GILLAN – On The Rocks

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Gillan On The Rocks

CD TRACKLISTING

No Laughing In Heaven
Bite The Bullet
No Easy Way
Thunderwood
Trouble
If You Believe Me
On The Rocks
Vengeance
Tormes Last Stand
Smoke On The Water
New Orleans
Lucille

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This CD documents an exciting yet turbulent era of Gillan’s existence. Within a few days of this show, guitarist Bernie Torme had walked out of the band.

Whatever friction there may have been in the band at this time was not manifest on stage although ‘On The Rocks’ may be prophetically titled given the events that followed a few days after this recording on June 17 1981. With the band scheduled to fly back to the UK to record a slot in the top Of the Tops programme, Bernie Torme left. As it happened, John McCoy performed on the TOTP show with a double-neck guitar.

After Torme’s departure, Gillan soldiered on for another year with replacement guitarist Janick Gers but to many fans the Mk II Gillan line-up of Ian Gillan, Colin Towns, John McCoy and Mick Underwood was the definitive version and is presented here “On The Rocks”.

An informative 12-page CD booklet includes notes by More Black Than Purple fanzine editor Jerry Bloom and features rare unseen photos from the band member’s personal collections.

Reviews

...the perfect album for tennis raquet air guitarists

www.tnt-audio.com (July 2010)


This re-mastered release comes with excellent art work...and three bonus tracks...For fans of David Byron both On the Rocks and Lost & Found (also available on Angel Air) are absolute must-haves.

Jeff Perkins, Eurorock (July 2010)


...overall you end up with quite a satisfying listen that proves another positive reminder of one of rock music's great voices...

Bill Leslie, www.getreadytorock.com (July 2010)


..Dismissed at the time as nothing more than a collection of faded glories from a has-been, in actuality Byron's singing almost takes him back to the great days of Heep, while the songs suggest an artist revitalised...

Classic Rock magazine (Summer 2010)


...an absolutely cracking album full of Bluesy Rock driven by great guitar and keyboards...a great reminder of a fine, and sadly missed, rock frontman.

Classic Rock Society (July 2010)


...for David, this album demonstrates that any thoughts of him being written off for good at this stage of his career were a bit premature, because when the spirit moved him and he was on top of his game, David Byron was definitely one of the best vocalists the rock world has ever seen.

www.seaoftranquility.org (August 2010)


...David was born an entertainer, anyone can tell

www.festivalphoto.net (July 2010)


...overall you end up with quite a satisfying listen that proves another positive reminder of one of rock music's great voices...

Bill Leslie, www.getreadytorock.com (July 2010)


...a workmanlike blend of live and studio material

Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (July 2010)


...this 1981 album is a great showcase for...David Byron's larger-than-life approach...

Classic Rock magazine (October 2010)


This collaboration with guitarist Robin George also boasted some fine work from saxist Mel Collins...

Kevin Bryan, various regional papers (January 2011)


...pretty damn good. It's certainly not prog, but it's a great showcase for Byron's larger-than-life approach

Classic Rock magazine (January 2011)


...final attempt to recapture former glories...also boasted some fine work from saxist Mel Collins...

Kevin Bryan, Stirling Advertiser (March 2011)


 

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