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December 2, 2006

Smoke This! The Warblings, Rants, Philosophies, and Musings from the Singer of Deep Purple, is a feast of information, pontifications, and visual representation of legendary Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan that takes you on a fascinating journey through the heyday of rock n’ roll and lends uncensored insight into those halcyon days. With more than 200 photos documenting Ian’s travels and travails, Smoke This! is a visual and educational treat for old and new Ian Gillan, Deep Purple, and rock n’roll fans alike. It’s a gorgeous coffee table book splashed in color and awash in stories about Deep Purple, life on the road, songwriting, and the day to day life of a rock star. Ian also includes the lyrics to his songs including classics like Smoke on the Water, Perfect Strangers, No laughing in Heaven, Trashed and more. He talks candidly about writing and recording this music with the other members of Deep Purple and adds his own Gillanesque take on the whole bloody mess!


  • Beautifully Landscaped 8 1/2 x 11 book
  • Contains lyrics to numerous Deep Purple classics as well as Black Sabbath and solo material.
  • The stories behind the classic songs
  • Poems from the pen of Ian Gillan
  • Ian’s thoughts and musings
  • Question & Answer section
  • Tour 2006 section with stunning color shots
  • Over 150 color and B&W pix tracing Ian’s musical and personal history from a teenager to the present
  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: immergent (August 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9788254-0-3
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 11″ x 8.5″
  • $29.99 plus shipping & handling
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