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Gillan & Glover “Clouds and Rain”

I had a demo of this chord sequence a few years before discovering the song that was hiding in it, and that happened quite suddenly while we were recording Accidentally On Purpose in Air Studios, Montserrat.  Inspired by a romantic adventure, I wrote the words in about ten minutes one morning.  They just tumbled out fully formed.  Sometimes it happens like that, it can’t be predicted or anticipated.  The title came from something Ian Gillan had read in a book, allegedly a phrase meaning pure bliss or rapture.

The video is from a promotion trip we undertook somewhere.  As you can imagine, we were quite surprised at the abrupt ending.  Maybe someone tripped over a cable, or they ran out of time, or maybe just got bored.


11 thoughts on “Gillan & Glover “Clouds and Rain”

  1. David Hoff wrote on 2024-02-12:

    I’m listening to this album right now. This one holds great significance to me as it was released shortly before my wedding day in 1988 and my wife and I always like to think of it as “our” album and it is truly a GREAT one! Thanks for ALL of the great music over the years, Roger.

  2. Jesper wrote on 2021-12-23:

    Bought the album (cd🙈) when it came out, it’s the only cd I still have, and I always find pleasure playing it❤️

  3. Mark wrote on 2020-04-01:

    Stuck indoors trying to avoid the virus and decided to play Accidentally on Purpose. Still has a great feel and stands on it’s own without hiding in the shadows of “Purple” or “Gillan”.

  4. Walter Evans wrote on 2019-09-08:

    God bless you Roger. Great bassist,,great writer,great producer….not just Purple….You did great stuff on so many projects

  5. Michael Wilsher wrote on 2019-04-15:

    Such a great album I’ve played many times , thank you.

  6. Max wrote on 2019-01-14:

    would be wonderful to have a new Gillan Glover album

  7. Gareth wrote on 2018-12-13:

    Love your 80s style

  8. Ian Castro Machado wrote on 2018-12-05:

    One of my favourite álbums, i was 17 or 18

  9. dima wrote on 2018-12-04:

    Fresh Air track, amazing work. My fav from AOP album, thank you Roger!

  10. Sören wrote on 2018-12-04:

    I always loved this one!
    Think i need to go and listen to that album now…
    Thank you for sharing!

  11. heidi wilhelm wrote on 2018-12-02:

    Sometimes the best things come unplanned! Funny end 🙂 Your fan Heidi