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In an unexpected move (first single was originally promised not until January 20), the record company publicised today the artwork, release date — April 7, and the first single from Deep Purple’s new album inFiniteTime for Bedlam:

The song will be available as instant grat as part of the digital album preorder as well as on all streaming platforms starting from Thursday, December 15th, midnight worldwide with the physical preorder of the album to start at the same time.

A limited edition EP for Time for bedlam, with non-album songs and unreleased recording will hit the shops on February 3.

A documentary movie, witnessing the songwriting process and the recording of the album with producer Bob Ezrin has been produced, allowing fans to be part of the private band member interactions in the studio. The movie will be included in some editions of the album and it will be presented before release in various fan events worldwide.

Useless, but fun fact: cover image for the album was shot off Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (Magdalen Islands), in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Quebec, Canada.

The announcement also includes a quote from Ian Gillan on the meaning of the album’s title and the “Long Goodbye” tour moniker:

If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit? The word infinite is a three-dimensional double edged sword. It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal’ What’s that all about?

Stephen Hawking declared (in ‘A brief History of Time’) that, before the Big Bang there was nothing. That would put the kybosh on the idea of our universe being Infinite, as he provides a starting point, which is not acceptable to the concept. So, Hawking’s universe in ‘Finite’; by definition; whether he agrees or not.

Ironically, he is quite wrong (scientists always are eventually), therefore the Universe is infinite, which means it will never end, and also means that it never started, and the corollary to that of course is that we don’t exist.

There is a metaphysical solution to all this, but it will have to wait until the tour is over because (thanks heavens) there are only 24 hours in a day (for the time being) or 10 hours in a metric day.
More on that later…

A three-dimensional double edged sword indeed.

Thanks to Andrei Gusenkov for the heads up and Maxim Bylkin for additional info.



138 Comments to “Time for bedlam”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Wildgrube says:

    SUPERB

  2. 2
    Andy Thompson says:

    Too short??

  3. 3
    Bruno Crepaldi says:

    Amazing

  4. 4
    Peter Kidd says:

    Best track since the Perfect Strangers album. Superb.

  5. 5
    Hans Wierda Sr. says:

    Wow!!

  6. 6
    Kev Bluebird says:

    Hmmm ?

  7. 7
    Alan Christopher says:

    If thats the single i imagine the best intrumental part in the middle will of been edited like ‘hell to pay’, which had a long version on the album and worked well live as im sure this track will.

  8. 8
    Heepfan2000 says:

    I loved the new track ! Somehow the guitar lines reminded me of Blackmore ! It’s a good song for sure !

  9. 9
    Tom Dion says:

    Insane! Incredible!

  10. 10
    Héctor De San Martín says:

    I loved it !
    I am very anxious to hear the rest

  11. 11
    Michael says:

    Interesting song.. Great artwork!

  12. 12
    Paul Johnson says:

    I like this, it’s Purple but different.

  13. 13
    Ignacio Dinamita says:

    I read in the ear music page that the song won’t be in the record, but in the february single with b-sides and live versions. Not like Hell to pay, but maybe like The Well-dressed Guitar.

  14. 14
    Igor Amorim says:

    Terrific song! But I am not sure if I enjoyed that flanging voice effect in the beginning of the song.

  15. 15
    Alket Kellici says:

    it is different,but still has the Purple signature and mark on it.I would have loved even longer to the 6-7 minute,and I’m sure somewhere is an unedited version with Deluxe package that will come out later on.I hope!

  16. 16
    Nick Brown says:

    What an interesting single, nothing like they’ve done before.

  17. 17
    Kim Peters says:

    I approve. 🙂

  18. 18
    Pejxa says:

    Awesome !!!

  19. 19
    Neil says:

    Like the artwork. Song for me pretty uninspiring. Maybe it needs a few more listens but first impression is that there is nothing here to write home about. Probably just means they will be playing old stuff live on tour again…

  20. 20
    Mario says:

    This is really nothing special… The song is a typical recipe song, similar to dozens of other recent DP songs which follow the same template… No inspiration, just a plain song. They should/could have done better. Instead, they are using DP umbrella to write and record subpar music. Opinions vary. This is mine.

