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Roger Glover “If Life Was Easy” album details

If Life Was Easy

This hodgepodge collection of songs reveals or obscures a range of emotions over a turbulent decade; separation, divorce, injustice, uncertainty, new love, escape, fatherhood, grand-fatherhood, emigration, touring and losing my mother are some of the extreme highs and lows during this storm-tossed period. All were written wherever I was living – on a MacPro with ProTools and a few instruments and gadgets – extra musicians were added in the studio as needed. By the way, I know that it should be If Life Were Easy – it’s a subtle irony.

I am most grateful to The Guilty Party, my collaborators, whose patience and alent has graced these humble efforts; Joe Bonadio – musical director, Randall Bramblett, Oz Noy, Nicky Moroch, Joe Mennonna. My guests; Gillian Glover, Dan Cafferty, Pete Agnew, Walther Gallay, Mickey Lee Soule, Sahaj Ticotin, Sim Jones, Don Airey, Eliot Denenberg, Harvey Jones.

~ Roger Glover, Mai 2011

 

Tracklist:

  • DON’T LOOK NOW [EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED] (Roger Glover/Randall Bramblett)
    Randall Bramblett – vocals, keyboards, saxophone
    Gillian Glover – vocals
    Roger Glover – bass, baglama, guitar, piano
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Oz Noy – guitars
    Harvey Jones – synthesizers
  • BOX OF TRICKS (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – Vocals, bass, guitar, programming
    Eliot Denenberg – drums, guitar atmosphere
  • MOONLIGHT (Roger Glover)
    Gillian Glover – vocals
    Roger Glover – Godin fretless bass
    Randall Bramblett – keyboards
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Oz Noy – guitars
    Joe Mennonna – horns, horn arrangement
  • THE CAR WON‘T START (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – vocals, guitar, harmonica, Godin fretless bass, keyboards, percussion, programming.
    Nicky Moroch – guitar
  • THE DREAM I HAD (Roger Glover)
    Dan McCafferty and Pete Agnew – vocals
    Roger Glover – guitar, bass, percussion
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Oz Noy – slide, guitar
  • STAND TOGETHER (Roger Glover/Randall Bramblett)
    Randall Bramblett – vocals, keyboards
    Gillian Glover – vocals
    Roger Glover – bass, keyboards, programming
    Don Airey – pianet
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Oz Noy – guitars
  • IF LIFE WAS EASY (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – vocals, Spanish and electric guitars, Godin fretless bass, percussion
  • WELCOME TO THE MOON (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion, programming
  • SET YOUR IMAGINATION FREE (Roger Glover/Gillian Glover)
    Gillian Glover – vocals
    Roger Glover – bass, guitar, strings
    Randall Bramblett – keyboards
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Oz Noy – sitar guitars
  • WHEN LIFE GETS TO THE BONE (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
  • WHEN THE DAY IS DONE (Roger Glover)
    Walther Galley – vocals
    Roger Glover – guitar, keyboards, percussion, programming
    Sim Jones – strings, string arrangement
  • STARING INTO SPACE (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – vocals, bass, guitar, synthesizer, percussion, programming
  • GET AWAY (CAN’T LET YOU) (Roger Glover /Gillian Glover)
    Gillian Glover – vocals
    Randall Bramblett – piano
    Roger Glover – bass
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion, electric drill
    Oz Noy – guitar
    Nicky Moroch – guitar
    Joe Mennonna – horns, horn arrangement
  • THE GHOST OF YOUR SMILE (Roger Glover)
    Mickey Lee Soule – vocals
    Randall Bramblett – keyboards
    Roger Glover – Godin fretless bass, keyboards, percussion
    Oz Noy – acoustic guitar
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Nicky Moroch – lead guitar
  • CRUEL WORLD (Roger Glover)
    Roger Glover – vocals, bass, acoustic and ‘Tin–Tone’ guitars, percussion, programming
    Randall Bramblett – keyboards
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Oz Noy – sitar guitar
  • FEEL LIKE A KING (Roger Glover)
    Sahaj Ticotin – vocals
    Roger Glover – vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, bass, programming
    Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
    Nicky Moroch – guitar

 

The album will be published by earMusic/edel on July 08, 2011.

 



30 Comments to “Roger Glover “If Life Was Easy” album details”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    Dan cCafferty, Pete Agnew!!!!!!!!! I want to listen to “THE DREAM I HAD”…probably a ballad…

  2. 2
    marcinn says:

    And the wonderful Joe Mennonna!

  3. 3
    Michiel says:

    Dan McCafferty, the original Axl Rose.

  4. 4
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Seems like the Twilight Years are beginning to take effect on our heroes. These are the defining and finishing touches that are being bestowed upon us. I suggest we All take heed and see them when they are within range and buy what they produce, because ‘Here today, gone tomorrow..’…

    Looking forward to this obvious encapsulation of Roger’s personal creative offering. I believe it will be very telling as to the present of it all…..

