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Track Lisiting:

  • Unchain Your Brain
  • Mr Universe
  • No Easy Way
  • Trouble
  • M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction)
  • On The Rocks
  • Vengeance
  • New Orleans


 

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Includes Bonus Video Clips:

  • Vengeance (Recorded Live On German TV)
  • Sleeping On The Job (Promo Clip)
  • New Orleans (Live on BBC Top Of The Pops)
  • Trouble (Live on BBC Top Of The Pops)
  • No Laughing In Heaven (Live on BBC Top Of The Pops)
  • M.A.D. (Mutually Assured Destruction) (Live on BBC Top Of The Pops)

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Track Lising:

  • Vengence
  • Born To Kill
  • Hadely Bop Bop
  • Bite The Bullet
  • Trouble
  • No Laughing In Heaven
  • MAD
  • Smoke On The Water
  • New Orleans
  • No East Way
  • Restless

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By 1982 GILLAN was one of the most popular heavy metal bands in Britain. Fronted by former Deep Purple singer Ian Gillan, the line-up comprised stalwart keyboard player Colin Towns and the redoubtable rhythm section of John McCoy (bass) and Mick Underwood (drums), plus former White Spirit guitarist (and future Iron Maiden mainstay) Janick Gers. This well-oiled and powerful musical machine is in devastating form throughout these 16 outstanding performances.

Highlights include high-octane in-concert versions of ‘Hadely Bop Bop’, ‘Bite the Bullet’, ‘Trouble’, ‘M.A.D.’ and ‘Vengeance’, plus television appearances delivering energetic renditions of ‘Born to Kill’, ‘No Laughing in Heaven’, ‘New Orleans’, Stevie Wonder’s ‘Living for the City’ and the Purple gem ‘Smoke on the Water’. The band’s melodic yet down ‘n’ dirty brand of hard rock retains its universal appeal and Gillan fans will enjoy every minute of this essential DVD.

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Track Lisiting:

  • 1. Second Sight (Intro)
  • 2. No Laughing In Heaven
  • 3. Into The Fire
  • 4. Hang Me Out To Dry
  • 5. Have Love I’ll Travel
  • 6. Wasted Sunsets
  • 7. Not Responsible
  • 8. No Worries
  • 9. Rivers Of Chocolate (Band Jam)
  • 10. Unchain Your Brain
  • 11. Bluesy Blue Sea
  • 12. Moonshine
  • 13. Texas State Of Mind
  • 14. Sugar Plum
  • 15. When A Blind Man Cries
  • 16. Men Of War
  • 17. Smoke On The Water
  • 18. Trouble19. Knocking At Your Back Door

Includes Bonus  Material:

  • Photo Gallery
  • Ian Gillan Interview (The Ten Commandements)
  • Memorabilia photo-
  • Tour Featurette Video (‘Code Of The Road’)

You can feel from the first second that Ian Gillan is enjoying his time on stage (as he likes to underline between the songs ‘I couldn’t do this with Deep Purple, I am on vacation...’) and in this DVD edition you can really feel like being at the show.

The concert was filmed at the end of 2006 just after the release of the album ‘Gillanís Inn’. And like on that album, Ian Gillan is presenting the best of his career as a solo artist (with material from most of his albums), rarities (like ‘Have Love I’ll Travel’ he recorded on hard to find solo album by guitarist Michael Lee Jackson) and lots of Deep Purple Songs. The mega classics ‘Smoke on The Water’ and ‘Into The Fire’ but also many songs that Purple played not too often (if not never) ‘When a Blind Man Cries’, or ‘Knocking at Your Back Door’, ‘Wasted Sunsets’ or ‘Not Responsible’ (both from the classic album ‘Perfect Stranger’).

Great sound and great performance for one of the most loved and influential hard rock singer of all times. This DVD is destined to become a classic of his solo career and a ‘must have’ for all DEEP PURPLE fans The extra material includes behind the scenes and an interview with Ian, plus hidden surprises to be discovered along the way through the DVD.


