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Gillan: Acess All Areas CD/DVD cover

[Update] It was pointed out in the comments that this material had been released previously.


A live Gillan CD/DVD was released in March, which unfortunately slipped under our radar. It came out on a Demon Music imprint called Edsel (not to be confused with Edel) as a part of their Access All Areas series. Which creates even more possibilities for confusion with Deep Purple’s documentary that came out few years back under the same title.

The show was recorded in front of an audience at the Central Television’s Nottingham studio on August 26 24, 1990.

Both CD and DVD track lists are identical:

  1. Gut Reaction
  2. Demon’s Eye
  3. Living For The City
  4. Puget Sound
  5. Sweet Lolita
  6. No More Cane On The Brazos
  7. I Thought No
  8. When A Blind Man Cries
  9. No Good Luck
  10. Lucille
  11. Smoke On The Water

Audio and video samples:


The album is quite reasonably priced at £8.99 / €10.89 and is available from a variety of online retailers, e.g. this one. Amazon also mentions a vinyl edition with release date of March 23, which is marked as ‘currently unavailable’.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.



17 Comments to “Gillan: Access All Areas”:

  1. 1
    Rock Voorne says:

    I saw it a few days ago in a shop over here.
    I skipped it by, thought it was a bootleg of the TV broadcast of way back

  2. 2
    Hornoxe says:

    The DP Songs of that were (together with the DP Granada 1970 snippets) on something called “Masters from the Vault”, am I right?
    I wonder who really holds the rights for this?

  3. 3
    Hristo says:

    I have this since 10 years, official release. You should mention it is re-release

  4. 4
    LRT says:

    Something actually new here? Released many years ago.

  5. 5
    LRT says:

    CD makes it somehow news? 😀

  6. 6
    Mike Whiteley says:

    This was released on VHS way back when as Ian Gillan Live.Good concert.Well worth replacing on DVD.I wonder if the audio is enhanced or remastered ??

  7. 7
    Rob Prior says:

    I have this DVD, released in 2001 in the “Classic Rock Legends” series.

    A great performance by Gillan and band!

  8. 8
    David Sanderson says:

    Looks like I’ll be getting the plastic out to order this!

  9. 9
    Anthony Oussin says:

    Garth Rocket and the Moonshiners re-release I think…

  10. 10
    Hristo says:

    Yep, great performance, a must!

  11. 11
    Tom FitZ says:

    Rob’s right its been available for an absolute age! You should mention this is a re-release! theres nothing new on here! but still a good watch!

  12. 12
    metaljim says:

    Even worse than the deceptive re-titling is the fact that it’s the same edited DVD/CD version released years ago. Missing several key songs from the concert, including the rarely performed Puget Sound. I was really disappointed when I ordered what I thought would be an upgrade from my well worn VHS tape. Still, better than not having it available at all I suppose…..

  13. 13
    EdwardsColetta says:

    Finally “Sweet Lolita” made its way to the DVD version, so we get the full version of the show, as presented on the original VHS cassette.

  14. 14
    metaljim says:

    Oops, I retract my previous comment. It appears that they have indeed restored the missing two songs from the initial CD/DVD issue of this concert. I may have to pick this one up!

  15. 15
    Cameron says:

    Hey guys, I know this is from the Classic Rock Legends DVD, but it seems that it has 2 songs on it that weren’t released on the original, “Puget Sound” and “Sweet Lolita”. It sounds like a great remaster and i’ll be looking forward to picking them up on DVD again, although I own the original versions anyway…the remastering in this one sounds great, and this concert hasn’t been on CD before. Extra points !

  16. 16
    Hristo says:

    There is actually two added songs, which makes difference

  17. 17
    Yvonne says:

    Update – Contrary to the date stated in the folder which comes with the CD/DVD, the TV show was recorded on August 24, 1990

    http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/ian-gillan/1990/central-studios-nottingham-england-13db8141.html

    According to the Caramba tourography, on August 26 Ian actually played at Rock City in Nottingham.
    Thanks to Perfect Purple for the info.

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