Live Wembley 17th December 1982

Live Wembley 17th December 1982

by Ian Gillan
     
 

While Ian Gillan never truly caught on as a solo artist in the U.S., back home in his native England, he remained as popular as ever -- able to sell out arenas and score hit albums. He was probably at his peak as a solo artist in 1982 (thanks to a string of popular solo efforts and up-and-coming New Wave of British Heavy Metal outfits showering Deep Purple with… See more details below

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While Ian Gillan never truly caught on as a solo artist in the U.S., back home in his native England, he remained as popular as ever -- able to sell out arenas and score hit albums. He was probably at his peak as a solo artist in 1982 (thanks to a string of popular solo efforts and up-and-coming New Wave of British Heavy Metal outfits showering Deep Purple with accolades), as evidenced by the archival 2004 release, Live Wembley 17th December 1982. Gillan's group -- which included future hyperactive Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers at the time -- focused mostly on Gillan's solo material, including such standouts as the furiously rocking "What's the Matter" and the chunky "Bluesy Blue Sea." But Gillan is no fool, and knew that many of the diehards in the audience wanted their dose of Purple, which they received with readings of "Black Night" and "Smoke on the Water" -- with a set-closing cover of the Beatles' "Helter Skelter" added for good measure. Although understandably best known for his work with Purple (and for a brief stint with Black Sabbath), Gillan's early-'80s solo releases -- and especially Live Wembley 17th December 1982 -- showed that the singer's desire to rock had never faded.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/20/2004
Label:
Angel Air
UPC:
5055011701526
catalogNumber:
152

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ian Gillan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Colin Towns   Keyboards
Janick Gers   Guitar
Mick Underwood   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Ian Gillan   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Bernie Tormé   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Roger Glover   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Jon Lord   Composer
Colin Towns   Composer
John McCoy   Composer
Ian Paice   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Mick Underwood   Composer
Chas Watkins   Engineer
Joseph Royster   Composer
Frank Guida   Composer

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