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An updated version of Gillan’s Inn with additional material from Ian Gillan’s tour last year, previously only available in the UK, has finally been released in North America; read more about it in our Gillan’s Inn feature (http://www.thehighwaystar.com/specials/GillansInn/)

43 Comments to “Gillan’s Inn tour edition released in the US”:

  1. 1
    Purple Princess says:

    Has this been out in the UK before? I’ve had the tour edition for ages, please don’t say it’s ANOTHER version of it!

  2. 2
    Harry Heathman III says:

    Is this the same Tour edition released last year?

  3. 3
    Russ says:

    I bought this in the U.S. ages ago. Unless this is some new “Gillan’s Inn – After the Tour is Over Edition” that features photos of the hotel rooms after the band left so you get to see the mess they left behind. Also includes exclusive video footage of the guys arriving back at home to great their respective families.

    Anything for a buck.

  4. 4
    Stefan says:

    Just another cash…. INN!!!

  5. 5
    T says:

    This is the same as the release you mention. I do recall some production problems–perhaps this is a re-release with the situation ironed out.

    I have both editions and enjoyed the “Tour Edition”. It would have been nice to have had the live extras on the original edition, except for one thing:

    They hadn’t been recorded yet!

    You can see live Gillan’s Inn footage from that tour by clicking on my “T” above.

  6. 6
    Ryan says:

    This is absolutely ridiculous- he complains about how opportunistic record companies are, people should look at him. After all, he has total control over this project and product. This is the “Deluxe” tour edition, instead of just the regular tour edition. WOW.

  7. 7
    Otis says:


  8. 8
    Steve says:

    I think it’s time to quit while he’s/they’re(Mk8) behind!!!

  9. 9
    Rascal says:

    Whats next? The remastered version of the re-released live cd?

    Gillans pension fund springs to mind. Again!!

  10. 10
    Eirik Solum says:

    Why are all Gillan’s releases always so extremely low budget these days? It’s all just… so badly done. Glover’s Snap Shot album sounded great, Lords projects are perfectly professional and good, but Dreamcatcher, Gillans Inn and these bonus features sound and look far below avrage.

  11. 11
    lonewolf says:

    I apologize for not making it clear that it was just the North American release of the record, rather than a new version.

  12. 12
    Sami says:

    How ’bout a De Luxe-edition of the De Luxe-edition, hahaa.
    When it’s gonna end…enough is enough.

  13. 13
    Rascal says:

    The delux, remastered, re-released, live, extended version, including 40 page full colour brochure, with free poster!!

    We’ve heard them all before.

  14. 14
    Jack says:

    Don’t forget the forthcoming 25th anniversary deluxe live edition: superb packaging, 6 Blu-ray discs; the super 500 copies limited deluxe edition have a full report on Gillan’s funeral…

  15. 15
    Ger, Assen, Netherlands says:

    What a negative reactions !!!!! For for instance ‘rascal’ : Gillan, nor the other dp-members earn their money by selling records/cd’s but they EARN it by TOURING and PERFORMING WORLDWIDE for many many days a year !!! They wouldn’t be as wealthy as you think only by making and distributing recods or releases, far from that ……

  16. 16
    stoffer says:

    Quit blaming Gillan for trying to put out as much material as possible, if you don’t want it DON’T BUY IT!!

  17. 17
    T says:

    Well said, Ger.

  18. 18
    Jack says:

    Interesting reactions…

  19. 19
    Rascal says:

    I didnt realise Gillan and his buddy’s were so far below the poverty line. It must be difficult for them to make ends meet.

    Anyone want to start a charity? ‘Feed the the DP five’?

    Maybe DP/Gillan could release a charity CD. Obviously it would contain previously re-released material, in a live format, with extended versions, but in a leatherette case.

  20. 20
    Road Rage says:

    Id buy it if it put food on their table!!

    I never knew the rock world was so poor. No wonder theirs all these reunions!

    Come to think of it I did hear Robert Plant was down to his last $100 million.

    Hard times

  21. 21
    Otis says:

    What about Torme’s, McCoy’s, Underwood’s & Towns’s royalties,
    any sight of ’em yet!?

  22. 22
    Rascal says:

    Well, the ‘Gospel According To GER’ says ‘they dont earn a bean unless they tour…………………’

    Royalties apparently dont exist anymore, so McCoy can kiss it all goodbye…………….unless he tours of course. I guess he must be even poorer, probably only owns 2 or 3 houses now!!

  23. 23
    Rasta Man says:

    I read somewhere that “Steve Morse is donating his ‘Contact Lost’ songwriting royalties to the families of the astronauts.”

    so they get nothing as well !!

  24. 24
    Gary says:

    How about the Gillan’s Inn 1st anniversary edition.

