DISCOGRAPHY 

The credits below are for full-length albums only. Does not include Eps and singles

 

2016 - 2019

'TIME' - The songs that are the pirouette of time

M.E. Baird's most current release entitled TIME is a lyrical and sonic journey through age, experience and a testament to the passing of ‘time’. The tracks on TIME  individually explored varied subtexts ranging from belonging, coming of age, corruption, migration, fortune, misfortune, contempt, loneliness and the joy of being alone. The album has received glowing four-star reviews, airplay and global recognition. The album was co-produced, arranged and recorded with producer/musician, Jamie Trevaskis.  Jamie and M.E. Baird had mused for some time about recording a new album together, with Jamie playing a leading and creative role in the co-production of the album.  When recording began it became instantly clear that Jamie, as a collaborator was able to transport the songs sonically into a universe far beyond the ordinary. It was important for the song's narrative to tell Jamie Trevaskis where the song/story needed to go sonically. Where a song needed to be tough, it had to be threatening, where it needed to be honest, it needed to be candid, where there was tenderness, it must be achingly forgiving and where there is, anger, it’s uncompromising.  It was creatively vital that the album not pander to any genre, audience or expectations, of course, there are some hat-tipping and influences evident; it would be arrogant to pretend otherwise. Both Jamie and M.E. Baird wanted to show that it is an album born of maturity, rigour, determination, and patience. With this album, there was a return to how M.E. Baird made records in the past. All tracks were recorded to analogue tape, predominantly live and with very little overdubs. This was done not for nostalgic reasons but a more ‘authentic’ audio representation. It also places more emphasis on musicianship rather than software know-how and digital trickery.

 

Track List:

  1. Time (featuring Sali Bracewell)

  2. My Girl (will you not sleep tonight?)

  3. Girl From Lonely Town

  4. The Love You Feel

  5. Dead Wood

  6. A Better Place

  7. Sorry City Blues

  8. Evening Song

  9. Fighting Crime and Making Love

 

Link to track lyrics: https://www.mebaird.net/lyrics

Credits:

All words and music by M.E. Baird

Produced, recorded and mixed by Jamie Trevaskis

Recorded at Wild Mountain Sound Studio, Mt Nebo, QLD, Australia

Mastered by Andy Stuart at The Mill Mixing and Mastering Studio, Gipppsland, Victoria, Australia.

 

Musicians

M.E. Baird (guitars and vocals)

Sali Bracewell (piano, organ beats and vocals)

Hannah Jane (violin and vocals)

Phil Usher (drums)

Robbie Zawada (bass)

Skye Staniford (percussion)

Jamie Trevaskis (feedback guitar and bottles)

Cover Art / Image

'Black Tulip' by Alessandra Leimer 

M.E. Baird Photos by Donatella Parisini

 

2010 - 2016

'Fall' - A life-defining journey through grief, loss and a new beginning

In 2014 M.E. Baird wrote and recorded an eight-track solo album his third long-player, entitled FALL. The album was a deeply personal exploration and his first truly 'solo' album under his own name.

Track List:

  1. Always Tuesday

  2. Angel By The Lake

  3. The Rainmaker

  4. The Lost Son

  5. Full of The Devil

  6. She Had To Go

  7. The Professional

  8. Sertraline Dream

 

Link to track lyrics: https://www.mebaird.net/lyrics

Credits:

All words and music by M.E. Baird

Produced by Roger Bergodaz and M.E. Baird

 Recorded and mixed by Roger Bergodaz

Recorded at Tender Trap Studio, Northcote Victoria, Australia

Mastered by Andy Stuart at The Mill Mixing and Mastering Studio, Gipppsland, Victoria, Australia.

 

Musicians

M.E. Baird (guitars and vocals)

Andrew Wrigglesworth (guitars)

Matis Schubert (violin and mandolin)

Roger Bergodaz (drums and bass)

Cover Art / Image

'Fall Carving' by M.E. Baird

M.E. Baird Photo by Melissa Smith

 

2006 - 2010

'Mysteries of the heart; Vagaries of the mind' - Returning to true love and a new identity

M.E. Baird eventually returns to his home, Melbourne and finds his love for songwriting again.  He also became a father and even bought a house.  However, rather than writing under his own name, he decided to take on the musical nome de plume of  'Lionel Lee'.

 

Track List:

  1. Revolution Child

  2. Stolen Heart

  3. Beautiful Life

  4. Vexed Intentions

  5. This City

  6. Nowhere To Be

  7. At Your Feet

  8. Hollow Man

  9. Take Me Home

  10. Fast Love

Credits:

All words and music by M.E. Baird

Produced by M.E. Baird, Roger Bergodaz and Ken Eveal

Recorded at The Shed, Torquay, Victoria, Australia and Tender Trap Studio, Northcote Victoria, Australia

Mastered by Andy Stuart at The Mill Mixing and Mastering Studio, Gipppsland,. Victoria, Australia.

 

Musicians

M.E. Baird (guitars, organ and vocals)

Andrew Wrigglesworth (guitars)

Matis Schubert (violin and mandolin)

Roger Bergodaz (drums)

Red Whyte (drums)

Ken Eveal (bass)

Kate O'Sullivan (bass)

1992 - 1998

'Down on the Black Top' - The early years

M.E. Baird's first full-length solo album 'Down On The Black Top’ (1997) under Blah, Blah, Blah label.   

Track List:

  1. Down on The Black Top

  2. Retribution Day

  3. By The Way

  4. Vicarious Experience

  5. Deaf Ears

  6. Dead Man

  7. Don't Leave My Side

  8. The Boy Who Never Grew

Credits:

All words and music by M.E. Baird

Produced by Dave McCluney  

Recorded and mixed by Dave McCluney at Atlantis Studios, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

Mastered by 'Jim' at Atlantis Studios, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia

 

Musicians

M.E. Baird (guitars and vocals)

D. M. Graham (Keys)

Denis Toner (Bass)

Damien Tansing (drums)

 

Cover Art / Image

'Holden Premier Car' by Peter Braig

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