BRIAN MAY & KERRY ELLIS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
Brain May and Kerry Ellis
Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced the upcoming release of a second studio album, titled "GOLDEN DAYS", to be released in the UK and Eire on April 7th by Sony Music.
The 13-track album, which includes five original compositions, two by Queen guitarist May, including the title track, and three by May and Ellis. The album also includes new rock arrangements of some of May and Ellis' favourite songs of all time: a tribute to guitar virtuoso Gary Moore, two songs dedicated to their work on behalf of wild animals, and a couple of reinterpretations of songs which have already become essentials in their live act.
In 2010, the May-produced Kerry Ellis debut album, "Anthems" gave the partnership their first taste of chart success and triggered a highly successful touring career. "This album is a true collaboration between Kerry and myself," says May. "Five years ago, 'Anthems' was the result of me producing an exciting new artist - Kerry Ellis. This new record has both our names on it, and breaks new ground. We produced ourselves together as a team. I feel confident it's the best thing we've ever done and a worthy testament to 13 years of belief. It also happens to feature Britain's most beautiful voice!"
Since undertaking their first "Anthems" tour of the UK in 2011, May and Ellis have gone on to play five further series of UK dates as well as widely touring Italy and Eastern Europe. In addition, they have regularly performed high profile one-off concert appearances, such as the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, Italy's San Remo Festival screened live across Europe, and most recently a triumph at a packed Opera cross-over extravaganza in the beautiful Arena diVerona. In what is now established as a unique May-Ellis fusion style, this collection includes May's radical rock re-arrangement of the classic "Born Free", the May-Ellis "The Kissing Me Song", a recast of Ruth Moody's powerful "One Voice", and a new version of "Amazing Grace". These sit alongside songs from such timeless writers as, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson and legendary classic American songbook writers Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller. Add to this the brand new self-penned high energy offerings It's Gonna Be All Right (The Panic Attack Song)" and "Roll With You", as well as the haunting retro-psychedelic Love In A Rainbow, and we become conscious of the broad musical landscape May and Ellis' unique chemistry harnesses.
- Love In A Rainbow (Brian May, Kerry Ellis)
- Roll With You (Brian May, Kerry Ellis)
- Golden Days (Brian May)
- It's Gonna Be All Right (The Panic Attack Song) (Brian May)
- Amazing Grace (John Newton, Trad. Arr, Brian May)
- One Voice (Ruth Moody)
- If I Loved You (Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers)
- Born Free (John Barry, Don Black)
- Parisienne Walkways (Phil Lynott, Gary Moore)
- I Who Have Nothing (Carlo Donida, Mogol, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller)
- The Kissing Me Song (Brian May, Kerry Ellis)
- Story Of A Heart (Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson)
- Can't Help Falling In Love (Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore, George, David Weiss)