  21. 21
    Jan-Erik Nilsen says:

    Amazing. Great lyrics. ?

  22. 22
    mike whiteley says:

    Well !! A little “….Bedlam” as an early Christmas gift !! Great song,rugged,gritty and lyrically dark.
    April is a little far off,but,at least we’ve a firm release date.
    Now come the myriad marketing machinations to have us buy the album more than once.Deja vu !!

  23. 23
    bernie says:

    1st listen not bad but to use works such as ‘wow’, ‘amazing’ and best track since perfect strangers album is utterly over the top

  24. 24
    John Hogg says:

    Liking

  25. 25
    Jeff Summers says:

    Very exciting piece. Love it!!!!

  26. 26
    Jaffa says:

    Very good. Sounds like Deep Purple renewed to my ears and the artwork is also good.

  27. 27
    Al Greene says:

    Big smile on my face…. (:
    Always wanted to see the bands recording process also. So another big smile …(:

  28. 28
    Steve Hunt says:

    The guys are going out on top,firing on all cylinders.What a lead track.Finally,some decent artwork for the cover.The Morse era has been lacking in that department.

  29. 29
    Jimbo says:

    Best artwork since In Rock!

  30. 30
    Graham Cooke says:

    Can’t stop smiling. They push the boundaries once again. This sounds superb through big speakers – layer upon layer of sounds. It’s quintessential Deep Purple and yet it’s new and vibrant. They never fail to amaze and astound. Can’t wait for the tour.

  31. 31
    Keith Livingstone says:

    Hmmm…..on first listen. I’ll give it another bash. Liking the ‘Ship on the Water’ though….??

  32. 32
    Roy Davies says:

    A bit “pictures of Home” in places……

  33. 33
    Reinaldo Alves says:

    simply wonderful ! Love at first sting…kkkk

  34. 34
    Joan Andreu Novella says:

    Fantástico

  35. 35
    Andy Worthington says:

    Sounds really exciting, darker, harder, fresh and something that will sound even better live

    Can’t wait for next November, love this band, always will.

  36. 36
    Geno says:

    Peenk Floydple.

  37. 37
    Andy says:

    I like the mix, guitar on the left, Keyboards on the right. Reminds me a little of the old Martin Birch produced DP records. Good tune & cool artwork.

  38. 38
    Jan Blomstjern says:

    Superb song mmm❤????

  39. 39
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    YYYYEEEEEEOOOOOOUUUUUUUWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

    This is a really Great Song. Anybody… I mean ANYBODY who has something negative to state about this besides what Andy Thompson @2 stated… “Too Short” is just way too negative a person period. Andy you are correct…. I wanted MORE!!!

    BRING IT!!!

    Fantastic!!! I must say, from this first tune, I think Stevie is going to finally do a Blackmore Throwdown and give Everybody what they want. “Steve BlackMorse”… HELL YEAH!!

    Ch-BeerZ

  40. 40
    MacGregor says:

    Another keyboard dominated track, great. Interesting lyrics, Hell indeed! Cheers.

  41. 41
    Paul Brower says:

    Or “Things I Never Said”?

  42. 42
    Scoot says:

    As with Now What; Infinite sounds like Deep Purple. Reminiscent to the MH era…I can sense Pictures of Home being channeled…with a touch of Spanish Archer.

    Good job guys.

  43. 43
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    WAY TO GO!!! DPLECIOUS!!! VERY AWESOME AND CREATIVE ARTWORK!!!

  44. 44
    Alexander Hieke says:

    A bit reminiscent of Pictures Of Home at times, but what a superb song!

  45. 45
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    Reminds me of “Pictures of home”…!
    Sounds great!!! Pray it’s not the “finite”!

  46. 46
    Claus says:

    Horrible song

  47. 47
    Brendon Sturgeon says:

    WOW!

