The second single release from Rattle and Hum, Angel of Harlem is an homage to jazz great Billie Holiday and was released in December 1988. Written during The Joshua Tree Tour in 1987, the track was laid down at Sun Studios with The Memphis Horns. Performed with BB King's band, it became one of the stand-out live tracks on The Love Town Tour in 1989.
One version of the 1988 single release was backed by 'A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel' while another included a live version of 'Love Rescue Me' recorded in London at the Hurricane Gilbert benefit show, Smile Jamaica, and also featuring Ziggy Marley and Keith Richards.
'Angel in devil's shoes/ Salvation in the blues..'