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World premiere of the new material

Deep Purple in 2013; photo: Jim Rakette

Update (Mar 10): the band’s PR people tweeted this update about radio play of the new single elsewhere:

Listen out for “All the time in the world” hits radio Monday BBC2 at 7pm uk time and Virgin Radio (rocket song, every 2 hrs for a week)

Deep-Purple.ru reports that Moscow radio Rock FM will be broadcasting two tracks off Now What?!Hell To Pay and All The Time In The World — on Monday, March 11. The songs will be on the air at 15:15 MSK and repeated at 18:15 MSK. Rock FM broadcasts locally on 95.2 FM and online (apparently worldwide) at www.rockfm.ru (click on the white ► ‘play’ button next to the station logo).

The same day a video teaser for All The Time In The World will be released on the official Deep Purple Youtube channel. Both tracks will be released as a single on March 29.

Thanks to Andrey Gusenkov and Dima Zykov for the info.

70 Comments to “World premiere of the new material”:

  1. 1
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    I wonder if Ian Gillan found some money in that old black jacket.

  2. 2
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Looks like they are stepping up on the promotion?! The Single comes out almost a month before the CD. Cool. Looking forward to hearing these 2 tunes. Hopefully they will send it to all the major Radio Stations for some Air Play. Hope to see them on the Late-Night Talk shows soon. They need to go on “That Metal Show” and “Guitar Center Sessions” also.

    Will be sitting by the computer all pumped and ready to hear these 2 tracks…..More Purple History in the making.

    YEEEEE HAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    LRT says:

    I agree, Tracy. The thing that will come from this, is the cat will surely be out of the bag. I can tell you these dj’s are getting first crack and it will leak soon enough and be in the hands of people before release date. This seems to help render this campaign all the more useless. No master plan to speak of here if you ask me. And the tour dates are getting away from the proper factor in supporting the album. This album is to support tour dates. lol

  4. 4
    Purplemaniac76 says:

    Dee? ?urple Guys just can’t stop sur?rising me with the new a!bum’s ?romotion… Two very odd-sounding musica! ?ieces, a rea!!y mysterious a!bum tit!e, and a wor!d premiere in a Яussian radЮ statЮn? Now What?!

  5. 5
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Yes LRT. Forget them ‘cart before the horse’. If it’s biz a usual, there is no cart. Just the 5 horses doing what they do best…Play baby Play.


  6. 6
    Micalonues says:


  7. 7
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Pretty cool. Click on the 15:15 MSK above and it takes you to a countdown to the Premiere. YYYEEEEEEEOOOOOOWWWWWW??????!!!!!!!!!

  8. 8
    al says:

    @ 2 I hope I see them on Letterman or Jimmy Kimmel or Conan! noooot lol

  9. 9
    kraatzy says:

    Hey guys …

    I.G. looks like a marionette (playmobil) on this picture … lol

    the tension goes on and on …
    can’ t wait much longer …
    I wanna hear real heavy DeepPurple stuff …



  10. 10
    Brad DeMoranville says:

    Albums don’t sell like they used to, unless you’re the likes of Beyonce. I hope it’s better where you are, but the only DP song I ever hear played on US radio anymore is Hush. On the oldies station. But it’s not surprising. The majority of music fans here are young and like crap like Justin Beiber and crap like that. It seems to be the only type of music these days that gets any airplay and sells bazillions of records. People generally like crap, Deep Purple, for better or worse — might be too good for US radio.

  11. 11
    Nikos says:

    Unfortunately Purple have never been media darlings like their peers Zeppelin and Sabbath. I don’t know if this has to do more to do with the current music industry’s perception of them or the inability of Purple’s management to promote them effectively.

    It annoys me that Ozzy appears to more highly revered than Purple in this day and age. His success had more to do with Sharon pulling the strings than Ozzy’s music. In fact if it wasn’t for her I’d wager he would have faded into obscurity years ago.