  48. 48
    VSD says:

    Gillan wasn’t kidding when he said he was furious again! Love the track, although it sounds like it is the “radio single” cut of it. Can’t wait for the album

  49. 49
    josh says:

    WOW !! Strong song and stronger words of Ian G.

  50. 50
    NWO says:

    Nice track.

  51. 51
    Jason says:

    Really like it? DEFinitely on the fence with this one. Airey, Morse & Paice seem to be having a ball, but I can see myself skipping this one. & the artwork? Really?? worst since Abandon. To each their own.

  52. 52
    Jukka Juki Tuominen says:

    Great song ??

  53. 53
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    Du pur Purple…

  54. 54
    german fellow says:

    RISING STAR 2017
    Purplemania year

  55. 55
    Andres says:

    Best album cover in DP’s history.

  56. 56
    Roland says:

    The best part is the ending – without guitar and organ – just Big I Alone – cause it’s a completely different than any other music by DP. I dream about the non-purple album. Still dreaming…

  57. 57
    Fernando Mattedi says:

    Liked the song. Reminds me Spanish Archer. Strong words and a very inspired instrumental part in the mid, Morse and Airey playing same lines … Liked the mix also. The artwork is intelligent, some may not perceive it though. Anxious for the whole album.

  58. 58
    Claus says:

    Why DP have chosen Bob Erzin? The band needs an old school producer like Glyn Johns. This song doesn’t sound like Deep Purple. Overproduced, loud and compressed, incl. cheesy lyrics. The guitar is lost in the mix without a memorable riff.

  59. 59
    John says:

    Extreme! fantastic! superb! maximum! whatever. A big thumbs up. Hats off to DP.

  60. 60
    Wim Broers says:

    Can’t wait. …..

  61. 61
    Volker La says:

    Both song and artwork are great, the guys are getting better and better 🙂

  62. 62
    John says:

    The sound they have achieved with Bob Ezrin is the best they have ever had.

    And the artwork is great Jason. IMHO, DP album’s artworks aren’t usually their highlights. So, I’d put this one in the middle, after In Rock, Perfect Strangers, Burn, Stormbringer, ROTD, WDWTWA and TBRO (not in this particular order, of course).
    Ta!

  63. 63
    Angelo Teofili says:

    Fantastica

  64. 64
    yo says:

    I think so its just a surprise for the fans,but its cut version and the sound quality is quiet bad,so probably we not gonna hear the same track on the album

  65. 65
    Bloodrunner says:

    Many purple attributes in it! The lyrics are outstanding! Coolest song since Solitaire! Gillan is King!

  66. 66
    Purple Guy says:

    SWEET!!!!

  67. 67
    Fernando Mendez says:

    Me gusta, realmente me gusta la cancion!!! Very nice!!!!!

  68. 68
    Tommy H. says:

    If anything this song is very thought-provoking – and unusually dark, almost sinister. The vocals are like a sermon in a church, especially the intro and outro where I instantly thought of a Gregorian chorale. It sounds like the progrock-version of Black Sabbath. IMHO the guitar is a bit too low in the mix in places, otherwise the sound is good. Did I enjoy listening to this track? At the moment the predominant feel is: I don’t know, it’s really strange. What is this thing? What should it be? Is this Deep Purple? I don’t know …

  69. 69
    Klaus Thiel-Klenner says:

    phan-tastic! great! stellar! MORE!

  70. 70
    Greg Furlong says:

    Love the interplay between Morse and Airey Growling organ and superb Morse Signature Guitar riffage, Timeless Rhythm section and Big Ians voice, particularly the metallic synchronisation SUPERB ! JUST SUPERB! Time for Bedlam?? Bring it on!
    Thanks DP DELIVERING AGAIN!

  71. 71
    Scott W says:

    Definitely sounds like pictures of Home in the one section. Can’t say I care for that robot voice .Sounds kind of cornball . It reminds me of Dios Magica with the robot voice, always thought that made the Dio CD sound cheap and corny too. Lyrics seem to be trying really hard to be interesting. Others may like it ,I don’t care for it. Look forward to hearing the rest of the album though.

