The title of our new album is still a question mark to all of us… We have recorded a new album, and it’s a fantastic collection of songs.
Eight years after the release of Rapture Of The Deep, Deep Purple, one of the most important and influential British rock bands of all time, have confirmed the release of a new album featuring brand new studio material. This yet-to-be-titled album will be released stateside on April 30, 2013.
Better late than never….
There are plenty of cool releases this week including the new Saga CD 20/20, the full length CD Who Cares from Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi (lots of goodies on this one). The Last Vegas has finally released the follow up to their excellent 2009 CD, Whatever Gets You Off. A Killer CD/DVD Combo from Triumph and some excellent melodic rock from HESS and Eclipse. Check below for the full list!
Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi – Who Cares
Saga – 20/20
HESS – Living In Yesterday
The Last Vegas – Bad Decisions
Eclipse – Bleed & Scream
Triumph – LIve At Sweden Rock Festival (CD & DVD)
Chariot – One Wing
Beardfish – One Wing
Scum of the Earth – The Devil Made Me Do It
Gypsyhawk – Revelry & Resilience
Joe Stump – Revenge of the Shredlord
Circle of Light – Rebirth
Stealing Axion – Moments
World Fire Brigade – Spreading My Wings
Andrew W.K. – I Get Wet (10th Anniversary Special Edition)
Reuniting for the first time since their collaboration on Black Sabbath’s 1983 Born Again album, Deep Purple´s Ian Gillan and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 when they released the charity singles: “Out Of My Mind” and “Holy Water.” For the recording of these songs, the two rock legends called a few friends, asking for some “help.” Jason Newsted (Metallica), Jon Lord (Deep Purple, 1941-2012), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), and Linde Lindström (HIM) completed the supergroup WhoCares.
9. Deep Purple “Dick Pimple”
Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 by releasing a charity single: “Out Of My Mind”, renewing the collaboration that led the pair recording the Black Sabbath album “Born Again” in 1984. Click here for the video: http://youtu.be/n2vxQApPg40
None other than Jason Newsted (Metallica), Jon Lord, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Linde Lindström (HIM) supported the two rock legends. Not only jamming together for the shear fun of things, this new project has united for a cause – rebuilding and helping the music school in Gyumari, Armenia. The single was a joyful and inspired moment. Iommi and Gillan have now decided to make WhoCares an album for their devoted fans. Classic songs and a lot of rarities and unreleased material in 2CDs of fantastic rare music.
This is much more than a Gillan solo album or a Deep Purple anthology — this is a real collector’s item and must have for every Ian Gillan and Tony Iommi fan.
The album is set to release on July 13th, 2012
The Track Listing is below:
01. WHOCARES “Out Of My Mind” (fi rst time on an album) featuring Jon Lord,
02. BLACK SABBATH “Zero The Hero”
03.GILLAN’S INN feat. Iommi, Ian Paice and Roger Glover “Trashed”
04. M. Rakintzis feat. Ian Gillan “Get Away”
05. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes “Slip Away” (fi rst time on CD)
06. Gillan “Don’t Hold Me Back” from TOOLBOX
07. Ian Gillan “She Thinks It’s A Crime” (vinyl single B-side, fi rst time on CD)
08. Repo Depo feat. Ian Gillan “Easy Come, Easy Go” (previously unreleased)
09. DEEP PURPLE feat. Ronnie James Dio “Smoke On The Water” (live with the Royal Philaarmonic Orchestra)
01. WHOCARES “Holy Water” (fi rst time on an album) featuring Jon Lord
02. BLACK SABBATH “Anno Mundi”
03. Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes “Let it Down Easy” (fi rst time on CD)
04. Ian Gillan “Hole in My Vest” (7″ vinyl single B-side, fi rst time on CD)
05. Gillan & Glover feat. Dr. John “Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave me”
06. Ian Gillan & The Javelins “Can I Get A Witness”
07. Garth Rockett & The Moonshiners “No Laughing in Heaven” live
08. Ian Gillan “When A Blind Man Cries” (Live at Absolute Radio, previously unreleased)
09. DEEP PURPLE “Dick Pimple” Jam for 1995 DPAS convention
Scandinavian Nights, In Concert 1970-1972, Live in London and MK III: The Final Concerts
Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to announce the August 16 release of four double-discs of the deepest of Deep Purple’s onstage action: Scandinavian Nights, In Concert 1970-1972, Live In London and MK III: The Final Concerts. [MSRP $13.98]
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It is not very often when a piece of music has me excitedly breaking out some old CD’s in my collection, but that is exactly what the new CD single from Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan has done. The two new songs “Out of Mind” and “Holy Water” are splendid metal offerings from Iommi, Gillan and friends to help raise funds for the rebuilding of a music school in Gyumri, Armenia.
