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Gillan's Inn
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Nothing sums up Ian Gillan better than Gillan's Inn, a career retrospective DualDisc like none other! Having decided to re-visit the classic songs made famous by Deep Purple and his own solo career, Ian invited several of his friends to guest on the album including Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Joe Satriani, Janick Gers (Iron Maiden), Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions), Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Ronnie James Dio (Dio), Jeff Healey (Jeff Healey Band), and of course Ian Gillan's Deep Purple bandmates participated as well.

Lending his ears & talent, veteran producer Nick Blagona (The Police, Bee Gees, Chicago, Rainbow and Deep Purple) put it all together.

An expanded version (recently released in the UK last April, now seeing a North American release) is available with audio and video tracks from the recent tour Ian did over the summer of 2006, as well as an additional studio track (Demon's Eye) with Jeff Healey and Jon Lord. The live songs are Wasted Sunsets and Have Love, Will Travel in audio format, and videos of No Laughing In Heaven, Hang Me Out To Dry, Into The Fire, Moonshine, Men Of War, and Sugar Plum. There is also behind-the-scenes and backstage footage, plus a photo gallery of pictures taken during the tour.

Track Listing (* indicates Tour Edition)

  1. Unchain Your Brain (featuring Joe Satriani)
  2. Bluesy Blue Sea (featuring Janick Gers)
  3. Day Late And A Dollar Short (featuring Uli Jon Roth and Ronnie James Dio)
  4. Hang Me Out To Dry (featuring Joe Satriani)
  5. Men Of War (featuring Steve Morse and Johnny Rzeznik)
  6. When A Blind Man Cries (featuring Jeff Healey and Jon Lord)
  7. Sugar Plum (featuring Roger Glover, and Ian Paice)
  8. Trashed (featuring Tony Iommi, Roger Glover, and Ian Paice)
  9. No Worries (featuring Michael Lee Jackson)
  10. * Demon's Eye (featuring Jeff Healey and Jon Lord)
  11. Smoke On The Water (featuring Steve Morse, Johnny Rzeznik, Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Jon Lord)
  12. No Laughing In Heaven (featuring Roger Glover and Ian Paice)
  13. Speed King (featuring Joe Satriani)
  14. Loving On Borrowed Time (featuring Steve Morse and Uli Jon Roth)
  15. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (featuring Joe Elliot)
  16. * Have Love, Will Travel Live - House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA
  17. * Wasted Sunsets Live - House Of Blues, Anaheim, CA

DualDisc Features

CD side:

Complete album in stereo

DVD side:

  • Complete album in 5.1 surround sound and stereo
  • Smoke On The Water - choose your own mix with your choice of Joe Satriani, Steve Morse, Jeff Healey and more
  • Making of Gillans Inn video featuring in-the-studio footage of Ian Gillan, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Joe Satriani, Ronnie James Dio, Michael Lee, and Jeff Healey
  • Bootleg basement-amateur, audience shot footage lifted from unauthorized bootleg DVD's. Tracks include "Speed King" and "When A Blind Man Cries" by Deep Purple (with Joe Satriani on guitar) from Flanders Expo, Gent, Belgium on June 18, 1994
  • * No Laughing In Heaven, Hang Me Out To Dry, Into The Fire, Moonshine, Men Of War, and Sugar Plum from the 2006 Gillan's Inn tour
  • Discography
  • Hand written song lyrics by Ian Gillan
  • Track commentary by Ian Gillan
  • Liner notes written by Jeff Miers, Music Critic for The Buffalo News
  • Witness Protection Program a selection of never before seen photos featuring the bonus track Can I Get A Witness
  • * Backstage Pass - behind the scenes and backstage moments from the tour
  • * Tales From The Tour Bus - want to see what life on a tour bus is like?
  • Bonus Track - Demons Eye featuring Jeff Healey, Jon Lord and Michael Lee
  • Special DVD Launcher ROM features that enable fans to access another version of "Smoke On The Water" featuring Steve Morris
  • Pre-ripped AAC and WMA files for the unrestricted uploading of personal surround mixes to portable devices from computer ROM drives

Last update: October 2, 2007

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