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Another album teaser

EarMusic has posted another teaser for the upcoming new Deep Purple album:

92 Comments to “Another album teaser”:

  1. 1
    Buttockss says:

    Hopefully thats just rehearsal music, and not music that’ll be on the album.

  2. 2
    Rommel says:

    Progressive rock?

  3. 3
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Quite dynamic I must say. Winds up a little ELPish at the end. Loved the Glover phrase regarding Purple music/songs. “It’s whatever we do”. Amen to that Mr. Grover. As I have advocated to all the naysayers here whom state that it isn’t Purple without TMIB or Jon Lord. HOGWASH!!! These guys are Deep Purple Now and what they play and record is Theirs and it’s Pure Purple. Now the “!” has been added to the “?” in the snippet. Looks like the album will be titled “What The F..K?!”

    Man this going to be a long 2 months……


  4. 4
    Jeogger Matthews says:


  5. 5
    deep says:

    all hope is gone 🙁

  6. 6
    Rasmus H says:

    Oh dear.
    Not giving a title, not giving a track list, peddling vague instrumental intros for teasers – none of this actually sells the album. This is not inspiring. Why not reveal more crucial details on the album – one of the better hooks or choruses, a title, a sleeve design? You can’t both sit tightly on something and expect people to take an interest.
    Yes, the fans are now talking about this, but I’m not seeing it in the media the way Zep’s Celebration Day countdown attracted headlines, so for Purple it’s simply not enough to be mysterious.

  7. 7
    henry mossberg says:

    Emerson? Lake? Palmer? Is that you?

  8. 8
    errol arias says:

    Awesome! oh my God ! Sounds wonderfull ! You can feel the Bob Ezrin’s influence… Oh my God!…. I am speechless!

  9. 9
    mamakiponrokin says:

    sounds GREAT !

  10. 10
    John Tob says:

    What a grandiose piece of music. The build to the crescendo. Is it Synth or violins? The band will be here in Sydney next week. Hope they can improvise with this for a minute or two.


  11. 11
    Evgeni says:

    There you go. a Well powdered mix. Is that ELP. I loved it. Not standard.

  12. 12
    Chip says:

    That was very Steve Morse Band/Dixie Dregs sounding at the beginning….a little well dressed guitar “ish” towards the end. I’m intrigued.

  13. 13
    HardRockPete says:

    Now, that sounds interesting!!!!!

  14. 14
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Well, didn’t we all expect some sort of tribute to the late, great Rick Emerson? 😉

  15. 15
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    #6 Rasmus: It sounds like you want Deep Purple to promote to sell more. Well I don’t care how much they sell, I just wanna’ listen to the music, so for me this is better than a tracklist or something. That said; it sounds great! Saying, this is not inspiring – I don’t agree 😉

  16. 16
    al greene says:

    I like this. I think having their first world class producer will make this a very
    good record, I think they would have wanted to naturally up their game to impress, it’s what great producers do they bring out the best in a band…………
    Hope I’m right .

  17. 17
    Peter Wolff says:

    Sounds quite promising, that’s why they call it a “teaser” in other words they give
    very little away to “whet” the appetite, not sure about the ELP influences, as i very rarely hear ELP with guitars, i guess i would lean more towards Asia’s first album way back in 1982. We get to see them next Friday supporting Journey which i am really looking forward to.

  18. 18
    Peter Wolff says:

    Tracey i am with you on the title, how good would that be!!

  19. 19
    Eddie6string says:

    Well, if I were these guys, I’d want to do something a little different.
    Rock ‘n’ Roll has always been about throwing the Public/Audience a ‘curved ball’ or two. They used to call it being ‘Innovative’. Let’s celebrate the unpredictable & hope it endures a thousand listens with neck hairs at attention?

    You know, if Mr Morse donned a Strat & wrote a Blackmorian Riff with all the Blues & Rock dynamics we’ve come to cherrish – the vast majority would be digging his corpse up for decades in order to kill him all over again! As an ex Vauxall mechanic I can say ‘Viva the difference’!

    I’ve got my place in line for this CD/Vynal/DVD/Download/Cerebral Graft/Strand of silver hanging through the sky?

    Expect the un-expected – it’s the only cliche that works!

