Rick Whittell / Songs / Angeline

Outstanding song and exceptional composition

The song has impressed me deeply much. I like the long melodramatic introduction with a piano theme followed by great chamber orchester strings influenced by classical music with patterns from Renaissance what brings additionally beauty into the song and is an extra factor for me. Sounds really beautiful together and creates a great space in the backround. Kasimira Borisova with her unique dynamic voice and brilliant vocal projection make this wonderful composition complete. The short phrased chorus encapsulating belief or ideal. The romantic passion of the lyrics comes from the heart and makes the meaning of the song engaging for me. Mixing and mastering is brilliant in appropriation of different music styles and versatile instrumentation. Professionell orchestrated melodies and a virtuos rock-guitar in the backround carries the recording. Ambitious arrangement from Rick Gisslén, who wrote the lyrics and established with this recording also a unconventional compostion style. Listen to the song and I´m sure, you will like to add it. Let others know your recommendation.

A Moving Evocative Piece of Sophisticated Music

From the very opening of this song I was drawn in. I never expected such high quality nor to be taken on such a powerful journey. This is very cinematic music. I see a cafe in the sticks or a sweeping landscape in view with a car and a sad woman driving down the highway alone after a tough journey. Very beautiful. A moving evocative piece of sophisticated music. It is sailing music too. Soaring. Uplifting. When the chorus and harmonies come in I was equally surprised. Thank you and blessings to you. FREYjA (aka Rebecca Rennie)


Hello Rick, you certainly have a good commercial sounding song here in Angeline I can imagine a theme for a movie. The vocals are harmonious and the complete track is very well blended and produced. This definitely fits in the genre of easy listening as it is such a relaxing sound. In my opinion is this track is just fine and no need to adjust any part of it.Well done and Well wishes to all involved in this project... Cheers Johnny Shilo from Melbourne Australia

Great melodie!

Hi Rick Very relaxing melodie, the arrangement is very beautiful. The lyrics go very well with the melody. The vocals are great, love the harmonies, they are very effective in the song. Good luck


The song completely takes you away. Then it turns around half into it and even takes it further to mainstream. The originality of the dialect in the female vocal adds uniqueness. This would play well on the radio. I believe it has commercial in it as well.

An elegant duet

This duet is a very elegant song, with different influences from pop to the classic music, the sound is contemporary but very European, it seems European, I don't explain why, but this is the impression.


This is a beautiful ode to the care of a person's Spirit and and care for their person. It's immediate grasp of the dramatic feel in the into leads into the depth of the humanistic character of love for another person. Then it happens, the drive into the chorus that brings the Pinnacle of the message that being said in the lyrics of this song. Being available for each other to help in what they need is awesome. Great listen!

A Most worthy artist.

I loved this song from the first note. It grabbed me. and I knew I was in for a a good listening experience. The Arrangement was well thought out and performed to perfection. His vocals are warm and heartfelt. A very engaging song and artist. The Intro although I loved, may be too long for this impatient world we live in. That really is my only negative of this lovely song. Rick all the luck to you my friend.

Finally I can be frank and still encouraging

This is a great song and remarkably written. The outstanding part of the song is the vocals. How professional and a breath of fresh air. Has distinct stylistic originality in yrics, melody and esecially the vocals. I don't know if the lady is classically trained or not but, I want to hear more of her voice, alot more. I am amazed she isn't a household name. God bless you.

Beautiful and Poignant

A well crafted song which is well produced and tastefully put together. I really like the female vocalist - she knows how to use her voice and it's lovely to hear harmonies and a great synth solo! Nice dynamics and clear vocals/lyrics. The only thing I would say is, maybe try a stronger sounding, heavier drum patch, or bring the drums up a bit - I feel it would help with the build of the song in the chorus. Great song. Well done :-)

Classic pop rock

This song is very good. It has piano that I love a little electric guitar. Little bit of classical music. Very beautiful voice. Tell a very good story of life trials and tribulations.and having someone who is there by your side going through the hard time with you. I would definitely recommend this song . And this song would help alot of people out there. Thank you for this song. God bless you and your family.keep up the good work. Yours truly LS Lighter Shade


This is Very Nice Tune.. Very Relaxing..It is Great for Life Performance but if You are planning to send It to music Publisher cut the intro is a little to long for a Radio play try to make It below 4 min mark ( is very rear that They Play longer songs..I think with some corrections They will Put This song on Radio Rotation and Music Publisher will think "hard" what to do with It..I wish You good Luck with Submissions.. If I got Station.. I be playing It already.. Good Job..


I really LIKE Your Song... Very Nice Build Up..Great Arrangement and Vocal.. the only problem is ..a little to long for Radio Play.. do not take me wrong I like The Song a Lot but The Radio very rear using song which is longer than 4 min..so if I be You I will keep This version for life Performance and make a little shorter version for a Radio Play..I Think This song have a Good chance to be sign by Music Publisher..I listen It 2 times .You did a Great Job ..( You bring back an ABBA ( in some parts ) to My head )..I wish You GOOD Luck with submissions..I love Your Voice..


I like Your Song.. just make It a little shorter below 4 min ( Radio Stations Very Rear play longer than 4 min ) and I just wish that Lead Singer put More Energy in to It..try to send It to some Music Publishers and let's see what They will say ( who know for What They are looking for in this moment )..all I know not many people write songs like that ..I mean Nice Melody a Good Arrangement..I wish You good luck with Submissions and hope that some Radio Station will play It.. Good Job

In MY Opinion

Greetings, Thank you for choosing me to review your work, I count it an honor to be included in such a task. My hat is off to you and anyone willing to step out and share their gift, talent and love of music to the public. Be it a musician, singer, song writer, actor and so-on. I myself, via 40 some years of experience in the fields, on the road, in the studio, radio, TV, video, and management, consider myself to be a seasoned musician, singer, song writer, studio-sound tech/engineer/ owner/operator, stage manager, find it sometimes hard/difficult and perhaps not even fair to sit in a seat, voicing My Opinion concerning another's creative efforts. Especially in certain genres of music I am not all that familiar with concerning very important elements that make up and meet the required standards to justify the various levels of ratings and grades. So, in saying ALL that, I will limit myself to MY Opinion concerning the quality of the work according to My ears, and the standards I have been familiarized with thru-out the years. I hold to the old - saying " Beauty Is In The EAR of The Beholder ... LOL. The sound quality of the recording over-all is very crisp and bright and clear, I really enjoyed the guitar and piano work.Vocals are smooth and natural, and extremely peaceful. The mix levels let me know who was still in charge of this song. Very easy to sit back and listen to. I really enjoyed the entire song. Well done. I mean no offense in any part, I myself take all feedback and use it as a tool toward my next project. I pray you feel the same way. Either way, I say to you, keep doing what you do, keep kicking and enjoying what you do. I tell folks all the time for many years. When it stops being FUN, then it's time to stop, and stand back and think about what we are doing, why we are doing it, how we are doing it, what we and others are getting out it. Is it what we want, and how we want it. IF NOT. what are willing to do from there? Thank you again for asking MY OPINION. Johnny
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