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Stretching out

Roger Glover; photo © Jim Rakete; image courtesy of Kayos ProductionsRoger Glover gave an interview to Guitar International, which, quite naturally, started out with the talk of the new Deep Purple album. After opening with excuses for the eight year wait, he proceeds straight to the catalytic role of the new producer, the eminent Bob Ezrin:

Robert: I have to say the band sounds really energized. Was it exciting to start writing with the band again?

Roger Glover: It was. Bob really injected a great stimulus into us. He was blown away by the musicianship of the band. He said some very astute things. He said “Trying to get ahead with a big riff on the radio ain’t gonna happen. Times have changed.” He said, “What I saw last night in the concert, that’s what people want to hear. You should stretch out.”

And those words, “stretch out,” hung with us. Then the next writing session we had, we took him at his word. And just having him on board and eager to produce us was a stimulus in itself, because he’s a man with a huge track record. Those writing sessions were very productive and I think we came up with some very original stuff. Original when you’ve been around as long as we have.

Read the whole thing in Guitar International.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

3 Comments to “Stretching out”:

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    LRT says:

    Thanks for posting. I had always wondered who the interim Rainbow singer was. Interesting it was Mark, I met him once, he must’ve spoken some ten different languages to me. Intelligent guy, and very talented. Just think of the direction things would’ve gone with him instead of Graham, perhaps JLT would’ve never happened? 🙂

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Today at my local newsstand |I saw an interview with Roger in a Dutch magazine, of which I now the name eludes me, with Roger.

    It is with big pics of MK now, MK Classic and even a pic of MK 4.

    If I am not misstaken, I was a bit stressed at the time because my intentions for travelling went overboard and I now had to make up other plans, they even were on the cover!!!

    Anyway, ….

    1 Roger reasons that , although, they would like to do six songs of the album, they wont.
    Because a minority of the die-hards(Thats double minus I think)would love that it is not an option, he says.

    Maximum 4 songs.

    Well, that is not nothing surprising, or do we still expect something else?

    He also thinks the next few years will be very interesting(not sure what he meant)and he himself has the intention to make more albums, both solo and DP wise.

    At the end he, without being triggered, he thanks the interviewer for not asking things about Blackmore.

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    purplepriest1965 says:


    Here is the link.

    I dont see my post about it.
    Did it get deleted again?
    Is it that time again?

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