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Hang me out to dry

Another clip from the upcoming Ian Gillan’s release Contractual Obligation has been posted by the record company.

The album is due out on July 26th.

10 Comments to “Hang me out to dry”:

  1. 1
    Mathias says:

    Great performance by everybody!
    Always a pleasure to see the Don Airey Band – such fantastic musicians!

    Looking forward to hopefully seeing them 2020 in Germany (Rex and Uhlenspiegel) again.

  2. 2
    Hristo Yankov says:

    Wrongly described as Warsaw…It is same venue, Moscow

  3. 3
    Adel Faragalla says:

    A clear example of a simple song going through a torturing process of over streaching in 11 dimensions. I thinking man reaching the moon was much easier process. We still love you Mr Gillan or at least I am. Peace and GOOD HEALTH to you all.

  4. 4
    Hans says:

    Well, euh, really not bad at all! I’m a bit surprised here …

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Love it!. 😎

  6. 6
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    By the way… from 1982:
    Sound familiar?.

  7. 7
    yance says:

    Have to say not at all bad , liked it a lot! Got a nice groove.

  8. 8
    Rock Voorne says:

    I love TOOLBOX,great album

    If only he could have taken that attitude and voice into the Deep Purple reunion of MK 2 in 1993.

    Funny enough, I first did not like Toolbox, missed the keyboards. There werent anym as far as I can recall.

    On paper this format(orchestra, backing singers et all)it seems a far stretch from the original but it kind of works.

    Part of the attraction of Toolbox was that Ian appearantly had found a way or moment in which he could scream again.

    It was not commercially viable I think, remembering the half empty clubs in which the then GILLAN band tried to work.

    But apart from that I always missed this moment of Ians career during the post Blackmore years.

    It is what it is.

    I cant really muster the drive to spend money on a voice thats for the most part is gone, embarassing, etc.

    Maybe I should, considering time is running out.
    But life gave more priorities so….. Oh well.

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    uwe hornung says:

    Those gigs are a joy to listen to. Gillan sounds relaxed, but sings well, and I think a large part of that is down to the backing vocalists which support him so well on those choruses where he otherwise tends to hit his limits these days. It has me wondering whether DP shouldn’t go out with backing vocalists too – I know that is anathema to the Purple image -, but almost all classic rock acts do it these days and for good reason. Ian is 75 now, there is no reason why he should vocally carry a Purple set all by himself, my two cents. The richness of his voice benefits from it being not tasked too much.

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    dpmuc72 says:


    I received the album Live In Warsaw this morning.

    I was surprised to see Difficult To Cure in the setlist as it is basically a Rainbow song. Played by DP I know but this is “Ritchie’s song”.

    I was even more surprised to see the credits on the booklet from Gillan Live In Warsaw. The song “Difficult To Cure” is credited to Ludwig Van Beethoven, Don Airey(yes he played on the album), and Roger Glover (he was in Rainbow at the time). No mention of Ritchie !

    While the original studio album Difficult To Cure from 1981 gives credit to Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover and Joe Lynn Turner for that song.

    What is your opinion ? Do you think it’s a mistake (very unlikely) ?

    I thought the war is over between Ritchie and Gillan…maybe this was just a ceasefire ?

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