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Don Airey’s live album

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Edel/earMUSIC will release Don Airey’s band Live in Hamburg in February this year. This show is from March 14, 2017, and took place at the Fabrik club in Hamburg.

The setlist contains a healthy mix of tracks from the bands Don’s been involved with over the years as well as some originals.

CD1
  1. Nuclear attack (originally by Gary Moore)
  2. Pictures of home (originally by Deep Purple)
  3. Shooting star
  4. I surrender (originally by Russ Ballard)
  5. Still got the blues (originally by Gary Moore)
  6. Desperado (originally by Colosseum II)
  7. The way I feel inside
  8. Lost boys
  9. Is this love (originally by Whitesnake)
CD2
  1. Child in time (originally by Deep Purple)
  2. Difficult to cure (originally by Rainbow)
  3. All night long (originally by Rainbow)
  4. Lost in Hollywood (originally by Rainbow)
  5. Hush (originally by Joe South)
  6. Since you’ve been gone (originally by Russ Ballard)
  7. Black night (originally by Deep Purple)

Release date, according to at least one online retailer, is penciled in as February 26, 2021.

Don Airey band are:

  • Carl Sentance – vocals
  • Laurence Cottle – bass
  • Simon McBride – guitar
  • Jon Finnigan – drums
  • Don Airey – keyboards

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.



14 Comments to “Don Airey’s live album”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Wow… what a great set! But nothing from his era with DP which is a bit bizzare considering its coming up to 20 years which is about a third of his working life as keyboard player 🎹

  2. 2
    Alan B says:

    4 of these tracks were released on the 2nd cd of the “one of a kind” solo album.

  3. 3
    Solaic says:

    Great set, another recycling of others’ fame….mixed feelings

  4. 4
    AndreA says:

    “Is This Love” with Airey on Whitesnake?!

  5. 5
    mike whiteley says:

    A decent set,for sure, However,there are enough LIVE versions by the original bands already available.
    By the way,why does Black Night keep getting trotted out in concert ??
    Audience participation tune ?? That’s one song I never need to hear again.

  6. 6
    max says:

    Gimme a break … Black Night, Hush, Is this Love and Since you been gone – who needs another live-version oft one of those. Not me certainly …

    And how about a tune or two from his time in DP … songs not played too much like Bananas or Rapture or something? People who come to a Don Airey show should be fans I guess that are familiar with the material and will love to hear that stuff …

    @ Mike. agreed 100 %

    I attended a show of the Band with a setlist quite similar though – and have to say it was well worth it, due to the performances and a good time was had by all …

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    AndreA: Don Airey played keyboards (he was credited on the sleeve/in the liner notes) on Whitesnake’s 1987 album and also specifically on Is It Love. He’s all over the album even where you don’t believe to hear keyboards: Keith Olsen, the producer, revealed in later Interviews that very little of the apparent “bass” on 1987 is actually Neil Murray, most of it is Don Airey on synth bass (unfortunately a general trend around that time, Alannah Myles’ Black Velvet “bass” intro at the beginning? A-L-L
    K-E-Y-B-O-A-R-D-S : – ( As a bassist I cry: There should have been laws against it!!!

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    When I’ve seen them (2x), as mixed as the set list was covering so many bands with different singers, Carl Sentance did a fine job on all songs, Is It Love being perhaps the weakest rendition. Say what you will about DC, but he’s not easy to match on that song.

  9. 9
    AndreA says:

    @7
    Thank You Uwe Hornung!

  10. 10
    stoffer says:

    @5 Agree! It’s time to retire Black Night from all live shows?! I will listen to this LP when it is available to me, sounds like it could be interesting?!

  11. 11
    Peter J says:

    Great news!

    Don’s band is a phenomenal live act and the guy still is (by far) the best in this business…

    A shame they didn’t choose a 2018 or 2019 show, setlist were even more interesting but we’ll hear some fantastic thing on this cd.

  12. 12
    WillemPurplefan says:

    @4: Don Airey plays all the keys on Whitesnake 1987 and also a lot on Slip of the tongue (also David Rosenthall). Don was in the late ninenties also the keyboardplayer in The Snakes (with Mickey Moody and Bernie Marsden) and later in the Company of Snakes (great live bands mainly playing old school bluesy Whitesnake stuff).
    PS The Don Airey band played ocasionally with Stefan Berggren (Company of Snakes) as a singer and he fits much better in the band and his voice is better in the classicrock songs.

  13. 13
    Uwe Hornung says:

    LOL, is there a heavy metal/hard rock album of the, say, last 40 years where Don did not sprinkle his magic ivories dust?! I have countless CDs where he guested. He’s as ubiquitous as Glenn Hughes!

  14. 14
    Maybe I’m A Leo says:

    I have a bootleg of this show and it is great!

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