  20. 20
    IKEN says:

    I quitelike this………Progrock!!!!!! The main question in my book……..Ian Gillan,why no snippets of the ”voicepart” of this song…….I like that riff.
    Bring it on Deep Purple!

  21. 21
    João Fernandes says:

    Enjoyed it very much … considering it’s just a short clip one can only speculate, but production wise i think it’s gonna be excellent… very dense and “fat” sound, modern but also with a classic/vintage feel.

    Yeah total ELP on the keyboard riff … but it sounds good ! I have a very good feeling about this one.

  22. 22
    Gregg Koval says:

    Mix-wise, it already sounds better than Bananas and ROTD.

  23. 23
    nupsi59 says:

    Sounds like early Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer. I hope the 3rd teaser will show the band in full flight.

  24. 24
    Tommy H. says:

    Very unusual stuff. I don’t entirely agree with Roger’s point of view. I remember what he once said about Mark V and Slaves and Masters. Not everything they do is Purple. But music should have as many colours as possible anyway. What I hear sounds big and surprisingly it’s more of the direction I hoped it would be. GREAT! Obviously a good producer was the key. I’m sure the waiting will be rewarded with an awesome record!

  25. 25
    kraatzy says:

    And the tension goes higher and higher …

    can´t wait …



  26. 26
    Peter says:

    I think that this trailer sounds wonderful – particulary – the sound of drums & bass is just perfect, with nice suprise – another DP song with gong…. 😉

    Suprising – different than awaited probably. But – I really like it. I said that I would love to see Purple to do more tracks like Before Time Began on Rapture Of The Deep were – the mixture of hardrock with progressive rock – and this sounds exactly like that. Do you remember the awesome middle solo in Junkyard Blues? 🙂

    Now there is just mystery – how Ian´s singing will sound on the album. Instruments are sounding great, much better than on previous two albums! Maybe some future teaser will answer this question too. 🙂

  27. 27
    Roberto says:

    Steve Morse intro it’s a part of what he usually play live and rest it seems taken from the last Don Airey album…it sound promising anyway…and drums have a better sound mow…from the two intros we heard of the new album we can listen to unusual upbeat tempos…those make it proggy…those are difficult to play…

  28. 28
    The Hawk says:

    This music really blow me away – and when the majestic fanfare came in you hear the real riff to that song – reminds me a bit to “KnockingAYBD” – I’m sure Gillan will have a fantastic chorus line over that riff – its 40 years now since the bandname was written on my exercisebooks -and I really love all the albums they did – some songs needed long to love but now they are the best like “Anyone’s Daughter” “Place in Line” “Ted””Seventh Heaven” and others ….can’t wait till April I hope

  29. 29
    Chip says:

    I like whagt I hear but
    …I hate the marketing campaign.

  30. 30
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Well well well. I am a bit baffled. What is this? It sure sounds like Keith Emerson. But that is just one aspects of it. A short snippet can give you a wrong idea. Anyways, I am happy to receive anything they are willing and able to deliver. It cannot be worse than Slaves and Masters or House of Blue Light.

  31. 31
    Jonnish says:

    Musical clips we’ve heard so far end just when the music really starts to rock. This is, of course, deliberate teasing. I sincerely hope, however, that the final album kicks more. These examples are, I dare to say, quite uninspiring, almost lame: the minimalist tone of the first teaser was interesting, though. Don’s string and brass (from his age old Kurzweiler K2000?) in this latter example sound cheap and outdated; they sound like a video game music of the 80’s. Hopefully its just the lack of quality either in the clips or in my speakers and not in the music itself.

  32. 32
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    One has to keep this in context. It is a snippet. No idea what is pre 1:52 nor post 1:52 not just the song but the entire album. I haven’t a problem not hearing more, album graphics, song names etc. But then again, I miss the days pre-internet when all one knew was that a band/artist was in the studio. And there was nothing more until walking into the record store and scooping up the album and racing on home to put it on the platter and kick back.

    Like a kid anticipating Christmas, April 26th…. :>


  33. 33
    ivica says:

    This could be a positive surprise in the sound, a new producer,
    Mark VIII a broad range of musical genres.
    I wait impatiently

  34. 34
    Petor says:

    My expectations are not very high I must admit, but this is very promising!

