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Gillan — Live: Triple Trouble

Gillan Live: Triple Trouble cover art, courtesy of Demon EdselDemon Edsel is releasing a triple CD Gillan live set authorized by Big Ian himself.

No specific release date is available at this time. The 3CD set will be released in the UK on November 9 and available in other countries as an import.

Disc One

Recorded at London’s legendary Rainbow Theatre on 4th March 1981, with Bernie Torme on lead guitar. With the exception of one song, the performance is previously unreleased.

1 Second Sight
2 Unchain Your Brain
3 Are You Sure
4 Bite The Bullet
5 No Easy Way
6 Trouble
7 If You Believe Me
8 Mutually Assured Destruction
9 On The Rocks
10 Future Shock
11 Vengeance
12 New Orleans
13 Smoke On The Water
14 Sleeping On The Job
15 Lucille

Disc Two

Features the band’s triumphant headlining set at the Reading Festival on 29th August 1981, with Janick Gers on lead guitar. Only half of the songs have previously been available, on the 1981 release Double Trouble.

1 Second Sight
2 Unchain Your Brain
3 Hadely Bop Bop
4 No Laughing In Heaven
5 Bite The Bullet
6 No Easy Way
7 Trouble
8 Mutually Assured Destruction
9 On The Rocks
10 Vengeance
11 Smoke On The Water
12 New Orleans
13 Lucille

Disc Three

Features five songs recorded in April 1982 for BBC Radio 1’s Friday Rock Show and five songs from a concert in Nottingham in March 1981. None of these tracks have been officially released before.

1 No Laughing In Heaven
2 Hadely Bop Bop
3 Vengeance
4 Mutually Assured Destruction
5 Born To Kill
6 Second Sight
7 Unchain Your Brain
8 Trouble
9 If You Believe Me
10 Lucille

Artist: Gillan
Title: Live: Triple Trouble
Format: 3CD
Label: Demon Edsel
Cat No: EDSX3006
Genre: Rock and Pop

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Thanks to Jim Collins and Demon Edsel for the info.



27 Comments to “Gillan — Live: Triple Trouble”:

  1. 1
    Made in England says:

    At last. An officially endorsed live collection… and only a handful of these have been “officially” released before. I’m looking forward to this…

  2. 2
    Drdp says:

    This at least sounds like a worthwhile purchase. Unlike most of the crappy “Angel Air” ones! Cheers,Drdp

  3. 3
    rik says:

    the radio 1 rock show version of ‘if you believe me’ is awesome, assuming it’s one of the five here.

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Still dreaming of that TIME MACHINE so that I can attend GILLAN gigs

    I missed out then……

  5. 5
    Nick says:

    Brilliant, The Tommy Vance session is the ultimate for me, Born to kill was played for me recently on Bruce Dickensons “Friday rock show”, he didnt play M.A.D so im sure looking forward to hearing that magical Colin Towns intro again! Fantastic.

  6. 6
    Roberto says:

    BUT ‘ANGEL AIR’ RELEASED A WONDERFUL ALBUM (’79-’80 bbc) WHICH IS A SHAME THAT IS NOT INCLUDED HERE…IN THAT SHOW GILLAN REACHED THE NOTE D6…

  7. 7
    Chrissy says:

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS!!!

  8. 8
    Jeffs says:

    Look forward to this, Gillans voice was astonishing in those days and the band were simply unique, the combination of Towns writing and virtuosity with the raw rock n roll delivery of the Gillan, Torme, McCoy trio was an extremely exciting mix!

  9. 9
    Rascal says:

    The Reading Festival!!! What a gig!!

    Didnt stop for the Sunday……but if my memory serves me…..

    Budgie & Girlschool on the friday, Atomic Rooster, Samson and Gillan on the Saturday…………to name but a few!

    Those were the days!

  10. 10
    Patrick says:

    what a rare talent ….this guy is just , words cant express it …. although it was a little wierd seing him grab my mom by the face and give her a big one right on the lips a few years ago

  11. 11
    james jay says:

    my favorite IG vocal era–man could he sing and scream during the Gillan Band era.

  12. 12
    Roberto says:

    about IG vocal era I just prefer the 69-79 period…in that time his vocie were simply perfect…

  13. 13
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I’ll be supporting this release for sure, I think along with the Angel Aire 79-80 BBC CD it will go very well in serving up the best live documents in the tons of shows they played over the best of those years. The 1980 BBC show is the very best imo, that show is amazing! I agree it should be included.

  14. 14
    Moreblack says:

    Wow.Great memories from that period.When rock was real Rock music.Great band.Good times.

  15. 15
    FRANK says:

    THANKS FOR THIS,

    LOVE THIS TIME WITH IAN,

    HE BE CAME GREATER WHEN HE TURNED TO BLACK SABBATH.

    THANK`S IAN THAT YOU DID WHAT YOU DID BACK IN 83..

  16. 16
    fra says:

    a reliable user on the deep purple italian forum has addressed some issues in regards of this release:

    – on 4/3/1981 deep purple played in nottingham (not at the rainbow in london)

    – “if you believe” from the nottingham radio show was published in “double trouble” and credited by mistake as “recorded at the london rainbow”

    – on 5/3/1981 deep purple played at the london rainbow

    – lucille live from the reading festival was included by mistake in “mr universe” (instead of the studio version)

  17. 17
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Unfortunately I ve to watch very carefully how I spend my money right now.

