Ian Gillan

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04
Jul

DEEP PURPLE Singer IAN GILLAN To Release Powerful Live Album On Audio & Video

 
“CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION” OUT ON JULY 26th, 2019 ON earMUSIC.
 
Vocalist Ian Gillan, together with Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne and a few others, is considered one of the legendary voices that shaped hard rock. Despite his commitment to Deep Purple, the singer has built an impressive solo career. “Contractual Obligation” is a collection of performances during a recent tour through Eastern Europe, which contains three shows which will be released on different formats via earMUSIC on July 26, 2019:
 
Contractual Obligation #1: Live In Moscow (On Blu-ray)
Contractual Obligation #2: Live In Warsaw (On 2CD & digital)
Contractual Obligation #3: Live In St. Petersburg (On 3LP)
 
Still fresh from the success of the studio album “NOW What?!”, and just a few months before the release of the latest and equally successful album “inFinite”, Ian Gillan accepted the offer to tour for a month in Eastern Europe with a full rock show, accompanied every night by a different local orchestra.
Gillan decided to recruit the Don Airey Band, which features the guitar talent of Simon McBride.
All shows were truly unique, with Airey and McBride delivering perfect performances night after night. Deep Purple material (including rarities like “Razzle Dazzle” or “Anya”) went hand in hand with Gillan solo songs and surprises for those into the deepest catalogue.
 
The title is a humorous reference to Ian Gillan’s notorious reticence to pay any attention to his own or Deep Purple live releases (as he explains in the album liner notes). This live album and video might well be one of the nicest chapters in Gillan’s solo production ever and a reminder about how great his solo music and concerts have been over the years.
 
Curiosity: The last Deep Purple album was named “Infinity” (which later turned into: “inFinite”) during the afternoon preceding the Warsaw show that ended up being immortalized for its CD release.
 
“Contractual Obligation” will be available on Blu-Ray (Contractual Obligation #1: Live In Moscow), 2CD & digital (Contractual Obligation #2: Live In Warsaw) and as a 3LP+Download (Contractual Obligation #3: Live In St. Petersburg) on July 26, 2019 on earMUSIC.
 
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE:
Contractual Obligation #1: Live In Moscow (Blu-ray): https://iangillan.lnk.to/ContractualO...
Contractual Obligation #2: Live In Warsaw (2CD & digital): https://iangillan.lnk.to/ContractualO...
Contractual Obligation #3: Live In St. Petersburg (3LP): https://iangillan.lnk.to/ContractualO...
 
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TRACK LIST
CD1
1. Hang Me Out To Dry
2. Pictures Of Home
3. No Lotion For That
4. Strange Kind Of Woman
5. Razzle Dazzle
6. A Day Late ‘N’ A Dollar Short
7. Lazy
8. Rapture Of The Deep
9. When A Blind Man Cries
 
CD2
1. You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby (with Grace Gillan)
2. Ain’t No More Cane On The Brazos
3. Difficult To Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth)
4. Anya
5. Perfect Strangers
6. Hell To Pay
7. Demon’s Eye
8. Smoke On The Water
9. Hush
10. Black Night
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Wed
10
Apr

LONERIDER - Attitude (Review)

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90%
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Escape Music
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Friday, April 26, 2019
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LONERIDER is an exquisitely recorded album, with performances to match. FM frontman Steve Overland re-joins his Shadowman partner guitarist Steve Morris (Heartland/Ian Gillan) and a rhythm section comprised of legendary drummer Simon Kirke and Tyketto bassist Chris Childs.
 
Every note on this album sounds planned, executed and placed perfectly in place. Its quite a diverse musical tapestry, with a bluesy rock base branching into AOR, earthy midwestern rock, a couple of tunes that could almost be described as southern rock. And there’s a couple of pretty lush ballads to flesh out a very interesting record.
 
The songs, while diverse and multi-genre spanning are all rock songs at heart and I can’t pick a filler amongst them all. It’s especially rewarding to hear Steve Overland in a fresh setting that doesn’t automatically mirror FM, Overland or Shadowman – which is obviously this album’s closest relative, musically speaking.
 
Steve Overland sounds flawless as usual and its great to hear Steve Morris delivering some sublime guitar riffs and divine solos.

If you’re a fan of all of the above – there’s no questioning the quality of this record.

Score: 
90
 
Fri
22
Feb

LONERIDER Arrive on Escape Music With 'Attitude' April 26

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Friday, April 26, 2019
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Lonerider - Attitude
Release date: 26th April, 2019 
Catalogue No CD: ESM329
 
Band is:
Steve Overland: All vocals (FM / Shadowman / Solo artist)
Simon Kirke: Drums  (Free / Bad Company)
Steve Morris: All Guitars and keyboards  (Ian Gillan / Heartland)
Chris Childs: Bass (Thunder / Tyketto)
Brian J Anthony: Acoustic Guitars, mandolin and percussions (Steve Walsh / Overland)
 
Track List:
1- My Imagination 3:19 / 2- Lonerider 3:38 / 3- Hard Heart to Break 4:12 / 4- Fast Train 3:57 / 5- Wanted Man 4:32 / 6- Yesterday Heroes 4:02 / 7- Angel without Wings 3:39 / 8- Rock ‘N Roll Dreamer 5:00 / 9- One in A Million 3:33 / 10- Gimme Your Love 3:46 / 11- Rhythm of Life 3:32 / 12- Heart & Soul 3:59
 
