Despite Deep Purple have often been called „Heavy Metal Pioneers“, Ian Gillan never felt he really belonged to that music category. His all time music inspiration and heroes are names such as James Brown, Ray Charles, Little Richard and the rockers of the 50s.
It‘s with no surprise that all true Ian Gillan coinosseurs will find all these influences on „One Eye To Morocco“, the new studio album written and recorded with the line up that made „Live in Anaheim“ one of the best live albums Gillan has ever released.
A 100% rock album, „One Eye To Morocco“ will conquer new and old Gillan fans with an impressive collection of songs showing a big variety of moods and colours. From classic Gillan rock and roll, to the arabic sound of the title track, soulful ballads and bluesy mid-tempos.
Classic rock at its best with no single filler. A true Ian Gillan classic that will surely make all fans of Deep Purple and Gillan solo happy but will also appeal to good quality classic pop rock fans for the excellent level of the songwriting and Gillan’s eclectic vocal approach: free from the schemes of the Hard Rocker screaming frontman, Ian Gillan showes a soulful and warm voice that magically changes through the different moods of the album and still remains the recognisable voice of one of the most loved bands in rock history.