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IAN GILLAN/TONY IOMMI-CD-WHOCARES-“INSPIRED MUSICANSHIP ON RARITIES SET FOR A GREAT CAUSE” BY JOHN EMMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarities albums in most cases are for hard core fans.

However, on Who Cares Iommi and Gillan offer up commerical potential as well as inspired chops.

And they are not alone. They are joined by Glenn Hughes who hits it out of the park on Slip Away and the gutsy Let It Down Easy both rare tracks from the Fused Sessions.  

Iommi is indeed at the top of his game on both tracks.

Elsewhere Ian Paice and Roger Glover join Iommi and Gillan (who sings his butt off) with a scorching version of Trashed from the Gillan’s Inn cd back in 2007.

This my friends is just the tip of the iceberg

In addition the sheer muscianship that Nicko McBrain, Jason Newsted and the late and great Jon Lord bring to Iommi and Gillan on the albums’ main singles Out of My Mind and Holy Water is downright dangerous.

 Gillan lowers the tempo on Don’t Hold Me Back a solo track from 1991’s Toolbox featuring the superb guitar work of Steve Morris and gets funky on She Thinks It’s a Crime an outake from his superb One Eye To Morocco release.

Fans will also relish the inclusion of a great Tony Martin vocal on Black Sabbath’s  TYR track Anna Mundi.

On the commercial side Gillan’s Hole In My Vest, Get Away with Michalis Rakintzis and a standout New Orleans R & B jumper Can’t Believe You Wanna Leave Me with Dr John captured live  in the studio by the excellent engineering of Nick Blagona will have you smiling from ear to ear.

The late Ronnie James Dio belts it out with Gillan and Deep Purple on Smoke On The Water from the 1999 live take with the London Symphony Orchestra.

It is a killer take.

 With a 14 page Deluxe Booklet, and money being donated to rebuild a music school in Gyumri Armenia as well as the superb song selection purchasing this double cd should be a no brainer.

Excellent Job!!

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, radio host http://emms.podbean.com/ and has fun blues rockin’ with THE SHAFTMEN www.theshaftmen.com

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