Personnel: Ian Gillan (vocals); Ray Fenwick (vocals, guitar); John Gustafson (vocals); Colin Towns (flute, keyboards); Mark Nauseef (drums, percussion).
Liner Note Author: Claes Johansen.
Recording information: Rainbow Theater, Finsbury Park, London, England (05/14/1977).
Photographer: Ray Fenwick.
The Gillan Band, with '60s veterans John Gustafson (Merseybeats, Big Three) and Ray Fenwick (post-Stevie Winwood Spencer Davis Group) in the lineup, at a live show on May 14, 1977 at one of Britain's most prestigious rock venues. The sound is pretty good, and the material divided between reprises of old Deep Purple favorites ("Smoke on the Water," "Woman from Tokyo") and surprisingly fusiony originals by the five-piece lineup occupying the stage. ~ Richie Unterberger