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Gillan Boxset

“The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982”

To Be Released

Demon Records has announced the release of a new must-have Gillan vinyl boxset on 21st October. ‘The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982’ will feature 5 chart albums – 7 LPs in total – including ‘Mr Universe’ (1979), ‘Glory Road’ (1980, 2 LPs, with bonus disc ‘For Gillan Fans Only’), ‘Future Shock’ (1981), ‘Double Trouble’ (2 LPs, 1981) and ‘Magic’ (1982).

Ian Gillan was delighted with the vintage feel of the finished product: “It’s a wonderful thing, vinyl… Best held in two hands and treated with respect, as you place it carefully upon the turntable. You just bought something significant, not easily disposable. And look at the sleeves” – he comments, observing one of the records – “aren’t they cool. Read the lyrics and enjoy the artwork, while you are in the groove. No computers involved in the making of this music…enjoy”.

The 180g heavyweight vinyl records will all be exact replicas of their first pressings; ‘Future Shock‘, Gillan’s highest scoring album, reaching No.2 in the UK chart, will include the same 16-page booklet as featured in its original release. An exclusive edition available via Amazon HERE will also contain a bonus 7” single for Spanish Guitar. Other Gillan classics featured in this priceless collection include Sleeping On The Job, No Easy Way, Trouble, Mutually Assured Destruction, New Orleans, No Laughing In Heaven, Nightmare, Restless and Living For The City.

Full tracklist as follows:

Double Trouble – DEMREC172

Side A

  1. I’ll Rip Your Spine Out

  2. Restless

  3. Men Of War

  4. Sunbeam

Side B

  1. Nightmare

  2. Hadely Bop Bop

  3. Life Goes On

  4. Born To Kill

Side C

  1. No Laughing In Heaven

  2. No Easy Way

  3. Trouble

Side D

  1. Mutually Assured Destruction

  2. If You Believe Me

  3. New Orleans

Future Shock – DEMREC173

Side A

  1. Future Shock

  2. Night Ride Out Of Phoenix

  3. The Ballad Of The Lucitania Express

  4. No Laughing In Heaven

  5. Sacre Bleu

Side B

  1. New Orleans

  2. Bite The Bullet

  3. If I Sing Softly

  4. Don’t Want The Truth

  5. For Your Dreams

Glory Road – DEMREC172

Side A

  1. Unchain Your Brain

  2. Are You Sure

  3. Time And Time Again

  4. No Easy Way

  5. Sleeping On The Job

Side B

  1. On The Rocks

  2. If You Believe Me

  3. Running White Face City Boy

  4. Nervous

Side C

  1. Higher And Higher

  2. Your Mother Was Right

  3. Redwatch

  4. Abbey Of Thelema

  5. Trying To Get To You

Side D

  1. Come Tomorrow

  2. Dragon’s Tongue

  3. Post Fade Brain Damage

  4. Egg Timer

  5. Harry Lime Theme

Magic – DEMREC175

Side A

  1. What’s The Matter

  2. Bluesy Blue Sea

  3. Caught In The Trap

  4. Long Gone

  5. Driving Me Wild

Side B

  1. Demon Driver

  2. Living A Lie

  3. You’re So Right

  4. Living For The City

  5. Demon Drive Reprise

Mr Universe – DEMREC17

Side A

  1. Second Sight

  2. Secret Of The Dance

  3. She Tears Me Down

  4. Roller

  5. Mr. Universe

Side B

  1. Vengeance

  2. Puget Sound

  3. Dead Of Night

  4. Message In A Bottle

  5. Fighting Man

Gillan was born on the ashes of the Ian Gillan Band in 1978, when Ian decided to abandon the jazz-fusion style of his previous project in favour of a more progressive direction, together with keyboardist Colin Towns. The band was dissolved in 1982 following the Magic tour, partly due to Gillan’s health issues with his vocal chords. Still in its brief existence they managed to release 5 top 20 albums and ride the popularity of the NWOBHM sweeping the continent.

Ascended to rock royalty status as the lead singer of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan continued making an impact on the rock scene, and has become an erudite elder statesman of the genre. He sang in the role of Jesus in the original Andrew Lloyd Webber show, Jesus Christ Superstar and he co-wrote and sang the iconic ‘Smoke on the Water’ among dozens of other hits. He has played to tens of millions of fans, and sold over one hundred million records. To this day he approaches writing, recording and touring with the zeal, passion and commitment of an eighteen year old.

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