GERRY LANE – Long Way Home (2012)

GERRY LANE - Long Way Home (2012) mp3 download


Multi instrumentalist GERRY LANE was born in Cork, Ireland, where he played during his teens in several bands from the surrounding area of this legendary city. In the early eighties Gerry formed ‘Driveshaft’ touring a lot through Ireland and England as headliner and supporting the likes of Rory Gallagher, Phil Lynott’s Grand Slam and ZZ Top.

Then he moved to London to play and arrange music for some of the big names in the music-world, for instance: Gary Moore, Cozy Powell and John Sinclair from Uriah Heep (Gerry contributed 2 songs on Cozy Powel’s solo-album ‘The Drums Are Back’. He sang and played guitar on those tracks).

Now established as solo artist, “Long Way Home” is his third release, combining the style of the above mentioned artists and more.

Gerry Lane plays bluesy Classic Rock from the heart, true, without artifacts.

His main style reminds you Richie Sambora solo stuff (check the title track video-song below), Jimmy Barnes and Joe Walsh, all spiced with a Southern Rock touch.

Knowing that Gerry does almost all on his own, after listening “Long Way Home” I was more than positively surprised by the professionalism of the whole production.

There’s really fine classic inspired uptempo tracks like “The Devil You Know”, “Favourite Son” (where Gerry sings like Jimmy Barnes) and the rockin´ “Busted Loose” interspersed with soulful numbers as “Takes Me Back to You”, “Take Me to the Water” and the beautiful bluesy-ballad title track.

In “Long Way Home” it’s all about the music.

Music from the heart, true Classic Rock delivered in its pure form by this complete indie artist who handles almost everything, and all with accomplished musicianship and versatility. Released digitally the last December, CD copies will be available soon.

With people like Gerry Lane, Classic Rock is alive.

01 – The Devil You Know

02 – Favourite Son

03 – Long Way Home

04 – Takes Me Back to You

05 – Not a Simple Man

06 – Take Me to the Water

07 – Leave It All Behind

08 – I Wouldn’t Lie to You

09 – Busted Loose

10 – Road Fever

Gerry Lane – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards

Eric Larmier – Slide Guitar

Frank Basile, Todd Sorensen – Drums

Eguie Castrillo – Percussion

Joe Vitale – Hammond B3

William Hicks – Backing Vocals


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