Album Remarks & Appraisals:
Available in the US for the first time, Dala's 2005 release ANGELS AND THIEVES again showcases the Canadian folk-pop duo's signature harmonies on a collection of classic covers and Dala's originals - the songs of Neil Young, The Cure and Blur are seamlessly paired with Dala's own heartfelt, coming-of-age songwriting. Tracks like the title track and "Twenty Something," which was featured on Canada's national CBC radio and Toronto television, highlight the joys and pains of youth while the numerous covers take on new life as anthems of the duo's lush sound, particularly on their version of The Cure's "Love Song" and Neil Young's "A Man Needs a Maid."
Personnel: Amanda Walther (vocals, guitar, ukulele, harmonica, piano, keyboards, strumstick, background vocals); Sheila Carabine (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Tawgs Salter (guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion); Mike Roth (guitar, keyboards, percussion); Dan Roth, Michael Carabine (guitar); Adrian Vanelli (drums, percussion); Tim Walther (tambourine).
Audio Mixer: Tawgs Salter.
Recording information: Big Bold Sun Studio.
Photographer: Dominic Jalsevac.