Glory Road (studio album) by Gillan

Glory Road
Glory Road by Gillan
Year: 1980
Overall rank: 15,427th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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69/100 (from 14 votes)
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GILLAN Glory Road 1980 Tour Programme!
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Gillan Glory Road, promotional LP 1980 with additional flexi insert
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From 08/01/2020 21:54
Ian Gillan - in this case the band Gillan - always had one great problem. The songwriting! Some songs are billiant! On The Rocks is outstanding... Unchain Your Brain, Sleeping On The Job, No Easy Way, Running White Face City Boy... work well... but there's also poor rubbish! Time And Again for instance is so releaxed that you fall asleep before the track ends... and - heaven helps - it's a shame that a great singer like Ian ever recorded such a boring blues like If You Believe Me... To be honest... The highlights of Glory Road, Mr. Universe and Future Shock would have made one (!) outstanding record. But we've got three mediocre releases...

But really funny was the idea on the first edition of the LP with the gimmick of the neverending track Nervous... The last seconds were repeated until forever... as long as you don't took the needle from the record manually...
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From 07/12/2020 21:48
This is almost as good as early Rainbow. Some really good guitar riffs and Gillan's vocals are great.
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From 05/06/2020 19:08
I think Mr Universe has the edge but for sure this album and Mr Universe are the two highlights in Ian Gillian's solo career. I love the simplicity of 'Time and Again', particularly the very basic keyboard chord changes.

In my opinion, Ian Gillan went downwards after these two albums and never really came back up...

Infinite by Deep Purple is the closest he has come to his original magic.
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From 11/10/2013 14:59
This is Gillan at their peak. Ian at his blistering screaming best with unlikely guitar god in the name of ex punk rocker Bernie Torme.

Unchain your Britain, White faced city boy are two real break neck speed songs of the early eighties definitely in contention with wrath child by the Irons as one of the paciest songs of the era. and there is the 'Eruption' type rendition by the band and it's quite awesome as well.
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