  35. 35
    Bob says:

    It does sound like ELP?!

  36. 36
    T says:

    Whereas Blackmore always has used solo time for exciting and concise phrasing, making the most of every recorded moment, Morse tends to noodle a lot with his impressionistic style of playing. While this is not inappropriate for live performances, it tends to eat up seconds of precious studio recording time on an official album. At the risk of sounding overly condescending, I was hoping for more thunder and less flash. We heard this all before–in the live intro to “When a Blind Man Cries”, for example.

    That said, the rest of the excerpt is a strong nod to the prog rock direction, à la ELP or Yes. Deep Purple was a major player in its definition, and Don Airey is well suited to that playing style and has the pedigree to back it up. This sound is a more “mature” Purple–but careful! Too many synths can make for a numbing effect. The sound of Deep Purple has a hell of a lot to do with that Hammond organ–plugged into a Marshall amp. Neither clip has that characteristic.

    While Glover makes the valid claim that a DP song is whatever they play, the major traits of the most prominent of such songs is strong, blues-based guitar riffs, thundering drums, and an over-driven Hammond organ–none of which is illustrated in this particular clip but was hinted at in the last. The clips end before things get interesting. Maybe they are saving the best for last.

    This excerpt could be an illustration of a deliberate change in direction from the last two albums, the former of which sounded hurried and a bit poppy. As I said about the last clip, it is always dangerous to extract too much of a conclusion from such a short example; however, what both have in common is a hint of sophistication that was lacking in the last two recorded works and a strong Don Airey influence.

    We just will have to wait until the final product before a fair assessment can be made. You really cannot judge a book from two paragraphs taken out of context. Two snippets will not tell us whether or not the butler actually did it or not, and they really raise more questions than they answer.

    ¿¿ ??

  37. 37
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Sounds wannabee progressiverock all over and totally not original.

    And did they leave off Ian Gillan or is he still experiencing writers-block? : )

  38. 38
    Erik says:

    interesting indeed, what the heck, it`s Purple and it`s NEW. Man, i`m a fan since back in 1981 when i first bought In Rock at the age of 12 – hence Purple ist part of my life`s soundtrack and THEY ARE STILL AROUND – that`s good news

  39. 39
    josh says:

    I like to hear more of this !! Can’t wait till April 😉

  40. 40
    Topi.C says:

    Sounds great. Hopefully they are still open to try something new, but also normal kind of rock classics are ok 😀

  41. 41
    micke says:

    Sounds great, sounds BIG, hope this is what the album will be about!!

  42. 42
    Tomekk says:

    When i heard it first time i at first thought that it is live intro to when a blind man cries or contact lost in the bacground. Then i heArd this four paice hits just when i expected blind man singing start. It is strange to use as a part of well known live arrangement as an intro for song. I thing the intro do not work Well with Blackmore night collozeum ELP riff courtesy of Don. I like prog but ELP yes kind of prog is one i really dislike.

  43. 43
    al says:

    nothing special,just jamming,Typically repetitive guitar sound from Steve !

  44. 44
    Juan Sebastian Rubio says:

    I do not like, it sounds too Morse, is unlike anything Deep Purple in the 70’s. It would be a shame to have another disk with the same sound of the past. I think the classic sound of the group gave Blackmore and Lord, this is more a Ian Gillan Band.

  45. 45
    Thunderhawk says:

    This is Deep Purple, just like Roger says, and it feels like from what i’ve heard that this line-up of top star musicians if i may say so, finally found the sound where they all come to their right.
    Steve and Don are very Progressive based musicians, i’m glad they finally do something with the spin they’re trying to give to Deep Purple.
    A bit ELP like, that’s maybe so, but in my opinion there’s nothing wrong with that, nothing wrong at all.
    It seems like we finally got a steady line-up that knows what direction they want to go with the band, and i say keep up the good work.

    Listen to all the Purple records over the years, there isn’t even one who sounds the same to the other.
    Every album they put out stands on his own, they give every album they put out it’s own identity.
    Deep Purple is not to be categorised, the music they produce depends on the individuals in the band, and the mood within the band.

    I say long live Deep Purple, and his legacy of beautifull music.