  72. 72
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Check out “The Society of Rock” website for their very “POSITIVE” view of the upcoming album. They love the song and the cover art.

    http://societyofrock.com/huge-news-for-deep-purple-fans-band-releases-new-song-and-artwork-for-upcoming-album/

    One thing unsettling is that they state an April release instead of February? WTF?

    Ch-BeerZ

  73. 73
    Chip says:

    What Tracy said in 38. Will be listening to this tomorrow a lot..

  74. 74
    scottbuster2000 says:

    Pictures of Home and Spanish Archer come to mind. Morse is really showing his inner Blackmore which is Great. The Gregorian Chant is Brilliant. I can say without a Doubt that Morse/Airey playing is as Good as Mark 3, a 2016 version if it were possible of course.

  75. 75
    yance says:

    I really loved it, wonderful through a decent sound system. So sad to contemplate this maybe the first listen to what could be their last batch of materiel. What a band , had tickets for two shows , after hearing this got a bit carried away and booked another, old Purple fool as I am! I see the pictures of home comparisons , no bad thing. Think IG will do the intro and outro vocals superbly live. Cant wait.

  76. 76
    Herman Gijsbertse says:

    Super, long live deep purple

  77. 77
    terry says:

    This is surely what Purple fans want isn’t it? from a band that has sent out “bodyline” “don’t let go” “girls like that” … come on you moaners give them a break this is more like it .. unless of course there are songs like the three I mentioned earlier on the album, then they are gonna get it both barrels . excellent, very good or good but please no filler!

  78. 78
    byron says:

    Instrumental parts are great ,you could imagine Jon and Ritchie jamming together .. Morse playing some Blackmore’s licks.
    I’m not fond of the vocals anyway.

  79. 79
    Patrice Jehl says:

    Restera dans les mémoires cet album

  80. 80
    kraatzy says:

    Very very nice … not what I have expected, but very nice and fresh new and hard …

    LLRnR

    Kraatzy

  81. 81
    peter wolf says:

    Upon first listen sounds promising let’s hope this is the unedited version, and although Now What was more keyboard orientated as a tribute to the late legendary Jon Lord and rightly so, i hope Steve Morses’s guitar is more evident on the upcoming new album, i am sure to there will be a couple of formats in which to choose the standard, vinyl, deluxe editions that’s the funny thing when Now What was originally released i bought the original album & a few weeks later the 6disc box set with a t-shirt hmmm.

  82. 82
    Gary says:

    Wow!! This is fantastic! If the whole album has this type energy, they will have a winner!
    Morse is playing superbly! Cannot wait for the album!

    And the album cover image – yes!!..living in Montreal , Quebec – thanks for the nod!!

  83. 83
    Adel says:

    Everything sounds and looks extremity professional so no Mickey Mouse cover or mono sound production.

    Looks or sounds like the album has a theme or concept line to it which I truly hate if that’s the case as it kills the element of diversity and fun.

    Ian is talking more than singing which is a worrying sign to us but maybe the song itself does not require screaming!!!!

    Once again the producer I think will be the winning card for the success of this album just like now what.

    Bob has an amazing wealth of experience and can make a song out of sticks and stones

    Can’t wait to buy it and thanks for the nice Xmas present DP.

  84. 84
    Robert B says:

    Awesome song.. superb arrangement and great solo’s. Keyboards great, Morse playing is ace. 🙂

  85. 85
    Adel says:

    Mario @20
    There is not much of great music around to compare this effort with. Ian said that DP is becoming more instrumental band and he is right. Listen to this song on a loud speaker and enjoy the struggle of each member trying to have their instrument heard the most and claim supremacy over the other one. It’s more like a fight with instruments. But you right everyone has his own opinion and I respect yours.
    DP fan base is growing as polar bears are creeping in among their audience!!!

  86. 86
    AndreA says:

    Well done!

