|1. Secret Of The Dance
2. I Am Your Man
3. Child In Time
4. Message In A Bottle
5. So Low
6. Dead Of Night
7. Back In The Game
8. Tokyo Flight
9. Smoke On The Water
10. Woman From Tokyo
London’s Marquee Club is as synonymous with rock music as Marshall Amps, Fender Guitars and all other iconic brand names that have shaped the sound of music through the decades.
1978 was a very busy period for Gillan newly formed to perform centre rock-the ground Ian had deserted when he formed Ian Gillan Band in 1976. IGB were no more and The Marquee was to be a ‘warm up’ for Gillan’s appearance at the Reading Festival two months later where they took the audience by storm.
Fame and fortune beckoned but only with a couple of line up changes around a year later. Never to play The Marquee again as demand for the band meant they would play the larger Rainbow Theatre and Hammersmith Odeon, enjoy history in the making Crank up very loud
IAN GILLAN, JOHN McCOY, COLIN TOWNS, STEVE BYRD, PETE BARNACLE
A must for all Deep Purple/Gillan collectors although the casual fan be warned as the sound quality is not great but the atmosphere and the set list make-up for any sound deficiencies. ****/5
Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com
The sound is totally ok for being salvaged from 30 year old tapes. The atmosphere tops most things and Ian was really at the top of his abilities. Apart from the feeling a solid booklet that provides amusing reading is included. So, to get a formidable dose of nostalgia - buy this CD, read, listen and smile!
...the real delight lies in less famous songs such as massively sprawling yet tightly grooving 'I'm Your Man' and the jazzed-up 'Back In the Game' that this short-lived line-up take to like hungry vultures, with unrivalled energy.
www.dmme.net (March 2008)
The sound quality...is good enough to capture every thrill and musical chill the band delivered; Gillan at their headiest of live heights.
www.allmusic.com (March 2008)
Not essential but bloody good fun nonetheless.
Feedback (April 2008)
...you'll be entertained by perennial crowd pleasers from his Deep Purple days.
Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (April 2008)
…showcases the entire gig, including the Blackmore-fired encore, and stands proud among the very best of Gillan's many archive releases.
Jo-Ann-Greene, Goldmine (May 2008)