    “Purple Twilight”…..next and probably last album title.

    Cheers

  5. 5
    T says:

    As one of those literary types, I was a little taken aback by the title, but I’m glad to see that Roger knows about the imperfect subjunctive following an “if” clause. “If life WERE easy”–because it’s not! 😉

    Cool cover art.

    What’s a “pianet”?

  6. 6
    purpletemple says:

    I always have mixed feelings about Roger’s solo albums, but I’ll get it anyway. There’s always at least a couple of great tracks.

  7. 7
    Edwards Coletta says:

    “No one buys the albums nowadays…” – except solo albums of Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Steve Morse or Don Airey.

  8. 8
    Tomek says:

    But why Roger sings on so many songs as he can’t sing. Anyway these days you can make anyone sings but he had good vocalists there.

  9. 9
    butttocks says:

    Is any good?, Dan Cafferty of the band Nazereth ( Hair of the Dog ).

  10. 10
    Bo Finn Poulsen says:

    Cant wait to have this CD. I know it will be on my CD for a LOOONG time. As always.

  11. 11
    the holy chair says:

    The ghost of your smile?

    Related to that DP track on Bananas, Haunted?

  12. 12
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Wow, Dan McCafferty. Roger produces his first great soloalbum and some Nazareth…

    And Mickey Lee Soule on vocals. I love his singing contribution to “The Butterfly Ball” (“No Solution”).
    Btw: A reprise of the concert with guest musicians would be great!

    Looking forward to Roger’s new output.

    Kalle

  13. 13
    marcinn says:

    @Tomek

    What makes you think Roger can’t sing? He’s got such a warm timbre…

  14. 14
    COCOBEACHSILVERSTRATSURFER says:

    PLAY~IT LOOOUD ALLOVER THE HORIZONS SO EVERYONE ENJOYS GLORY OF GLOVER MIGHTY AS THOR ~~~~~~~~~~~ ROCKS SUPER 4EVER!!!!!!!! 1986 DAYS I BOUGHT TONS OF ” ACCIDENTLY ON PURPOSE” GILLAN & GLOVER CASSETTES HAS PIC OF BLUE COMPUTER AL CAPONE LOOKING GUYS IN FUNHOUSE OF MIRRORS & PHOTO OF ROGER & GILLAN HAPPIEST LAFFING BATHING SUITS BAREFEET ON BEACH ~~~~~~~~~~ AL CAPONE LIVED HERE TITUSVILLE 1928 WE PARTY AT HIS WHISPERING HILLS COUNTRY CLUB ~ OLD GUYS SAY HE WAS ACTUALLY SUPERCOOL TRYING TO TURN GOOD GAVE ALL LOTSA DOUGH LAFFING!!!!!!! THAT ALBUM WAS A BIG HIT HERE WE PLAYED IT AZILLIONS TIMES SUPER ROCKS YER SOCKS { OR BAREFEETSYS } HANG 10 SURFING !!!!!!!!!!! IM GONNA ASK NASA WHAT A PIANET IS ^^^^^^^ = GOTTA BE ROGER PLAYIN SPECTACULAR PIANO OVER PLANETS ON STARSHIPS ~~~~~~~~~~~ DONT WORRY LIKE ENJOY COLOURS OF TWILITE & AURORA BOREALIS THE SPACESTATION GETS BEAUTIFULEST SUNSET SUNRISE A BUNCH EVERYDAY *********** ROGER GOT 20 40 YRS YALL OUGHTA SEE OUR SPACE COAST POPS CONDUCTER RICHARD HAY~MAN { HE SAYS JAMAICANS GO HEY MAN WANN BUY THIS TRINKETS? ~ HE 95 WEARS ZILLIONS SILVER MORE FAROUT SPACEY PSYCHEDELICPARTY SUITS ROCKS ANY MUSIC SUPER & CHARLIE SMITH THE TRAIN CABOOSE COOK GOT 137 IN 1975 4REAL~ SO EAT HEALTHY VITAMINS STUFF KEEP YER CIRCULATION GOIN DO PUSHUPS & ESPECIALLY HAPPIEST YER MIND WAY BEYOND JIMI & THE GENIUSES CREATING SUPER GOOD GREATEST ~LIKE THOMAS EDISON EVEN LIVED FLORIDA AS WELL AS NEW JERSEY ~ ENGLAND GOT ISAAC NEWTON & YALL ~ ELECTRIC SITAR GUITAR ^ ELECTRIC SYNTH BASS GUITAR ^ FRETTLESS BASS {ALLWAYS SEE JACK BRUCE SUPER TOO ~TINY PURPLE FISHES GO LAFFING IN SUMMER NOW } ^^^^^^^^^ ROGER ON[[[[[]]]]] PIANET FINALLY YEEEEEEE~ HAAAAAW !!!!!!!! TALLY HO CHAPPYS ~~~~~~~~~~ TELL ALL THIS MAKES GREAT BIRTHDAY GIFTS ************* ~~~~~~~~~~~~ALONG WITH MULTICOLOR~ BASS PICKS ~ ^^^^^^^^^^^

  15. 15
    The Holy Chair says:

    @ 4

    Nice title.