    Then there’s Zeppelin who seemingly can do no wrong either in the eyes of the media. They were a fantastic band in their day but their time has come and gone but anytime there’s a mention of them the media jump all over it like its the second coming.

    Regardless though I for one cant wait to hear the new album and am looking forward to hearing the sneak peeks. I saw the lads in Sydney last Saturday and they were absolutely fantastic.

  12. 12
    Buttockss says:

    @ 2 & 8 never will happen, letterman & leno will only have the top five bands in ratings on their shows. Rock is no longer popular in the states , what a shame, hip hop and rap are what sells in america .

  13. 13
    Olivier says:

    @ 11 : that’s just because mainstream medias never care for anything else than the personna, the superficial stuff that’s you can’t miss,

    Led Zep were party animals in their youth, Black Sabbath were the firts to go the dark/occult road. And both made various dope innuendos in their songs, that’s what a journalist in a big news outlet is interested in… if he’s better than that he’s working on political stuff probably.

    Purple only had great musicality and a great mix of drama and good humor, you can’t seriously get a hype with just that…

  14. 14
    Moe says:

    hmm….I don’t know….Yes and Jethro Tull were both on Letterman……
    Totally looking forward to this disc, and I hope they come back to Toronto asap!

  15. 15
    George Martin says:

    # 1 – I don,t think so, I hear Ian’s Not Responsible!

  16. 16
    cyclone says:

    @11 I agree. The Stones or Kiss etc…can mention playing a gig or two for the year and generate a buzz that would explode your eardrums yet our boys jam with the fans 250x per year and get zero press. Not to mention our boys do not need flash stage production to hide lack of musicianship abilities like some famous bands…Stones for one.
    In a recent Sunday entertainment jacket they listed everything to include local bozo’s playing in a one horse town yet did not list Blackmore’s Night that was playing that week. Go figure?

  17. 17
    Ke79 says:

    Hip Hop and rap, I think its Rnb and dance music that sells in America nowadays, and in the rest of the world too. Im looking forward to Purples new album. This time from what I’ve noticed, there is more promotion for a new album than with the last two albums. The promotion involves Facebook and Youtube, which I think is interesting. Those are the channels that may be smart to use when marketing these days. But Im disapointed that the video ‘Deep Purple New Album 2013 Audio Teaser’ has only been watched 73000 times (8.3.2013). I think it should have been higher, maybe around 200000. Certainly there must be enough Purple fans around the world, who would like to watch that video on Youtube. But probably many Purple fans do not know that this video exists, or even bother to watch it. When Now That?! is released in Norway it will get little to non airplay on Norwegian radio channels. The few times Purple is aired, its only Smoke on the water which is played. Surely Purple have many ‘radio friendly’ songs to be played on radio, but there is no interest or awareness in those other ‘radio friendly songs’. So hoping that the new singles Hell To Pay and All The Time In The World will get heavy airplay in Norway, is something I should forget about. Anyway I think and hope that Now What?! will be a great Purple album, and I’ve watched/listened to that audio teaser on Youtube many times.

  18. 18
    James Gemmell says:

    For all my criticism of Purple’s management for not even trying to get them on the TV shows in the USA and England, I applaud them for at least building up the anticipation for this new album. Ian Gillan wrote me recently to say DP avoids TV in the U.K. “like the plague”. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me mentioning that publicly. It’s something to consider, because that has been an issue overseas (Europe – I’m writing from Michigan) for quite a while. I cannot comment on the UK, but over here, I think TV would be, absolutely, the best outlet for publicizing the album. After all, if you’re going to produce an album, you want people to hear it, right? Again, I’m imploring Purple’s management to book this band on TV and let the chips fall where they may. It’s not commercialism; it’s survivability. The band and its fan base have put in the decades of hard work and support….both deserve their proper recognition – so does the music.

  19. 19
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Not true Buttockss:

    KISS and SKYNYRD are nowhere near the TOP 5, yet they have both appeared on the Late Shows promoting their NEW STUFF recently. Of course, they have a ‘publicist and promoters’…..