  46. 46
    Leon Rodziewicz says:

    Liking what I am hearing so far. Very different. Can’t wait until April.

  47. 47
    Tommy H. says:

    After a few listenings I recognized that this is actually the best drum sound I heard from Ian Paice in a very long time. Wow, what a fat sound that is. This song would be even bigger when an orchestra played along with a brass section. Brass sections are very hard to pull of on a keyboard without sounding cheap. Don’s sound reminds me of Keith Emerson’s Yamaha GX-1 in Fanfare For The Common Man.

    I read through all the previous commentaries and just wanted to leave a word or two on the topic of Purple’s sound in the early 70ies (Fender Strat/Hammond C3 through Marshall Major amplifiers):

    Sometimes I miss that heavy sound as well because it has its very own and unique esthetics. But at the same time it’s a sound which strongly limits the way of playing and songwriting. I don’t want to go so far to argue what sound suits our heros better. The way of playing just changes with the sound. When Jon switched from Leslie speakers to Marshall stacks it had a big impact on his playing because the amplification was different like night and day. With a Marshall amp connected to a Hammond you have to be very careful with chords (tend to sound muddy pretty fast) and attack. The sound is more direct and unforgiving and things that sounded well with a Leslie could sound aweful with a guitar amplifier. So it’s a completely different approach all together. The songwriting kind of goes hand in hand with an approach.

    What I want to say is: Deep Purple is far away to get anywhere near to that sound. But, as already mentioned, every album and line-up sounds different and this is a very good thing in my opinion. If I wanted this old 70ies sound in an authentic way I just could take a record from those days and listen to a band perfecting that sound. Everything then fits the picture. Nowadays it would sound out of place. Deep Purple still has this heavy edge but in addition there’s so much more, a broader spectrum of sound if you will. And I appreciate that as well. One has to let go all these self-established limitations that it doesn’t sound like Purple if they don’t sound like in the 70ies. They are artists who develop continuously. And the sound is a part of that developement. Just be a little more open-minded about that …

  48. 48
    Henry Mossberg says:

    And there were such high hopes for 2013, but:

    Trower comes out a disc full of covers,
    Thompson shorts out on his new release,
    And Purple taunts us with an ELP re-reject,

    Sabbath has GOT to come through.
    Well, at least THEY ARE using an ad campaign that increases your anticipation.

    Come on, Ians and Roger, it’s time to pull this thing together.

  49. 49
    CP says:

    Kinda silly to think this doesn’t sound like 70’s Purple when it’s not 70’s Purple.Heck,if one wants that,get a ticket when they’re in town. LOL! I don’t have any opinion about this pro or con,but it’ll have to be good for me to part with my $$$. That being said, this has to be the best produced Purple I’ve ever heard sound wise. They should have thought of Ezrin ages ago just on that vibe alone.

  50. 50
    micke says:

    You know I didn’t have ANY expectations for this album at all. But listening to the two samples that are available makes me more and more interested, also the fact that Bob Ezring is producing induces hope for a new Purpendicular kind of album!

  51. 51
    Juraj says:

    Ooooh Yes.This is what I was dreaming about for soo long…..Purple rockin on!

  52. 52
    wally roundhead says:

    This is just Great!

    We need a bit of hope in this world, and, this is more promising than anything to me right now!
    Well, thats just how big and important this band is!
    I hope there will be a decent album title and a decent album cover!
    Bob Ezrin may be doing magical stuff with their material on this record. What really strucks me is that this is a band who can play! Bob might have captured that. And that is really unique in these times, musicians who have the ease of expressing theirself without computers!!!!

  53. 53
    Ondok Patrik says:

    I dont liked this mix…When playing the keyboard i cant hear the guitar.

  54. 54
    Eddie6string says:

    I always thought the best & Signature ‘Blackmorian’ sound was on ‘Live in Japan’ where he allegedly played through a Fender amp crammed in the back of an empty Marshall 4 x 4 cab???? Marshall have never challenged/Denied this.


  55. 55
    cyclone says:

    No two DP albums sound the same. This project will be no different. However as “T” mentioned, “more Hammond please.”

