Quick review: Ian Gillan: Contractual Obligation #2 Live in Warsaw

Contractual Obligation #2: Live in Warsaw by Ian Gillan, Don Airey and the Don Airey Band is an album I am enjoying a lot more than I’d have expected to. Gillan/Airey and band play some Deep Purple classics, some deep cuts and some Gillan solo tracks with the Beethoven Academy Orchestra. The orchestral arrangements are …

Notes/first impressions: Ian Gillan – Access All Areas

* Live recording from the Naked Thunder tour, 1990(ish) * Probably not from a single concert, and at only 11 tracks, not a full concert set, I think. Fade-ins and fade-outs between songs * Songs from Gillan’s career from Deep Purple through original version of Gillan, plus Naked Thunder and Gillan/Glover tracks * Ian Gillan …

Stormbringer, remastered

The music industry’s slowest remastering program lurched forwards one more step towards completion this week. Starting in 1995 with the 25th anniversary edition of Deep Purple in Rock, it has now finally managed to get around to the release of the 35th anniversary edition of the album Stormbringer that was originally released just 5 years …

Albums to avoid: Deep Purple Live at the Birmingham NEC 1993

Contact Music reports: Veteran rockers DEEP PURPLE are pleading with fans to not buy their latest album – a recording of their worst ever concert. The SMOKE ON THE WATER band are incensed record label Sony BMG has released double live album NEC 1993 to help promote the latest Deep Purple tour. […] Singer IAN …