Happy 74th Birthday, Ian Gillan! 🎉🥂
Celebrating one of my absolute fave singers, the one I have seen live for 24 times, with a little selection of personal faves. For his time with Deep Purple, I went for the „most obvious“ Made In Japan - the greatest live recording of all time, and the album that best presents the unique creativity that is and always was Deep Purple. Then we have „Born Again“, the one album he did with Black Sabbath - SO underrated!! We have some of his best vocals here, like „Zero The Hero“ and the fabulous title track. Moving on to his band Gillan - often overshadowed by his work in Purple, one should not forget how many perfect bands he did solo and with the Gillan band! My fave is definitely „Future Shock“, once again including an outstanding vocal performance: „If I Sing Softly“. Then I chose a hidden gem: „Toolbox“, which has always been a fave of mine. Also I needed to mention „Accidentally On Purpose“, a very fine record he did with Roger Glover. And last but not least: the single „Out Of My Mind / Holy Water“ he did with the project „Who Cares“ for his charity in Armenia (he founded a Music School together with Tony Iommi!).
Here’s to you, Ian, hope to see you many, many more times!
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Recently serviced these matched beauties are now for sale! House brand of Pacific Stereo in late 70s, we have the Concept 2QD turntable, Quartz lock direct drive unit. Receiver is Concept 6.5 65 watts per channel, A, B and C speaker inputs plus mid-bass and mid-treble adjustments and high filter, two tape monitors. These were well loved units and these are immaculate.
The receiver and turntable are priced at $275 ea, or $525 for both pieces.
For photo purposes these are hooked up to some cherry Polk Audio Tsi200 speakers and they look and sound fabulous— I’d throw them in for $175 !!#leftofthedialrecords #recordstore#vinyl#records#vinyladdict#vinylcollection#vinylcollector#recordcollector