  87. 87
    Jack says:

    “Now What?” was good but a little too mellow overall. This song flat-out ROCKS!!! Can’t wait until 4/7

  88. 88
    Tommy H. says:

    Now that I’ve heard it a few times I started to like it – still unlike their classic material from back in the day which didn’t need multiple runs but it’s ok. My oberservation is that with the current lineup’s songs it’s very often the case that I’ve to listen a few times to dig it. It’s not so much the proggy influence because as a fan of Emerson, Lake & Palmer I’m used to that. Maybe it’s the Airey/Morse songwriting combo which I find a bit hard to get used to, at least their solo stuff is more accessible to me. Also I kind of hear a little bit of “Pictures of home” in this song as well as it reminds me of something from the “Rapture of the deep” album. I’m looking forward to the album, I think it’ll be interesting.

  89. 89
    Arnt Petter Andersen says:

    Freakin’ Awesome! This is one of the best song / tunes (for me) from D.P. in at least a decade!! Can’t wait untill the release of the full album.

  90. 90
    Milan says:

    First time you can really tell this was produced by Bob Ezrin, because the guy also produced this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI5BrZhKNUM (so the robotized voice bookends certainly were his idea in both cases)

    I like the cover a lot (the icebreaker “drawing” something into the ice that can either be read as “dp” or the infinity sign), their most clever cover idea since Purpendicular.

  91. 91
    Dpr says:

    Very impressed, fantastic job.My favourite dince 1974

  92. 92
    Dpr says:

    My favourite band since 1974

  93. 93
    Nick says:

    Dark Purple.

  94. 94
    rik_uk says:

    Classic vibe! I enjoy their ‘natural’ sound rather than trying to squeeze out a ‘hit’ single like Hell to Pay.

    My only gripe is that the guitar seems a little low.

    A welcome Christmas gift and the album is released on my birthday!

    2017 is gonna be good.
    🙂

  95. 95
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Mean Streak/Spanish Archer?????

  96. 96
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    Rockin’ Tune after the opening. Music is great. Jury still out on the lyrics but they flow well with the tune and are a little Floydesque. And I don’t think that they stole it, or maybe they don’t even know of it unless it is just a tip o’ the hat, but every time Ian sings “See you in Hell” I can’t help but hear Spinal Tap singing “Warmer Than Hell”. Uncanny………….

  97. 97
    Moreblack says:

    At last a “we want Blackmore back” track!!!Yeahhhhh.Honoring the tradition!

  98. 98
    frank otero says:

    Love the lyrics. Thank you Ian, I’m guessing it’s all him. Perhaps a final lesson in the last recording session? Nevertheless I’m grateful for the perspective. Oh, the music ain’t bad either!

  99. 99
    LRT says:

    @20, it’s better to just tell us what’s on or above par than to rate this below, but you cannot be productive. It sure as hell beats Rainbow’s Night not even adding a sliver of anything new to the oldies, playing poorly with a goon squad from hell.

  100. 100
    LRT says:

    @19, once again I yawn at the yawning. Yeah I see them playing three songs from this and dropping them within three gigs. Blimey

  101. 101
    LRT says:

    @13, it’s on the album. An EP with it and some songs that won’t be on the album gets released Feb 3rd. Nothing “live” will be on that. The documentary film that will be included with some versions of the album might not sound like anything special to some, but I’d bet tons more like the idea. It doesn’t appear to be just some 20 minute piece.

  102. 102
    Adel says:

    Roy @32
    Joeggar @43
    Spot on it does sound a bit like picture of home mixed with the Spanish archer
    I guess the guys will sue themselves for plagiarism!!!

  103. 103
    al says:

    @49 really ? worst artwork since Abandon!!

    I thought this is one of the best artwork since forever.The last one was lousy and didn’t care much,this is appealing and finally with some art on it.But to each his own I guess.I mnot really a big fan of the spoken digitilized Gillan words but I guess Gillan is settled on this way of singing and register with the age.I hope for a an album version of the song,kind of Hell To pay version.

  104. 104
    Robert Ferguson says:

    Love it ???? can’t wait to hear the album.

