DEEP PURPLE Keyboardist DON AIREY To Release 'One Of A Kind' Solo Album In May March 7, 2018
DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey will release his new solo album, "One Of A Kind", on May 25 via earMUSIC as 2CD (including a bonus live CD) as well as on vinyl and digitally.
It is hard to find a name amongst all those that over the last 30 years have left their mark in the history of rock that has not utilized Don's keyboard skills at some point. The list includes OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, WHITESNAKE, JUDAS PRIEST, Gary Moore, Brian May, JETHRO TULL, BLACK SABBATH and, obviously, DEEP PURPLE, the band of which Airey has been a full-time member for over 15 years.
But Airey has never been a session player. Bands and artists work with him for his unique musical vision, for the twist he gives to songs. It is with the same passion, the same energy, the same talent that Don Airey approaches his very own songwriting.
"One Of A Kind" is a true classic hard rock gem with melodies, great riffs and solos and a unique band unity. To top it all, his new solo album has been written and recorded using the spirit of a band featuring the following talented musicians: Carl Sentance (from the current lineup of British legends NAZARETH) is a singer that all fans of metal voices like those of Rob Halford and Graham Bonnet will love; bassist Laurence Cottle, who has played with everyone from BLACK SABBATH to Gary Moore to Chick Corea, forges a great rhythm section with the thunderous talent of Jon Finnigan, apparently as loud on stage as he is at the after show parties. Last but definitely not least, there is the incredible talent of Simon McBride, who has no fear of being compared to the many incredible guitar players Don has worked with before.
"One Of A Kind" is one song after the other for the delight of every hard rock fan, who would be making a big mistake were they to overlook this album.
It is not difficult to see Don Airey playing one day with DEEP PURPLE in front of 15,000 people, and the next day, playing the organ in the church of his beloved local village with the same concentration and respect for the music and the audience.
It is with the same spirit that Don shows no discernible effort moving from the glories of the last two DEEP PURPLE albums ("Now What?!" and "InFinite" both having benefitted from his ever present talent) to playing in clubs with his own band. And always with a big smile on his face as soon as the guitar roars in, waiting to reply with his Hammond.
"One Of A Kind" track listing:
01. Respect 02. All Out Of Line 03. One Of A Kind 04. Everytime I See Your Face 05. Victim Of Pain 06. Running Free 07. Lost Boys 08. Need You So Bad 09. Children Of The Sun 10. Remember To Call 11. Stay The Night
Bonus CD (Recorded live at Fabrik, Hamburg on March 14, 2017):
01. Pictures Of Home (originally by DEEP PURPLE) 02. Since You've Been Gone (originally by RAINBOW) 03. I Surrender (originally by RAINBOW) 04. Still Got The Blues (originally by GARY MOORE)
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention” ― Kahlil Gibran
maddogfagin: May 7 is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 238 days remain until the end of the year.
May 7, 2019 6:59:01 GMT
rabey: Hi John/bunkerfan and Steelmonkey.
May 7, 2019 23:08:40 GMT
rabey: Thanks for the interest. Unfortunately because Ian/Tull is doing his own book when I sent a request to find John I got stonewalled, even though I have a signed contract by Ian from 2013 stating I was doing a DVD version of The book. I also have had trouble
May 7, 2019 23:11:47 GMT
rabey: I guess after 5 years Ian forgot this even existed. Imean, he never even listed my book with all the other books that have been out of print for decades, yet mine and Tim S still have books in print and we're not mentioned.
May 7, 2019 23:13:11 GMT
rabey: I just get the impression that this AND having just dealt with Tull are all they care about really and it peeves me when the truth is when I first got my original contract with a US publisher to write the book with quotes on 3 other books on ELP,Crimson,
May 7, 2019 23:21:53 GMT
rabey: and YES, I contacted both Martin and Dave from AND and offered involvement in writing and photography. but Dave said no interest and martin was happy to get his photos printed just for credit. Later Daves book arrived and martin wanted 100 bucks a shot.
May 7, 2019 23:25:00 GMT
rabey: Anyway, The publisher refused the cost of photos, Martin wrote the only negative review of the book in print except for Amazon where a few stinkers stalled it's movement, but basically there was nothing advertising the book outside the UK.
May 7, 2019 23:29:01 GMT
rabey: I have to find a better way to post.
May 7, 2019 23:29:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Fights about history, public knowledge and more personally researched knowledge are pretty hard to untangle...but nothing takes away your contributions to total Tull information.
May 8, 2019 21:35:56 GMT
rabey: Very Kind, Steelmonkey!
May 9, 2019 1:33:24 GMT