Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Digitally remastered reissue of the former Deep Purple guitarist's 1981 album with seven bonus tracks added, 'The Maelstrom', 'Take A Hold Of Yourself', 'One For The Road', 'Lucille', 'Bad News', 'Bite The Bullet' (Live) a... more »
Digitally remastered reissue of the former Deep Purple guitarist's 1981 album with seven bonus tracks added, 'The Maelstrom', 'Take A Hold Of Yourself', 'One For The Road', 'Lucille', 'Bad News', 'Bite The Bullet' (Live) and 'Smoke On The Water' (Live). 1
Nothing short of Amazing!
David K. Barrett | Seattle, WA | 06/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ian Gillan's solo albums do not sound like Deep Purple. His solo albums range from blues, jazz, pub rock to metal. This is one of his heavier numbers. The title track is a great fast rocker, "Night Ride Out Of Phoenix" and "Lucitania" are more of the NWOBHM numbers. "No Laughing In Heaven" is a classic tale about going to heaven and finding out it is no fun! Hilarious. The Gillan albums from 1979 to 1982 are similar to his Black Sabbath "Born Again" album, so if you liked that, you will like this."
Kael | Jugland | 09/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's very, very hard to follow correctly Ian Gillan's solo discography, but I'll try to put some order here. First of all, I must say FUTURE SHOCK is one of his best albums ever! IT's hard, strong, a band at its peak, released in 1981, when it seemed every band around was releasing their masterpieces! So, to Ian discography's now...(I'll deal only with studio albums)When he left Deep Purple, his first solo effort was CHILD IN TIME. Then, he formed the Ian Gillan Band, who released CLEAR AIR TURBULENCE and SCARABUS. Tired of musicians that loved jazz and wanting to come back to hard rock, he formed a band called GILLAN, and this band was the high point of his solo career. Featuring John McCoy on bass, guitarrist Bernie Torme, drummer Mick Underwood and keyboardist Colin Towns, they released three great albums: MR. UNIVERSE, GLORY ROAD and FUTURE SHOCK. Then, with no Iron Maiden guitarrist Janick Gers handling the guitars, they recorded the still successful DOUBLE TROUBLE (half studio album, half live album) and MAGIC. Then, Gillan disbanded his band, went to Sabbath then to the Deep Purple reunion. In 1998, rhe recorded an album with Roger GLover called ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE. Soon. he was out of Deep Purple again, and launched a new solo career, this time called IAN GILLAN. HE released the different (and very good!) NAKED THUNDER and the straight ahead metal-hard rock TOOLBOX. Then, back to Purple again. After this, his latest solo release, DREAMCATCHER (definetly not a great album, unfortunately..)That's it, folks!""