  105. 105
    IKEN says:

    I like the song,and i really like Big Ian’s words…The artwork? Classy! Morse and Airey is as they always are,top notch,even Paicey has woken up a bit on this track.

  106. 106
    Arturo Garcia says:

    No words to describe it, they are the best.

  107. 107
    alberto fuse says:

    we are ready!

  108. 108
    Mark says:

    I like it even if it does remind me a bit of Pictures of Home. Hope the rest of the new album is as good.

  109. 109
    Tommy says:

    I like the political edginess of the track. Rock and roll needs to start speaking out about what’s happening in our world today.

  110. 110
    pete says:

    Absolutely sensational!I’ve waited years for a track like this,this could have come from In Rock,with everyone on fire,what a glorious,intense sound!Retirement?I don’t think so,they’re having far too much fun!Don’t believe a word of it!

  111. 111
    Dr. Bob says:

    Yes! Is sound like the same progressive rock direction that worked so well on Now What?!

  112. 112
    Xavier says:

    Not the purple i have grown to love and respect. mystic mantra nacarcissim is not exactly my idea of a well honed track. No one came from miles around… man your music is really corny.

  113. 113
    artemis vatikiotis says:

    Gillans voice weak, Morse always the same so..the key for a great album is DON AIREY…he plays like LORD in the 70s live…he plays so good… like never Jon Lord played after 1984…

  114. 114
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    I continue to get a kick out of individual opinions which, at the end of the day, mean nothing in the Grand Scheme. Opinions are like arse-holes, everybody has one…..

    April 7th can’t come soon enough….

    Peace,

    Ted :>

  115. 115
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Floydian Machine House Of Blue What?! Project. It’s a real icebreaker. As I predicted, it sounds like the previous album… just more of the same. I guess when you’ve found a winning formula, you stick to it. So the boys have kicked the Heep’s ass yet again. Oh, & yes, of course I LOVE IT!. 🙂 Be happy.

  116. 116
    Bobski says:

    Love the way Morse surrounds the vocals and Airey takes care of the middle. I think a live video would make this song even more exciting as Airey style adds to the creepiness and Glover and Paice really rock the rhythm….I love the song. Just wonder what Bob E. does to muffle the vocals a bit. Love the fact that Gillan puts everything into the song as well.

  117. 117
    Ivica says:

    O YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!!!!
    Sound is great, Bob again does a good job
    DP classic song, eternal duels guitar and keyboards .Gillan’s voice, lyrics, song is good, … “mucho good”
    Soul seventies, packed in the new century
    Deep Purple for The 21st century

  118. 118
    Rony (Belgium) says:

    This is a much better track to promote the album than was All The Time and Hell To Pay for Now What.
    It sounds progressive and heavy at the same time and less commercial.
    Very intruiging lyrics. Much ‘Gillan oriented’ atmosphere.
    Songs like Strangeways and Weirdistan come to in my mind.
    If all of the tracks could be in the same vein it will be a killer album.
    (Deep Purple lover I was 14 years old. I am now 61.)

  119. 119
    TheRook says:

    Don Airey really shines on this track! And I love the album artwork; it would look fantastic as a vinyl release.

  120. 120
    Rost says:

    love it. put it today in the headphones and just enjoy it.

  121. 121
    gustavo says:

    Nice, very nice. This old guys do this work better. Long live Deep Purple!!!!!Wow

  122. 122
    al says:

    I cannot stop playing this song and humming it in my head,great lyrics,great tempo,great arrangements by a world class producer,getting all the best snippets and pushing the band to their best.I cannot wait for the album and I Hope that he has an darker and heavy edge throughout,at least that is what Roger had said,the albums is heavier!!I am loving it already more than Now what?! which is a great album by the way!! lol I know the band will complete a trinity of albums with Bob Ezrin! i hate to compare but it is in the same vein as Picture Of Home,but still different.Who doesn’t like this song should get their head checked and go back to the shitty rock we have nowadays.God Bless Deep Purple!!

  123. 123
    Fender123 says:

    Agree with Ted @114. Opinions vary, but after just two hearings expectations for the album just soared, and all of sudden April seems hell of a long way off. Cheers.

