing compares to his earlier work with Jasper Wrath.