Gillan Double Trouble 1981

Double Trouble is a double album by Gillan, the band formed by Ian Gillan when he returned to hard rock. It has also been sold as single albums, split into volume 1 and volume 2.

The first album was recorded in the studio and the original second album was mainly recorded live in concert at the Reading Festival in 1980.

The live CD has since been supplemented by five bonus songs from a concert at the Rainbow Theatre on 4 March 1981 and Reading Festival on 29 August 1981.

Gillan Double Trouble

Songs On Gillan Double Trouble

The live in concert songs start from track 10, No Laughing In Heaven

1. I’ll Rip Your Spine Out
2. Restless
3. Men Of War
4. Sunbeam
5. Nightmare
6. Hadely Bop Bop
7. Life Goes On
8. Born To Kill
9. Spanish Guitar (Bonus Track)
10. No Laughing In Heaven
11. No Easy Way
12. Trouble
13. Mutually Assured Destruction
14. If You Believe Me
15. New Orleans
16. Bite The Bullet (Bonus Track)
17. On The Rocks (Bonus Track)
18. Mr. Universe (Bonus Track)
19. Vengeance (Bonus Track)
20. Smoke On The Water (Bonus Track)

When I have studio and live in concert CDs I will usually separate them on my ipod because the sound is different and I mainly want to listen to the live recordings.

If you like the mark II Deep Purple and you’d like to investigate Ian Gillan’s solo career, then this is an excellent place to start. Alternatively you could go for Live Triple Trouble which has the full sets for the Rainbow Theatre concert on 4th March 1981 and the Reading Festival performance on 29 August 1981 together with BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show recordings from April 1982 and five songs from a March 1981 concert in Nottingham.


Buying Gillan Double Trouble

It is available from

These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.

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