  56. 56
    Per S. says:

    Marketing strategy was never an issue for DP, or the management for that sake. Look at the logo… Mk 3…
    I agree, we want some more than these teasers so we all can turn up to the gigs in 2013 and fill the halls/arenas or whatever. I would rather be among 6000 people than say 1500.
    So spread the message – if you get it…

  57. 57
    Les Hedger says:

    Sounds sort of like something MKI would do, which is a very good thing!!

  58. 58
    al says:

    It is going to be another Bananas and ROTD with longer solos probably.There is not 70 sound in those snippets.

  59. 59
    Mikael Sahlström says:

    I really hope that the rest of the album doesent sound like this,its a fucking disgrace if that is the case. What happened to the bluesy sound of Deep Purple once stood for?

  60. 60
    Svante Axbacke says:

    It’s not the f-ing 70’s anymore! If you haven’t realised that by now it’s pretty hopeless. There’s a catalog full of music from the 70’s, listen to that. Are you people wanting a 70’s sound driving 40 year old cars as well? Still wearing bell bottoms? Still in college? Grow up!

  61. 61
    Bo says:

    You you dont have to sound like 7o’s, BUT you can still play ROCK in 2013 and not ELM/Jazz/ or other bizare things. This should be Purple. Do ýou think the next Sabbath album will be with a lot of new facy ideas. No, but it will rock and it will sell BIG time.
    I hope I’m wrong, but I’m SO afraid that this will be the Purple album I wish I have never seen in my CD player. Please tell me I’m wrong!!!!

  62. 62
    Bo says:

    ELP not ELM 🙂

  63. 63
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Juan Sebastian Rubio@44 says:
    “I do not like, it sounds too Morse, is unlike anything Deep Purple in the 70’s. It would be a shame to have another disk with the same sound of the past. I think the classic sound of the group gave Blackmore and Lord, this is more an Ian Gillan Band.”

    This is exactly the attitude that boggles the mind. Here, let me break this down….

    1. Sounds too Morse? Morse is the Guitarist!
    2. Unlike anything in the ’70s? It’s Two Thousand Fucking Thirteen, not Nineteen Fucking Seventy!
    3. It would be a shame to have another disk with the same sound from the past? I think the ’70s is the friggin’ past!
    4. This is more a Gillan Band than the classic sound of Blackmore and Lord? Gillan is the singer in the band. Blackmore hasn’t been a member since 1994 and Lord is dead!

    Is there any wonder as to why this band has fallen short on their desire to jump into the recording studio when there a constant barrage of discontent from their supposed fans when they do? Clear as day to me!

    There you have it. I have solved the ?/! dilemma.


  64. 64
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    … Morse sounds same old, same old…! Just playing. Nothing new…! God! How I miss Blackmore!

  65. 65
    T says:

    Re: #54

    Eddie…right on the money. Very astute observation. As I recall, Hendrix did something similar with faux cabinets with different speakers.

    As for the other comments about the 1970’s, I would like to point out that I was never suggesting deêvolution. I agree with Eddie that the best guitar sound was the the Made in Japan live sound, and Tommy H is correct in his comment that overdriving a Hammond does indeed make full chords muddy (but great for double-stops/power chording and riffing). I get a similar sound through an external spring reverb.

    However, the band has to be recognizably Deep Purple or the album fails. The last two albums lacked a lot of the qualities that made DP a hallmark rock group, sounding a bit more like extremely good Ian Gillan solo projects–not necessarily a bad thing in itself–but not really what fans were expecting, especially after such a long period of time. “Sun Goes Down” and “Rapture of the Deep” probably came closest to the ideal. Commercial hooks, ballads, and female background singers are probably the least ideal.

    The best example of merging 70’s characteristics with a contemporary, updated sound is Black Country Communion. BCC is in no way a 70’s tribute band, but the references are there in a modern vehicle. Only the lack of a heavy organ sound kept BCC from being a full-fledged Purple-like band. As for Purple, the last time they managed such a hybrid was Perfect Strangers. All three BCC albums were arguably better than the last two of Purple’s, and BCC managed to generate the kind of excitement that many DP fans hope for. I play the hell out of the double-live and three studio albums.