  20. 20
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Times have changed for the absolute worse indeed. The attached is from a shade over 20 years ago and just prior to getting the Purple call. Stayed up and put a vhs tape when I caught wind of this on the t.v. schedule. I did a double take even then….

    And check out Jay with no grey….



  21. 21
    korhan says:

    This is like a highschool story.One will go out with the girl he wanted and the other goes for the popular one.
    İf one is happy listening to purple than why mind the things going besides the music……

  22. 22
    al says:

    @12 I was just being sarcastic man,Of course,they re not popular in the States.It is a shame that
    band like Zeppelin who haven’t done zip in centuries,get so much media attention!The real fans knows where Deep Purple stand,just go to their concerts to understand what the real rock is about !

  23. 23
    Tomekk says:

    Zeppelin are popular because that did not do anything in ages and have bonzo death memory. Deep Purple is eight incarnation with one founder member. Media just do not like it there is no good story behind. So even if Purple recorded another in rock media will not care for them. I remember they where list time on news when lighting tower collapsed in Chile couple of years ago during their concert and maybe info of Jon passing got into mainstream media as well.

  24. 24
    MacGregor says:

    korhan @ – excellent analogy indeed, sums it up in many ways! I will comment also, Zeppelin & Floyd are mega huge leviathan monsters! They will always be very popular, simply because they nailed it in many ways! But also, they are craved by rock fans in general simply because they haven’t been around for eons, it is really that simple I think! If they had kept going treading the ‘remember us’ wheel, then people may have become tired of them to a degree, perhaps? Perhaps not! Purple simply do not have the masses craving for them, it is that simple & it doesn’t matter one little bit! Why do certain people or fans I should say, ‘need’ ‘their’ band to be the latest craze, or the next best thing, or whatever! It just doesn’t matter. Justin Bieber is the rock God now, he is awesome, forget the past rock Gods, he has surpassed them all! Cheers!

  25. 25
    Buttockss says:

    @ 19 Kiss and skynyrd are also american bands with more support in america then purple…..shame!

  26. 26
    al says:

    @24 I hope you re being sarcastic with that Bieber analogy ? lol

    Led Zeppelin Plagiarism, Led Zeppelin Plagiarism Part 2

    Listen it’s ok if you take or borrow or being influenced by other’s people music, everybody did one way or another ! but not even giving them any credits at all and seel as your own it is a disgrace and piggish !ouch !

  27. 27
    Mathieu says:

    Samples here!


    Sounds good to me!

  28. 28
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I think Deep Purple ought to be very thankful if they were invited for Jools Holland’s Later Show.

    Saw Plant more than once there.
    Why not Ian Gillan showing up and doing something out of the box?

  29. 29
    Martin says:

    First snipetsher: http://www.qobuz.com/album/all-the-time-in-the-world-digital-special-edition-deep-purple/4029759086932
    Just cklick on “ecouter”

  30. 30
    T says:

    I agree with Tracy.

    His ideas about being on That Metal Show and Guitar Center Sessions is spot-on. They should not just concentrate on friendly turf, however, which has been their custom.

    I met Paul Gilbert at Guitar Center in the middle of cow land in the the Midwestern United States. The guitarist used local musicians and was genuinely happy to be there. That’s the kind of thing that starts a buzz.

    As for album promoting, see Glenn Hughes–Master of Media. During the recording of the new DP album, it would have been nice to have seen some jam videos, candid interviews, daily updates, and other media to keep the word out instead of the rare still shot. The ‘net provides practically free publicity. Use it!

    You only get out of something what you put into it. A new album shouldn’t be a secret. Purple seem to be a little ambivalent when it comes to that side of the business, and as a result, many people do not even know they still exist–this from personal experience talking with people. I appreciate DP paid their dues and perhaps feel they don’t have to do this kind of footwork, and perhaps so. Then get a liaison publicists to do it for them. Glenn does it because he likes to. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea.

