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Topfull of superlatives

Blues Rock Review has a positively glowing review of the yet-to-be-released Black Country Communion V, and gives it 9.5 out of 10. Not many modern outfits give me the itch to dust off my old Led Zep and Deep Purple records. Then again, Black Country Communion are no ordinary sons. A renowned supergroup that suffuse […]

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Multi-dimensional trapeze act

Louder Sound has a article on Machine Head remix, based around an interview with Ian Gillan, with some contributions from Ritchie Blackmore, Dweezil Zappa, and Bruce Dickinson. Couple of quotes from Big Ian: I can see why [the record companies] are doing it. They have to make the music reach today’s audiences, I suppose. Everyone […]

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One helluva ride

As promised earlier, Sound & Vision publishes their full review of the 2024 Machine Head remix: The more aurally adventurous among us are in for one helluva ride. Dweezil’s stereo remix will indeed grab you in somewhat unexpected ways (a la “Never Before”), but it’s in Atmos where Machine Head gets to do some literal […]

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That little bit of expectation

Scenestr has a short interview with Simon McBride on the occasion of the impending release of =1. When you join a band like that, as you mentioned all the iconic players, there’s always that little bit of expectation from the fans I believe. They all want you to play like they want you to play. […]

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Pictures of You

The second single from the upcoming new album =1 is out now

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A bit of fun on stage

Ian Paice spoke to the Classic Rock History on the occasion of upcoming new Deep Purple album =1. The meaning behind the album title, Steve Morse’s departure from the band, how Simon McBride fits in, the setlist, touring logistics, and life in general.

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This time in English

The latest (#44, June-July 2024) issue of the Rock Candy magazine has Q&A with Roger Glover, and a feature on Black Country Communion and their new album. The issue can be purchased directly from the publisher for £7 (plus £2 UK/£5 abroad postage for the dead-tree format).

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Put a spring reverb on it

Stereophile has a review of the Machine Head 50-ish anniversary reissue with comments from remix producer Dweezil Zappa: Zappa’s changes to “Lazy” are more subtle. He discovered a noise issue that had to be dealt with. “If you really listen to what’s happening with the rhythm track, it’s a blues progression very much in the […]

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Next single from =1

According to the German online retailer JPC, the next Deep Purple single from =1 will arrive on June 28, and it will be in physical form. The track to be released is Pictures of You, and the formats will include CD and vinyl.

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Enlightened once again

Black Country Communion have released an official video for the single Enlighten from their upcoming new album V. We’ve been able to witness an unofficial one back in March, when the song was premiered live.

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