Michael Angelo Michael Angelo on Limited Edition LP + Download
Newly Remastered from a Sealed Original Mint Copy with Michael’s Full Involvement!
The 1977 psychedelic rarity Michael Angelo (aka The Guinn Album), by Kansas City, MO based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Michael Angelo Nigro, is a staggering, hookfilled, hi-fi snapshot of one man’s inner space via dreamy folk-rock, Anglophile-pop and light psychedelia. Filled with poetic, contemplative, imaginative and arresting lyrical imagery and a Beatle-esque vocal presence that etches lovely figures, there’s little to ally the album to its time.
Michael Angelo taps into the forever, ruminating on timeless life concerns in an oblique and direct manner. Ethereal and mellifluous, the album isn't just a collection of songs, but a cohesive album-length statement with strummy, jangly folk-rock guitar, incendiary lead lines, big, resonant piano chords and plaintive tinkling, aided by keyboard coloring, and stands as a heavy-hitter in the pantheon of “out-of-time” treasures. Coming to form in local professional studios where he worked as a mid-to-late ‘70s session man, Michael plays all instruments on the album (spare drums, handled by Frank Gautieri).
Original copies of this obscurity have long traded for close to four figures. The more affordable versions previously available have been shoddy bootlegs with poor sound. While the original master tapes vanished decades ago, this edition has been treated to a new re-master from a sealed original mint copy - and with Michael’s full involvement and blessing - rendering it as near the sound of the original LP as possible. We can now all drift within a sea of dreams with Michael Angelo!
• Fully authorized reissue with artist's full involvement
• Originally released via Guinn Records in 1977 (500 copies)
• Meticulous restoration of original audio and artwork
• Housed in tip-on style jacket with updated liner notes written by Michael Angelo
Michael Angelo Michael Angelo Track Listing:
1. Flight of Pegasus
2. Oceans of Fantasy
3. The World to Be
4. Lost in the Pain
6. Bon Jour Mr. VIP
7. Journey (To Find Out Who We Are)
8. Inner Reflections
9. Field of Lonely Eyes