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António Freitas, host of long-running daily show “Alta Tensao” on Portuguese radio station Antena 3 and a contributor to the magazine LOUD!, has posted an interview he conducted with Gillan. Big Ian talks about One Eye To Morocco. The interview is in English and you can view the it at antoniofreitas.com (clip is right on the front page so far, look under “Hypertensão: entrevistas (interviews)”; and no, I have no idea how to turn off the annoying background broadcast). Stop the “Alta Tensão/RTP Antena 3 : Emissões” player on the right to turn off the background music (thanks to 69).

The interview is actually quite entertaining and at the end Ian gets talking about the state of the new Purple recording and into some hilarious anecdotage.

Thanks to Mike Garrett for the info.

23 Comments to “One Eye on Alta Tensao”:

  1. 1
    69 says:

    “and no, I have no idea how to turn off the annoying background broadcast)”

    The player for that one is playing right on the right hand side on the player that hosts the interview, just turn that one off. Everything else belongs to the video itself.

  2. 2
    69 says:

    This is worth watching just for Ian´s Ace Of Spades impression at 17:33! 🙂

  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Better than watching a late YT clip, his voice is in fine shape for interviewing.

  4. 4
    mike says:

    It sounds like we should not expect a new Purple studio album in 2009.

  5. 5
    Eirik Solum says:

    Yes, not very positive about a new studio album. Rog has said to a gig reviewer over at DPAS that they have no plans for a new album yet, but maybe a live record… So it sounds like there is’nt much enthusiasm re a new album at this point. Only IG wants to hit the studio now…

  6. 6
    Crimson Ghost says:

    The live record thing is likely either to be from Isreal or the recent European tour, probably a German show, or even the most recent London show, but we’re talking DVD here as well. Maybe only on DVD. Remember, it was translated from a German asked question and these things are so often confused.

  7. 7
    George says:

    One Eye To Morocco TRAILER posted on YOUTUBE:

  8. 8
    Fernando says:

    Do you see any value in another live album? We had the Montreux 2006 recorded yet on the Rapture Tour… So I suppose we would be presented to Mk8 versions of The Battle Rages On, Wring that Neck and Into The fire, if so, and the rest of the album should be more of the same. Is it rally more valuable or feasible than a Brand new album? Before some say “If you don´t want, don´t buy it, jerk!” , I am just trying to understand the decision. I can´t see this “Live 2009” will sell better
    than a New Album, and they don´t need it to keep on touring. I would suggest: go into the studio, put down some good 38 minutes (7, 8 tracks) of heavy rockin´music (I´ve read this somewhere back in past) and show them on stage. Could it work again?

  9. 9
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge51Male says:

    #7 George : Nice trailer, but too short ….. 🙂

  10. 10
    mike says:

    I agree with Fernando.I certainly have no pressing need for another live CD or DVD from the Rapture tour.
    With the initial buzz over the Stormbringer 35th remaster and the promise of yet more archival DVD stuff in June,you would think that the current DP would seize the moment and give us some fresh music.Instead,Ian G says the band is “…off it’s food…” as far as a new album is concerned,not yet knowing when,where,or with whom (producer)they wish to make it.
    To borrow the title of the Purpendicular bonus track….Don’t Hold Your Breath !!

  11. 11
    ormandy says:

    From what I got out of the interview pertaining to Purple recording a new album, I think a certain member or members of the band don’t want Michael Bradford producing the next one.

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Bingo, can’t say I disagree.

  13. 13
    Alex says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxcsIR81xzI&feature=related hahaha

  14. 14
    james jay says:

    could not get past the screaming tune in the back ground–I will take others on their word.

  15. 15
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge51Male says:

    A nice, funny Gillan picture :



  16. 16
    nsoveiko says:

    we already have the whole set: http://www.thehighwaystar.com/gallery/v/tour08/moscow-oct-27/

  17. 17
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge51Male says:

    Thanks nsoveiko !!!

  18. 18
    George says:

    bleh… another live album? they have released 34 Live albums and 14 DVDs.
    Time to release next STUDIO album…
    but if they think about Live cd, what about releasing ULTIMATE LIVE COMPILATION 2CD of MkVIII from Bananas&Rapture Tours, combining the songs from Bananas & Rapture, which they played live, + 5-6 hits. It would be great…

  19. 19
    Hugitoviana says:

    Well, I don’t think another Live Dvd should be a good idea, Live In Caesarea (israel) is coming so (i think) it’s enough.

  20. 20
    Crimson Ghost says:

    34 live albums, Deep Purple?
    George, what are you smoking?

    Perhaps you’d better look again at such things, their name on it doesn’t always mean they released it… you’re missing something huge there. So “they” have released nowhere near that many live albums.

    You figure concerning DVD’s also doesn’t count as all their projects either, only some of them.(forget about compilations and archive releases, they have nothing to do with them, as you know, they’re put out by other parties/companies than their own)

  21. 21
    George says:


    1968 Inglewood – Live in California
    1969 Concerto for Group and Orchestra
    1972 Made in Japan
    1970-72 Deep Purple In Concert
    1970 Scandinavian Nights
    1972 Live in Japan
    1970 Gemini Suite Live
    1969 Kneel & Pray
    1970 Space Vol 1 & 2
    1972 Live Denmark 1972
    1970 Live in Stockholm
    1969 Live in Montreux 69
    1975 Made in Europe
    1974 Live in London 23
    1974 California Jamming
    1975 Mk III: The Final Concerts
    1975 Live in Paris 1975
    1974 Perks and Tit
    1974 Just Might Take Your Life
    1975 Last Concert in Japan
    1976 King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple in Concert
    (=On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat)
    1976 Deep Purple: Extended Versions
    1975 This Time Around: Live in Tokyo
    1987 Nobody’s Perfect
    1985 In the Absence of Pink: Knebworth 85
    1993 Come Hell or High Water
    1993 Live in Europe 1993 (4-CD box set)
    1996 Live at the Olympia ’96
    1999 Total Abandon: Australia ’99
    1999 Live at the Royal Albert Hall
    2000 Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy
    2001 The Soundboard Series
    1996 Live at Montreux 1996
    2006 They All Came Down to Montreux


    So, Crimson, what are you smoking? 🙂

  22. 22
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Only a handful are Deep Purple releases, the rest are not. You should very well know that much. You can’t attribute these releases to them, they did none of the work to put them out, so it’s irrelevant to mention them concerning the anticipation of a Deep Purple release… We were talking about future projected output by the band itself, were we not?

  23. 23
    Crimson Ghost says:

    My review of One Eye To Morocco, since the other thread seems to be closed.


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