I enjoyed both of these songs greatly, and had only left me wanting more. I had to break out my copy of the 1983 Black Sabbath classic Born Again, which featured Ian Gillan on vocals. It isn’t a CD that I listen to very often, but this new CD single shows that there may be something more to a collaboration between Gillan and Iommi. These elder statesmen of hard rock and metal have put together two very solid tracks, which are worth every penny of your hard-earned money.
Who Cares? Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan cared enough to create this music for a good cause, and we the music fans get to reap the benefits. Sure, I wish there were more tracks, but the two songs here are excellent. Don’t miss this!
Rating: Out of 10
1. Out of My Mind
2. Holy Water
“Out Of My Mind” recording lineup:
Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) – Vocals
Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) – Guitar
Mikko “Linde” Lindström (HIM) – Guitar
Jason Newsted (METALLICA, VOIVOD, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) – Bass
Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN) – Drums
Jon Lord (DEEP PURPLE) – Keyboards
“Holy Water” recording lineup:
Ian Gillan (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) – Vocals
Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH) – Guitar
Steve Morris – Guitar
Michael Lee Jackson – Guitar
Rodney Appleby – Bass
Randy Clarke – Drums
Jesse O’Brien – Hammond Organ
Ara Gevorgyan – Underlying Duduk Intro Music And Keys * Arshak Sahakyan – Duduk Solo
Debut Two-Song Digital Single To Benefit Armenian Music School May 10; CDE To Follow June 21
earMUSIC is the international pop-rock label of Hamburg based entertainment group Edel.
Ian Gillan is one of the greatest rock singers of all times and is renowned as a member of Deep Purple, as well as bands named after himself. Despite Deep Purple have often been called “Heavy Metal Pioneers”, Ian Gillan never felt he really belonged to that music category. His all time music inspiration and heroes are names such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Little Richard and the rockers of the 50s. It‘s with no surprise that all true Ian Gillan coinosseurs will find all these influences on “One Eye To Morocco”, the new studio album written and recorded with the line up that made “Live in Anaheim” one of the best live albums Gillan has ever released.
A 100% rock album, “One Eye To Morocco” will conquer new and old Gillan fans with an impressive collection of songs showing a big variety of moods and colors. From classic Gillan rock and roll, to the arabic sound of the title track, soulful ballads and bluesy mid-tempos.
1. One Eye to Morocco
2. No Lotion for That
3. Don’t Stop
4. Change My Ways
5. Girl Goes to Show
6. Better Days
7. Deal with it
8. Ultimate Groove
9. Lonely Days
10. Texas State of Mind
11. It Would Be Nice
12. Always The Traveller
“One Eye To Morocco” will be released March 31st, 2009.
I think most hard rock fans are going to find something to like about Gillan’s Inn. This is a great guitar rock album, and Ian Gillan sounds like he just started singing for Deep Purple yesterday. The production quality on this disc is nothing short of superb!
Unchain Your Brain , Hang Me Out to Dry and Speed King features the lightning quick Joe Satriani on Guitars. Simply Amazing!!
When A Blind Man Cries features Jeff Healey on guitars. This guy may be blind, but he is one hell of a guitar player! GREAT STUFF!
Sugar Plum has this guitar riff that is just infectious. Trashed features the heavy guitar of Tony Iommi.
Smoke on the Water…sure you have heard it a thousand times, but this one includes Steve Morse on guitars and the Violin of Sim Jones. You have to hear it to appreciate how good this sounds.
Men of War and Loving On Borrowed time also features the excellent guitar work of Steve Morse.
The Bonus track I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight with Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott to me is the weakest track on the disc.
As whole, every song is well produced and sounds great. The Dual Disc CD features a DVD side with the making of this disc. There are some cool videos and some bootleg Deep Purple material on here. The DVD also includes the whole album in 5.1 surround sound and stereo.
If you are a fan of Deep Purple, Ian Gillan or hard rock in general, you need to get this!
Rating:Out of 10
- Unchain Your Brain
- Bluesy Blue Sea
- Day Late and a Dollar Short
- Hang Me Out to Dry
- Men of War
- When A Blind Man Cries
- Sugar Plum
- No Worries
- Demon’s Eye
- Smoke on the Water
- No Laughing In Heaven
- Speed King
- Loving on Borrowed Time
- I’ll Be your Baby Tonight (Bonus Track)