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One of a Kind

Don Airey One Of A Kind cover art; image courtesy of Edel Music

Don Airey will release his new solo album One of a Kind on May 25, 2018 via earMusic. The album is touted as a “true classic hard rock gem with melodies, great riffs and solos” and features members of Don’s solo band Carl Sentance, Laurence Cottle, Jon Finnigan, and Simon McBride. It will be released in 2CD (including a bonus live CD), vinyl and digital formats.

Track list:

CD1 One of a Kind

  1. Respect
  2. All Out Of Line
  3. One Of A Kind
  4. Everytime I See Your Face
  5. Victim Of Pain
  6. Running Free
  7. Lost Boys
  8. Need You So Bad
  9. Children Of The Sun
  10. Remember To Call
  11. Stay The Night

CD2 recorded live at Fabrik, Hamburg on March 14, 2017.

  1. Pictures of Home (originally by Deep Purple)
  2. Since You’ve Been Gone (originally by Rainbow)
  3. I Surrender (originally by Rainbow)
  4. Still Got The Blues (originally by Gary Moore)

Just to give you an idea what to expect, here’s Don Airey Band performing Victim of Pain, song from the new album, at the Bounty Rock Cafe in Olomouc, Czech Republic, on March 12:

Thanks to earMusic for the info, to Martin Dybala for the video, and to Yvonne for the heads up on all this.

20 Comments to “One of a Kind”:

  1. 1
    Ron Schroen says:

    Gotta have this! 🤘🏻🎹😎

  2. 2
    Marije Essink says:

    I heard two new songs from this upcoming release live last night, great stuff!

  3. 3
    Rob Poyton says:

    Nice one!

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Video sounds like Deep Purple meets Nazareth meets Bruce Dickinson…. Very good!

  5. 5
    Wisdom Wake says:

    Looking forward to it

  6. 6
    Mathias says:

    Can’t wait to see them live again next Friday and Saturday 😉

  7. 7
    Marcus says:

    They played “Victim of Pain” and iirc “Need you so bad” tonight and very fine they were.
    Given they were the only songs the crowd did not know, they went down very well.
    Most of the rest of the evening was Rainbow, with the odd classic bit of Purple and of course Beethoven – introduced as Difficult to Play.

    They did throw in Still Got the Blues and a Colosseum II piece – plus Mr Crowley.

    Paul Reid Smith joined them on guitar for Johnny Be Good as an encore, then they lost focus and went South, a little bit of Hocus Pocus before a long jam on Hush.

    If you want to hear some Rainbow hit singles, played by a tight rock band with a leader at the height of his instrumental talents – there really is only one choice.

  8. 8
    Ivica says:

    HM song , Black Sabbath era Tony Martin

  9. 9
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Damn! Sounds great!…. Singer, cross between DIO/Geof Tate.

  10. 10
    Tommy H. says:

    Cool video and song. As a Hammond player I was delighted to hear the vibrato for once instead of the chorus that everybody uses. You can do quite funny sounds with it, e.g. oriental flute sounds. Back in the 50ies there was a jazz Hammond organ player called Milt Bruckner who was famous for using the vibrato of the Hammond to make all sorts of funny sounds with it. Watching him play was like watching Mickey Mouse playing organ, most hilarious :-). Anyway, Carl Sentance is one hell of a vocalist!

  11. 11
    Buttockss says:

    Is any members from the purple tree make a guest apperence on the album?

  12. 12
    Dpfender says:

    That was awesome. Should be a great album, including the bonus disc. Still Got The Blues!

  13. 13
    Adel says:

    Two much confusion in writing leads to complications. Keep it simple guys, the human brain likes simple tunes in harmony. Or maybe there is no simple tune to start with. Anyway it’s all harmless fun.

  14. 14
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @13 Adel, yeah.. that’s what they all say, it always starts off as harmless fun…. until someone gets hurt!. So what happened?.. Well, I was just sitting there, minding my own business, listening to the new Don Airey album through my headphones…. when all of a sudden & for no apparent reason, my legs fell off & my elbows exploded!. Smiles to ya!.

  15. 15
    Adel says:

    Blackwood Richmore @14
    For years we have been fearful of WOMD (weapon of mass destruction ) but the new threat now is MOMD (Music of mass destruction)
    Take care and take cover.

  16. 16
    Buttockss says:

    Is any menbers from purple tree going to be on album?

  17. 17
    RB says:

    Sounds great, Carl’s voice still sounding fantastic after all these years.

  18. 18
    Xavier says:

    good momentum and keyboard fireworks… sounds like Purple meets Heep..

  19. 19
    Joacim says:

    One of the most brilliant cover ever. Maestro Airey have never let me down.
    Rock on!

  20. 20
    Akemi Ono says:

    The Japanese CD has two bonus tracks. “Shooting Star” and “The Way I Feel Inside”, both taken from 3/14/2017 Hamburg live.

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