Gillan - Live in Tokyo 1978

Gillan - Live Tokyo 1978

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I'm Your Man - Child In Time - Bringing Joanna Back - Abbey Of Thelema - Flute On - So Low -
Dead Of Night - Message In A Bottle - Fighting Man - Back In The Game - Tokyo Flight -
Smoke On The Water

After his departure from Deep Purple in the summer of 1973 Ian Gillan spent some time in a musical wilderness before forming Ian Gillan Band in late 1975. This part of his career has been well documented on other Angel Air releases, in particular "Live At The Rainbow" (SJPCD017).

Ian Gillan Band released three studio albums but Ian sensed that their brand of complicated jazz-rock was in danger of alienating his core audience. Accordingly, he decided to form a new band which became Gillan. This featured John McCoy, Steve Byrd, Colin Towns and Pete Barnacle. One of their first engagements was in October 1978, a four-date mini-tour of Japan plus TV appearances. The concluding show, at Tokyo's Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall is featured on this CD.

If fans had despaired that Ian Gillan was deserting his rock roots they needn't have worried when listening to this concert. This recording proved to be the foundation for a very successful four-year period that followed.