Ian Gillan - Cherkazoo & Other Stories (remastered) (CD)
Release Date: 07/13/10
Re-release of a collection of 18 extremely rare solo tracks recorded by Gillan (Deep Purple) between 1973 and 1975.
Ian Gillan, an English rock music vocalist and songwriter, best known as the lead singer and lyricist for Deep Purple. A collection of 18 extremely rare solo tracks recorded between 1973 and 1975. The first 8 tracks are taken from the previously unreleased soundtrack to Cherkazoo, a children's story Gillan labored on in the early 70s. The remainder of the record is devoted to sessions Gillan cut between his departure from Purple in 1973 and the beginning of his solo career in 1976. Both items are equally sought-after among collectors, but outside listeners will undoubtedly be taken with Cherkazoo - utterly charming songs, sounding like Sgt. Pepper-era Beatles or early pre-Space Oddity Bowie, and having all the appeal of the best obscure British psychedelia. The early solo sessions find Gillan in more familiar territory, namely hard rock. 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: 69 mins|