Posts Tagged ‘Classic Rock Magazine’

Fifty once

May 1, 2018

Classic Rock have pushed the boat out with a Deep Purple cover issue on sale now. Some of us have been admiring the cover art too, would look great as a poster. It’s actually quite a strange image, familiar but not quite right. The answer turns out that it really is a montage – Ritchie’s head is from a 1969 pic, the rest of him from Mk3 days! Frankenpurple.

Not been into town to buy a copy yet but several people have. Tom Dixon reckons “the angle this time is the justifiable, inarguable fact that shows “how the Deep Purple Family tree ruled rock” Inevitably for most of us there is nothing new but they do interview all the members (bar Morse, and Blackmore of course) and even do a ‘special’ on the Butterfly Ball. Airey gets a couple of pages too to expand on Moore in particular with a sidebar on Simon McBride as he has featured with Don a few times and is on his forthcoming album. Warhorse, and Captain Beyond get a brief appearance. Some nice period pics too. Nicely put together piece on the huge influence the band and its’ many members have had on rock.” There is a sample CD with the magazine featuring a few old Purple label tracks.

Funnily enough we were watching the lengthy Jeff Beck special on BBC4 TV the other day and were quite touched by the way Cozy Powell was bigged up when they came to talking about The Jeff Beck Group (and nice to see a bit of rare footage too). Jeff says he got his label to organise the auditions, and when he turned up they pointed Cozy out and said “forget the rest”, some of whom were already packing their drum sticks away! The show is on iPlayer.

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Love, death, age…

March 10, 2017


“The fashion these days is to drop dead…”! Classic Rock magazine have managed to outdo themselves with another Deep Purple cover for their April 2017 edition.  It also features a cover mounted CD which includes the two singles, rare and (one) exclusive live tracks and some deleted b-sides, all from the current and recent albums.  Thanks for the heads up from John McEvoy.
Our DTB discography gnomes are busy compiling a database of all the tracks as I’m sure I am not the only one who is hopelessly confused by what’s out there in the fabulous zooniverse we now inhabit.

In the meantime to save my tired fingers (blasting through the Machine Head book chapters all week!) Tim Summers has sent us the back cover which details all the track origins.  So the only thing you can’t get elsewhere is a rendition of Black Night from Italy.  I do like the little paragraph on the back telling you where to send unwanted CDs for recycling….

We will be reviewing the album next week, stay tuned.


Busy bees.

April 22, 2013

Have they really put a sticker on Now What saying “Perfect Strangers meets Made in Japan”? They apparently have! There does seem to be quite a buzz about the new album despite this rather unlikely claim (which seems to have come from inside the organisation anyway). We’ve had our first review in, so opened a new page for people’s thoughts once they’ve heard it: Album Reviews.

The two Ians made it to Radio 4 on the 19th April, the station’s sadly dumbed down arts show Front Row, and surfced again on Simon Mayo‘s BBC show on the 24th. You can catch these on BBC iPlayer (which even works in our neck of the woods now thanks to a nice man from BT Openreach finding us a better phone route down to the exchange).

Deep Purple also appeared on German comedy show TV Total on 24th April  playing  the truncated single cut of “Hell To Pay”.  They played the same show back in 2005 (performing Clearly Quite Absurd). People should be able to use the site’s watch again facilities to see the performance, which was at the end of the show.  Thanks to Milan Fahrnholz.

The new issue of Classic Rock magazine big-ups the new album with a decent feature plus interviews (though uses a vintage 1980 Gillan cover pic for some reason), and a cover-mounted rock compilation with a sleeve ripping off 24 Carat Purple (DP’s contribution is just the new single).

DTB Online are still taking advance orders for the Limited Edition of the album (CD plus exclusive Making Of disc).

Made In Japan article

September 12, 2012

Nice piece in the new Classic Rock Magazine on Made In Japan. It’s got quite a lot of pictures, recollections from one of Def Leppard who reckons he’s on the back cover in the crowd, and some comments from a couple of the band. It’s the issue with Iron Maiden on the front cover, in UK newsagents now. Thanks to Tim Summers.