Wanted for questioning

Slow catching up on this story due to techie issues at DTBHQ, but it turns out the upcoming DP album “Turning To Crime” is a collection of cover versions rather than the expected / hoped for new studio set. Vintage songs for the most part too, going back to Love who Episode Six used to cover in the late 1960s. It’s a curious move, and as it includes four songs on our own lifetime’s play list I think we will await the audio teasers (and really should anyone be allowed to touch Oh Well?). Still if The Big Sky Mudflaps can have a bash at Dylan’s Watching The Rover Flow, along with over two dozen other bands, I guess DP have every right! The Stones also did this apparently, on an Ian Stewart tribute album in 2011. In Stewart’s judgement it was “the only decent thing Bob Dylan ever did”. Ouch.

Anyway, here’s the official sales blurb – tip to Edel, maybe ask someone who is a native English speaker to write these in future?! Thanks to everyone who sent in the data. Someone in France is advertising a white vinyl pressing on ebay for 102 euros, though hey, that includes shipping! Release dates vary, some say Oct 6, others Nov 26. Cover art is as per our previous posting.

“Released in the midst of a pandemic, Whoosh, the latest album from Deep Purple was a real success and kept the group in a positive energy and full of adrenaline despite the complicated global context. This forced the members of the group to stay at home but above all to think differently about their way of creating music together. This led them to design Turning to Crime, a very special new project and a first in their career.
Entirely composed of “covers” of great rock classics and musical jewels carefully chosen by each member of the group, Turning to Crime includes titles by Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger but also some nice surprises. Turning to Crime represents the moods of the group when they embarked on this project, and Deep Purple once again surprises its fans with an album different in every way from what Paice, Morse, Gillan, Airey and Glover have been able to offer. until now.”

01 7 And 7 Is (Love)
02 Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Huey “Piano” Smith)
03 Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac)
04 Jenny Take A Ride! (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels)
05 Watching The River Flow (Bob Dylan)
06 Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones)
07 Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)
08 Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds)
09 The Battle Of New Orleans (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton)
10 Lucifer (Bob Seger System
11 White Room (Cream)
12 Caught In The Act (Medley) – Going Down (Freddie King)/Green Onions (Booker T. and the M.G.’s)/Hot ‘Lanta (The Allman Brothers Band)/Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin)/Gimme Some Lovin’ (The Spencer Davis Group)

4 Responses to “Wanted for questioning”

  1. bogiocco Says:

    I’m not sure about that Turning To Crime cover album, but it could be great with a list like this: 1. Cruise Control 2. Lost Boys 3. Love Is All 4. Refried Funky Chicken 5. Shooting Star 6. Silas & Jerome 7. Sneaky Private Lee 8. That’s Why God Is Singin’ The Blues 9. The Mask 10. Twin Exhausted

    Paolo Chiorino

  2. Leftin Says:

    UFO (aka “The new Deep Purple” circa ’79) went out with a covers album which was well-done but not essential. It also included a Yardbirds song. This Purple set does look interesting, but again not essential. Am betting COVID will have inspired lots of moves of this kind. And fair enough. Mitch Ryder and co. inspired Mk.1’s take of Kentucky Woman. Am betting the next album of new Purple songs could hit #1. Whoosh went to #4.

  3. Andrew S Says:

    Perhaps they could cover some of the great rock classics on Burn or Stormbringer ? :-)

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