Gillan (album)

Gillan (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Gillan
Type = Studio
Longtype =
Artist = Gillan


Released = September 1978
Recorded = Kingsway Recorders, London, UK
Genre = Hard rock
Length = 42:56
Label = East World
Producer = Paul "Chas" Watkins/Ian Gillan/Colin Towns
Photography/Concept = fin Costello
Cover Design = Martin Poole
Reviews = * Allmusic [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:uraxqj7bojfa link]
This album = "Gillan"
(1978)
Next album = Mr. Universe
(1979)

"Gillan" is an album by British rock band Gillan, released in September 1978. It was only released in Japan, Australia and New Zealand, but the album sold well in the UK as an import, aided by positive press reviews. The sleeve notes of the original release credit Liam Genocky as playing drums and percussion, while the 1993 reissue instead credits Pete Barnacle.

Track listing

Side 1
# "Second Sight" (Colin Towns)—2:36*
# "Secret Of The Dance" (Ian Gillan, Towns)—2:50**
# "I'm Your Man" (Gillan, Towns)—4:25
# "Dead Of Night" (Gillan, Towns)—4:10**
# "Fighting Man" (Towns)—7:35*

Side 2
# "Message In A Bottle" (Gillan, Towns)—3:08**
# "Not Weird Enough" (Gillan, Towns)—4:05
# "Bringing Joanna Back" (Gillan, Towns)—3:39
# "Abbey Of Thelema" (Gillan, Towns)—4:56
# "Back In The Game" (Gillan, Towns)—5:25

* These versions appear on the standard UK LP and CD formats of the Mr. Universe album
** Different versions to those on the standard UK LP and CD formats of the Mr Universe album

1993 Re-release

In 1993 the album was re-released in CD format by the RPM record label. The revised track listing was as follows:

# "Street Theatre" (Towns)—2:40*
# "Secret Of The Dance" (Gillan, Towns)—2:51
# "I'm Your Man" (Gillan, Towns)—4:25
# "Dead Of Night" (Gillan, Towns)—4:11
# "Fighting Man" (Towns)—7:37
# "Message In A Bottle" (Gillan, Towns)—3:11
# "Not Weird Enough" (Gillan, Towns)—3:51
# "Bringing Joanna Back" (Gillan, Towns)—3:41
# "Abbey Of Thelema" (Gillan, Towns)—4:57
# "Back In The Game" (Gillan, Towns)—5:28
# "Vengeance" (Gillan, Towns)—3:30**
# "Move With The Times" (Gillan, Towns, John McCoy)—5:02*
# "Sleeping On The Job" (Gillan, Towns)—3:12**
# "Roller" (Gillan, Towns)—4:06**

Total running time 58:43
* from the Japanese version of Mr Universe LP
** previously unreleased version

Personnel

* Ian Gillan - vocals
* Colin Towns - keyboards and flutes
* John McCoy - bass guitar
* Steve Byrd - guitar
* Liam Genockey - drums and percussion
* Pete Barnacle - drums and percussion


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