Winter winds on heaven and earth.

The Winter Song – Angel (1978) Japan FLAC Audio 1080p Video ~MetalGuruMessiah~

“The Winter Song” was released in 1978 on Angel’s White Hot album. Wanted to get something up for Christmas and thought it was about time to upgrade my original video for this great song. As far a many of the oldest vids go, this one wasn’t really too bad (it was dark and low-res but there are some things in it that I still like, if interested in comparison here it is: )….but I think the flac audio from the Japan CD release sounds fantastic and it was fun playing with some new effects for the vid. I just touched the equalizer on the track, to bring a bit more of the bottom….i hope you enjoy the song and my visualization. Thanks for being around and Merry Christmas! 😉

From the video description of the 2011 vid:
I always thought this was just an incredibly beautiful song and it’s always been special to me… of those songs that you grew up with that is special because it’s so personal and obscure. It wasn’t playing on the radio and it seemed that no one but yourself was listening to it….at least I used to have many songs like that….maybe growing up in a small town meant there was just less a chance to be around other fans of the deep album tracks from lesser bands? This song will forever remind me of my then new 1979 Powder Blue Cutlass Supreme 2-door white top…..White Hot was one of the first cassettes I used to play in it as I cruised up and down Mainstreet! Good times!

Anyway…..White Hot is the fourth album by the rock band Angel. After the release of On Earth As It Is In Heaven, bass player Mickie Jones left and was replaced by Felix Robinson who would be the bass player until Angel’s breakup in 1981. This album contains Angel’s biggest and only Top 50 hit Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore, which went to #44 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978. The single would spend 8 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100.

I had begun listening to Angel in 1975 when they released their debut, self-titled album. I purchased all five of their first 5 albums on vinyl and had several on 8-track and cassette as well. They were hugely advertised in Circus and Creem magazines, and many compared them to Kiss…..some unkindly as a kinda of bubblegum Kiss. For awhile it seemed that they would break out and be huge, especially around the time of their second album (Helluva Band) and third album (On Earth As It Is In Heaven)….but then the tide seemed to turn and they seemed to not be taken very seriously..

They did do some really cool stuff though that I still enjoy after all these years……and this song will always be special, to me at least.

Hope you enjoy it!

Winter is here, and it’s cold this time of year.
There’s snow everywhere in sight,
falling on this winter night.
By candle light, we share this chilly night.
There’s frost on the window pane,
winter nights are here again.

There’s a feeling in the air,
Feel the spirit everywhere.
Winter winds on heaven and earth.

By the fireplace, there’s a smile on every face.
The ice begins to cling, listen to the children sing.
Looking outside, the city lights all come alive.
People running all around, they fill the
streets with a happy sound.

There’s a feeling in the air,
Feel the spirit everywhere.
Winter winds on heaven and earth.
Hear the Angels join the choir,
Let them take the music higher.
Through winter days on heaven and earth.
(repeat Chorus and fade)