Glory Road is the third album by the British rock band Gillan, released in October 1980. The album reached #3 in the UK album charts.
Label: Virgin – 202 581-320, Virgin – 202 581
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record Company – Ariola Eurodisc GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kingsway Recorders Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
Recorded At – Kingsway Recorders Ltd.
Distributed By – Ariola
Pressed By – Sonopress
Bass – John McCoy
Drums – Mick Underwood
Flute – Colin Towns
Guitar – Bernie Tormé
Keyboards – Colin Towns
Mixed By – John McCoy, Paul Watkins
Producer, Arranged By – Gillan
Vocals – Ian Gillan
Written-By – Tormé* (tracks: A1 to A5, B2), Towns* (tracks: A5, B1, B3, B4), Gillan* (tracks: A1 to B2, B4), McCoy* (tracks: A1 to A4, B2)
Embossed Gillan-logo on front cover.
trademark writing “Gillan” embossed.
Rights Society: GEMA
Label Code: LC 3098
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A): 202581 A-2/80S
Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B): 202581 B-1/80S Made in Germany
An audio presentation of what is going on with this album: https://scribie.com/files/605ed1d803554886ba02383062f8d70fabef8278 or http://chirb.it/sp7IzI
Gillan Glory Road
Style: Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
A1 Unchain Your Brain 3:12 Written-By Bernie Tormé, Ian Gillan, John McCoy
A2 Are You Sure 4:07 Written-By Bernie Tormé, Ian Gillan, John McCoy
A3 Time And Again 5:08 Written-By Bernie Tormé, Ian Gillan, John McCoy
A4 No Easy Way 6:38 Written-By Bernie Tormé, Ian Gillan, John McCoy
A5 Sleeping On The Job 3:13 Written-By Colin Towns, Ian Gillan
B1 On The Rocks 6:42 Written-By Colin Towns, Ian Gillan
B2 If You Believe Me 7:37 Written-By Bernie Tormé, Ian Gillan, John McCoy, Mick Underwood
B3 Running, White Face, City Boy 3:13 Written-By Colin Towns
B4 Nervous 3:55 Written-By Colin Towns, Ian Gillan
Gillan – Unchain Your Brain (Live in Oxford 1981)
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Hard Rock,
Glory Road is an album by the hard rock band “Gillan,” which was released in October of 1980 and peaked at #3 in the U.K. album charts. This is a powerful record with loads of fantastic songs which show the legendary Ian Gillan at his rocking best, full of energy, confidence and using those powerful lungs and throat hes best known for. This album features Gillans most famous line-up of Bernie Tormé, Colin Towns, John McCoy, Mick Underwood and of course Ian Gillan. This lineup also released two other albums, Mr. Universe and Future Shock. If you love Deep Purple MKII, you can’t go wrong with this, its real hard rock at its very best! Theres also a great bonus LP, “For Gillan Fans Only” which was a pleasant surprise.
5.0 out of 5 stars the ONE if you’re a Gillan fan,
This is the ONE I can’t get tired of spinning! Glory Road has the spark and fire the era had in the late 70s into the ’80s. Here, Gillan had much to prove that he wasn’t just “the singer” in Ritchies band, but a musician in his own right. Previous solo releases were under the moniker ‘The Ian Gillan Band’ and did Steely dan/Country/soft rock stuff. The first post Purple hard rock record was titled “Mr. Universe” in ’79 that was a taster for what came next. Bernie Torme rips from end to end here on cuts like “No Easy Way”, “Running White Face City Boy” and “Nervous”. With added bouns tracks from the previously released “For Gillan fans Only”, this LP is a great value!
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Gillan,
Once you get Ian’s wordsmithing under your skin, you can’t seem to get enough. While some of these songs are written for air play, you can start to see the clever phrasing beginning to emerge that would define the later Purple albums and newer solo albums. If your stereo has an 11 on the volume knob, buy this.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gillan at their peak,
At last you can get the Gillan remasters, a very expensive commodity only a year back. When I got my copy of the album my first impression was that the music had dated. Though true, more for the quality of recording. Over the next couple of listens it all came back. This album really rocks..it has all for Deep Purple mark-II fans… speed, melody, twists and turns… good guitaring and great vocals…a really cocky album by a band who knew they were good. This one has real racy hard rockers in ‘unchain your brain’ and ‘Running white faced city boy’. Good bluesy number in ‘If you believe me’. I love the intro to ‘on the rocks’ with the sea, seagulls and a baby crying… then the keys come in like sirens leading to the guitar riff..just wonderful. The musicianship is very good from R&R standards. Bernie Torme’ was a guitar hero of sorts at the time, Colin Towns always known as a great talent and songwriter is doing well in the TV and film score area these days. Ian is Ian you can either love him or love him more (he he), He is just wonderful as a singer and does not disappoint on this album. Not too much of extreme screaming except on ‘Nervous’. The second LP ‘For Gillan fans only’ seems to be a mixed bag (something that Gillan as a band knew) nothing too good there but a must for Gillan fans only, for only Gillan fans will know the true value of ‘for Gillan fans only’ he, he, he…..All in all a real good Hard Rocker deserving to be a key contributor to the NWOBHM.