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Angels Or Kings are living, breathing proof that you should never give up on your dreams.

Angels Or Kings are living, breathing proof that you should never give up on your dreams. First appearing in the late eighties when they were simply known as A.O.K.; despite gigs with the likes of Dare and Danger Danger, the coveted record contract was unforthcoming and the Manchester-based outfit inevitably drifted apart. But years later, a chance meeting at a Firefest show sowed the seeds for a reunion, though it would be three years before the stunning 'Kings Of Nowhere' finally gave AOK their debut album some twenty-five years down the line. Their fan-voted appearance at Firefest's "Final Fling" in 2014 verified how highly regarded the band remained.

If the warmly-received '...Nowhere' was the band tentatively dipping their toes back into the waters of Melodic Rock, then 'Go Ask The Moon' is AOK diving straight in and immersing themselves fully. Though it was very difficult to find fault with '...Nowhere', '...Moon' demonstrates a profoundly confident leap forward in terms of the song-writing, arrangements and performances, almost as if the success of the debut confirmed the band's own belief in their endeavours.

Though still abundant with classy melodies and awash with sweeping keyboard textures, a noticeably tougher sound permeates throughout the album's punchier cuts. The stylish guitar work of Steve Kenny is more prevalent on opener 'No More Faith To Lose', 'Ancient Fires', 'No Alibi', 'You Better Pray' and the fantastic title-track, while 'The Nights Don't Count', 'When The Heart Is Wrong' and the Journey-ish 'On The Corner Of Love And Lost' purvey slick, sophisticated AOR the likes of which aren't so easy to come by.

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Yet principal song-writer Tony Bell has surpassed himself with the beautifully arranged and quite stunning ballad 'Heartbreak Railroad Company', a completely orchestral track reminiscent of prime E.L.O., the mesmerizing vocal performance of Barrie Jackson sending a tingle down the spine. Though not one of the original AOK members, Jackson's soulful delivery provides a certain extra gravitas that justifies his addition.

It's a travesty that it never happened for Angels Or Kings back in their infancy. Had they gained the record contract they desired all those years ago and continued to produce music of this standard, they would be spoken about in the same revered tones normally reserved for the likes of FM, Dare and Magnum – of that I have no doubt.

Ant Heeks

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