Album Review: BAILEY – Long Way Down

Frontiers Records [release date 8.12.14]

Bailey (a lot of thought went into that one) is the debut album by Three Lions vocalist Nigel Bailey. Nigel was plucked from obscurity by Frontiers for the underwhelming Three Lions album alongside Vinny Burns and Greg Morgan. Frontiers has now seen fit to allow Nigel to release his solo album in the depths of the graveyard month known as December…where Christmas albums and greatest hits prevail.

Every song on here is very nice…from opener Feed The Flames to closer Dirty Angel…and to be honest therein lies the problem.

Absolutely nothing stands out from the crowd…apart from the awful Somewhere in Oslo…why Oslo?? It just doesn’t sound right. Tokyo…London…Texas..Rio..OK…but Oslo…no!

It all very predictable and safe. Nothing memorable at all after several plays. Most songs also outstay their welcome with nothing shorter than the four and a half minute and most over five.

All very pleasant late eighties sounding rock songs. All very…well…nice!

One for the bargain bins and family and friends only. Sorry.

**

Review by Phil Berisford




 

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