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Now what?! track list and artwork

Deep Purple - Now what?! artwork; image courtesy of Edel/earMUSIC

The track list for Now what?! has been released:

  1. A Simple Song
  2. Weirdistan
  3. Out Of Hand
  4. Hell To Pay
  5. Body Line
  6. Above And Beyond
  7. Blood From A Stone
  8. Uncommon Man
  9. Après Vous
  10. All The Time In The World
  11. Vincent Price

The above track list will be featured on regular CD. Additional editions include:

  • Limited edition with a bonus track and a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple in conversation plus additional audio material. This edition will be available in a Digipak with a cut out front cover.
  • Double vinyl LP containing 11 tracks as above plus bonus track, as in the limited edition CD.

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov for the info.



43 Comments to “Now what?! track list and artwork”:

  1. 1
    mike says:

    just pre ordered Bronx U.S.A

  2. 2
    al says:

    I love the titles,I hope the songs are a great as the titles!

  3. 3
    Deep Diography says:

    After the great and meaningful artwook of “Rapture of the Deep” I am a little bit disappointed. However, I am really hearing forwood to the sound of “Now what?!”.

  4. 4
    Blane says:

    I’m Sooooooooooooooooo excited!!! Love “All the time in the world” A little slow, but fantastic lyric’s… hit’s home for me. Nice job guy’s!!! Mile’s ahead of the last two album’s. Bob Ezrin, you da man!!

  5. 5
    Buttockss says:

    Vincent Price, weirdistan, apres vous, body line ?. Interesting song titles .

  6. 6
    stoffer says:

    why not just release it already?!?!?!?!

  7. 7
    HardRockPete says:

    What a great cover!!!!!! I guess I’m one of the few who thought the cover for Purpendicular, Abandon and Rapture Of The Deep was great!?! Now…. What’s left to hear is if the album is any good ;-) The production seems to be way better than that of ROTD (what the f..k was Bradford doing????), and if the songs are as good as on the Purp album of 1995… Hell yeah!!!

  8. 8
    HardRockPete says:

    And for the record…. I love Deep Purple!!! I live, breathe and eat Purple on a daily basis, and I’m one of those weirdos that love every incarnation of the band! The current line up is IMO beyound fantastic considering age and so on…:-) Remember, Gillan and Glover are turning 68 this year! Who would’ve thought back in 1984, when they reunited, that they would be recording in 2013??? Back then, I thought “well, they’re old now (39 years of age), and will probably be together for a couple of years”! I was wrong, and now I’m glad I was :-) Deep Purple are still my musical life, Glover is still “the stinking hippie”, Gillan is still….Gillan, and Paice is the glue that still holds things together! Shoot, what a truly GREAT hard rock band they still are!!! Love ‘em to death!!!

  9. 9
    Micalonues says:

    Looks great.

  10. 10
    Andra Thompson says:

    Superb ?!

  11. 11
    Xavier says:

    -you call that artwork ?! wtf!

  12. 12
    kraatzy says:

    Can´t wait … come on guys, lets rock …. come on guys, send me a copy … N O W !!!!

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  13. 13
    João Fernandes says:

    There are 3 kinds of people, the ones who already have their mind made up about everything related to this album being bad (no matter how good it can be). The ones who already have their mind made up about everything related to this album being good (no matter how bad it is) and finally the minority, which are the people who will just listen to it for what it is and have an unbiased opinion about it.

    I don’t expect Now What to be the best Purple album, or even the best Morse era album from what i heard i think they done far worse than this. I expect a solid album, no more no less … which by todays rock standards would be great news.

