Tag Archives: Roger Glover

Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Shadow Of The Moon (1997)


The Deep Purple musical family story is full of controversy and events upon which many of their followers have differing opinions. Ian Gillan and Roger Glover arriving whilst Nick Simper and Rod Evans were still on board and the subsequent departure … Continue reading

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Album Review: Saint Jude – Diary Of A Soul Fiend (2010)


Ever wondered what Free, The Rolling Stones or The Faces would have sounded like with a cross between Maggie Bell, Aretha Franklin and a more tuneful Janis Joplin fronting them. Well if you have you can find out now ….. and … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Jimmy Helms – Songs I Sing (1975)


I first became aware of Jimmy Helms when I heard his contributions to Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover’s solo album ‘The Butterfly Ball’ and Eddie Hardin’s ‘Wizard’s Convention’. On both of those recordings Jimmy Helms’ singing was soulful, deep and … Continue reading

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Album Review: Green Bullfrog – Bullfrog (1971)


  Music collecting is a funny old business and sometimes you get hold of something that remains totally unique and unequalled with a feel that is just never replicated anywhere. Thats the way with Green Bullfrog. Ever since I first … Continue reading

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Pots of Gold. The studio recordings of Rainbow reviewed: Part Two – The Roger Glover Years


  Down To Earth (1979) I’m sure most of you reading this are more than well aware of Ritchie Blackmore’s penchant for totally taking his band to pieces and re-inventing it. Well, come the back end of 1978 he had … Continue reading

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David Coverdale: The Purple Records solo albums reviewed.


  White Snake (1977) After months of staggering around the world like a wounded beast the Mark IV version of Deep Purple collapsed and died at the Liverpool Empire in March 1976 leaving David Coverdale in something of a state … Continue reading

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The studio recordings of Deep Purple: Part Five 1996 onwards. The Morse era


  Purpendicular (1996) So by the time 1996 came along Blackmore had gone. Dixie Dreggs man Steve Morse took over the stage left position after Joe Satriani had kept it warm for a while and we all wondered if a … Continue reading

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