Digitally remastered digipak edition of this 1977 album from the Deep Purple vocalist. Scarabus was the third album by Ian Gillan Band. It successfully mixes the jazzy stuff from the Clear Air Turbulence period with the intensity of the later Gillan period, for a perfect balance. Scarabus represents Ian's attempt to both give the public what they wanted (screaming and long solos) while remaining true to his original vision of Ian Gillan Band. What resulted was one of the best records of its era, packed with well-written songs and deft fusion arrangements spiced up with some heavy tunes. Metal Mind. 2009.