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Un œil vers Maroc

Ian Gillan One Eye To Morocco

Belgian radio station Classic 21 has a special for One Eye To Morocco. You can watch Gillan’s interview undubbed, and our francophone readers will certainly appreciate the text. See and read it at classic21.be (you might need to scroll down the page a bit).

Thanks to Valerio Dossini for the info.

9 Comments to “Un œil vers Maroc”:

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    Apollo says:

    Some choosen extracts are also available in video, and not overdubbed…


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    Crimson Ghost says:

    Thanks Apollo!

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    Jeffs says:

    Interesting that Ian finds it neccessary to rehearse and formulate these songs before going into the studio as opposed to spontaneous writing in the recording studio as per Purple. As I’ve said here before, I think Purple would very much benefit from trying to complete the writing of the the new songs for the next Purple opus and I think it’s now time for a new approach. Also get Nick Blagonda to produce the new DP album…”One Eye to Marocco sounds very good and professionally produced unlike the 2 Michael Bradbury efforts.

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    Apollo says:

    In the interview (I don’t rememberer whether it was included in the video or not) he said that they sometime regret some choices about the Deep Purple recordings, because indeed they write and record in the studio in a short period of time, while after playing the a few time on stage they think they should have added one thing or another, or record differently.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    After DP will have disbanded you ll get more statements like this

    Like …..

    We never should have continued without RB but what can you do?
    We wanted to work and with our solo oefforts noone would care enough to pay the bills

    Ofcourse Steve Morse and that black dude were bad choices but we are weak ya know?

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    Crimson Ghost says:



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    purplepriest1965 says:


    You too

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    andre sihotang says:


    If we’re looking for Blackmore’s replacement, I’ll propose Ritchie Kotzen(Poison), as he had similiar style and talents with Ritchie Blackmore (look at video when he played Burn completely without vocal, awesome, fast, full of shreddings, reminded me so much to Blackmore). Of course his first name could be another reason. The second option I’d like to tell is Doyle Bramhall II, as his blues and rockin’ style will suit Deep Purple Mk2 atmosphere as well with his usual to wear black clothes on stage. Both of them also has long black hairs, rarely moved and smiled, and always seemed comfortably stucked with his guitar while playing on stage, just like Blackmore had done with Deep Purple. The third, they might auditioned Trevor Rabin(Yes), altough his music style was more into AOR like Blackmore did with late Rainbow. They all were free at the time in 1994.

    But one thing, Steve Morse IS NOT a replacement. He’s a new great guitarist for Deep Purple and injects his musical style into Deep Purple albums succesfully. THE PROBLEM IS THE SET LIST! As a fan, I believe Morse will never do the best like Blackmore did in DP’s classics. He just tried to play them with his style so there were lost the drama, atmosphere, and magic of DP’s classics. Had DP’s set lists had a lot of Morse’s songs plus the obligated hits, ….. but I can only dream and what a dream.


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    andre sihotang says:

    I mean in some songs Morse couldn’t achieve higher than Blackmore did, like ‘Smoke’,’Strange Kind..’,’Child in Time’, ‘Space Truckin’, ‘Lazy’, ‘Fireball’, and ‘Knockin At ..’. But other songs got different majesty in Morse’s hand like ‘Perfect Strangers’,’No One Came’, ‘Speed King’, ‘Highway Star’,’Woman From Tokyo’,’Black Night’, ‘The Battle Rages On’ etc. But they’re just only my taste, could be different.

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