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GUN - Taking On The World: 25th Anniversary Edition Preview & Exclusive Video Interview

Gun, Taking on The World 25th Anniversary Edition

Preview by Jack Foley

TO celebrate the 25th anniversary of their acclaimed debut album, GUN are pleased to announce the reissue release of Taking On The World on October 27, 2014.

The reissue consists of three discs, including original album, B-sides, rarities and BBC sessions.

GUN’s contemporary take on authentic rock gave them an edge over their peers during the late-80s. Formed in Glasgow by the Gizzi brothers, they came to re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll genre.

In September 2010, Taking On The World was included in Classic Rock magazine’s list of the 150 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time. Kerrang Magazine gave the album 5K, stating ‘The brilliance of Taking On The World comes as no surprise’ while Phil Alexander called it ‘…pop rock at its finest’
Taking On The World marked a milestone in the Scottish band’s history, selling more than 60K in the UK alone and the single Better Days charted in the UK top 40.

Vocalist Dante Gizzi says: “It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since we recorded Taking On The World in Park Lane Studios. Like all bands that first start out recording their debut album we had no inhibitions, not needing to worry about retaining any level of success as we hadn’t been there before, we just wanted to record an album that WE wanted to make.

“We’re so proud of what we achieved with that album and just so happy that it’s been given a proper re-release.”

GUN are currently working on a new album which is set for release early 2015.

Win GUN’s Taking On The World: 25th Anniversary Edition

To celebrate the release of GUN’s Gun – Taking On The World: 25th Anniversary Edition on Monday, October 27, 2014, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. How many UK copies did GUN sell of Taking On The World?

Simply send the answer to Gun – Taking On The World competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Watch the exclusive track-by-track guide by Gun

Track listing:

  2. Better Days
  3. The Feeling Within
  4. Inside Out
  5. Money (Everybody Loves Her)
  6. Taking On The World
  7. Shame On You
  8. Can’t Get Any Lower
  9. Something I Believe In
  10. Girls In Love
  11. I Will Be Waiting

DISC TWO – B-Sides

  1. Prime Time
  2. Dance
  3. When You Love Somebody
  4. Coming Home
  5. Better Days (Live)
  6. Back To Where We Started
  7. Where Do We Go?
  8. Don’t Believe A Word
  9. Better Days (12” Mix)
  10. Shame On You (Remixed by Andy Taylor)
  11. Money (Everybody Loves Her) (Extended Version)

DISC THREEBBC Sessions (Friday Rock Show, Nicky Campbell session, Mark Goodier session)

  1. Shame On You
  2. Better Days
  3. Coming Home
  4. Taking On The World
  5. Shame On You
  6. I Will Be Waiting
  7. Something I Believe In
  8. Taking On The World
  9. Something I Believe In
  10. Can’t Get Any Lower
  11. Coming Home
  12. Taking On The World