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One Eye on Caramba

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One Eye To Morocco is featured at Caramba! Amidst the stories that were already told on the Italian radio, Ian reveals that the album will be released in the following formats:

We are proud to mention that at the time of this writing the Limited Edition CD is already #1 in Amazon.de charts in the ‘World Music > Northern Africa’ category 😉

The album will be released in Europe on March 6 on Edel/earMUSIC.

Update (Feb 5): One Eye To Morocco will be released in the US on March 31 on Eagle Records (prebook date March 11, retail sales price $13.98).

Thanks to Daniel Bengtsson and Blabbermouth.net for the info.

22 Comments to “One Eye on Caramba”:

  1. 1
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I wonder why Ian said “Eagle Records?” although I know it’s an “Edel” deal because I’m working on US promos with them.

    I’m happy to know it’s coming out in several formats, I’ll likely go for the ltd. and both vinyls… a 7″ gatefold single, now I’m all the more interested… got to have that!

    One thing though, if the official worldwide release date is March 4th, then it’s place on any chart is puzzling at this point… something hasn’t been detailed concerning that.

  2. 2
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Excuse me, make that March 6th, but nevertheless, are they going off pre-orders at Amazon, or what?

  3. 3
    George says:


    Gillan was always something special in Germany, I think this album will be a successfull one in Europe…

    BUT! Don’t you think that on amazon.de album’s genre is defined as “Norther African Music”??? It’s tooo ridiculous for me, as the album, musically has no deal with african folk. 😀

  4. 4
    T says:

    Re: #1

    Edel owns a majority share of Eagle Rock Entertainment.

  5. 5
    AndreA says:

    George #3

    I think
    “one eye to morocco” means like to say “take a look to that girl so far,so distance..” infact the album musically has no deal with african folk

    Am I Right?

    tel me people

    Thank You Gillan for your new work!

  6. 6
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I assumed it was under Eagle because so has other deals for DVD’s.
    Just threw me off for a second… but he did say @Eagle, which I was directed to, then redirected to someone else @Edel.

  7. 7
    T says:

    The acquisition of Eagle Rock just occurred last month. It would not be surprising if one hand still doesn’t know what the other is doing.

  8. 8
    Rascal says:

    I see no release on ‘four track’……..Damn

  9. 9
    Jeffs says:

    One eye to Morocco sounds great!! Very different from Purple of course, but that’s the idea of a solo album from an established artist isn’t it? I will certainly be purchasing!

  10. 10
    Jeffs says:

    Also…Listening to the production; it’s a lot better than the last 2 Michael Bradford produced albums. The overall sound is fuller and the instruments are recoded better. Perhaps the guys should get Nick Blagonda to produce the next Purple album?

  11. 11
    Roberto says:

    Nick Blagonga Martin Birch and Roger Glover together…
    than do an heavy rock with sppedy songs and high screams…now it’s time to return to hard side of deep purple in my opinion…

  12. 12
    69 says:

    The frontcover has been posted:


    Reminds me of the one one for Dreamcatcher.

  13. 13
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Nick Blagona is the BEST!
    I guess he’s got Ian’s vote for producing the next Purple album…. I wonder what would stop the others from voting on him… Roger and little Ian especially, since they recorded a few with him in the past, but never titled as producer, they just used him to engineeer, but he can do it all!

  14. 14
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Btw, bunk cover, sorry Ian, but that’s just down right cheap.

    You can’t judge a record by it’s cover, but you can get an idea of what’s inside… I hope it’s no indication, lol!

  15. 15
    andre sihotang says:

    #10 Jeffs, #11 Roberto, #13 Crimson

    Yes, I’m agree. They should kick “Mr. Ritchie More Black” out from the producer job. The quality of the last two albums, especially Bananas, were just like pop music for me. There’s no explosion. Every instrument and vocal looks average and sinking. ‘Abandon’ sounded much better for me, let alone its music.

    Replace him with Nick Blagona, and sure Roger Glover will teamed up with him to produce a new fully loaded Deep Purple album. Can’t wait for it


  16. 16
    69 says:

    The thing I´m looking forward to is Roger Glover´s Close-Up. Whatever happened to that one? He annouced his newest solo album in late 2007 and since then. No word of it.

  17. 17
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I’m sure a personal thing or two might have yet delayed “Close Up” from priority. It’s obviously not an altogether thing, rather put together in parts? Randall, Gillian and Roger all share a better ratio of vocals this time, that’s all I’ve heard so far.

  18. 18
    69 says:

    You mean the passing of Rog´s mother? I doubt that would have had too much of an influence, afterall he only took like a few weeks off from touring and the album is already cut(although maybe not mixed yet but he had more than a year for that even with the breaks).

    I also only know so far that Roger himself sings a bit more and Gillian also takes more than one track this time(which is great as I think her solo album was excellent). And of course Randall who keeps getting better with time.

    In the end, what I´d like to know most at this time is how far it has come at this point(obviosuly the basic recordings were finished 1 1/2 years ago) and at least get a hint of the current status and when it might be released(hopefully this year).

  19. 19
    joe says:

    I think, Ians “One Eye To Morocco” means: ” My thougts are not here – not at this place – to be asleep at the wheel” cheers

  20. 20
    Crimson Ghost says:


    It doesn’t get done overnight and a record come out… he has to get a deal and work many things out… it will be out when he is ready, the last one took even longer from the time he started the project till the time he finished it, then put it out… much longer.

    You can always send him a question, maybe it will be answered by the time a new development comes along.

  21. 21
    69 says:

    Yeah, I understand that it´s a complicated process, and maybe I fear that he has problems finding anyone intersted. What was Snapshot on? Eagle? Are they still going or has something changed in the mean time?

    You´re right about Snapshot. He announced that it had been finished more than a full year before it was actually released. I´m just missing any updates as I´m really looking forward to this one.

    But I believe an announcement would come earlier than the next bass player´s question time, maybe I should just have went to the nearest gig a few months ago and ask himself, it worked out so good the last time…

  22. 22
    marcinn says:

    In fact ‘one eye to Morocco the other to Caucasus’ is a Polish saying. Ian explains on his website. In English it just stands for a wandering eye. But the title is a metaphore. Morroco being his present project, and Caucasus is of course Deep Purple.

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