I whipped up this combination of Woman from Tokyo and Saint Saens' Samson and Delilah after Janell Duxbury forwarded the request for contributions to the DP tribute. I've never played a Deep Purple tune before, but I've long been a big fan of Steve Morse. I would have liked to have spent more time on this recording, but I was finishing my new CD, Strad to Strat. It's the music of Paganini, Bach and others transcribed to electric guitar with synth. orchestra.
Woman from Tokyo was composed and recorded by the Mark II line up of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, and Paice in 1973, and is part of the album Who do We think We are! It has become a AOR radio classic in the USA.
Fly into the rising sun, Faces, smiling everyone Yeah, she is a whole new tradition I feel it in my heart My woman from Tokyo She makes me see My woman from Tokyo She's so good to me Talk about her like a Queen Dancing in a Eastern Dream Yeah, she makes me feel like a river That carries me away My woman from Tokyo She makes me see My woman from Tokyo She's so good to me But I'm at home and I just don't belong ... So far away from the garden we love She is what moves in the soul of a dove Soon I shall see just how black was my night When we're alone in Her City of light Rising from the neon gloom Shining like a crazy moon Yeah, she turns me on like a fire I get high My woman from Tokyo She makes me see My woman from Tokyo She's so good to me