Moroccan Roll

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Moroccan Roll
Brand X Morrocan Roll.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1977
RecordedDecember 1976–January 1977
StudioTrident Studios, London
GenreJazz fusion
Length49:30
LabelCharisma (UK)
Passport (USA)
ProducerDennis MacKay
Brand X chronology
Unorthodox Behaviour
(1976)
Moroccan Roll
(1977)
Livestock
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic[1]

Moroccan Roll (1977) is the second studio album by British jazz fusion group Brand X. The title is a pun referring to this being their second album: "more rock and roll", however, Moroccan Roll is not a step toward the rock & roll side of the fusion equation, but rather an experiment with Eastern sounds and softer textures.[2] The album is mostly instrumental. "Sun in the Night" contains vocals sung by Brand X drummer Phil Collins in Sanskrit. "Disco Suicide" and "Maybe I'll Lend You Mine After All" also contain vocals, although they are wordless.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Sun in the Night" (John Goodsall) – 4:25
  2. "Why Should I Lend You Mine (When You've Broken Yours Off Already)..." (Phil Collins) – 11:16
  3. "...Maybe I'll Lend You Mine after All" (Collins) – 2:10
  4. "Hate Zone" (Goodsall) – 4:41
  5. "Collapsar" (Robin Lumley) – 1:33

Side two[edit]

  1. "Disco Suicide" (Lumley) – 7:55
  2. "Orbits" (Percy Jones) – 1:38
  3. "Malaga Virgen" (Jones) – 8:28
  4. "Macrocosm" (Goodsall) – 7:24

Personnel[edit]

Based on the album credits of original vinyl release.

Production[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Dave. "Moroccan Roll - Brand X | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  2. ^ "AOL Radio powered by Slacker". Archived from the original on 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2012-04-01.
  3. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Brand X - Moroccan Roll". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2010-01-09.

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