Moroccan Roll

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Moroccan Roll
Brand X Morrocan Roll.jpg
Studio album by Brand X
Released April 1977
Recorded December 1976–January 1977 at Trident Studios, London
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 49:30
Label Charisma (UK)
Passport (USA)
Producer Dennis MacKay
Brand X chronology
Unorthodox Behaviour
(1976)
Moroccan Roll
(1977)
Livestock
(1977)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[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" is the only track with vocals, containing lyrics sung in Sanskrit by Phil Collins. However, "Disco Suicide" also contains vocals, albeit wordless and syllabic.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

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

Side two[edit]

  1. "Disco Suicide" (Lumley) – 7:55
  2. "Orbits" (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]

  • Produced by Dennis MacKay
  • Engineered and mixed by 'Perdurabo' Stephen W. Tayler
  • Mastered by Ray Staff
  • Album artwork by Hipgnosis

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1977 UK Album Chart 37[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connolly, Dave. "Moroccan Roll - Brand X | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  2. ^ http://aolradio.slacker.com/?aolid=
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - Brand X - Moroccan Roll". www.chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 

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