Deep Purple Guitarist Says He Struggled To Please David Gilmour Producer

Steve Morse says Bob Ezrin was difficult to please   20-May-13

Deep Purple Guitarist Says He Struggled To Please David Gilmour Producer
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Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse 'struggled' during recording sessions for the band's latest album Now What?!, saying that it was difficult to please a producer who was used to working with guitar legend David Gilmour.

"One of the challenges was trying to make Bob Ezrin happy," he told Classic Rock. "For me, it isn't easy. I think he's used to David Gilmour's style of ultra-melodic playing and I stick in more technical riffs between any melodic thing I do.

"He wanted me to sound more melodic and he really pushed it. It worked. That's why I was in favour of Bob being involved."

Bob Ezrin worked with Pink Floyd on albums including The Wall, and The Division Bell, he has also worked with Alice Cooper, KISS, Lou Reed, The Darkness and Jane's Addiction.

Deep Purple promised that Now What?! would be a modern and fresh album, and the general consensus seems to be that Deep Purple have delivered on that promise, at least measuring by the standards of a classic rock band.

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