Ian Gillan – Contractual Obligation #3 – Live in St. Petersburg (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:54:24 minutes | 1,4 GB | Genre: Rock
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Vocalist Ian Gillan, together with Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne and a few others, is considered one of the legendary voices that shaped hard rock. Despite his commitment to Deep Purple, the singer has built an impressive solo career. “Contractual Obligation” is a collection of performances during a recent tour through Eastern Europe, which contains three shows which will be released on different formats via earMUSIC on July 26, 2019:
Contractual Obligation #3: Live In St. Petersburg (On 3LP)
Still fresh from the success of the studio album “NOW What?!”, and just a few months before the release of the latest and equally successful album “inFinite”, Ian Gillan accepted the offer to tour for a month in Eastern Europe with a full rock show, accompanied every night by a different local orchestra.
Gillan decided to recruit the Don Airey Band, which features the guitar talent of Simon McBride.
All shows were truly unique, with Airey and McBride delivering perfect performances night after night. Deep Purple material (including rarities like “Razzle Dazzle” or “Anya”) went hand in hand with Gillan solo songs and surprises for those into the deepest catalogue.
The title is a humorous reference to Ian Gillan’s notorious reticence to pay any attention to his own or Deep Purple live releases (as he explains in the album liner notes). This live album and video might well be one of the nicest chapters in Gillan’s solo production ever and a reminder about how great his solo music and concerts have been over the years.
1. Ian Gillan – Hang Me out to Dry (Live in St. Petersburg)
2. Ian Gillan – Pictures of Home (Live in St. Petersburg)
3. Ian Gillan – No Lotion for That (Live in St. Petersburg)
4. Ian Gillan – Strange Kind of Woman (Live in St. Petersburg)
5. Ian Gillan – Razzle Dazzle (Live in St. Petersburg)
6. Ian Gillan – A Day Late ‘n’ a Dollar Short (Live in St. Petersburg)
7. Ian Gillan – Lazy (Live in St. Petersburg)
8. Ian Gillan – Rapture of the Deep (Live in St. Petersburg)
9. Ian Gillan – When a Blind Man Cries (Live in St. Petersburg)
10. Ian Gillan – You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby (Live in St. Petersburg)
11. Ian Gillan – No More Cane on the Brazos (Live in St. Petersburg)
12. Ian Gillan – Difficult to Cure (Beethoven’s Ninth) (Live in St. Petersburg)
13. Ian Gillan – Anya (Live in St. Petersburg)
14. Ian Gillan – Perfect Strangers (Live in St. Petersburg)
15. Ian Gillan – Hell to Pay (Live in St. Petersburg)
16. Ian Gillan – Demon’s Eye (Live in St. Petersburg)
17. Ian Gillan – Smoke on the Water (Live in St. Petersburg)
18. Ian Gillan – Hush (Live in St. Petersburg)
19. Ian Gillan – Black Night (Live in St. Petersburg)