Posts Tagged ‘new album’

Kapow!

March 4, 2020

Well, we were going to post an official link to Google Play who were trailing 30 second audio clips of all the tracks on the new Deep Purple album a couple of days ago. Some people were very much in two minds whether to listen to just clips, but as folk dithered they all suddenly disappeared as quickly as they came (“Whoosh” indeed)!  Needless to say not before a lot of people probably ripped them…  anyway here’s a tiny written spoiler from someone who was quicker off the mark than me (we’ll just call him “Dave”): “There was no chance of me lasting three and a half months, so I gave in immediately. As it’s entirely subjective I’d hope to not be giving anything away.  I’m OK with 3 of the first 5 tracks (the two exceptions may be the only ones on the album that I can’t get along with).  Tracks 6-13 sound promising, and five potential killers to round it off!”

Track titles see posts below.

 

 

Kapow!

February 28, 2020

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As we’ve reported on the Facebook page, but forgot to add here, the new Deep Purple album is simply called ‘Whoosh!’.  This was hinted at in a Christmas message sent out by Edel (below), and has been confirmed in the German magazine Rocks.  There is also a teaser trailer on the web where you can hear them repeating the word in a spoken passage from one of the tracks.

Sadly they’ve not used the great Norman Saunders to do the cover illustration (see the 1966 gum card above, he collects this sort of stuff!) but instead gone for a sort of Never Say Die (Black Sabbath) meet Avengers Age Of Ultron image (spoiler – in which half the population drift away as dust), plus a logo which vaguely updates the 1968 original.

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The track titles are listed below and Rocks have heard some playbacks, which they suggest follow on fairly naturally from ‘Infinite’, which is promising (Simon reckons it was his most played album by the band last year via his favourites).

Throw My Bones
Drop The Weapon
We’re All The Same In The Dark
Nothing At All
No Need To Shout
Step By Step
What the What
The Long Way Round
The Power of the Moon
Remission Possible
Man Alive
And the Address (!)
Dancing In My Sleep

IG – “In a nutshell: Everything that is happening at the moment (today’s music. Deep Purple, you, me, humanity …) in our solar system is like a crumb that you wipe away – ‘Whoosh!'”

He is of course dead right. It’s out on June 12th 2020 in the usual array of formats:

White vinyl / glow in the dark vinyl (why?!) / black vinyl / CD / CD/DVD and vinyl box set.

There may be yet more colours. Thanks to Tim Summers, Martin Ashberry, Mark Maddock, Stephen Clare for bringing me up to speed.  We’ll add that strange Xmas card here out of season for people who like to collect these bits of ephemera.

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Vox : IG

August 2, 2019

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It looks as if Deep Purple’s new studio album (which rather neatly will be their 21st, it just seems more!) is being planned for 2020. As we reported earlier (Back In The USA) the recording work from the group was completed in Nashville and it looks as if IG (above doing his thing for Rock Aid) laid down his vocals in early June. The next stage will be the the mixing.  I guess they could have got it sorted for release later this year but that would then clash with their touring for the latter part of 2019 which is already booked and could confuse promotion. Keeping it under wraps until 2020 gives plenty of time to prepare everything for a proper launch, teaser videos and all the usual gubbins that seem to go with a major album these days, and hopefully some shows with new material, etc.  And of course flying the band out to exotic frozen locations and planning those ice-breaker type shots takes time!

By the way, I read the other day that to earn an average UK wage a musician needs to get 32 million downloads in a year.  So all us old gits who stick to buying physical media can at least know we’re doing our bit to lower that lousy average.  Also we should have said happy anniversary to Steve Morse, who passed his 25th anniversary of being a member of Deep Purple recently.  I was hammering through Abandon the other day to privately mark Jon’s passing (the neighbours might disagree about privately) and marvelling at Steve’s contributions at the same time.  That’s a hell of a stint.

Back in the USA

May 10, 2019

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Deep Purple are currently hunkered down in Nashville working on their next studio album, using the same set-up as for Infinite (released in April 2017).  The band had a pre-recording writing session in a big studio in Germany in February (see photo above; no idea what they used the cherry picker for!)).  It’s early days yet but given how rapidly things are moving, and with more shows being lined up for the later part of 2019 (see below) one suspects an Autumn release might well be on the cards. Like the writing session they are keeping the recordings top secret, so here’s a photo of a local bus instead.

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More shows?  They have just announced a decent tour of America starting in September and running right through to the third week of October.  This has to be one of the bands biggest tours there for a long time, some thirty-three dates listed so far.  No wonder they’ve been taking it easy for much of the year.

Thanks to Tim Summers, Lutz Reinert and others for the details.  Full dates are on our diary page.  This includes the European shows in December.