  25. 25
    T says:

    This is not another version of “Gillan’s Inn” but rather a North American release of what most of us already have in our collection. It is not a “Post Tour Edition” or whatever. It includes material that wasn’t available at the time of the original release because it did not as yet exist. Most fans were glad to get the additional coverage and live performances. If you already had the “red” version and didn’t want the blue one–then don’t buy it.

    Gillan and the rest are musicians and performers. It’s what they do as their career. It’s what they do for a living. This criticism for getting paid for their work is unfounded. Most of us get paid for what we do, albeit probably not as much. Then again, most of us do not have the talent, ability and–admittedly–a certain amount of luck that they do. And most of us certainly don’t live on the road out of a suitcase most of the time.

    They can put out what they want when they want. If I don’t want it–I won’t buy it. However, as an avid fan of Deep Purple and the extended family, I look forward to these releases. I don’t buy collections that have songs or material I already have and can put together–but I do enjoy the rarities, live performances, interviews and extra features.

    I’d rather seen Gillan make money than a lot of the current “talent”.

  26. 26
    Rascal says:

    I use to collect all things DP/Gillan in the vinyl days, but with the advent of cd’s I didnt feel the need to buy what I already have. Obviously ive bought new material but not with the same collective spirit (must be my age).

    I have no problem with re-releases, and the like, it just seems that the market gets saturated with them.

    As you quite rightly say ‘T’, its their job/career, and they should reap what benefits, and revenue they can.

  27. 27
    Ger, Assen, Netherlands says:

    Comment on “T Says: October 4th, 2007 at 3:57” : you’re right T, in the first place the guys are musicians and performers. Unfortunately, a lot of people try to describe them as people who have money-signs in their eyes whole day. Thinking that is a BIG mistake !!!

  28. 28
    foxholebuzzer says:

    each time i visit this site, i am amused to read the endless criticism of deep purple and its members, that seems to go on here. the reason i am amused, or should i say, bemused, is that i was under the impression that this site was a site for deep purple etc fans. i am not saying that one should enjoy, agree or otherwise suck up to everything band members do or release etc, but whats with all the damn criticism? if you dont like them or their stuff, actions etc, what are you doing here?

  29. 29
    Ger, Assen, Netherlands says:

    You’re hitting the point “foxholebuzzer, October 4th, 2007 at 19:01”, you are right ! > when you come here only to criticise and giving negative comments, what the hell of a dp-fan you are ? I think : NO fan. Just another one who wants to be popular or wanting to have attention or wathever. Critical views are ok, but REMEMBER : DP is the frontstanding ROCK-group since about ’68 and they’re still performing the hell out of their bodies nowadays to enjoy all the REAL fans, almost every day, year in year out : RESPECT for the guys !!!!!

  30. 30
    T says:

    There is a benefit to the “Tour” editions. In this case, the Deluxe Tour Edition has “Demon’s Eye,” and a very good version of it, which was labeled on the regular CD but was not included due to a glitch.

    It also has “Have Love, Will Travel”–a Michael Lee Jackson track that was performed live on the tour–and the much lauded “Wasted Sunsets” performed live which Purple does not do.

    It also included live versions of “No Laughing in Heaven,” “Hang Me Out to Dry,” “Men of War” (one of my favorite Gillan tracks), “Into the Fire,” “Moonshine” and “Sugar Plum”–all from the 2006 Tour and all above and beyond the regular edition of the CD. Then there is all that tour and backstage footage.

    This was all worth the price of the CD: Eight songs and the other extras! I played with Gillan on that tour and this represents a very nice souvenir–a good chunk of the entire show. I went out of my way to obtain the “Tour Edition.” Gillan’s Inn with a bunch of extra live stuff–what’s not to love? Purple fan heaven.

    Then we had the “Rapture of the Deep” Tour Edition, which I also special ordered. Here’s why:

    This version included “Things I Never Said” which *should* have been on the regular “Rapture” version but couldn’t be included because of physical and record company limitations.

    It also has the studio version of “The Well-Dressed Guitar” which should have been on “Bananas” but also was excluded for the same reasons. Then there were the live versions of various songs which I *always* appreciate. Again: Even more live stuff from Deep Purple!

    The “Tour Edition” of “Rapture” was the only way I could get those songs. Things are difficult to come by in America as far as Purple are concerned. IN addition, these special editions allow the band to put out the “extras” that would not or could not be on the regular editions. The extras were plentiful enough to be worth spending the money. If one didn’t *want* these extras, no one twisted his or her arm to get them.

    Both the “Tour Editions” are well appreciated. The only mystery to me is why Tour Editions tend to be blue. 😉

    I have a bootleg of a show from the “Machine Head Live” tour of a couple years ago. The quality is not great. I’d love a production mix of one of those shows.