    For me, Purpendicular and Abandon represented Deep Purple’s progression at their zenith–a highly mature and updated sound–something we do hear in the two “teaser’ clips, which is highly encouraging. However, those two albums also contained the organ and guitar content for which Purple always has been known.

    The teaser clips as they appear do not necessarily reflect what fans expect to hear; however, the dynamics are certainly there, Paice’s drumming is never in question (Ian Paice is Purple’s most consistent performer) and things get extremely interesting right at the fade. I think the last few seconds is where most of us perk up the ears.

    The ??? is what follows the fade. Say what you will about the publicity campaign. It cannot be denied that it got people talking.

    It is entirely possible that the joke is on us. The clips could have been chosen for their controversial nature rather than the best representation of what the albums is about.

    In the meantime, we have to give Deep Purple the benefit of the doubt.

  66. 66
    Xavier says:

    From what was featured the keyboards lack a definitive dept and punch that defined the purple sound fans have come to cherish. It fizzles out in a lack of imagination in an overblown extravagance and one longs for the rich Hammond organ crunch and rock than Jon established. Having said that it is good to hear Paicey sounding heavier and crisp. Lets hope it is not going to slip into a Bananas part two, but something that rocks.

  67. 67
    Dale says:

    Has Ian lost his voice???? Looks like its only instrumental!!!

  68. 68
    Martin says:

    This is boring stuff. Borrowed from ELP and – yet again – the intro rhythm of Woman from Tokyo. Just like the first teaser, this seems to be the result of some uninspired jamming under the “damned-now-we-have-to-make-an-album-since-we-decided-so-and-the-studio-and-the-producer-are-booked” spirit. I love DP, but this tune does not tease me at all. It kind of frustrates me.

  69. 69
    cyclone says:

    Every top notched Rock Band has 2 maybe 3 ground breaking albums….then ride that wave. DP always pushed for something different in each album but maintained their roots. That is why I am a DP fan and not a Stones, Ozzy, A-smith, KISS etc fan.

  70. 70
    James Gemmell says:

    Most of you clowns need to get a life. A :30-second snippet and some of you are wetting your pants…one way or the other.

  71. 71
    tahvo69 says:

    For me these samples sounds promising, at least they are not just repeating some old blues-based formula, even I also hear some similarities to some of their old songs. based on these tiny samples, I’m hoping to hear some more ambitious and progressive playing, probably Bob Ezrin (man who has produced some such a great albums!) has encouraged them to do this. But this marketing should be done better. Give for us some real info, please! They also absolutely should start to play new songs live immediatly, THIS would be the right way to wake up some interest to the new music (and get even me again intrest to see their shows, I have seen almos same set already too many times)! For example, Neil Young played last year almost all songs of his album during his tour before album was published, and even Rush played couple songs from Clockwork angels beforehand, and both of those albums have been selling well…

  72. 72
    AL says:

    Amen to that !I hate the sentence “be open minded” what is next ? playing some rap music (doing it tonight ) cmon.brace yourslef for another disappointment and Gillan/Glover project !

  73. 73
    annemie says:

    I share your most valuable and true words!
    nothing more to add,

  74. 74
    Jorge says:

    Please dont compare with Zep Celebration Day, Purple is going to give us new material, Zep (another band I love) is dead and they only can give us old material.
    I cant wait till April to hear this new spectacular songs. Sorry abaut my english.

  75. 75
    Peter says:

    Oh my… some comments here are just funny…

    It seems to me that the only ones who live in the distant 70s past are some of fans. Those fans who are critisizing current band as being “Blackmore tribute band”… Whatever this lineup would do, it would be wrong for them! It´s not 70s anymore. You are talking do the new stuff…. and when you get really a new stuff, with new attitude, you dont like it, because in fact you want to hear old stuff just in facelift with new words. Like old rock´n´roll songs which are almost the same – just with different words. But Deep Purple as rock band overgrown this era 30 years ago – with Perfect Strangers record!

