The Aviator

Album: Purpendicular (1996)

Songfacts®:

  • Although it is not to be confused with the earlier Michael Chapman song of almost the same title, it is every bit as folky, not what one would expect from what was at one time the loudest band in the world, but the eclectic Deep Purple Mark I would certainly have recorded a song like this. It was though written with the post-Blackmore lineup of Steve Morse, and as Morse is a qualified pilot, one need look no further for an explanation.

    "The Aviator" has been described as a fusion of Led Zeppelin and Irish folk. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

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