  31. 31
    Bo says:

    I can only agree 100% and support that Gillan makes the money he can.
    The only thing I want is: The Gillans in on tour in Europe and Scandinavia NOW!
    The be honest I feel that the Purple show the last few years has been a bit “the same as last time – with a few changes”. To hear Ian sing all the great Gillan tracks and some rare DP songs will be heaven.

  32. 32
    Ger, Assen, Netherlands says:

    Right Bo,
    It’s time for the next Gillan Tour, but in Europe now, especially in the Netherlands, hahaha.

  33. 33
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Ger and Foxholebuzzler(or something like that….)

    Once again……..
    You can’t ask people just to shut because they do not ventilate YOUR opinion. Certainly not the one that people like me are not real DP fans. That’s so ridicilous and childish too……
    Jon said it in the latest interview :
    “DP was my Hammond and RB’s guitar.”
    Are you now gonna say : Jon, shut up, you are not a real DP member or something?
    To many people the OLD DP IS DP, not the watered down version since 1993, so WHY should they not be the DP fans instead of you, following the bastard version?

    Well, enough, serious debate about nothing again………

  34. 34
    janne larsson says:

    Can´t get enough of ´Gillan, but this were to much. I wait for the alien edition for aliens somewere in space. Buy something better by ian Gillan. Same songs new version, never.

  35. 35
    Ger, Assen, Netherlands says:

    For purplepriest :
    1. I don’t ask anyone to shut up, otherwise I would not have the right to say anything either.
    2. I don’t agree the line-up since 1993 is a watered down version (assuming I know what you mean by ‘watered down version’ 🙂 😉 ).
    3. As I feel it : the OLD DP is DP AND ! the latest DP is DP. But, and that’s personnal : I prefer living in the present, but that’s of course my choice.
    4. I’ve seen DP 3 times the last 1 1/2 year and those were the days of my life.
    5. I’m trying to live positive, that’s why I prefer to try to be positive even here in debates. Criticizing each other is i.m.h.o not a very pleasant activity.
    6. I like to read things on this website and other sites and I will continue with that, although it’s not always so pleasant as I would hope.
    7. I’ve no problems with your comments, purplepriest. It keeps this site alive ;). Cheers and bottoms up. I always wish everyone the best.

  36. 36
    Cranberry says:

    So who really cares if some of us think the DP of today aint the DP of yester-year? The band is what it is……………..and if people dont enjoy it cos RB & JL have gone……………..well, should we care?……………….not a bit!!

    I find it amusing that people get so ‘wound up’ about opinions, and criticisms in relation to DP. Dangle the bait and they bite!! They behave as though these guys are ‘long lost’ brothers that they have to promote, protect, and quote. Very comical, and most entertaining.

    To be a DP fan:-

    1)Do we need to quote everything that past or present members of DP have said, or get involved in their likes and dislikes, or what they feel about life, the universe, and beyond?

    2)Do we need to dissect/compare the music, and try and make sense of it?

    3)Do we need to worship at the knees of RB or IG to enjoy the music?

    I dont think so.

  37. 37
    Corn Dog says:


    Are you now gonna say : Jon, shut up, you are not a real DP member or something?

    Yep i sure am, boy. ‘Jon, shut up, you are not a real DP member’, your a ‘real ex-member or something’

    Dp is the hammond and the guitar, Dons, and Steve’s!

  38. 38
    T says:

    That is essentially it, Cranberry. This line-up is no less legitimate than Mark IV, Mark II, Mark whatever. The band has been about change–albeit not on purpose–and no two albums, even those of the same line-up, sound alike. DP is a very progressive band with a lo-ong history.

    This is why some people cannot accept one version or the other. The band is so diverse in what they have done, it’s as if several different bands have recorded over the years–and in fact, that is the case.

    Therefore, some people have favorites. I consider myself fortunate to love DP across the spectrum. Like most people, Mark II tends to get most of my attention. Unlike most people, I thought “Slaves and Masters” was the best post-classic period album until “Purpendicular”. I’ve gone into *why*–but I don’t expect people to agree with me. And like many, I feel the Morse-era is a breath of fresh air that needed to happen and am ecstatic they are still touring and recording.

  39. 39
    Ger, Assen, Netherlands says:

    Nice comment “T”.

  40. 40
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I think I should refrain from commenting anyway….

  41. 41
    Rascal says:

    Not even a RB comment/quote??

    Not used them all up have you Priest?

  42. 42
    Rascal says:

    Frank Zappa maybe?

  43. 43
    Jimmy jay says:

    every album, CD made by DP sounded different. look at other classic rock bands. every song old or new sounds the same. the stones, areosmith etc same old stuff time after time. even DP member’s solo stuff strays away from DP. unlike other bands whose member’s solo projects sound like their bands. thanks.

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