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Kelly Keeling - Mind Radio


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Tracklist:

 

This Love Our Paradise

Isolated Man

Sunshine Over Me

Still Need You In My Arms

Written In Fire

Take Me To The Limit

Love Will Tear Us Apart

No Man’s Land

Frozen In Time

Monkey House

Ride Out The Storm

Who Do You Run To


Pressrelease from Frontiers Records:

Kelly Keeling is a Louisiana-born multi-instrumentalist in high demand as songwriter, vocalist, guitarist, bassist, keyboardist, and producer. He began his musical career with Baton Rouge with whom he released 3 albums. Later he joined Blue Murder’s 2nd album, “Nothin but Trouble,” wrote and recorded 2 albums with John Norum (Europe) following extensive tours of Norway & Sweden. Keeling joined Heaven & Earth for “Windows to the World,” then 3 albums and world tour with Michael Schenker’s MSG, 4 albums with Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus, featuring legendary guitarists Brian May, Yngwie Malmsteen, Neal Schon, Slash, Zak Wilde, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, and Vivian Campbell. After 3 years as lead vocalist touring and recording with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Keeling returned to independent projects including the recent album, Red Zone Rider, featuring UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore and Scot Coogan.

Amid all these collaborations, Kelly debuted as a solo artist with the album "Giving Sight to the Eye" which was released in March 2005, featuring Roger Daltrey, Denny Laine, Kerry Livgren, Carmine Appice & Tony Franklin. Now in 2015, Kelly Keeling is back with another solo album entitled, "Mind Radio," which is produced by the very-much-in-demand Alessandro Del Vecchio (Revolution Saints, Bonfire, Graham Bonnet, Hardline etc.).

"This album is a culmination of the last 5 years on a journey to revive my old band amidst considerations of not playing music anymore for a while due to a much needed break" says Kelly. "But during the process I found direction, actually traveling and ending up all over the world on tour with Baton Rouge, and as a solo artist at various festivals and venues. This album Mind Radio is very honest, walking the listener through what I endured on this journey. I love my band. Alessandro Del Vecchio! What a genius that guy is. I've produced and been a part of many albums but this guy is so brilliant! What a great musician singer, writer, Producer and Brother to me. I’m so very happy to have him onboard as he surely simplified a focused direction, taking a load of effort off of me through a masterpiece of work which seems to have taken lifetimes to get here."

With songwriting contributions from Robert Sall (RIDE OUT THE STORM, FROZEN IN TIME), VON GROOVE's Michael Shotton, guitarist Mario Percudani and Del Vecchio himself. Musically and sonically, this is a brilliant Melodic Rock album showcasing the impeccable vocal talents of one of the most underrated Hard Rock singers of our time. Also included on the album are three songs written by Keeling together with his BATON ROUGE cohorts Jack Ponti and Lance Bulen (WRITTEN IN FIRE, MONKEY HOUSE and WHO DO YOU RUN TO).



Kelly Keeling – lead vocals
Alessandro Del Vecchio – keyboards, backing vocals
Mario Percudani – electric and acoustic guitars
Anna Portalupi – bass, fretless bass
Alessandro Mori – drums
Produced by Alessandro Del Vecchio

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Wow, I completely expected this to sound like shit. Baton Rouge's debut is a great disc, but after that, this dood's output has been pretty bad. I think the only song I really like after that album is a few tracks off their 2nd album, and the excellent 'Resurrection Day' off one of John Norum's early solo albums.

 

Anyway, I did not expect this to be any good at all but I absolutely love the sound of that first song; second and third ones sound pretty good too; and the fourth is pretty average. I'll have to see how this one goes - I wonder if there will be more like that first song on here...

 

Anyway, if you haven't heard 'Resurrection time' from John Norum's 'Another destination' check this monster out:

 

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I was quite surprised by those 4 samples - I like them all

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This album is gonna fall in the 75-80% range

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Have u heard it??

 

that's a prediction based on those 4 samples

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Love the guy's voice, but didn't think much of the songs.

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Funny, for me the last song sounded the best. All of them are just good but nothing great. Basically like everything else released today...it fails to compare to the early stuff. The first two BR albums were awesome.

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I like it

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Love when the intro kicks in but the verse is a bit patchy, then the bridge started sounding better and then a nice chorus sweeps in, but overall still a great song, probably around 8/10

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That tune is better than the previous one. Much better, and far more suited to his voice. Quite good, but not great imo.

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