ROGER GLOVER’s ‘If Life Was Easy’ Album: Audio Preview Available

DEEP PURPLE bassist Roger Glover‘s new solo album. “If Life Was Easy”, is scheduled for release in Europe on July 11 via earMUSIC/Edel. The follow-up to 2002’s “Snapshot” was reportedly recorded in 2007 but is only now surfacing. It features Roger‘s daughter Gillian Glover, with lead vocals by Ronnie Bramblett.

Commented Roger: “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.”

“If Life Was Easy” track listing:

01. Don’t Look Now (Everything Has Changed) (Roger Glover/Randall ramblett)

Randall Bramblett – vocals, keyboards, saxophone
Gillian Glover – vocals
Roger Glover – bass, baglama, guitar, piano
Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
Oz Noy – guitars
Harvey Jones – synthesizers

02. Box Of Tricks (Roger Glover)

Roger Glover – Vocals, bass, guitar, programming
Eliot Denenberg – drums, guitar atmosphere

03. 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

04. The Car Won’t Start (Roger Glover)

Roger Glover – vocals, guitar, harmonica, Godin fretless bass, keyboards, percussion, programming.
Nicky Moroch – guitar

05. 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

06. 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

07. If Life Was Easy (Roger Glover)

Roger Glover – vocals, Spanish and electric guitars, Godin fretless bass, percussion

08. Welcome To The Moon (Roger Glover)

Roger Glover – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion, programming

09. 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

10. When Life Gets To The Bone (Roger Glover)

Roger Glover – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion

11. When The Day Is Done (Roger Glover)

Walther Galley – vocals
Roger Glover – guitar, keyboards, percussion, programming
Sim Jones – strings, string arrangement

12. Staring Into Space (Roger Glover)

Roger Glover – vocals, bass, guitar, synthesizer, percussion, programming

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

 

 

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