Ian GillanĀ“s "One eye to Morocco" to be released on March 6
Edel entertainment's international label earMUSIC is pleased to announce the release of Ian Gillan's outstanding new solo album "One Eye To Morocco". Gillan's first collection of original new recordings since 1997, the album will be released across four editions including CD, Ltd Edition CD, Vinyl Gatefold, 7" vinyl and CD. The album is released in Europe on March 6th, and in the UK on March 23rd.
The new album is released prior to the announcement of Deep Purple's UK 2009 tour that starts at the Manchester Apollo on November 10th and takes in shows at the Glasgow SECC (Nov 11), Birmingham NEC (Nov 13) and HMV Hammersmith Apollo (Nov 14).
Ian Gillan is hailed as one of the greatest rock and roll singers of all time, and is known in the history books for his incredible vocals on Deep Purple's iconic rock anthem "Smoke on the Water". Gillan was the driving force of classic Deep Purple MkII that in the 70s changed the face of rock and roll through a series of groundbreaking records - "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" (1970), "Deep Purple in Rock" (1970), "Fireball" (1971; No.1 UK), "Machine Head" (1972; No.1 UK; Top 10, multi-platinum USA), "Made in Japan" (1973; Top 10, platinum US), and "Who Do We Think We Are" (1973; Top 5 UK; Top 20, gold US).