DEEP PURPLE Frontman IAN GILLAN Says New Solo Album Not Forced

April 20, 2006

Launch Radio Networks reports: Ian Gillan is really proud of his new solo album called "Gillan's Inn", which came out on Tuesday, April 18. It spans the four decades of his professional life and includes some of his friends as guest performers, including his mates in DEEP PURPLE, the GOO GOO DOLLS, and singer-guitarist Jeff Healey, among many others. Gillan recorded new versions of all the songs on the album, and he told Launch that he and the band kind of got back to basics in the studio. "Nothing contrived," he said. "It's all about people playing their instruments in a group together, and delivering a combination of power, and texture, and dynamics, and all of those subtle things that have been forgotten over the years."

"Gillan's Inn" is a DualDisc, and the DVD side has a track-by-track commentary from Gillan, along with scenes from the recording sessions, rare live footage, and other extras.

Gillan hopes to play some solo gigs this year, if the DEEP PURPLE schedule opens up the way he thinks it will.

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