Duration: 120 min

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Rock legend Ian Gillan has long lived the epitome of the rock n’ roll lifestyle, so it’s only fitting that his new album takes fans through the incredible journey that has been his career.  On Gillan’s Inn he revisits classic Ian Gillan and Deep Purple songs as well as his personal career favorites ona DualDisc filled with bonus material and extra DVD footage.

 

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Track Lising:

1. Unchain Your Brain featuring Joe Satriani

2. Bluesy Blue Sea featuring Janick Gers

3. Day Late And A Dollar Short featuring Uli Jon Roth and Ronnie James Dio

4. Hang Me Out To Dry featuring Joe Satriani

5. Men Of War featuring Steve Morse and Johnny Rzeznik

6. When A Blind Man Cries featuring Jeff Healey and Jon Lord

7. Sugar Plum featuring Roger Glover, and Ian Paice

8. Trashed featuring Tony Iommi, Roger Glover, and Ian Paice

9. No Worries featuring Michael Lee Jackson

10. Demon’s Eye featuring Jeff Healey, Jon Lord and Michael Lee

11. Smoke On The Water featuring Steve Morse,  Johnny Rzeznik, Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Jon Lord

12. No Laughing In Heaven featuring Roger Glover and  Ian Paice

13. Speed King featuring Joe Satriani

14. Loving On Borrowed Time featuring Steve Morse and Uli Jon Roth

15. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight featuring Joe Elliot


The DVD is loaded with interviews, photos and several versions of “Smoke on the Water,” each with a different guitarist putting his stamp on the classic guitar solo.  In a clever touch, the sound of a radio dial searching for a station is heard while scrolling back and forth between the menu options.  Not since the launch of the DualDisc format has such a comprehensive collection of bonus features been assembled.

To build Gillan’s Inn, Ian enlisted some of the biggest names from the past 30 years of rock history including Ronnie James Dio, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Janick Gers (Iron Maiden), Jeff Healey, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Steve Morse, Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Joe Satriani and members of Deep Purple.  He also brought Nick Blagona (The Police, Bee Gees, Chicago, Rainbow and Deep Purple) in to handle production duties.  The result is undeniable fun, a romp through the hazy memories of youth, and a palpable reminder of the place Ian Gillan holds in rock n’ roll history.

One of the true rock gods, Ian Gillan co-wrote “Smoke on the Water” (one of the most popular songs of all time and usually one of the first songs an aspiring rock guitarist learns to play) among dozens of other hits and sang the part of Jesus on the original Jesus Christ Superstar album. He has played to tens of millions of fans and sold over one hundred million records. But Gillan is also an author, a playwright, a screenwriter, a songwriter and a philosopher with a wicked sense of humor and a bit of the devil in his eye. Pavarotti has said he is a genius, and David Gilmour declared that as long as Gillan is singing, rock and roll is not dead.   His impact on pop culture remains strong to this day, with “Smoke” playing a pivotal role on a recent episode of The Sopranos.  

The DualDisc offers the full album in CD format on one side, and in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo on the other.  The DVD portion of the disc also features incredible graphics where fans can select their favorite version of “Smoke on the Water” with guitar solos performed by different guitarists.  Additional bonus items include behind the scenes studio footage shot while recording Gillans Inn (with Ian, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Joe Satriani, Ronnie James Dio, Michael Lee and Jeff Healy) and bootleg videos from live concerts such as 1983’s Deep Purple show in Montreal and a in Europe in 1994 (with Joe Satriani on guitar).  Ian Gillan provides personal track-by-track commentary, and a bonus track, “Can I Get a Witness,” is set to a photo montage.  A special CD-ROM feature also enables fans to access another version of "Smoke On The Water.”

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Rock legend Ian Gillan has long lived the epitome of the rock n’ roll lifestyle, so it’s only fitting that his new album takes fans through the incredible journey that has been his career.  On Gillan’s Inn he revisits classic Ian Gillan and Deep Purple songs as well as his personal career favorites ona DualDisc filled with bonus material and extra DVD footage.