Double LP with 4 Bonus Tracks LP ONLY:
 
When Love Leaves Town 6:32 
Have A Little Faith 4:01
Rock ‘N Roll Dreamer Acoustic version 5:00
Yesterday Heroes Acoustic version 4:02
 
Produced by Lonerider
Executive Producer: Khalil Turk 
Mixed and Mastered by Brian J Anthony
 
All songs by Steve Overland/Steve Morris
Recorded at: The Vale Studio, Worcestershire, UK by Chris D’Adda 
The Tremolo Studio, Silverdale, Stoke on Trent, UK by Dan Roley and by Brian J Anthony, USA
 
Every once in a while a new recording comes along with a line-up that makes your spine tingle, and here it is; “Attitude” by Lonerider. Not only does this quintet feature Steve Overland (FM, Solo, Shadowman), Steve Morris (Heartland, Shadowman) and Chris Childs (Thunder) but legendary drummer Simon Kirke of Free and Bad Company fame. With Brain J Anthony finishing the line-up we have a real force to be reckoned with. What are we to expect from this group of musicians? If you like Bad Company then this is going to be a treat for you. We have the feel of that classic Bad Company that we know and love, yet the songs are modern, fresh and vibrant. Simon has a drumming style that is unmistakeable and this shines through on all of the tracks (and an extra four on the LP version!). 
 
There is a buzz surrounding the release already and the feedback is looking very promising indeed, this has surely got to be a stand out releases for 2019.
 
 
 
Mon
06
Nov

DEEP PURPLE Rob Your Wallet With 'Infinite' Gold Edition

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Friday, April 7, 2017
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DEEP PURPLE RELEASING inFINITE (GOLD EDITION) + THE inFINITE LIVE RECORDINGS, VOL. 1 ON DECEMBER 8 VIA earMUSIC
 
Due to the world wide success of the Deep Purple's latest album, inFinite, earMUSIC is issuing a special, two-CD release of the project, titled inFinite (Gold Edition), on December 8. Disc 1 contains inFinite + Disc 2 features The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1.
 
As a companion piece, The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 will also be made available on the same date in a limited 3-LP 180-Gram Gatefold vinyl, as well as digitally.

The inFinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1 was recorded at this years Hellfest 2017 in France and contains "Bloodsucker," which is a Deep Purple classic that is rarely a part of the band's setlist. 

To celebrate these releases, the band has shared two videos. 

Watch the "Bloodsucker" lyric video here.
Watch "The Surprising" video, which premiered via Ultimate Classic Rockhere.

Both releases are available for pre-order on November 3. 
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Thu
15
Dec

DEEP PURPLE Launch 'Infinite' Preview; Album Due April 7

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Friday, April 7, 2017
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Deep Purple reveal title, release date and first song from their new album “inFinite”, the highly anticipated follow up to their most recent worldwide chart topping album “NOW What?!”.
“inFinite” will be released on April 7th by earMUSIC.
 
“Time For Bedlam”, an up-tempo classic Deep Purple song, has just been made available via a lyric video:
 
 
The song will be available as instant grat as part of the digital album preorder as well as on all streaming platforms starting from Thursday, December 15th, midnight worldwide with the physical preorder of the album to start at the same time.
 
A limited edition EP for “Time For Bedlam”, with non-album songs and unreleased recordings will hit the shops on February 3rd.
 
A documentary movie, witnessing the songwriting process and the recording of the album with producer Bob Ezrin, has been produced, allowing for the first time for the fans to be part of the private band member interactions in the studio.
 
The movie will be included in some editions of the album and it will be presented before release in various fan events worldwide.
Deep Purple have recently announced their “Long Goodbye Tour”, which will bring the legendary live show once again all over the world.
 
Deep Purple have not yet answered, in fact, the many questions received by fans from all over the world who are speculating about the meaning of the title “inFinite” and "Long Goodbye".
 
Singer Ian Gillan has in fact declared:
 
“If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit? The word infinite is a three-dimensional double edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal’ What’s that all about?
 
Stephen Hawking declared (in ‘A brief History of Time’) that, before the Big Bang there was nothing. That would put the kybosh on the idea of our universe being Infinite, as he provides a starting point, which is not acceptable to the concept. So, Hawking’s universe in ‘Finite’; by definition; whether he agrees or not.
 
Ironically, he is quite wrong (scientists always are eventually), therefore the Universe is infinite, which means it will never end, and also means that it never started, and the corollary to that of course is that we don’t exist.
 
There is a metaphysical solution to all this, but it will have to wait until the tour is over because (thanks heavens) there are only 24 hours in a day (for the time being) or 10 hours in a metric day.
More on that later…”
 
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NOW What?! has charted at #1 in 5 European countries.
NOW What?! has charted in the Top 10 in over 15 countries worldwide.
NOW What?! has gained Gold Status in Germany for over 100.000 copies sold.
 
The two video releases “From the Setting Sun… (In Wacken)” and “…To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo)”, released on the same day, charted at #1 and #2 in the UK on the same week in the Music Video Charts, witnessing the success of the NOW What?! tour.
 
 
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