  124. 124
    Adel says:

    Ted @114

    Your opinion stinks. Did you have a curry last night?
    The band is relying heavily on the commercial success to dampen down any stinking opinions.
    Now What was a great commercial success but not a single song on it did make a great live song on stage and that’s not a opinion it’s a fact from the fans reactions.
    I wish I could say I respect your opinion but I can’t respect stinking holes.

  125. 125
    LeonR2Z says:

    Now that’s what you call a teaser!

    Roll on April 7th!

  126. 126
    zoran says:

    This is not Deep Purple. This is some kind of gregorian stuff. Great disappointment!!! Please back to the roots – In Rock. But Now is too late. What a pity!

  127. 127
    al says:

    @ 113 so there you go,critique ? Mr Obvious! weak?? the guy is 71yo for Pete’s sake!! Morse in this particular tune sounds more of Blackmore/Gilmour style of playing than the his usual style.But hey to each his own,people will always say something ,like Gillan what will say Now what??!

  128. 128
    errolarias says:

    Like #68 (Rony , from Belgium) said .. : “If all of the tracks could be in the same vein it will be a killer album.” … I also want it

  129. 129
    Fender123 says:

    zoran @ 126 (and Adel @ anything) – you both need a new set of ears, and some grey matter. Laughable stuff. I just don’t get you. If you want “In Rock” then play it (as I have this week), it is probably the one album that got most of us to this forum and we love it, but to hanker for the old days is nonsense, it has to evolve, change and develop but stay true to those roots. That’s difficult when two of those original members are no longer in the line up but, in my view and the vast majority of fans (who LOVE the Now What songs live!!!!) who continue to attend, they are doing a fabulous job. If you want same old/same old try AC/DC. Happy Xmas, Cheers.

  130. 130
    NWO says:

    Blah Blah Blah… All about 1 teaser track! LOL!

    DP still rocks, no matter what this album sounds like. And I for one don’t want a repeat of the same old music. Yes sometimes it fails but I would rather hear something different then In Rock 2 or MH 2 or DP 2. Alice Copper tried to copy himself a couple of years ago with Welcome 2 My Nightmare. A big disappointment with Bob Ezrin!!!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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    Anders says:

    If I put it like this: I could not get my back hair to lay down. The song made me cry of joy and of sadness…..they are quitting. There will be an end. I was not prepared….

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    Rock Voorne says:

    Nice ditty.
    Wise move to mix down the guitar.
    Gillan though while having the advantage of a studio enhancement factor sounds weak.
    Is this the first time Roger does a vocal?
    Originally I thought Place in Line was the song he provided vocals for.
    I hope the final song is longer than this and that this is just a teaser.
    Otherwise it would be a sin like they did with Sun Goes Down.

    Oh well…….

    Merry x mas et all everybody

    Cheers from mister Humbug

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    Ger Assen says:

    WOwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    Hope to see them in June 2017 in Holland

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    Jeogger Matthews says:

    Adel @#102

    At first I couldn’t discern it from it being a jam out of pictures of home…

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    Gonzalo says:

    Is Deep Purple ever again going to record a rock album? Just like The Rolling Stones have just published Blue and Lonesome paying hommage to the blues they played when they were a true band, it would be good to see DP publishing a true rock album. You know what I mean: Maybe I’m a Leo, Never Before, Space Truckin’, Lazy, Bloodsucker, Demon’s Eye, Perfect Strangers… I don’t need another Smoke on the Water or Highway Star, but come on, some good old rock and roll from a band that excelled on this… It would be fine. I guess they don’t want to play rock, now they love more playing progressive and pop.

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    Gonzalo says:

    In fact, they have shown they can do it, even now after all these years. Remember “It’ll be me”? How can this song be a B-side? Give me a dozen like this and what we will have is an amazing old-school LP of 40 minutes.

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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    The Deep Purple On Ice Tour!. Lol.

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    alex says:

    perfecttttttt!!!!!!!!!

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