  14. 14
    Roberto says:

    “Vincent Price” best title for a song…thanks to R.G. Butterfly Ball masterpiece album…
    And I hope that would be not the album cover, just the box cover…

  15. 15
    Roberto says:

    I bet it’s Gillan’s choice to make a rock’n'roll cover…but would it be the J.L.Lewis one or the Cliff Richard, Jhonny Cymbal, Les Carle, Bobby Vee, The Move, Jørgen Krabbenhøft & Rockband, Exile, Melissa Etheridge, Johnny Winter, Paul Rishell, The Detonators!, Big Town Playboys, Faith Hill, Tom Jones/ Jools Holland, Rock Nalle & The Yankees, Siggi Fassl, Janis Martin one?

    Probably it will be the C.Richard’s version…1:51…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFVbP5_4rgY

  16. 16
    Randy says:

    Lyrics not soon forgotten: “Sometimes on a good day I sit and think, sometimes I just sit” (All the Time in the World). “Sometimes I sit and wonder, sometimes I just sit” (Soon Forgotten).

  17. 17
    T says:

    Interesting artwork. I said before: I liked the font and the clever spelling of Deep ?urp!e. The theme is well-executed and the idea very simple. The all-white cover with the purple text is a juxtaposition of Purpendicular, which at the time was a deviation from most, much more detailed Deep Purple covers.

    The packaging and availability of multiple discs seems to imply high expectations.

    I was hoping for the same basic theme but with the smoky background used in the first teaser, but I think the official version works well.

    Will Now What?! become known as “The White Album”?

  18. 18
    AlexJes says:

    Great ! But I am a bit disappointed with the artwork. And not for the first time. What will be next ? Was the artist paid for his work ?

  19. 19
    Michiel says:

    Could ‘Apres Vous’ be a Vicky Leandros cover with more polite lyrics? ;-)

  20. 20
    David says:

    Does anyone remember the last Canadian engineer/producer (Nick Blagona)…now another one…o.k, he’s living in Nashville…he’s from Toronto.

  21. 21
    Drdp says:

    Interesting that the artwork is similar to Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”
    AND the track Vincent Price who famously made HIS Rock ‘n’ Roll debut on Alice Cooper’s “Welcome To My Nightmare”
    Connection?
    Uh , WHO produced both of those Albums!
    Coincidence?

  22. 22
    FoxbatF says:

    Wonder if the “artwork” selection was influenced by the producer. Ezrin also produced Pink Floyd’s The Wall (or The Wa!! ?), which has somewhat similar, although perfectly fitting style. If at least they would use that promo photo of five of them standing on a street….

  23. 23
    Robert Daems says:

    I’m very curious how Uncommon man sounds… the title is very much like the 9th track of Black Country Communions Afterglow; Common Man…

    The limited edition is already ordered, all I need now is patience……

  24. 24
    mike says:

    loving the art work loving the cuts loving the band

  25. 25
    LRT says:

    DrDP @21 – Gillan and Glover would surely be the Vincent Price connection as well, he was in the Butterfly Ball performance at the Albert Hall.

  26. 26
    Palle Hichmann says:

    Why this low budget feel and appraoch to Deep Purple covers the last ten years?! Another wasted chance, very dissapointing. Abandon had the last good cover. I guess all bands want their own “white album”. The recent photo with the band standing in the street would have made a great cover. But alas…

  27. 27
    Eddie6string says:

    *13 Joao

    There are only two types of people in the world!
    Those who say – there are only two types of people in the world & those who don’t!!

    *8 HardrockPete

    Suuperrrb comment sending good vibes down to us all!

    It’s funny how each gig ig says we the audience are now members of the band & yet we never get a say on artistic content?

    Confusticating!

  28. 28
    Randy says:

    OK, I’ve now listened to All the Time in the World and Hell to Pay through my very high-end headphones at high volume at least 20 times each. The sound is fantastic, the performances are excellent, and best of all is the smile on my face. Power to the Purple!

  29. 29
    Chip says:

    Abandon? Really that is the pick for a good cover? The minimalist feel of the cover is interesting and the ?! insert creates a certain level of curiosity. If DP management can propertly market this I think they might get a bit more attention with this effort….then recent recordings.

