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Morse solo projects update

Steve Morse. Photo © Nick Soveiko 2007.

Steve Morse used the break in the busy touring schedule to work on the new Steve Morse Band album:

We have 10 songs, ranging from a classical guitar/bass piece to a Bluegrass instrumental, and of course, many tracks reminiscent of the style on ‘Southern Steel’.

He has also completed a solo album in collaboration with Sarah Spencer (Dave LaRue on bass and Van Romaine on drums provided the rhythm section). The album is called Angelfire and will be released in the fall this year on Radiant Records.

Sarah has the kind of smooth, beautiful voice that makes for a welcome contrast to the harsh realities of life, but she can really sing anything. I simply chose to write the type of music that I would like to hear her sing, and it still blows me away with how good she sounds.

Read more on stevemorse.com.

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson for the info.

12 Comments to “Morse solo projects update”:

  1. 1
    George says:


    Morse’s solo album is good…

    But Deep Purple had 4 free months till now to realase new studio album, begin new tour and thus celebrate their 40’th anniversary.


  2. 2
    Mark Bryant says:

    Unfortunately, they were off because RG’s mum was dying of cancer. She finally died on 10 June 2008, just barely in time to see and hold one of her just born great grandchildren.

    I would love to see a new DP album, but hving lost my mum and dad at young ages, I know how RG needs some time and space.

  3. 3
    T says:

    Although I have not heard all of Morse’s work, I prefer his “Major Impacts” series to, say, “Southern Steel.”

    Make no mistake–“Steel” contains some great work–the Schenker-esque “Weekend Overdrive” and accessible “Arena Rock” come to mind–but the “Major Impacts” albums demonstrate what a fine guitarist Morse is.

    A guitarist’s style and technique is much like a fingerprint–or a signature; that is, unique and difficult if not impossible to reproduce. Even so, Morse went through two albums of songs not covering other guitarists, but extrapolating from them what they might have done or could have sounded like.

    Some of the work sounds eerily similar to those original guitarists–not an easy thing to accomplish.

    As a Blackmore disciple, I have my criticisms. However, there is no disputing that Morse is a musician’s musician and one of the best–or he wouldn’t be in Purple–period.

  4. 4
    JBS says:

    hey “T” take a stand for once, either you like it or you do not, quit ridin’ the fence

  5. 5
    T says:

    Just because one shoe is off doesn’t mean you can’t walk in a straight line. Or make your own destiny.

  6. 6
    SEVEN-47 says:

    I welcome the arrival of a new Steve Morse Band release. I hope it’s similar in style to “Stress Fest” or “Structural Damage.”

  7. 7
    Patrick says:

    oh wow i love stress fest i havent heard it in a while i think il go dig out of the stash and give it a listin

  8. 8
    Crimson Ghost says:

    To Goerge

    The new album has been planned for later in the year with a spring 2009 release for some time now.
    Roger would have had not time to work on it now anyway.


    Not only has Steve Morse used the time of to prepare and album to record folks, but so has Ian Gillan, and it will be titled “One Eye To Morocco” so get ready to be happy about that. Line up to be announced but is no surprise if you have followed his progress outside of Purple the last two years.

    Cheers for now

  9. 9
    Annemie says:

    To Crimson Ghost

    The news of the new Gillan album , that is NEWS!!!
    This day became suddenly extremely sunny!!!
    Thanks very much for the info!!

  10. 10
    Chip says:

    Lots going on with the Purple family lately….it is a good time to be a fan!

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:

    This is an intersting story too, but very hard to believe, and they might want to pick up a bass player for the project while they’re at it.

    Purple Rainbow


  12. 12
    josh says:

    Truly, great news !! I’m looking forward to… 🙂

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