Double Trouble (Gillan album)

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Double Trouble
Studio album by Gillan
Released October 1981
Recorded Kingsway Recorders, London, UK, August 1981 (studio); Reading Festival UK 29 August 1981 (live); Rainbow, London, UK, 5 March 1981 (live)
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 77:06
Label Virgin
Producer Steve Smith for K.R. Productions Ltd.
Gillan chronology
Future Shock
(1981)
Double Trouble
(1981)
Magic
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Double Trouble is the fifth album by the British rock band Gillan, released in 1981. It was released as a double album, the first disc containing studio material, and the second containing live recordings. It reached No. 12 in the UK charts. In 1989, Virgin re-released the album, with the same track listing, in CD format. It is the first album to feature Janick Gers, since Bernie Tormé left the group during the tour of Germany in 1981. In fact Tormé was fired because he did not want to participate in the playback TV performance of "No Laughing in Heaven" at "Top of the Pops" on 24 June 1981. Janick Gers came in for the rest of the tour on 25 June 1981.

In 2007, Edsel released this album with bonus material.

Track listing[edit]

Studio LP[edit]

  • All songs written by Ian Gillan and John McCoy, except where noted.
Side 1
  1. "I'll Rip Your Spine Out" – (4.30) (Ian Gillan/John McCoy/Mick Underwood)
  2. "Restless" – (3.19)
  3. "Men of War" – (4.31)
  4. "Sunbeam" – (4.11) (Ian Gillan/Janick Gers/John McCoy/Mick Underwood)
Side 2
  1. "Nightmare" – (3.15) (Colin Towns)
  2. "Hadely Bop Bop" – (2.50)
  3. "Life Goes On" – (5.12) (Ian Gillan/Colin Towns)
  4. "Born To Kill" (9.28) (Gillan/Towns)

Live LP[edit]

Side 1
  1. "No Laughing in Heaven" – (6.26) (Ian Gillan/John McCoy/Bernie Tormé/Mick Underwood)
  2. "No Easy Way" – (10.32) (Ian Gillan/John McCoy/Bernie Tormé)
  3. "Trouble" – (3.04) (Leiber/Stoller)
Side 2
  1. "Mutually Assured Destruction" – (5.13) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
  2. "If You Believe Me" – (8.26) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Underwood)*
  3. "New Orleans" – (6.03) (Guida/Royster)

Live tracks recorded at Reading Festival on 29 August 1981 except for * which was recorded at the Rainbow Theatre on 4 March 1981. This track is also the only one on the album which features former guitarist Bernie Tormé.

2007 Re-release[edit]

Disc One: Studio[edit]

  1. "I'll Rip Your Spine Out" – (4.30) (Gillan/McCoy/Underwood)
  2. "Restless" – (3.19)
  3. "Men Of War" – (4.31)
  4. "Sunbeam" – (4.11) (Gillan/Gers/McCoy/Underwood)
  5. "Nightmare" – (3.15) (Towns)
  6. "Hadely Bop Bop" – (2.50)
  7. "Life Goes On" – (5.12) (Gillan/Towns)
  8. "Born To Kill" (9.28) (Gillan/Towns)
  9. "Spanish Guitar (Bonus Track)" (3.24) (Gillan/Towns)

Disc Two: Live[edit]

  1. "No Laughing In Heaven" – (6.26) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Underwood)
  2. "No Easy Way" – (10.32) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé)
  3. "Trouble" – (3.04) (Leiber/Stoller)
  4. "Mutually Assured Destruction" – (5.13) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Towns/Underwood)
  5. "If You Believe Me" – (8.26) (Gillan/McCoy/Tormé/Underwood)*
  6. "New Orleans" – (5.54) (Guida/Royster)
  7. "Bite The Bullet" (Bonus Track) – (5.20) (Gillan/Towns)
  8. "On The Rocks" (Bonus Track) – (6.32) (Gillan/Towns)
  9. "Mr Universe" (Bonus Track) – (7.13) (Gillan/Towns)**
  10. "Vengeance" (Bonus Track) – (4.26) (Gillan/Towns)**
  11. "Smoke On The Water" (Bonus Track) – (8.55) (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)**

Live tracks recorded at Reading Festival on 29 August 1981.

* Recorded at the Rainbow Theatre on 4 March 1981.

** Recorded at the Reading Festival 22 August 1980.

Personnel[edit]

Sales accomplishments[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart 1981 12

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