  16. 16
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Seems most appropriate….

    Cheers

  17. 17
    Jess says:

    With the great Walther Gallay on “WHEN THE DAY IS DONE”!
    I am impatient to hear this album.

  18. 18
    Tomekk says:

    To Marcinn i judged his vocal abilities by his performances on The mask and snapshot. It just did not worked

  19. 19
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Sure, looks like one of Roger’s lyrical contributions to ‘Haunted’ -Priest.

  20. 20
    marcinn says:

    @ Tomekk

    On what grounds have you judged his vocal abilities? Comparing him to professional singers maybe?

  21. 21
    dave_wallis says:

    It’s very good news the album is finally out. And what a line-up of fantastic players. I also don’t mind Roger singing. The Mask did a very good impression on me although it’s clear he’s not a professional singer but has a natural vibe. I’m glad he decided to sing more. It makes the music even more his own.

  22. 22
    The Holy Chair says:

    Personally I think attention for Rogers solo albums would be better served if he taken a slightly different approach.

    I bought Snapshot and kinda like it but would have been much more eager to buy it(I now had a download from a friend and delayed buying the cd untill I found a pristine copy with a strongly reduced price on a 2nd hand market)if some famous guests would have been implemented.

    Its a beautiful thing, this personal staments but…..

    A combination of the people involved now PLUS some famous guests, like Lord or Paice or Gillan(I suppose we can leave Ritchie out by now.)would not have changed the music but bring it to a higher level.

    Think what Love Is All did for The Butterfly Ball.
    And one of the highlights of that album, with John Lawton, Little Chalk Blue?

    I thought RG was friends with Ronnie?
    1 or 2 tracks by him, and the same for Gillan or DC(Plenty possibilities probably) would have made a big one.
    And it would not have hurt the integrity of the musical intentions by Roger.

    I connect here with the discussion about why DP themselves have problems with doing new albums.
    While surely these solo albums rarely hit the top button in sales.

    I conclude that solo albums are really not intended with a commercial goal but truly as a personal statement.

    Which leaves us , again, with the unescapable conclusion, that they are not inspired to do a artistic statement with a band album.

    I understood that they had a writingsession.
    Then I was brought to believe they actually recorded 9 tracks.
    But the first sentence echoed proportionally more later on.

    So, no recorded tracks as yet?

    They re not in a hurry to do it appearantly.

    Why?

    They lead a comfortable life, no real hardships.
    No empty, cold and bare surroundings.

    Glenn made about at least 15 albums since 1994, the beginning of the Morse era.

    And strong ones too!

  23. 23
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @Marcinn,

    Roger aside… I could listen to Randall sing for him all day long. Talk about finding a voice that is taylor suited!

  24. 24
    marcinn says:

    @Larry

    I appreciate Randall’s singing very much myself and have all his solo albums except for the last one. He is a great singer, with unprecedented ability to translate emotions into words. That is to say, I noticed him after ‘Snapshot’, but better late than never. Wish he would sing more on this new release, but I also like Glover’s voice, which as you can see, some consider being almost a fallacy 😉 So before I express my final opinion, I need to listen to ‘If Life Was Easy’. Opinions? What are they? LOL Looking forward to this release as much as to anything summer may bring.

  25. 25
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @Marcinn -it kind of reminds me of agreeing with anything Jon Lord or Ritchie Blackmore say or think.(in this case probably taking Jon’s harsh opinion concerning Roger’s singing voice… just a hunch, but a fair one concerning what a lot of people commonly resort to around here)

  26. 26
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Roger just wanted to add his personal touch to the album. It’s obviously a very personal effort and he selected particular songs to sing on for expression of it. Bob Dylan is without a doubt the worst singer by far out there, but nobody complains about him performing his own songs. I guess that is the way of the Purple Fans of today. Is there nothing they won’t complain about???

    Cheers

  27. 27
    The Holy Chair says:

    @ 26

    “Bob Dylan is without a doubt the worst singer by far out there, but nobody complains about him performing his own songs.”

    I do : )

  28. 28
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Dude, you ARE the ultimate Chronic complainer. That statement was an oxymoron.

    cheers

  29. 29
    Larry R. Toering says:

    Good album no matter who it is. Too bad it has to be about who it is all the time, oh well, some people just don’t understand music. I’m enjoying it.

  30. 30
    Elinor says:

    I wonder why anyone asks a questions these days. All you have to do is Google and the answers are all there. A pianet:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pianet
    There is no need to understand music, just experience it.

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