    Greatest example of contradicting is this – it even sounds like joke…:
    “I do not like, it sounds too Morse, is unlike anything Deep Purple in the 70’s. It would be a shame to have another disk with the same sound of the past”
    – it sounds unlike anything Deep Purple in 70s – and I assume that its wrong….. but!
    – it would be shame to have another album with the same sound of the past”…. so what do you want? I dont understand it…. 70s are not past or what? You wish them to sound like in 1970s – when its 2013? Deep Purple are not AC/DC! Even those records In Rock / Fireball / Machine Head / Who Do We Think We Are are much more different than AC/DC´s music during their whole career… That´s the reason why I LOVE DP. Because of their variety. Highway Star vs. Anyone´s Daughter, Woman From Tokyo vs. Place In Line…. or…. masterpiece Before Time Began vs. Cascades…. etc etc….

    So accept these facts please:
    – its 2013!
    – Steve Morse is guitar player in Deep Purple for 19 years!
    – Don Airey is keyboard player in Deep Purple who was picked up by Jon Lord himself!
    – Jon Lord sadly passed away in July 2012… 🙁
    – as you may noted – its not probably Gillan / Glover project, because as IG said in numerous interviews – the ideas to the new record were created mainly by others…. probably Steve and Don. IG´s work is basically about the words and vocal melodies….

  76. 76
    Deeperpurps says:

    Gentlemen, to all of you who are so negative on this offering and who are so critical of certain elements within the band, I ask you this: would you rather that the Purps not release any new music at all? Would you rather that they just fade away into retirement?

    The 70’s are long long gone, get over it! Please accept the fact that bands and music mature, evolve, move in other directions, not necessarily in directions we are accustomed to or are comfortable with, but move along different pathways neverthless based on experiences individual and shared.

    Here is a band of musicians in their late 50’s to mid-60’s who play for the sheer joy of playing together. They don’t do it for the money, their royalties are such that they could have hung up their cleats a long time ago. Just be happy that they still choose to play and tour, and accept that this may very well be their last studio release. Don’t take them for granted – when they are gone that will be it, game over, no more.

    Keep an open mind and put your criticisms aside. Just be happy that we are going to get something new from them.

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    Roberto says:

    Everybody say ELP while I say Rick Wakeman due the Medieval keyboards…anyway this intro sound a lot more like the last don Airey album…Luckely this is really what they said: something which represent every member of this band…this intro represent Don Airey and the rest of the song and of the album probably will reflect the other Purple musicians.

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    oleg says:

    Intersting- new &old directions.
    Waiting for 2 important cds in 2013 -DP& Sabbath.


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    jörg says:

    This Statement from the band is what I like. As a DP Fan since 1978 I have to admit that the Band is not growing younger, but they Play their instruments with Passion and Power.
    Sounds fresh for me. Steve Morse is phenomenal and his playing is Special even like the playing of Blackmore. But Blackmore only Play good riffs and solos, when he was in a good moode. Morse is an Professional and a nice Person too.
    There is nothing wrong about him and the rest of the band. What did you expect? Music from the 70`s? Machinehead 2?

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    Joey says:

    Dont know why some of you are stressing out over a few short sound bits. There is going to be over an hours worth of new Deep Purple material released in the very near future. Look at the positives!!!! The little that I’ve heard tells me that Bob Ezrin has finally given DP a big sound , as some of you have pointed out. Especially with Ian Paice. Its been a long time since he’s been recorded properly. , which is mind boggling, considering he’s such an incredible drummer. Also, whats wrong with being a little progressive?? Purpendicular was more progressive than anything they did in the past, and that turned out ok, didn’t it? I’m a huge Blackmore fan also, but he didnt want to be in the band anymore, so get over it and enjoy what we still have. Look forward to? ???????? It’s going to be ok!!!!!!

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    the wicked snadger says:

    I’m looking forward to this release particularly as it’s likely the last new writing we’ll hear. I prefer the first teaser for it’s eastern sound like the RotD title track. Like many say, it’s too early to tell but the diversity of the two teasers is a good sign from where I sit.