  30. 30
    CARLOS RUBIO S. says:

    Esperando con ansías la salida del CD-DVD es el que quiero adquirir,con la esperanza de que sea un excelente albúm que por lo menos supere al anterior,la verdad no se cuando saldra a la venta aquí en México,y llegue aquí a la capital de nuestro Estado Mérida,Yucatán.

  31. 31
    MacGregor says:

    Talking about Vincent Price, reminded me of the other Hammer Horror legend, Christopher Lee & the heavy metal vocal album.
    A heavy metal Christmas it is called, you have to laugh at it!

  32. 32
    Molly Hogan says:

    All the time in the world or second eye to Morocco?

  33. 33
    Claudio says:

    ..Kinda “posh” artwork. Who cares anymay.
    Actually i’m kinda struck by “all the time in the world”. Such a great song with great lirycs.
    After a couple of hearings also “hell to pay” isn’t bad, except of the chorus…

  34. 34
    Kasper Kjærsgaard says:

    Bugger!
    After I’ve rediscovered my record player I simply has to buy both the CD and the Vinyl versions. Expenses – expenses
    And i don’t give a fcuk about the cover. It’s the music that matters to me!

  35. 35
    LRT says:

    Abandon did have a good cover, I felt. But it was because they differed with the formats, the cassette being my favorite design and layout. It was considerably different than the CD in terms of the photo shoot.

  36. 36
    Nikos says:

    Couldnt agree more with comment #8. For me Deep Purple are the be all and end all as well.

    Loving the new tracks and cant wait to buy the new album.

  37. 37
    peter linn says:

    i love the artwork. very understated.

  38. 38
    Michiel says:

    Think this sleeve is still a prototype. A mock-up, even.

  39. 39
    Louis says:

    Just pre-ordered from Middlle-of-Nowhere, Virginia!

  40. 40
    Louis says:

    João Fernandes says:
    There are 3 kinds of people, the ones who already have their mind made up about everything related to this album being bad (no matter how good it can be).

    No expectations here but good DP music. The only DP I did not care for was Mark III – love the rest since 1968.

  41. 41
    Darek S says:

    This album is amazing. Pure hard rock with few new elements. Great solos. A lot of Hammond vibe and Gillan singing in his best way!

  42. 42
    Barfy Gypsy says:

    Considering that slaves and masters doesn’t Count then Louis?
    Because if you consider Burn and Made in Europé as worthless, and the first mentioned album better than them it hurts my Purple heart.
    Because i hold them just as high as In rock, Fireball, Machine head and Made in Japan. great compositions. The song Burn kinda has Everything a riff that are as instant as Smoke on the water, a bridge with arpeggios before the solos that outmatch the one on highway star etc etc. Mistreated omg what a blues.
    Louis you must hate DC and GH.
    From what I’ve have Heard from the new album Hell to pay has a very good solo part haven’t analyzed the text in the lyrics yet but from what i heard when i listen to it the first time the verses it felt like a transport to the solos the first time and the second third and so on.
    A Kiss like Chorus (whommits are held back) a drum playing on that song that are nothing like it used to be.
    Back in the days you could tell what song it was by just hearing the drums.
    This is more straight rock´n roll beat with nothing much more added to it.
    The song All the time in the world nothing much happens there Radio gaga at least the radio edit, the only one I’ve heard so far.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePb78Ont8Ts now they starts talking to me if the rest of the song is anything like this great intro (just love phrygish stuff) it can be really great like perfect strangers why not even better.
    I’ve heard a couple of other intro´s that are appealing to the ear as well. I want to listen to the whole thing before I judge some people says this album is great before they listen to more than just the 2 radio edited song. That’s kinda strange to me.
    I do hope its a god record that’s gonna be released who could wish for anything else from our house goods.
    Just don’t let it be anything that sounds like that Gillan Glover popsong project from the eighties.

  43. 43
    nzbiker says:

    and on vinyl yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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