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Supersonic love

A cover of Roger Glover’s Love is All appears as a bonus track on the just released album Golden Age of Music from Arjen Lucassen’s (of the Ayreon fame) new project Supersonic Revolution.

The album is available from the label.

20 Comments to “Supersonic love”:

  1. 1
    sidroman says:

    I don’t like that version. I love the original recording. I’ve always thought that song is Roger’s Beatles song, and if someone on Purple Records was given it, it could easily haver been a top 10 hit in the states and many other countries. Possibly even Purple themselves could have done it as a feel good song. Hush is still a huge hit and has been in the setlist since the Morse era, and Kentucky Woman, and a shortened version of River Deep Mountain High charted well also.

  2. 2
    Dan Arjen says:

    I prefer the original version.

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    They’ve turned it into a melodic metal number, I guess that was to be expected. It’s not awful, but misses the original’s naive charm. Yes, the original sounded like a Beatles number (and was meant to sound like one), notably it sounded like those Beatles numbers sung by Ringo used to sound.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    This here on the other hand has loads of charm. It was after all meant to be a children’s song by Eddie (Hardin) and Roger …


  5. 5
    Bernhard Huebl says:

    My personal favourite is the live version from september 25th, 1999 at the
    Royal Albert Hall !

  6. 6
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Ronnie James Dio must be so annoyed in heaven. This is just pure criminality to cover a song in this way.
    Peace ✌️

  7. 7
    sidroman says:

    For some reason I always think of All You Need is Love, when I listen to Love is All.

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    That was intended, Sidroman, even the title was supposed to allude to the Beatles classic. When Roger was asked whether Love Is All was not a bit too close for comfort to All You Need Is Love, he blurted: „But that was the whole point!“

    Some comprehensive background on the song here:


  9. 9
    sidroman says:

    I love the live version from the Butterfly Ball in 1975, Coverdale, Hughes and another singer share the vocals, I believe Eddie Jobson performs a violin solo, it’s been awhile since I’ve watched the film. Some great stuff.

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    MacGregor says:

    I don’t know about Dio being in heaven Adel, after conspiring with two of the most evil men in black that we could imagine. Also conjuring up magicians & dragons & delving into sorcery, it doesn’t bode well for him. I was unfortunately raised as a catholic with the fires of Hell waiting for me when I did wrong & that paints a vivid scenario indeed. Ha ha ha, well in their minds of fear it does. I do hope RJ Dio is still being pampered by all those lovely angels (not the ones that fell from the sky) & everything else that is wonderful that goes with them. Cheers.

  11. 11
    MacGregor says:

    @ 8 – thanks for that documentary, good to see. Last weekend I was perusing the 19th century artist Jean-Jacques Grandville and came across this image. It reminded me of The Butterfly Ball images & had me wondering if the artist Alan Aldridge was inspired at all by the Grandville artist. Anyway this story here then arrived so I thought I would post a link for all to see. There are also a few other odd images a little further along with animals of all sorts, Hares & Foxes etc. A coincidence perhaps? Cheers.


  12. 12
    MacGregor says:

    That link is not getting to the correct individual page. If you hit the link on his image really quickly as you see it, ( before it disappears to a blank) it will get to the main site & then work through all the other art, animal scenes of craziness, human absurdities & all. The Insect Ball circa 1835 is the image that reminded me of The Butterfly Ball art work, for some reason. Cheers.

  13. 13
    Adel Faragalla says:

    No one can argue with facts and the facts stands out.
    Peace 🤞

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    If I was in charge of heaven, I fear I would have to insist that – for starters – this Italian upstart from Cortland, NY, reassumes his real name, ‘Padavona’, before any longer form of residency can be remotely negotiated. You know, there can only be one – see also —-> First Commandment. And for avoidance of doubt: The moon is DEFINITELY NOT the sun at night, all this relativist nonsense has to stop.

  15. 15
    sidroman says:

    Thanks again Uwe, I love your wealth of Purple related information.

  16. 16
    MacGregor says:

    @ 14 – ha ha ha, indeed the Dio name says a lot in some ways. It is funny to see certain older movies, Pasolini’s Medea is one were the name is often mentioned in the dialogue. ‘Oh dio oh dio, etc etc. That always raises a smile. I do wonder what the God’s often think of us humans. As for the moon being a sun at night, well that could depend on what substance enhancement one could be under at the time. Either that or an extremely imaginative mind. I don’t mind either, so therefore I can relate to what RJ Dio is saying, I think! Cheers.

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    Rock Voorne says:

    Really appreciate AYREON, STAR ONE et all that stuff by Lucassen but this cover does nothing for me.
    Is it Jaycee on vocals who also did the DIO tribute recently? I recall they ended the evening with LOVE IS ALL

  18. 18
    Uwe Hornung says:

    moon = sun at night = fake news/alternative facts

    Don’t even start! ; – )

  19. 19
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I appreciate that from where you hop around, Herr MacGregor, the moon may indeed look different nurturing all these delusional assumptions! 😂

  20. 20
    Elprupdeep says:

    All my youth on french tv when once upon a time they did not have advertising every 10 minutes…
    We would have this cartoon on tv between 2 shows ( full song ) with a frog and a guitar singing “love is all ” to the community of different animals.
    Wish I had a video of it to share…

    Ironically at that time I did not know it was RG and RJD when I was already a fan of Deep purple and Rainbow.
    Maybe that’s why I love it so much. Was listening “my music”.

    Long live DP family.


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