Roger Glover • If Life Was Easy (2011)

Roger Glover’s new solo album (the first since Snapshot in 2002) is finally out (though worryingly a lot of people seem to have had pirate download well before release date). As well as The Guilty Party who helped on his previous album, his daughter Gillian Glover is also on there and Mickey Lee Soule guests. There are 16 tracks including two co-written with Gillian.
“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.”
Roger-Glover-Guilty-Party
• DON’T LOOK NOW [EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED] (Roger Glover/Randall Bramblett)
Randall Bramblett – vocals, keyboards, saxophone
Gillian Glover – vocals
Roger Glover – bass, baglama, guitar, piano
Joe Bonadio – drums, percussion
Oz Noy – guitars
Harvey Jones – synthesizers
• BOX OF TRICKS (Roger Glover)
Roger Glover – Vocals, bass, guitar, programming
Eliot Denenberg – drums, guitar atmosphere
• 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
• THE CAR WON`T START (Roger Glover)
Roger Glover – vocals, guitar, harmonica, Godin fretless bass, keyboards, percussion, programming.
Nicky Moroch – guitar
• 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
• 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
• IF LIFE WAS EASY (Roger Glover)
Roger Glover – vocals, Spanish and electric guitars, Godin fretless bass, percussion
• WELCOME TO THE MOON (Roger Glover)
Roger Glover – vocals, bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion, programming
• 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
• WHEN LIFE GETS TO THE BONE (Roger Glover)
Roger Glover – vocals, guitar, bass, percussion
• WHEN THE DAY IS DONE (Roger Glover)
Walther Galley – vocals
Roger Glover – guitar, keyboards, percussion, programming
Sim Jones – strings, string arrangement
• STARING INTO SPACE (Roger Glover)
Roger Glover – vocals, bass, guitar, synthesizer, percussion, programming
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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

The CD has shipped from the DTBOnline store. DTB also have a few copies of the previous album in stock but it’s unlikely this will remain on catalogue much longer. Thanks to Tim Summers.

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