January 20, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

This would’ve been a phenomenal disc if the producers hadn’t slipped into commandeering and clichéd New Age drivel. In one interface, they even have you meditate on a tacky pink rose. Otherwise, Angels: The Mysterious Messengers is rife with winged artwork through the ages, augmented by a fairly fascinating history of angels in various cultures. Click on the ornately designed but simple-to-use interface and a cadre of experts explain the vagaries of seraphim light and dark. There’s even a handful of video clips from films such as Barbarella. If only the producers had left the trendy dogma to the experts, Angels would’ve been heavenly. B-

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