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Saved! Vol. 6 – The Angels edition

Angels cover

Recently I stumbled on this mix from 2015, ad found I enjoyed it very much. And with Easter approaching, the subject matter of angels seems to fit. Originally this mix was part of ther SAVED! series, even though this lot of songs is not particularly riffing on religious themes, even though angels are very much part of religious (and pagan) dogma.

So this mix of songs addresses the subject of angels from different perspectives: as those ethereal beings with wings, of course, but also as goodhearted people, love interests and metaphors. Unlike the angels in heavy metal, who must either bleed or fall or are evil, those represented here mostly are doing saving through acts of love — and that also suits the theme of Easter.

And I managed to cobble together this mix without resort to Robbie Williams, U2, The Eurythmics or Sarah MacLachlan, nor songs about one-night stands. I even had to leave some good songs out. What is remarkable, though, is that three songs about angels here were released posthumously: those by Jimi Hendrix, Gram Parsons and Hank Williams.

As always, the mix is timed to fit on a standard CD-R and includes home-winged covers. PW in comments.

1. Jimi Hendrix – Angel (1970)
2. The Black Crowes – She Talks To Angels (1990)
3. Delbert McClinton – Sending Me Angels (1997)
4. Aretha Franklin – Angel (1973)
5. Abba – Like An Angel Passing Through My Room (1981)
6. Martina McBride – Wild Angels (1995)
7. Glen Campbell – Angel Dream (2008)
8. Rilo Kiley – The Angels Hung Around (2007)
9. Jordan Trotter – Angels By My Side (2008)
10. Mindy Smith – Angel Doves (2004)
11. Cry Cry Cry – Speaking With The Angel (1998)
12. Jack Johnson – Angel (2008)
13. Chris Rea – God Gave Me An Angel (2000)
14. David Sylvian – When Poets Dreamed Of Angels (1987)
15. Emmylou Harris – Angel Band (1987)
16. Bob Dylan – Three Angels (1970)
17. Kris Kristofferson – Hall Of Angels (2009)
18. The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys – Angel Band (1955)
19. Hank Williams – Angel Of Death (rel. 1954)
20. Edna Gallmon Cooke – Angels, Angels, Angels (c. 1950)
21. The Crew-Cuts – Angels In The Sky (1955)
22. Bobby Helms – You Are My Special Angel (1958)
23. The Louvin Brothers – The Angels Rejoiced Last Night (1959)


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  1. halfhearteddude
    March 30th, 2015 at 07:08 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Snowy
    March 31st, 2015 at 00:49 | #2

    Great site…..nice mix of fantastic music.

    I have been looking through your older posts and a lot are no longer available to download.
    Any thoughts on re-posts?
    Its a shame not to be able to pick a lot of these up.

  3. Jaycee J.
    March 31st, 2015 at 00:52 | #3

    Hey halfhearteddude, Been a follower for many years and want to thank you for all the good music and compilations you’ve provided and enlightened us with. So here’s a tip of the hat to you for great music and my 2 cents worth, which I added as a bonus track on my album. J.J. Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Angels At My Gate….https://youtu.be/MoTJ5LnO0jA

  4. Wolf
    March 31st, 2015 at 07:15 | #4

    A sampler with great serious moving songs (and not the sentimental stuff that you sometimes hear) Very well put together. You know so many great songs from different times and styles.
    I thought an idea for a future msampler might be songs about living in a big city. (Maybe the romantic side of it) There are already good samplers about London and New York but I mean generally, Names that come to mind are Dion, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, The Drifters, Mink de Ville, Simon and Garfunkel……)

    Thanks for all your work


  5. halfhearteddude
    March 31st, 2015 at 07:39 | #5

    Snowy, if there’s a mix or three you really want, and I still have it (some got lost over time), I can re-up them when I have some time. Let mne know whbich ones you particularly want.

    And thanks fort the nice words, also to Jaycee J. and Wolf.

  6. dogbreath
    March 31st, 2015 at 10:22 | #6

    Heavenly stuff (apologies!). Many thanks from a tongue-tied & twisted, earthbound misfit. Cheers!

  7. Marc Krizack
    April 17th, 2015 at 02:48 | #7

    You need Angel from Montgomery – John Prine and Bonnie Raitt live

  8. RexxxBlack
    May 11th, 2015 at 21:42 | #8

    HI, I love your mixes. I was surprised that The Eurythmics There Must Be An Angel wasn’t included?
    I am sure the list goes on and on…

  9. Karsten
    April 11th, 2022 at 18:53 | #9

    Hi Dude,
    two issues: the first download link does not work with my browser/in my country (“forbidden”), the second one just refreshes the thread’s page…

    Furthermore, can I somehow get the Bruce Springsteen songbook? It is an older entry I’d be really interested in!!

    Greetings from Germany,

  10. Dollar Park
    April 11th, 2022 at 19:10 | #10


    Problem with the Angels access – ‘Get It’ has always been ‘Forbidden’ to me but ‘Here’ has always worked – till now: the link just returns me back to the listing page. Some interesting ones that I don’t know in there and now they just hover there and tempt me – devilish rather than angelic, don’t you think?
    Thanks for all the inspiration over the years!

  11. amdwhah
    April 11th, 2022 at 22:36 | #11

    The first link is Zippyshare, which is blocked in some countries. I’ve fixed the other link:

  12. amdwhah
    April 11th, 2022 at 22:45 | #12

    The first link is Zippyshare, which is blocked in some countries (if you have VPN, you can set it to a US IP address). I’ve fixed the other link:

    The Springsteen link:

    Viel Spass!

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