Without doubt, the Gillan & Glover album ‘Accidentally On Purpose’ is considered a brilliant piece of work that came on the back of Deep Purple recording ‘The House Of Blue Light’ in 1987.
Accidentally on Purpose is an album by Deep Purple members Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, released in February 1988 on Virgin Records. The track “Lonely Avenue” appeared on the soundtrack to Rain Man featuring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The track “Telephone Box” reached No. 15 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs chart.
During the recording sessions to the DEEP PURPLE album “The House Of Blue Light” Ian Gillan and Roger Glover found themselves with a bunch of songs that didn’t fit the typical DEEP PURPLE style but were also way to good to be lost somewhere in a desk drawer. So they decided to put an album together with this material, with them as main actors and some guest musicians helping doing the backings.