Ian Gillan - Live In Anahiem
(Thompson Music/MPI/Edel Entertainment - 2008)

A cracking concert from Ian Gillan that I previously reviewed when in CD format - so if you wanna know all about the song highlights then go to the CD review - Ok, ok - some of the highlights include faves like 'No Laughing In Heaven'; 'Bluesy Blue Sea'; 'Men Of War'; 'Moonshine'; 'Sugar Plum' and 'Knocking At Your Back Door'.

Visually it's a great watch - especially some of the gurns from Ian when he screams the high notes or what about the hot bikini chicks that come on the stage at various intervals with the titles of the songs that are to be played next.

The House Of Blues was good that night and the audience seem to be having a great time too. A funny part of the show is when Ian introduces his Dad who is actually Deep Purple's Tour Manager who is actually a big black geezer.

As well as the gig you get extras such as the Tour footage entitled 'Tour Of The Road' and an Interview with Ian Gillan entitled 'The Ten Commandments'.


By Glenn Milligan