Angel

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Angel

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Andy Allo Facebook profile image (no offical artwork)
Song details
Performer: New Power Generation (no official credit)
First Released: 27 November 2011 - Andy Allo Facebook page video stream (clip only)

28 November 2011 - Andy Allo Facebook page video stream (full version)

Album(s): None
Writer(s): Sarah McLachlan
Producer(s): Prince (assumed, no official credits given)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Angel is a song written and originally performed by Sarah McLachlan, which first appeared on her 1997 album Surfacing.

The song has been performed often in Prince's live shows from 2008-2011, with lead vocals by Shelby J. (usually shared with Elisa Dease and Liv Warfield to a lesser degree).

A live video version of the song, recorded on the second date of the Welcome 2 Canada Tour, on 26 November 2011, on bandmember Andy Allo's Facebook page within hours of its performance (Allo, however, does not appear musically on the video, only appearing to fan cool air onto Liv Warfield's face at the end of the song). No studio version by Prince is believed to exist.

The video was initially available as a clip only, before a full version replaced it the following day.

Sarah McLachlan has stated that the song was written about the death of Jonathan Melvoin by heroin overdose; Jonathan Melvoin was Wendy Melvoin's brother, and appeared on Around The World In A Day, Pop Life, Do U Lie? and possibly also on America; Prince wrote The Love We Make about his death also.


Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Recording Personnel

N.B. - recording personnel below refer to streamed versions; this track is not known to have been recorded in the studio by Prince


Versions
Released Versions
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Angel n/a n/a n/a No 'hard format' release of this song has been made available.
Broadcasts/streaming
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Angel 2:25 Streaming video on Andy Allo's Facebook page Live 26 November 2011, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; clip version
Angel 6:59 Streaming video on Andy Allo's Facebook page Live 26 November 2011, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, ON, Canada; full version


 
Additional Information

See also Trivia


References
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