Ian Gillan Band - Clear Air Turbulance (Remastered) (CD)
Release Date: 07/13/10
Re-release of the second album by a jazz/rock fusion band formed by Ian Gillan (Deep Purple).
Second album by Ian Gillan Band from 1977. When Gillan was recording his solo albums in the late 70s and early 80s, Deep Purple's influence never went away. But Gillan did make an effort to try different things, and he was at his most experimental on 'Clear Air Turbulence'. Instead of the hard rock/heavy metal sound, we have here is a mix of funk, soul, R & B, gospel, jazz rock/fusion with just a bit of hard rock. While the singer favors an aggressive hard rock groove on 'Money Lender,' the jazz fusion-influenced touches of 'Over the Hill,' 'Goodhand Liza' and the title song could lead you to believe that you'd been listening to Weather Report and Return to Forever. Heavy metal and hard rock are in short supply on this album, which employs no less than five horn players and shows that Gillan didn't want to be a headbanger 100-percent of the time. The new digipak edition is limited to 1000 copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process, released on a golden disc.
|Label: METAL MIND|
|Run Time: 40:46 mins|