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Live at the Budokan [CASSETTE]

Ian Gillan Audio Cassette
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Ian Gillan is one of the foremost vocalists of the classic hard rock style of music that first emerged in the 1970s. Though he also piloted bands named after himself, and even fronted Black Sabbath for a while, he earned his greatest renown as a member of Deep Purple, a band he still fronts today.

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  • Audio Cassette (11 Sep 1990)
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B00000EYT0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

1. Clear Air Turbulence
2. Scarabus
3. Money Lender
4. Twin Exhausted
5. Over the Hill
6. Mercury High
7. Smoke on the Water
8. Child in Time
9. Woman from Tokyo

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hard rock fusion 21 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
After leaving Deep Purple, Ian Gillan owned a motorcycle shop, but quicky he returned on the rock'n roll stage. At first, he made three unsuccessfull jazz-rock albums ("Child in time", "Clear air turbulence" and "Scarabus"), far from the purple land. However, the 80mn long "Live at the Budokan" sum up the best of the area (without the horns and overdubs of the studio recordings)+ 3 revisited Deep Purple classics (child in time, woman from tokyo and... smoke on the water). The musicianship is higher than you could imagine, with the talents of Ray Fenwick (gtr), John Gustafson (bass, and backing vocals, Colin Towns (Keyboards, flute)... A must for inventive hard jazz rock prog
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5.0 out of 5 stars MADE IN JAPAN 16 July 2012
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Having made the definitive live in Japan disc with Purple's seminal 'Made In Japan' its hardly a surprise that Gillan would record another live album in the far east.The difference lies in the presentation,whilst Purple's release is quite possibly Heavy Rock at its very best, fury and passion almost on the edge of chaos,yet just in control and no more,this is completely the reverse,an almost understated performance,relaxed to the point they could have being playing in the studio,smooth jazz/rock performed by craftsmen rather than showmen,only Gillan's occasional banter and screams reminding you that its a concert rather than a rehearsal,the Japanase fans reverential.Having said all that its a superb release compiled from the 3 previous studio discs plus 3 Purple classics,excellent renditions of 'Child In Time/Woman From Tokyo & Smoke On The Water' whilst the albums highpoint is the extended version of 'Clear Air Turbulence',a perfect example of this band's Jazz/rock template. 5 stars all the way.

As per usual,superb sound,quality booklet with liner notes,interestingly the booklet states that both 'Budokan Vol 1 & 2',were originally issued in 1977,my original? Japanese import copies both state 1978,the running order on the cd has been altered also, so that it now finishes with the three Purple tracks
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2 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great effort! 22 Jun 2009
Format:Audio CD
Although you owns the first three records (child in time, Clear Torbulence, Scarabus) you can buy this live cd. good versions and sound.
It could be a meeting for e.g. Deep Purple with Jeff beck = Hard rock fussion.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different approach 17 Nov 2002
By Phil On - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The Ian Gillan Band years are indeed very different from everything Gillan has done before or after.
Not my favourite period either, but at least it's still a time when he had a pure clear voice before he ruined it in GILLAN and Black Sabbath before recovering it not long ago around the time of DP's FANTASTIC PURPENDICULAR album.
Different style, jazz-rock oriented, sometimes a lil too smooth but still worth a good listen.
Particular versions of Child In Time, Smoke on the Water, woman from tokyo...another interpretation of those hard rock masterpieces.
This live recording has a great sound, the musicians in IAN GILLAN BAND are way better than in GILLAN-Mark Nausseff on the drums on percussion is the perfect example.
No hard rock, no conventional Ian Gillan, but after all each PURPLE's member has gone thru new and unknown territories and this is how you might be tempted yourself to get out of the hard rock-heavy metal bubble.
Open your ears, open your mind
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Some good moments 2 Jan 2008
By kireviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is a single live CD taken from a 1978 concert and LP release. It was originally released as a double LP. It is around 70 minutes long. Note that the track order listed here, and on the CD cover is wrong.

The sound quality is fair to good. It is not as good as Deep Purple, Live in Japan, for example, but it is better than many concert releases.