    After years of neglect and putting countless Guilders and Ero s into DP family pockets I m trying to fix my house a bit.

    It s a shame cause these Gillan live outings are amongst the ones waited for so long in the past……

    A pity as well it took so long to get these out…..

    The visualisation of things concerning DP and family still on shelves is a real mindboggler.

    What about a decent live double disc with Bonnet during Down To Earth era or a 2 disc with JLT during Rainbow?

    Thank God I ll be seeing The Mighty Screamer Graham Bonnet soon LIVE over here….

    Just bought my tickets.

    I got someone here on board that crazy, SHE HATES BONNET, to go along so that I dont have to stress myself unconscious due to public transport, time schedules and so on…..

    We re going to have a beer after the gig now without rushing home….

    GRAHAM BONNET ROCKS!!!!!!

  18. 18
    Roberto says:

    NOW: WOULD SOMEONE OFFICIALIZE THE WORCHESTER 1983 SHOW WITH B.SABBATH??!!!
    THAT SHOW IS A MASTERPIECE AND IT HAS A VERY GOOD SOUND QUALITY…

  19. 19
    smoothdancer says:

    Hi everyone,

    of the three post Purple line-ups GILLAN probably was the least famous and definitely the least commercially succesfull but INMHO the most honest and best one! Ian’s performance and style oozes pure hard rock. The songs are not polished up and “pretty”, they just go for the throat and got you by the balls. That’s the way I undestand and love rock music….So I’m extremely happy about the new release.. This will give me something “to chew upon” for the next couple of months!!

    Long live Ian, cheers!

  20. 20
    smoothdancer says:

    Hi everyone,

    of the three post Purple line-ups GILLAN probably was the least famous and definitely the least commercially succesfull but INMHO the most honest and best one! Ian’s performance and style oozes pure hard rock. The songs are not polished up and “pretty”, they just go for the throat and got you by the balls. That’s the way I understand and love rock music….So I’m extremely happy about the new release.. This will give me something “to chew upon” for the next couple of months!!

    Long live Ian, cheers!

  21. 21
    DAWG says:

    ABOUT 4 MONTHS BEFORE DISC ONE WAS RECORDED I SAW THEM AT THE AGORA BALLROOM IN ATLANTA. IT WAS A GREAT SHOW. ESPECIALLY IF YOU BELEIVE ME. THE PROBLEM WAS WE NEVER GOT TO “SMOKE” BECAUSE BEFORE THE ENCORE BERNIE FELL DOWN THE NARROW STAIRS BEHIND THE STAGE. IAN HAD TO COME OUT AND EXPLAIN THE SITUATION. HE WAS SO PISSED OFF THAT HE REFERRED TO BERNIE AS “THE GUITAR PLAYER”. I WAS A LITTLE PERTURBED MYSELF. LOOKING BACK ALMOST 30 YEARS, IT IS A LITTLE FUNNY NOW THAT I RECALL THE LOOK ON IAN’S FACE.

  22. 22
    Joanna says:

    I’ve got! Very good gigs, IG’s voice condition is excellent. His band plays very well (especially “Second sight” :)). The record of good quality. Worth buying!

  23. 23
    Born Again says:

    Great stuff. Been wanting the Friday rock show session for ages.
    In response to the guy wanting Sabbath’s Worcester show released, it is a great gig but it’ll Never get released officially.
    However Check out my tribute to the best ever sabbath album..Born again
    Full of videos,photos etc.

    http://www.myspace.com/blacksabbathbornagain

  24. 24
    Shane Burke says:

    Great news
    I saw the band on a pub tour of Sydney in 1981, saw them Mon, Tues and Fri night in one week. Ians’e eye contact with the audience and of course vocals were great. They did a song called Nightmare and I would like to know if there is a live version (not the studio) of this song available anywhere? Also there was a bootleg record I once had Live in Glasgow that had a haunting keyboard intro on Born to Kill, must have been 1982 as Blusey Blue Sea was this old record. Is this available now on CD anywhere as well? Thanks Shane, Sydney Aust

  25. 25
    MacGregor says:

    Shane@24- I was at the Penrith gig, my memory is a little vague as to the name of the pub, Sundowners or Sun something possibly? Yes, he went off big time vocally Gillan & he still had his mane back then, he was off his face by the look of it, classic! The only disappointing thing for me was Bernie Torme had left the band & Janick Gers was new to the job & nowhere near the quality guitar player that Torme was! But it was a wild night! I am not sure as to the ‘live’ Nightmare track though! Cheers.

  26. 26
    Jim Collins says:

    I initially provided one bit of erroneous information. I forgot that Second Sight/Unchain Your Brain from the Nottignham gig appeared on the vinyl compilation “Live & Heavy”.

  27. 27
    Neil Kennedy says:

    As well as the live stuff on Double Trouble, the Reading 1981 version of Bite The Bullet was the b-side for the Nightmare single, and On The Rocks was the b-side of the Restless single. Both were also on the Edsel re-issue from 2007 (along with the three live tracks from Reading 1980 from the Trouble double single).

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