Terry Ilous – ‘Gypsy Dreams’  

 


THE BAND:
Terry Ilous – vocals
LuisVillegas – guitar
Jose Garcia – guitar
Mike Paganini – bass
Chris Trujillo – drums/percussion
Natalle Gelman – background vocals

additional musicians:
Al Valasquez – drums/percussion
Ben Woods – guitar
Mike Bennet-drums/percussion
Jesse Stern – bass

 

 

 

TRACKLISTING:
1.) “Whole Lotta Love” - is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin. It is the opening track on the band's second album, Led Zeppelin II, and was released in the United States, several countries in Europe, and Japan as a single; as with other Led Zeppelin songs, no single was released in the United Kingdom. The US release became their first hit single, being certified Gold on 13 April 1970, having sold one million copies.
2.) “Boys Of Summer” - released in 1984 by Eagles vocalist and drummer Don Henley, with lyrics written by Henley and music composed by Henley and Mike Campbell.  It is the lead track and first single from Henley's 1984 album Building the Perfect Beast and reached the top five in the United States as well as the top position on the Top Rock Tracks chart and number 12 in the UK Singles Chart.
3.) “In Your Eyes” - is a song by English rock musician Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album ‘So’. It features Youssou N'Dour singing some choruses translated into his native Wolof. Gabriel's lyrics were inspired by an African tradition of ambiguity in song between romantic love and love of God.   "In Your Eyes" was not released as a single in the UK but it was released in the US as the third single from ‘So’, achieving strong radio airplay and regular MTV rotation. It reached No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks on September, 13 1986.
4.) “Long Train Running” - is a song recorded by The Doobie Brothers and written by band member Tom Johnston. It was included on the band's 1973 album ‘The Captain and Me’ and released as a single, becoming a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 8.
5.) “Wicked Game” - is a song by American rock musician Chris Isaak, released from his third studio album ‘Heart Shaped World’ (1989). Despite being released as a single in 1990, it did not become a hit until it was later featured in the David Lynch film ‘Wild at Heart’ (1990). Lee Chesnut, an Atlanta radio station music director who loved David Lynch films, began playing the song and it quickly became a nationwide top ten hit in January 1991, reaching number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the first hit song of his career.
6.) “Heaven And Hell” - is the title track to Black Sabbath's ninth studio album of the same name. The music was written mainly by Tony Iommi, but as with almost all Black Sabbath albums, credit is given to the entire band. The lyrics were written entirely by then newcomer Ronnie James Dio. The song has been performed by several bands of which Iommi and Dio were members including Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell.
7.) “Ride Like The Wind” - is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Christopher Cross. It was released in February 1980 as the lead single from his Grammy-winning self-titled debut album. It reached number 2 on the US charts for four consecutive weeks, behind Blondie's "Call Me"
8.) “Love Bites” - is a power ballad recorded by the English rock band Def Leppard in 1987 on the album Hysteria. It is Def Leppard's only number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100 to date.
9.) “Kill The King” - Despite the violent imagery in this manically fast Rock song, lead singer Ronnie James Dio claims it is about a chess game.  This originally was Rainbow's debut in the UK singles chart, peaking at #44. After the commercial success of "Since You've Been Gone," "All Night Long" and "I Surrender," "Kill the King" was re-released in 1981 this time climbing to #41.



    Something’s in life you remember things as if it was yesterday, for me this was one of those times.  One late Sunday afternoon in the summer of ‘89, I got a phone call from an old friend asking if I had the chance to watch Saturday’s Headbanger’s Ball yet. Excitedly he said, “fast forward until you get to the video by XYZ  called “Inside Out”.  You have to check it out because the lead guitar solo will blow you away!!” I must admit the minor and major solos by Marc Richard Diglio on the song did blow me away.  However, what I was more impressed by was vocalist Terry Illous.  He had one of the most amazing voices I had ever head!!!
Now with Great White Terry has brought the band back to their former glory.  In late 2016 and early 2017 while on vacation from his obligations with Great White Terry found the time to record a cover album.  Titled ‘Gypsy Dreams’ the CD consists of nine songs ranging from Pock to Heavy Metal. 
Unlike most bands that do cover songs Terry chose to re-work the arrangements of the songs.  He took the nine tracks and stripped them down to an acoustic foundation with acoustic guitars along with a Latin/Spanish style arrangement.  By looking at the track listing I would have never thought this would have worked however I would be dammed if it didn’t.  This is by far the greatest cover album I have ever heard.  This release is foe all essential music fans!