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A few years later…

Record company has announced some release details for the Ian Gillan & The Javelins — a collection of rock’n’roll standards recorded by Big Ian with his first band (predating even Episode Six) earlier this year.

In the early 1960’s, you might have seen The Beatles doing Chubby Checker’s ‘Twist and Shout’ at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, or The Rolling Stones doing Chuck Berry’s ‘Come On’ at the Station Hotel in Richmond, and The Javelins doing Howlin’ Wolf’s ‘Smokestack Lightning’ at Wistowe House in Hayes.

These contemporary recordings (2018) by The Javelins are drawn from our set lists, circa 1963, when I was 18 years old. Now, a few years later, I have the privilege and joy of working with my old mates from the original group; Gordon Fairminer (Lead Guitar); Tony Tacon (Rhythm Guitar); Tony Whitfield (Bass Guitar); Keith Roach (Drums), as we make a long overdue L.P.

The album has been recorded at the Chameleon Studios during a five days recording session in Hamburg, March 2018, Germany. It also features Don Airey on piano as a special guest. It will be released on August 31st, 2018 on earMUSIC as CD digipak, 1LP gatefold vinyl (180g, black) and digital download.

Thanks to Lutz Reinert for the info.

9 Comments to “A few years later…”:

  1. 1
    John says:

    Live is a wheel. All things return…

    Or, the full circle.

    See it your way

  2. 2
    Johnny says:

    Live is a wheel, all things return…
    Or, the full circle.

    See it your way

  3. 3
    George G Martin says:

    Awesome! I love it! Can’t wait to get this one.

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    This is fun. I love it!. Feels soooo goooooood…..

  5. 5
    Peter Möller says:

    Great news, looking forward to it! I even want a Javelins t-shirt 😃
    Just great rock’n’roll and pop songs from the 50’s & 60’s.
    But this in fact their second album, Sole Agency and Representation was released in 1994.

  6. 6
    Dirty Dog says:

    Great News. Clip sounds good. I like Ian singing these old stuff. His voice sounds great.

  7. 7
    Buttockss says:

    I do love me some do-wop old fashion music……i hope they tour with a full orchestra.

  8. 8
    Pieter van der Velde wzn says:

    I hope it is as good my 1994 Javelins CD called Sole Agency and Representation on RPM. We are lucky they all are still with us.

  9. 9
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    If anyone is interested, the Ian Gillan & The Javelins- Sole Agency & Representation 1994 album is able to be downloaded from Videa… if you’re clever enough!.

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