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    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    For those who want to break their foreheads for DP I salute you!
    After almost 80 posts all I can see is that the battle is about to break down between pros and cons. Can I be a referee?
    First of all, no doubt everybody here have a purple piece of clothes in the wardrobe. Could be laces or tie or …
    It seems to me that since those teasers began to appear on YouTube a sheer aggression reigns here in our comments. Right?
    I understand each and everyone of you in your comments. You all are right in your own right. On the one hand yes, 70s are two complete generations behind and you can’t enter the same river twice. On the other hand, if you listened to say ZZ Top or Lynyrd Skynyrd or ACDC last albums you would never be positive when exactly this or that song was written. It could be penned in 70s or 80s or 90 s or three years ago — it doesn’t matter at all. All of their songs sound pretty much the same regardless of the decade. That’s what their fans call distinctive or unick style. Roughly Lynyrd Skynyrd’s The Last Of Dying Breed could be replaced by say Free Bird almost 40 years ago or ZZ Top’s I Gotsa Get Paid could be b-side for any single from Eliminator.
    The snippets we had gave me personally one inevitable idea. The idea is what if these tiny excerpts full of notes represent just an ordinary fillers? Some say it’s ELP or Yes or whatever. As for me I agree with # 20 that it is similar to Asia’s 1982 debut album and Only Time Will Tell to be more exact.
    I suppose all of you have already heard IG’s interview for their New Zealand&-Australia leg. Here’s the link.
    Several songs will be long. That’s what Ian said. I have to admit it sounds a bit scary to me. No radio friendly format? Again? But they do want to sell it well, don’t they?
    On the other hand, it can be only Morse’s solo numbers?! Two teasers and Paice still pounding the same a la My Woman From Tokyo drum pattern!? Does the third teaser contain a different pattern?
    We have more questions than exclamations which is actually good. That’s what we are afraid of! We know our expectations and we don’t know what to expect. But folks! Some time of our lives in 2012 or 2013 especially we have lived in anticipation. Mr. Hitchcock, where are you?
    But still our hair got some platinum needles and we became a bit wiser between Rapture Of The Deep and ?! Our kids now distinguish between Fireball and Highway Star and proudly call Coverdale Cov. My elder 7 year old son called our kitten Ritchie and my 3 year old boy called Ted The Mechanic his all-favourite song of all the time.
    The April 2013 is still inspiring. We love the BAND. We a priori love what they do. Really!
    I’ll probably want to rip the ?! CD to shreds when I hear it for the first time but I’ll make myself to give it one more round and I will eventually love it. Or will I?!
    Thank you.
    P. S. Mentorship rules here. I vote for partnership. Everyone is entitled to criticize.
    P. P. S. Btw, the impact of DP upon Russia is so immense that since the 70s Russian language has had a set phrase sounding like “It is deep purple to me” (mne eto gluboko fioletovo) which literally means I don’t care a damn. We do care, right?

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    Juan Sebastian Rubio says:

    To me what I would like is just plain more classic sound. Do not want a Machine Head 2, but I’d sound more along the lines of Deep Purple. This album promises something new for the production of Bob Ezrin. Please do not take my comments the wrong way, is just a wish of a fan who wants to hear the new album and say: yes sir, this is the best album of Deep Purple in the era Morse. greetings.

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    Matt D. says:

    Sounds amazing to me. Hope IG kicks in with some great singing. For those of you who don’t think it sounds like DP. Actually it sounds like 3 guys from DP with Morse and Airey. If you want clones its better you go see a cover band.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    All these reactions, wow!
    The suggestion of not having a life keeps popping up.

    Just wait for the darn thing to come ou, people.

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    juan sebastian says:

    No 60
    deep purple himself proved me right in its press release about the style of the 70’s to follow in the new cd. greetings

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    The best Ian Gillan abums I usually do not associate with things after Purpendicular.

    My desert island disc would always be Future Shock.

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey Priest if I had to pick one Gillan disc to be marooned with, I’d probably go with ‘Born Again”. I find it to have all of the Gillanesque qualities one could ask for in combination with the Sabbthesque base. Purple Sabbath. Truly one of my favorite Purple related albums of all time along with the Captain Beyond debut. As a matter of fact, if you ever really want to spend an awesome hour and a half, play these two back to back at full volume in either order. Mind Blowing!!!!


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    purplepriest1965 says:


    You probably have those things already but……
    Right now on PERFECTPURPLE.COM there are some new/remastered(Yeah, I know what you think about that : )from the Born Again tour.

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey Priest, all I get is GoDaddy.com when I go to the site you suggest here……

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Never mind Priest…I found it. perfect-purple.com

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    fabrizio sbarufatti says:

    kansas style

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