 

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DISC ONE

LIVE AT THE RAINBOW, LONDON 5th March 1981
1. SECOND SIGHT

2. UNCHAIN YOUR BRAIN

3. ARE YOU SURE

4. BITE THE BULLET

5. NO EASY WAY

6. TROUBLE

7. IF YOU BELIEVE ME

8. MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION

9. ON THE ROCKS

10. FUTURE SHOCK


DISC TWO

LIVE AT THE READING FESTIVAL 29th August 1981
1. SECOND SIGHT

2. UNCHAIN YOUR BRAIN

3. HADELY BOP BOP

4. NO LAUGHING IN HEAVEN

5. BITE THE BULLET

6. NO EASY WAY

8. MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION

9. ON THE ROCKS

10. VENGEANCE

11. SMOKE ON THE WATER

12. NEW ORLEANS

13. LUCILLE

14. IF YOU BELIEVE ME

 

DISC THREE

BBC RADIO 1’s FRIDAY ROCK SHOW Recorded 23rd April 1982

  • 1. NO LAUGHING IN HEAVEN
  • 2. HADELY BOP BOP
  • 3. VENGEANCE
  • 4. MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION
  • 5. BORN TO KILL

LIVE AT GILLINGHAM TVS STUDIOS Recorded 17th January 1982.

  • 6.HADELY BOP BOP
  • 7. BITE THE BULLET8. TROUBLE
  • 9. MUTUALLY ASSURED DESTRUCTION
  • 10. VENGEANCE

LIVE AT NOTTINGHAM ROCK CITY 4th March 1981

  • 11. UNCHAIN YOUR BRAIN
  • 12. ON THE ROCKS
  • 13. FUTURE SHOCK
  • 14. LUCILLE
  • 15. SMOKE ON THE WATER
  • 16. TROUBLE


Project co-ordination – Drew Thompson and Val Jennings

Photography – Mick Gregory

Mastering – Martin Pullan at Edensound (Australia)

CD package – Jools at ED&P

Special thanks – Michael Lee Jackson, MatthewJones, Caroline Cook, Simon Gurney, Adrian Sear

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“It’s nice to get off that rock’n’roll highway from time to time and take the scenic route,”

Ian Gillan on One Eye To Morocco.

 

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Track Lising:

1. One Eye To Morocco

2. No Lotion For That

3. Don't Stop

4. Change My Ways

5. Girl Goes To Show

6. Better Days

7. Deal With It

8. Ultimate Groove

9. The Sky Is Falling Down

10. Texas State Of Mind

11. It Would Be Nice

12. Always The Traveller

Ian Gillan’s scenic route takes him well north of the ruts and grooves of life with Deep Purple and towards blues, pop and even rockabilly.

The singer has always known that subtlety commands attention and the gently nuanced singing on It Would Be Nice prosecutes the case.

Mind you, the gritty insistence of Change My Ways confirms that his day job is safe.

One Eye To Morocco is an eclectic gathering of moods, sounds and ideas, but binding it all is a disciplined restraint in which the songs do the talking.

This is no smilingly complacent legend singing by numbers, nor is it a tinselly scream for attention.

The songs One Eye To Morocco are each fully formed, but related to each other only by their authors and inspired musical fellow travelers.

The unclassifiable pop-rock album is in danger of becoming a beleaguered minority artform. Gillan’s One Eye To Morocco throws it a lifebuoy. 

“It came about as a whole load of circumstances converged,” says Gillan of the timing and the familiar players with who he made this album.

But how did Gillan keep a lid on some of the best in the business: Michael Lee Jackson on guitar, Joe Mennonna’s on horns, Jessie O’Brien on keys, Rodney Appleby on bass and drummer Howard Wilson.

“Didn’t you hear that whip cracking!” he laughs.

“I was clear about what we needed to do from the start,” Gillan says.

“I wanted no guitar solos. No drum solos. I wanted Hank Marvin on guitar. I wanted Ringo Starr on drums,” he says invoking the spirit of the famously disciplined and unobtrusive former Shadow and former Beatle.

“I didn’t want any histrionics. Free form guitar solos were never going to be part of this record.

“I wanted it to song-driven and the mood to be central to title track, One Eye To Morocco.”

