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The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982 (Amazon Exclusive Edition) [VINYL] Box set, Limited Edition, Extra tracks

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Product details

  • Vinyl (21 Oct. 2016)
  • Amazon Exclusive Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 8
  • Format: Box set, Limited Edition, Extra tracks
  • Label: Demon Records
  • ASIN: B01I2XNIMI
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,216 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. "1. Second Sight
  2. Secret Of The Dance
  3. She Tears Me Down
  4. Roller
  5. Mr. Universe
  6. Vengeance
  7. Puget Sound
  8. Dead Of Night
  9. Message In A Bottle
  10. Fighting Man"

Disc: 2

  1. "1. Unchain Your Brain
  2. Are You Sure
  3. Time And Again
  4. No Easy Way
  5. Sleeping On The Job
  6. On The Rocks
  7. If You Believe Me
  8. Running, White Face, City Boy
  9. Nervous"

Disc: 3

  1. "1. Higher And Higher
  2. Your Mother Was Right
  3. Redwatch
  4. Abbey Of Thelema
  5. Trying To Get To You
  6. Come Tomorrow
  7. Dragon's Tongue
  8. Post Fade Brain Damage
  9. Egg Timer (Vice Versa)
  10. The Harry Lime Theme"

Disc: 4

  1. "1. Future Shock
  2. Nightride Out Of Phoenix
  3. (The Ballad Of) The Lucitania Express
  4. No Laughing In Heaven
  5. Sacre Bleu
  6. New Orleans
  7. Bite The Bullet
  8. If I Sing Softly
  9. Don't Want The Truth
  10. For Your Dreams"

Disc: 5

  1. "1. I'll Rip Your Spine Out
  2. Restless
  3. Men Of War
  4. Sunbeam
  5. Nightmare
  6. Hadely Bop Pop
  7. Life Goes On
  8. Born To Kill"

Disc: 6

  1. "1. No Laughing In Heaven
  2. No Easy Way
  3. Trouble
  4. Mutually Assured Destruction
  5. If You Believe Me
  6. New Orleans"

Disc: 7

  1. "1. What's The Matter
  2. Bluesy Blue Sea
  3. Caught In A Trap
  4. Long Gone
  5. Driving Me Wild
  6. Demon Driver
  7. Living A Lie
  8. You're So Right
  9. Living For The City
  10. Demon Driver - Reprise"

Disc: 8

  1. Spanish Guitar

Product description

Gillan - The Vinyl Collection houses together all 5 UK studio albums by the legendary rock powerhouse. All have been recreated as first pressing replicas, so Future Shock has the original 12x12 booklet and Glory Road contains the bonus LP 'For Gillan Fans Only'. All pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl housed in a rigid slipcase. Mr Universe - 1979’s Mr Universe was Gillan’s second album and the first issued in the UK. This album cemented the classic line up of former Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan, guitarist Bernie Torm?, bassist John McCoy, pianist Colin Towns and drummer Mick Underwood. High energy classic hard rock from beginning to end. Glory Road - Issued in 1980, at the height of the NWoBHM, Glory Road took Gillan to new levels of energy and success, cementing them as Top Of The Pops regulars. Classic British hard rock at its best. For Gillan Fans Only - Originally issued as a limited edition bonus disc to 1980’s Glory Road, For Gillan Fans Only features b-sides, studio outtakes and specially recorded material, interspersed with quips and irrelevance, all showcasing the band’s creativity and humour. This also features the side project The Split Knee Loons. Future Shock - Gillan’s 1981 album Future Shock saw these Reading Festival regulars at their lyrically most personal and diverse, taking on religion and the cold war. Aptly futuristic artwork encompassing a blistering cover of New Orleans, and No Laughing In Heaven an early rock meets rap chart hit. Double Trouble - Gillan’s third album in 15 months saw this 1981 double album Double Trouble feature new guitarist Janick Gers (later of Iron Maiden), and a slightly more melodic approach. Two chart hits and a bonus disc of live material from the Reading Festival . Magic - Magic, issued in 1982, was Gillan’s swansong before singer Ian joined Black Sabbath and then a reformed Deep Purple. There most melodic and underrated album, it featured the blistering Demon Driver and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s Living For The City. The catalogue ended on a high.

Amazon Exclusive Edition contains bonus 7"" Single for Spanish Guitar.

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Sturdy box, Good covers and vinyl themselves are good quality with clean noise free playback ( very few pops and clicks and little surface noise ). This is the quality other vinyl boxed sets should aspire to but sadly do not. Would recommend this set unreservedly. Get it before it shoots up in price!.
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Coming as it does on the back of 2015’s cheaper and obviously far more compact Gillan CD Albums Collection box set, The Gillan Vinyl Collection, outside of the more dedicated or wealthy Gillan fan, might struggle to find a wider rock going audience.

Be that as it may, in terms of quality (first pressing replicas on 180g heavyweight vinyl), presentation (each record sits within a recreation of the original record sleeve, all housed in a rigid, black slipcase featuring the famous blood red "Gillan" signature logo) and as a collection, this set is a timely and serious reminder that Gillan albums works best in 12” record form; they live, breathe, heavily rock and melodically roll across the ol’ vinyl grooves.

Unlike previous, individual Gillan CD reissues you won’t find any bonus material here (although Amazon are carrying the 7” single and non-album track 'Spanish Guitar' as an exclusive extra) but that’s not the point of this collection – this is the famous five as originally released and in the form with which they made their not insignificant impact (all five were UK Top 20 Album successes with Glory Road and Future Shock making the Top 5).

Following 1979’s Acrobat label released Mr Universe, featuring the progressively charged title track and one of the finest rock albums of Ian Gillan’s career (and that’s including his Purple patches), Virgin Records took the reins and helped to establish, through their support and promotion, that Gillan (not to be confused with the singer’s earlier, jazz-rock fusion outfit the Ian Gillan Band) were a serious contender and a hard rock force to be reckoned with.
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I have bought this set since I only have 3 of the 5 LP's contained in here as original pressings, and the overall presentation of the box set is nicely done, inclduing the gatefold cover of "Future Shock" (which my copy does not have), the "For Gillan Fans Only" bonus LP, and the bonus single with "Spanish Guitar" for this Amazon exclusive edition. Some of the printing quality of the covers is not so great, e.g. the text on the back of "Future Shock" is almost impossible to read because it is very blurry.

The pressing quality is also quite nice. Quiet playback, no scratches, well centered. A couple of records were slightly warped but most of them were pretty much perfectly flat.

So far, so good. But the most important thing, the sound quality, is very disappointing in my opinion. I suppose this is all a matter of taste, but these recordings were severly EQ'd during mastering, jacking up bass and treble like it is often common on modern CD remasters (the source for this set seems to be high-res digital and not CD quality though). Some might find that attractive because the original recordings sound a bit flat on some albums, but it is definitely not to my liking because it just doesn't sound natural at all anymore, and I can't listen to that type of mastering at louder volumes due to listener fatigue.

Since in the end, the sound quality is the main reason I listen to vinyl, this set is not recommended by me, unless you mainly want to get it for the artwork/presentation and/or you like this type of mastering.
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Absolutely fantastic box set by the man himself and once again the vinyl records sound out of this world beats cds MP3 streaming any day there is only one way to listen to music if you am seriously into music "VINYL ONLY"
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Gillan box set is well worth the money and time to sit down and listen to this fantastic set on vinyl. Classic Gillan albums in Future Shock, Mr Universe,Glory Road, Double Trouble and Magic. Original artwork all on 180gramm vinyl a must for all Gillan fans.
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