9 - Brixton 93, pop, Mike Oldfield, Papa G, The Aviator & UK tour
From: "PETER MEDHURST" PETER@medhurst67.freeserve.co.uk
Best wishes to you,
From: gerard florentino email@example.com
well gillan, i am from the north of mexico hope you get
to come someday again,i have one question and please
dont get me wrong we really like you but we think or i
think that many of your works are not for you songs
like she took my breath away,or nothing but the best
are other thing,for other people,if you want to try
new things its ok but why pop,the jazz works that you
did in the 70s were great but that was music with
roots the problem is not you doing only rock the you
can do anything,but for your fans do it with roots we
really would like to see you doing
jazz,blues,gothic,anything but please not pop,well
thats all hope you dont get me wrong and you have the
last word anyway we will love you,see ya and good luck
From: "Martin" firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Ian, hello everybody!
1) I'd like you to know that I find your '76 - '82 achievements amazing. The fact is that the greatest thing in it (except excellent vocals :-) ) for me was Colin Towns - his composing, stunning arrangments, and unlimitable abilities in playing keyboards. Unfortunately, while you started solo recordings back again in '89, you've never got to work with him again. Now it seems like you're considering recording a solo album. (hurraah !!!). Could you tell if you still have any contact with Herr Towns, and if there's any chance to work with Colin again? (suggested line-up for the band: The Loudest of Ians, Colin, Steve Morris, John Gustaffson and Mark Nauseef - still it doesn't have to mean getting back to IGB formula :-) )
2) If IGB mentioned - I'd be very happy to know how do you find this music from the perspective of 2001! I've talked it over with my fan-friends - we love "Clear Air Turbulence", musically it's a real feast for ears and souls!
3) I listen to a lot of DP materials and groups related to Deep Purple Family (e. g. Ronnie Dio, David Coverdale, and RB - n o t particularly Rythm 'n' Blues :-) ), but still the most brillant text of all here is "No Laughing In Heaven". The song itself not only allowed you to show acting talents (it's always been a kind of a 'little drama' played on stage, wasn't it ?), but it forced me to think and suffer - 'cause it seems, like there's no better future for us than Inferno! Could you share your attitude to afterlife with us, are you really that pesimistic about what's after...?
4) For us here in Poland "Mr Universe" is your greatest solo album of all. Back in '79 you did almost every song of it on stage except one, that all of us hold dear - "Fighting Man". I don't think it was vocally difficult then, so why was it never played live ? 5) Back to RAH, London '99 - I felt a little surprised to hear what of your solo careeer you played with the Sympho's! I've been crossing my fingers to hear my beloved "On The Rocks" (imagine Jon's Hammond intro here - (...)) or "Born To Kill" - you know - this strong - orchestral-like stuff. Could you tell us some more why you've picked up "Via Miami" and "TWGISTB" ? I know it's quite a lot, but I'll be in seventh heaven, if you answer anything of it! I hope to see you live again in Wroclaw (remember the first Polish "Toolbox Tour" concert ?), don't forget to come to Poland while promoting new LP's!
Thank you very much Ian, take a care of yourself - all the best to you!
Yours faithfully -
3) How do you write a song like this without upsetting people? Look in Wordography and soon you will find 'No Laughing in Heaven'
4) As far as I remember we were doing 'Child in time' and you may notice a certain similarity. At the time there was more of a demand for 'Child' than 'Fighting Man'.
5) The stuff I did at the RAH was a) a song with Roger, so we chose 'Via Miami' from 'A on P' and b) a track from 'Dreamcatcher' which I didn't write. But I think 'That's Why God is Singing The Blues' is one of the most sensitive lyrics I've ever heard. More to the point there wasn't enough time or budget (don't forget these were charity shows) to give my stuff the luxury of an orchestral arrangement so I picked material that was easy for everyone to play. Yes I remember the 'Toolbox' tour it was excellent. Of course I won't forget Poland, in fact I plan to spend New Year 2001/2 with friends in Poland.
From: email@example.com (Charlie Jeffreys)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eileen)
I am Eileen from Gourock I would like to know how to find out about
any up and coming concert dates in the UK.
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