Orignially inspired by a Traffic song, Gillan worked away at the melody and lyrics of this for some years, but it lived on as a series of ideas without a home, or a name. 

“Then, I was in Poland staying with an old buddy and before going out to his house on the Czech border he showed us around the salt mines of Cracow and we were sitting at Oscar Schindler’s Café in the Jewish quarter there.

“All of a sudden this incredible woman caught my eye and I drifted away.”

Gillan’s friend observed the moment. “Ah, Ian, one eye to Morocco.”

It’s a local saying which fully expressed continues “ . . . and the other to the Caucasus”.

“Nobody knows where it started, but I think we can understand it might mean dreaming of other things while keeping you eye on the picture.”

Later, Gillan related this to his job with Deep Purple.

“I see Purple being the Caucasus and Morocco being the little bit of fun that I want to have,” he says.

“That lead track became the album’s title and its inspiration. It’s been a wonderful little fluid thread that has run through everything.”

When it came to selecting the tracks to accompany Morocco, Gillan ruled “everything that we choose has to feel as it belongs on the same record”.

“There’s a discipline there. It’s very much a pop record, I think. It’s got a focus to it.”

Some beautifully understated flourishes on guitar, sax, piano and harp (Gillan’s harp) punctuate the songs and ever-so-briefly shine lights into corners you might otherwise pass unnoticed.
“You can be eloquent without using too many words,” Gillan says of these. 

Unfettered by the restraints of the expectations that attend one of the world’s biggest bands, Gillan has shown some daring, moving well beyond the material he has conquered with Purple, with his Gillan Band, and on other side projects.

Only his 1988 outing with Purple bassist Roger Glover, Accidentally On Purpose, ever hinted at this.

Which is not to say that one or two of these songs couldn’t find a home on a Purple album, such as the hard-edged No Lotion For That. Is that a fit? “Wouldn’t that be cool?” Gillan agrees.

“There is another song called Change My Ways that I took along to the (Deep Purple) Abandon writing session down in Florida.

“I said I’ve got this idea for a song called Change My Ways and it sort of irony and about the hot war and the cold war, and I started strumming along.

“I got through the first verse, finished the chorus and half way through the second chorus Steve Morse (Purple’s lead guitarist) got up and put his guitar down and said quite firmly ‘If you think I am going to play an entire song in the key of E . . .’ ”

“And I said ‘what about Ravel’s Bolero, that doesn’t change until the very end.

“But we brought it into this record and just for a bit of fun I did a massive key change at the very end.”

Elsewhere, Morocco deals in the straight-up blues of Ultimate Groove and Better Days, Carl Perkins-like rockabilly on the ironic Lonely Days, and some tricky vocal productions on Girl Goes To Show and Deal With It of which Beatles producer George Martin would be proud.

“I love the music in the melodies on those things,” says Gillan. “They come from a different age and there were flourishes in the top lines that you wouldn’t dream of doing today.”

Lonely Days resonated particularly with Gillan.

“I wasn’t happy with some of the lyrics. I was working with ‘lonely days, lonely nights’  - they were just the words I used while we were singing the song, just to get the phrasing. 

“And then Rodney said ‘Hey, man, supposing it was that you needed some lonely days and lonely nights – that you wanted some’.

“And then I was reading another story on Amy Winehouse and it all came together.

“So this song is totally about Amy Winehouse and Britney Spears. They need some lonely days and lonely nights.”

Daniel Decatur Emmett wrote the southern anthem Dixie never having been south of the Mason-Dixon line. But what’s a boy from Heathrow doing singing Texas State Mind, perhaps Gillan’s favourite song from this set?

“I’ve had mates chide me that ‘you’re white, you can’t sing the blues’, but I go, well, as far as I can see most of the blues you’re signing about is about women. You’re moaning about how your women did you wrong.

“I can assure you that I have been done wrong by so many women that I feel entitled to write about it in the blues form.”

“Michael Lee Jackson wrote this song as he was driving down south to Texas for a date and he was excited and looking forward to meeting her. He was in a Texas state of mind.

“I heard him performing it years ago and I said ‘I want that song’.

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