Blaze Bayley reveals his favourite albums that he’s worked on
Former Iron Maiden lead vocalist Blaze Bayley was recently interviewed by Eamon O’Neill for UK’s eonmusic and the singer was asked what are his favourite albums that he’s worked on.
Bayley replied (with slight edits): “Well, it’s a lot of albums, but ‘All Hell’s Breaking Loose Down at Little Kathy Wilson’s Place!’ [Wolfsbane, 1990]; everything that surrounded that; the circumstances, recording it at Roundhouse Studios with [producer] Brendan O’Brien coming over from America — he really produced the album properly, we were with him all through the song writing process. He was contributing ideas, and we were coming up with different things, and so that is just something that stands out. So many great things happened to us around that time.”
In terms of his solo work, Bayley indicated: “I think my ‘Blood And Belief’ album. In many of the songs, it’s about mental health issues that I have. I suffer from depression, I was on medication for a long time, I’ve battled suicidal thoughts, I’ve been to the psychologist, I’ve had the CBT, and I’ve managed, with a lot of help from a lot of different people, to get to a place where I’ve got control of those thoughts, and I’m actually keeping them at bay, and I’m not being a victim of them. I’m very, very lucky, and that album, really, and the way it was written; that’s another favourite. That, and ‘The Man Who Would Not Die’; it’s full of true stories about the way I was treated by the record company. I lost everything because of SPV / Steamhammer, and it was a terrible thing. Those are perhaps the standout albums for me emotionally, personally, but my greatest achievement of my career in music is my ‘Infinite Entanglement’ trilogy.”
With respect to the Infinite Entanglement trilogy, Bayley added: “This is a story about beginning, about change, then about survival and then about redemption, and this is a big story. So I said to my manager that I want to make three albums in three years, and he just looked at me! But as an artist I was totally supported, and that’s what we did. It was a lot of hard work, and we were pretty burned by the end of that third album, but as you stack them all up, it’s just amazing. I achieved what I wanted to do. I had a huge amount of help from many people, and that is the greatest achievement of my career, and all done as a totally independent artist.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Blaze Bayley at eonmusic’s website.
Blaze Bayley‘s “A Thousand Years” video (from the Infinite Entanglement video):
BLAZE BAYLEY : A Thousand Years (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) www.blazebayley.net Album : Infinite Entanglement Written By : Blaze Bayley, Chris Appleton & Michelle…