This is basically the Ian Gillan Band's fourth album, after releasing 3 studio albums.

Someone made a silly comment about his being different from anything else Gillan has done. That is ridiculous. This is sounds just like Deep Purple and is the kind of music Deep Purple would play in concert. Deep Purple used to be a jamming band, with classic, blues and jazz influences. However, this sounds more like later Deep Purple (after Gillan left the group) than it does like the great earlier stuff when he was still in the band.

The Ian Gillan Band is a fairly good band, but not nearly as good as Deep Purple was. The group does get in some nice solos on guitar and keyboards on some of the songs.

A bigger problem is that the songs are not that good. Many of them sound like retreads of Deep Purple songs. Twin Exhausted sounds like Highway Star part 2. Again, the quality of the songs remind me of the Deep Purple years after Gillan had been kicked out of the band. Sometimes you would think that this would be a pretty good band, if they only found a new vocalist and better songs.

The CD ends with 3 old Deep Purple songs. I like the version of Child In Time, because it is completely different than any version by Deep Purple. It starts with a flute solo and is slower and more bluesy. I have some many live versions of Child In Time is that it is refreshing to hear a completely different version. Smoke on the Water and My Woman From Tokyo are not very good, although Smoke on the Water does have a nice little, 4 minute guitar solo in the middle. The singing during these songs is especially poor.

Overall, this is about a 3 star live album, with some very nice hard rocking parts. But, there are a number of songs that just bring it down, which is why I gave it 2 stars. I will rip out the parts of the album I like (including ripping solos out of bad songs) and will end up with about 20 to 30 minutes of good music.

Deep Purple has a pioneering progressive rock band with heavy overtones. In 1970, after the first three albums, the group dumped the lead singer and bassist and hired Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. (The old leadsinger went on to form Captian Beyond and had a mild hit with Sufficiently Breathless). After about Deep Purple hit the top of their popularity, Gillan and Glover left the band. There are different stories about what happened. I remember reading at the time that they were forced out (the group turned down the songs they wrote as not being good Deep Purple songs). Others say that Gillan kept trying to quit but the group kept talking him into staying. Gillan went off to form the Ian Gillan Band and later "Gillan". Deep Purple had a number of people parade through the band and eventually turned into White Snake. I remember seeing White Snake (not knowing who they were) and thinking the band stunk except really good peformances by the drummer and keyboardist (turned our to be original Deep Purple members Ian Paice and Jon Lord). Deep Purple (Mack II with Gillan and Glover) reformed in the mid-eighties. Glover, Gillan and Paice have been in the band ever since. Blackmore and Lord have since dropped out.
1.0 out of 5 stars I'd like to listen it... 19 July 2013
By Stefano Cossali - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
€ 16,50 for nothing, this CD is lost somewhere I don't know. That's all.
Who is the guilty about it? Maybe the Italian mail delivery system
The postman always ring twice...but not in this case.
4.0 out of 5 stars Great performance by a difficult band 25 Dec 2012
By Raj - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is Ian Gillan doing more experimental jazzy music. The songs on this album are live performance mainly from the 'Clear air Turbulence' and 'Scarabus' album. Both these albums are not hard rock albums so one should be aware of this. At the time Ian Gillan had just left Deep Purple and wanted his music to sound anything but similar to the output by the band. So 'Clear air Turbulence' was made, a great album but very jazzy and quite complicated in style..Well despite the great music the album bombed and so Gillan started to work more towards mainstream rock by reducing the length of the songs and making them less convoluted and so 'Scarabus' was made, a tough album to go through for fans and music listeners in general as it was a neither experimental or mainstream hard rock.

But as a live band they were great and the live rendition of 'Child in Time' is slow and hot quite unlike the Deep Purple version...one of the great outputs on this record along with 'Clear air turbulence'...

The musicians are very seasoned so you will like the performance....
4.0 out of 5 stars Jazz Gillan 25 April 2008
By Billy Jack - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Ian Gillan here is trying to find his way back to hard rock and roll music. Still, the music (and musicianship) shines throughout.
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