 

friday on my mind

April 5, 2017

Purple’s label have issued a couple of nice quick fire question and answer videos culled from recent interviews which make fun viewing ahead of the album’s final release on FRIDAY.

part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Viod3e7dKLI

part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK10XetAuCs

Dave Browne has been keeping us up to speed on these and others and says it seems that Bob Ezrin is responsible for “Roadhouse Blues”, after suggesting that they close the album with an old cover version, like last time (um, depends on which of the four versions of the album you were sold Bob!). Ian Paice suggested Roadhouse as he’d performed it recently with a tribute act. Frustratingly, for those who haven’t taken to it, Roger says that they had two more really good original song ideas for the album which were set aside but still may be returned to.

Although we posted a couple of album previews below a few days back, I have opened a proper review page so feel free to send us your thoughts over the next weeks or two!

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Mush, mush…

February 1, 2017

I thought I heard her calling my name…

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Just realised I’ve not posted the final Infinite track list for the standard CD, so there are the titles for those who might have missed them.

1. Time for Bedlam
2. Hip Boots
3. All I’ve Got is You
4. One Night in Vegas
5. Get Me Outta Here
6. The Surprising
7. Johnny’s Band
8. On Top of the World
9. Birds of Prey
10. Roadhouse Blues

We think Hip Boots was aired live a while back. And assume the other familiar titles are not cover versions of The Doors, Uriah Heep or The Carpenters.  Or even Barbie!
The band have also issued some official promo shots from the album cover shoot. I did think this was a photoshop mash up at first but looking at the better quality versions is seems like they found a nice wintery beach somewhere and then worked over that, perhaps layering in the snow and giving the retro colour filter plugins a bashing. It looks like they’re auditioning for a follow up to that mad French film Delicatessen!
Does this mean if we turn up at the gigs in sealskin jackets and snowshoes we’ll get upgraded to the front row?

We’ve had a few people asking about trying to find a more ethical alternative to Ama*on to buy new releases and we’ve been taken by a German firm called JPC who are still family owned but offer shipping world wide and also seem to have special editions not available elsewhere. https://www.jpc.de/s/deep+purple

Thanks to Tim Summers and others.

Infinity teaser

November 28, 2016

The Oxford English Dictionary team may well have to redefine the word ‘teaser’ in their next edition, once they’ve checked the first trailer for Deep Purple’s new studio album. From it we learn the new LP is called Infinite.  But beyond 5 seconds of blurry film of Roger’s ear (possibly a pun on the label name?) and one chord, that’s about your lot!  Needless to say the internet has been able to decide what the rest of the sixty minutes will be like from this…  Anywho, if you ain’t heard / seen it yet, hurry on over to  https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=eFDdnUiN_uY

Chaos?

December 17, 2014

jackson-pollockIan Paice is featured in the new issue of Record Collector, and refers to their new studio album titled “Glorious Chaos”.  Whether this will be the final title or is just a working name we don’t know, though it does sound very Ian Gillan!  Anyhow he does confirm they’ve done a writing session for it already.
Ian also explains that they did ask Coverdale and Blackmore to the Jon Lord tribute, but doesn’t really elaborate on why they didn’t make it over.
My thanks to Tom Dixon for the news.

In the sun

June 11, 2014

Deep Purple are taking a break in the Algarve right now doing some writing to get the follow up to What Now started. Looks like they have decided to strike while the iron is still fairly hot which seems a good move. The album is still getting mentioned; listing their top five albums of 2013 in Good Times magazine, Mick Box put Now What at second, and Andy Scott of The Sweet rated it fourth (thanks to Hubert Leonhard).
Deep Purple went ahead with their concert in Turkish occupied Cyprus on May 24 in front of 20,000 fans. Admission was free. The show made the local press on both sides, “The band landed in Nicosia’s Ercan Airport in a British Airways plane rented for the trip in a rare occasion for the airport, which is closed to international flights apart from those coming from Turkey. The band members were welcomed by the Turkish Cypriot Foreign Ministry officials, as international celebrities make rare visits to the country due to the pressure from Greek Cyprus and the international community.”
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Apart from a French festival this month the band are off the road until the middle of July when they play more European shows before their longest batch of North America / Canadian shows in ages.

Cover ‘art’ released

March 22, 2013

Here’s the sleeve for the special edition CD version of Now What – the cover is die-cut. The track listing is also now out and on the New Album page. The bonus track may be a cover of the old Jerry Lee Lewis song It’ll Be Me (which IG included on that Javelins revisited CD we did back in 1994 as the eagle-eyed Tim Summers has spotted). But as what I hoped might be a cover of the old James Bond track (All The Time In The World) turned out to be something else, we’re not counting on it!

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