Future Shock (Gillan album)


Future Shock (Gillan album)

Infobox Album
Name = Future Shock
Type = studio
Longtype =
Artist = Gillan


Released = 1981
Recorded = Kingsway Recorders, London, UK
Genre = Rock
Length = 43:24
Label = Virgin
Producer = Paul "Chas" Watkins/John McCoy/Colin Towns/Bernie Tormé/Mick Underwood
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:uijxlf0e5cqy link]
Last album = Glory Road
This album = Future Shock
Next album = Double Trouble

"Future Shock" is the fifth album by the British rock band Gillan. Released by Virgin in 1981, it reached #2 in the UK chart. Title taken from Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock.

The original vinyl LP had a gatefold sleeve, with centre pages.

Track listing

Side 1
# "Future Shock" - (3.06) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Night Ride Out Of Phoenix" - (5.06) (Gillan/Towns)
# "(The Ballad Of) The Lucitania Express" - (3.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "No Laughing In Heaven" - (4.58) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "Sacre Bleu" - (3.03) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "New Orleans" - (2.37) (Guida/Royster)

Side 2
# "Bite The Bullet" - (4.50) (Gillan/Towns)
# "If I Sing Softly" - (6.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Don't Want The Truth" - (5.40) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "For Your Dreams" - (5.04) (Gillan/Towns)

1989 Re-release

In 1989 the album was re-released in CD format again on the Virgin label. The revised track listing, featuring several bonus tracks, was as follows:

# "Future Shock" - (3.06) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Night Ride Out Of Phoenix" - (5.06) (Gillan/Towns)
# "(The Ballad Of) The Lucitania Express" - (3.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "No Laughing In Heaven" - (4.58) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "Sacre Bleu" - (3.03) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "New Orleans" - (2.37) (Guida/Royster)
# "Bite The Bullet" - (4.50) (Gillan/Towns)
# "If I Sing Softly" - (6.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Don't Want The Truth" - (5.40) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "For Your Dreams" - (5.04) (Gillan/Towns)
# "One For The Road" - (3.03) (Gillan/Towns)
# "Bad News" - (3.08) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Underwood)
# "Take A Hold Of Yourself" - (4.42) (Gillan/McCoy/Towns/Underwood)
# "Mutually Assured Destruction (M.A.D.)" - (3.13) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "The Maelstrom (Longer Than The A Side" - (5.07) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "Trouble" - (2.39) (Lieber/Stoller)
# "Your Sister's On My List" - (4.07) (Gillan/Towns)
# "Handles On Her Hips" - (2.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Higher and Higher" - (3.42) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "I Might As Well Go Home (Mystic)" - (2.16) (Gillan/Towns)

2007 Re-release

In 2007 the album was re-released in CD format again on the Edsel label. This has retrospective comments by Ian Gillan and the original artwork, plus pictures of various single picture-sleeves. The revised track listing, similar to the 1989 release, is as follows:

# "Future Shock" - (3.06) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Night Ride Out Of Phoenix" - (5.06) (Gillan/Towns)
# "(The Ballad Of) The Lucitania Express" - (3.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "No Laughing In Heaven" - (4.58) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "Sacre Bleu" - (3.03) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "New Orleans" - (2.37) (Guida/Royster)
# "Bite The Bullet" - (4.50) (Gillan/Towns)
# "If I Sing Softly" - (6.10) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "Don't Want The Truth" - (5.40) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
# "For Your Dreams" - (5.04) (Gillan/Towns)
# "Trouble" - (2.40) (Lieber/Stoller)
# "Your Sister's On My List" - (4.07) (Gillan/Towns)
# "Mutually Assured Destruction" - (3.13) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "The Maelstrom (Longer Than The A Side" - (5.16) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
# "Take A Hold Of Yourself" - (4.42) (Gillan/McCoy/Towns/Underwood)
# "One For The Road" - (3.02) (Gillan/Towns)
# "Lucille" - (2.39) (Collins/Richard)
# "Bad News" - (3.06) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Underwood)

Personnel

* Ian Gillan - vocals
* Colin Towns - keyboards
* John McCoy - bass guitar
* Bernie Tormé - guitar
* Mick Underwood - drums

External links

* [http://www.gillan.com/ Ian Gillan's Homepage]
* [http://www.thehighwaystar.com/rosas/jouni/ig.html The Ian Gillan Discobiography (The Highway Star)]
* [http://www.demonmusicgroup.co.uk/Product.aspx?ProductID=3298 Edsel Records feature about Gillan's Future Shock]
* [http://www.alvintoffler.net Alvin Toffler's official website]


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