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Magic

Ian Gillan

Magic

Ian Gillan

Magic

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD, Digital • Date: 07/05/2007 Cat#: EDSS1006 • Barcode: 740155100636 • Genre: Rock

Track Listing

  1. What's The Matter
  2. Bluesy Blue Sea
  3. Caught In A Trap
  4. Long Gone
  5. Driving Me Wild
  6. Demon Driver
  7. Living A Lie
  8. You're So Right
  9. Living For The City
  10. Demon Driver [reprise]
  11. Breaking Chains
  12. Purple Sky
  13. Fiji
  14. Helter Skelter
  15. Smokestack Lightning
  16. South Africa
  17. John
  18. South Africa [extended 12” version]
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About this release

“Magic” was the last album by Gillan and featured Ian Gillan himself, Janick Gers (guitar), John McCoy (bass), Colin Towns (keyboards), and Mick Underwood (drums). After a tour to promote the album, Ian Gillan broke up the band in order to join Black Sabbath for a year, before joining the reformed Mark 2 line-up of Deep Purple in 1984.

Released in October 1982, it reached # 17 in the UK album chart and features the hit singles “Long Gone” and “Living For The City” (a cover version of the Stevie Wonder classic).

The eight bonus tracks feature the non-album single b-sides as well as two album outtakes: amazing versions of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” and Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning”. Also included are the a- and b-side of the solo single “South Africa” from 1988, along with an extended 12” version.