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by Scott Ailing

Scott Ailing's powerful and touching vocals meet lush orchestrations with electronic undercurrent, original writing, and captivating arrangements.
Genre: Easy Listening: Mature
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1. Prelude
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2. Please Stay
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3. Time and Tide
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4. Eyes of Mercy
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5. Meditation
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6. Always There
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7. Take Me Back
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8. I Found You
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9. Sailing Home
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10. Nessun Dorma
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11. Bridge Over Troubled Water
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Album Notes

Over a year ago, Ryan Hunt, Jennifer Jenkins and I started working on this massive project. In the recording studio (Frequency Studio) that Jen and I built together, we started collecting ideas for a recording that would express all of our eclectic styles and individual talents. We spent months experimenting with new sounds and new ways of presenting the material that we chose. Although there were many times when we wanted to tear our hair out when ideas that we wanted desperately to work crashed and burned, the majority of the experience was amazingly creative and productive.

I can't imagine undertaking this project without the two of them. Our hours and hours of time together formed a musical and personal bond that cannot be broken. We often commented about how our best ideas seemed to pour out in our studio, and how astonishing it was that things seemed to work out for the good of this project. It seemed as though it was really supposed to happen, and now, it has.

All of the tracks on this album were arranged by all three of us. Some were created by one more than the other, but the final product always included all three. And, five of the tracks are written by Ryan. His amazing sense of lyrics and musical personality drew me immediately to his talent the first time I met him. With his original music and arranging skills, and Jen's incomparable ear, musical genius and original ideas, we came up with a diverse sound that we hope you will enjoy.

The album is beautifully packaged in three panel "digipack" with gorgeous original artwork by Veijo Vilva specifically designed for this CD. He's an amazing artist living in Finland with a spectacular online gallery.

We hope you enjoy this recording, and we are very excited to share it with you!


A native of Ohio, Mr. Ailing received his vocal training at Bowling Green State University. He performed several major works in the Ohio area, and was a featured soloist with the BGSU Men's Chorus, Toledo Opera, and with the Toledo Symphony. Since his move to New York City, Scott has continued his career performing a wide variety of music with emphasis on sacred works.

During 1998 and 1999, he was the featured soloist and Cantor of St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church (NYC) under the direction of Robert C. Levulis, as well as Choral Director at St. Jean Baptiste High School. He has also been a featured soloist with the Amor Artis Chorale, under the direction of Johannes Somary, with whom he toured Holland and France. He performed at such notable Cathedrals as The Westerkerk in Amsterdam, St. Bavo in Haarlem, The American Cathedral in Paris, La Trinite in Paris, and at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris.

During July 2000, Mr. Ailing toured extensively throughout Italy performing with Director and Organist, Robert Levulis. They performed masses at The Vatican in Rome, St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, and The Chiesa del Jesu in Rome.

In 2001, Mr. Ailing portrayed Herr Tanzmeister in the Singing Actor's Atelier production of "Ariadne auf Naxos." He was also the Cantor for the Columbus Day Mass from 2001 - 2003 at The Cathedral of St. Patrick in New York City.

Mr. Ailing continues to star in the production in which he made his Lincoln Center debut, "What's Opera, Doc?". The light-hearted spoof of opera which he co-wrote and co-directs is currently being toured around the United States.

Scott is also the recipient of the "2003 Nightlife Award" for "Outstanding Cabaret Piano Bar Performer".


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Great CD - Everything it should be - exhilarating, evocative & endearing
This CD, with its wonderful songs, arrangement and orchestration, hits all the stops. While homage is paid to different genres and eras, the cd, like the artists who created it, clearly has its own voice. And that voice is beautiful - fresh, and new - clearly demonstrating the transforming power of art. I haven't taken it out of my CD player since I got it.


Best CD in my collection
This is absolutely the BEST CD I've heard in years. It is innovative in it's arrangements and touches a chord with everyone in my family...from my 5 year old to my 25 yr. old. Scott's pure vocals and heartfelt interpretations are timeless. BRAVO

Davyd Dean, Host of 'Not Just Davyd'

A New Day Has Come !
Think Josh Groban meets George Michael. The beautiful and alluring voice of Scott Ailing is one that must be heard to understand what singing from the heart & soul means. The sensitive words of Ryan Hunt in 'Please Stay' combined with Scotts interpretation leave you breathless. 'I Found You' should be the new love song for millenium unions. And Scotts rendition of 'Nessun Dorma' will have you hitting repeat...over and over again. This CD is a must have for anyone who truly enjoys listening to songs that are felt when they are sung. I've hosted a lot of great singers in my show, but none have ever made me take this much notice. Thank you Scott for the best addition to my CD collection in a very long time.

Yarnell McCullum

Timeless Art
Scott Ailing's ability to weave into contemporary music without compromising his classical abilities, render this collection a timeless art piece that all listeners will enjoy. A voice as his will make it's mark among the landscape of great vocalists.

Anna Lisi

What a treat!
What a treat to hear such an eclectic mix of great songs.
Scott Ailing has a marvellous vocal instrument all the more intriguing for it's infinite variety. Whether performing opera, Nesum Dorma or a brand new pop song, Sailing Home, his voice transcends its foundations to take on the unique style of the particular song. Among the many pedestrian voices one hears to-day finally there is one which soars above the melee!

Robert Levulis

I have had the unigue privelege to work and direct Mr. Ailing in mulitple venues through the world. His ability to vocally and spiritually communicate his message is always consistent and second to none. There is to date and time, no more flexible and able performer that can do what he can. He mesmerizes audiences drawing them, no! seducing them into each piece. Well demonstrated in Troika. Coupled with the brilliance of Ryan Hunt and Jennifer Jenkins, the music world needs now to take note of not just a new performer, but a new legend.


I have listened to Troika as much as I played my Beatles albums...over and over! Scott Ailing's voice is so captivating and soothing. The cd captures his versitility as he masters all music from opera to beautiful ballads.


Track 2 brings tears to my eyes! The emotion is amazing.
Scott, Jenny, and Ryan have created a work of art which is timeless. No trendy nonsense here; just fabulous musicianship. The powerful emotions from voice and instruments will burst from your speakers. Hang on for the ride of your life!

Todd Forman

Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!
What a voice! And such wonderful arrangements and original songs!

This is one CD that can and should be played loudly to experience the full spirituality of Scott's voice. Scott's version of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" will make any North Carolinian say "Clay who???" Any radio station that's playing Josh Groban should be playing selections from this CD.

My personal faves are the aforementioned B.O.T.W, "Please Stay", "I Found You", and "Sailing Home".

i had great pleasure seeing your web site and listening to your musica. Still miss you very much...Please whenever y hv the time, get in touch with me again. Francisco from Brasil
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