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Fri
12
Dec

BAILEY - Long Way Down (Review)

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BEST TRACKS
Produced By: 
Alessandro Del Vecchio
Running Time: 
54
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Label: 
Frontiers
Artist: 
Friday, December 12, 2014
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Coming off the back of the 3 Lions debut album earlier this year is the debut solo release from the band’s frontman and bassist Nigel Bailey.
Nigel sings (obviously) as well as playing Bass and Guitars, with Alessandro Del Vecchio producing/mixing and contributing keyboards, with fellow Italians Alessandro Mori on Drums and Mario Percudani on Guitars.
 
So this is a little different than the bluesier/melodic rock of 3 Lions. Long Way Down is a touch heavier and more direct in nature – earthy in nature, heavier and featuring some straight forward songs and a decent heavy guitar driven sound and a strong production.
 
There’s some heavier numbers like the 6 minute hard rock of In The Name Of The King; the title track Long Way Down; and the album closing, bluesy rocker Dirty Angel.
Horns appear on the uptempo Bad Reputation to mix things up a little.
 
More melodic tracks that could have fit 3 Lions include the best track of the album, Dirty Little Secret; the very "British" Stay and the uptempo Love Falls Down.
 
It’s a pretty long album, but remains fairly consistent. A little editing on the song lengths might have helped. I do think it tends to get stuck in a very similar tempo throughout. A few tracks drag a little (like Somewhere In Oslo) and I’m not sure that the material is as memorable as 3 Lions, plus the limited range, Gary Hughes styled vocals of Nigel Bailey can appear to lack variety.

But, those things said, this is a strong debut which makes a statement that Mr. Bailey is set to hang around for a while to come and the production of Alessandro Del Vecchio goes from strength to strength.

 

Score: 
82
 
Tue
09
Dec

One On One With Mitch Lafon - FOREIGNER & NIGEL BAILEY

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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JEFF PILSON of Foreigner and Nigel Bailey of Three Lions & Bailey join Mitch on EPISODE 74 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In this episode's first interview, Jeff Pilson discusses Foreigner's new live album 'The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More', working with DIO and the Dio inspired band 'Last In Line', putting together a new project with former Dokken bandmates George Lynch and 'Wild' Mick Brown and much more.

In the episode's second interview, new talent Nigel Bailey discusses working on the THREE LIONS album with Vinny Burns (Dare, Ten and Asia) on guitars and Greg Morgan (Dare & Ten). He also discusses releasing his first solo album under the BAILEY moniker called 'Long Way Down'. One On One With Mitch Lafon believes that these are two of the best melodic rock releases of 2014.

Mastering engineer, Maor Appelbaum, co-hosts this episode. Maor's mastering credits include the new FAITH NO MORE single 'Motherfucker',  the new YES album 'Heaven & Earth, as well as working in the past on Halford, Armored Saint, Nekromantix, Sepultura, Angra, Ygnwie Malmsteen, the A World With Heroes KISS tribute EP albums and more.

To inquire about Maor's mastering service contact him via:
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mappelbaum@gmail.com
Maor Appelbaum: 818-564-9276

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Fri
28
Nov

BAILEY - Long Way Down (Showcase)

Artist: 
Friday, November 28, 2014
Long Way Down
Produced By: 
Alessandro Del Vecchio
Running Time: 
54
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Categories: 
 
BAILEY is the new project masterminded by THREE LIONS frontman Nigel Bailey. Even if he is a new name on the scene, Nigel has a vast experience as songwriter and performer. His deal with Frontiers served to bring to light his shining talent both as a powerful singer and as songwriter.
 
Similar to THREE LIONS in terms of influences, BAILEY is slightly heavier, still maintaining the edge and the melodies of Classic British Hard Rock. This record will be a surprise for many and an absolute must for all fans!
 
Musicians:
Nigel Bailey: Lead and Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitars
Mario Percudani: Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitars
Alessandro Mori: Drums
Additional backing vocals by Andy Bailey and Alessandro Del Vecchio
Keyboards by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio
 
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