    I am gratified, however, to see that I am not alone in what I realized back in the 70’s and 80’s. “Famous” groups are famous because of fads and sub-culture. Led Zeppelin never impressed me to the degree of their reputation. Ditto Grateful Dead. Black Sabbath was best when infused with Blackmore protégés (Heaven & Hell, with Dio and the influence of Gruber, was one of the best albums ever). KISS? All make-up, marketing, and no real musical substance. Real groups that make a musical impact are often overlooked and written off. Just watch the aforementioned That Metal Show that leaves Purple from many obvious Top 5 categories–like iconic live albums (No Made in Japan? They can’t be serious…).

    At least Fender named “Smoke on the Water” as the #1 most instantly recognizable riff. http://www.fender.com/news/top-10-instantly-recognizable-guitar-riffs/ It’s where it should be, but I was surprised someone else picked it. Although some on this list are interesting, some have become rock cliché. Every one of you could compile a better list with DP at the top.

    It’s the second time our friends at Fender have mentioned DP in the past couple of months. Someone there likes ’em.

  31. 31
    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    Well, calm down Andrey, calm down!
    I’ll be frank and brief.
    All the Time in the World is cool! Are we sure Ezrin is a producer? Was Jeff Lynn passing by while they hung out in Nashville?
    Hell to pay – is a filler. Faceless tune sounds like a myriad others. I bet they’ll play it a couple of times and forget it.
    Nevertheless, overwhelmed with emotions!
    Thank you!

  32. 32
    rik says:

    All The Time sounds laid back and Hell To Pay has a catchy chorus but not what i was expecting. Hope the mix is better than my tiny laptop speakers suggest. Nice to hear anyway. Like the simplicity of the sleeve design.

    Thought the digital download had the same live tracks as CD single, actually says so on their website but the digital has Smoke and Highway, the CD Rapture and Perfect Strangers.

    Anyone know for sure?

  33. 33
    al says:

    cannot say anything yet about the snippets I heard.I’m pretty sure it will grow on me.ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD sounds like Tom Petty would have sung,but I like it.

  34. 34
    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    The more I listen to Hell To Pay the more I think — WHY????????????????
    Check out forums people are mostly angry & disapointed. So am I!

  35. 35
    Peter Wolff says:

    you can now have a listen via this heavy metal webpage 2 song samples at Bravewords,

  36. 36
    cyclone says:

    @30 Fender and DP…perfect together. I traded several various Rock records at the now defunct 7th Heaven’s located in Blue Springs Mo for a handful of DP Classic records back in 1982. Best advice you ever gave me! Still have them all in plastic too!

  37. 37
    Nickolay says:

    Please, come to Russia, we love you and would like to hear new songs!

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe Glenn has some time left to do the promotion for Deep Purple : )

    Oh, wait………………He thinks Deep Purple without Lord and Blackmore aint no Deep Purple…..

  39. 39
    deep says:

    its so bad, this is just getting worse.

  40. 40
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    @Andrey (34)

    Are you angry at the band for doing something they want to do, or are angry at the band for not doing what you want them to do?

    I’m happy the band continues to try new thing rather than become a parody of itself.

  41. 41
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Really? Right off the bat you ‘fans’ (I use that term loosely) are ready to write off the album or even the songs from these short sound bites? Actually they are very well produced, full sounding, deep dimensional recordings that are different (yeah here we go again, Not Blackmore enough) tracks. So far so good as far as I’m concerned. The music sounds good and different by the little amount we have here to sample. The only thing that is consistent thus far are the whiners. That’s the tune that needs changing. Time for some new fan blood. The old farts here are too set in their tunnel vision ways.

    T @ 30:

    I agree with most of your post except for 2 points…

    1. Stating KISS has no real music substance is a little too objective and truly quite partially subjectively improper. They write, record and perform their music. It has rhythm, lyrics, melody, composition and body. There is good singing, playing and production on their records. Yeah, they have a gimmick. A damn good one. Alice Cooper loaned it to them. Still works for him after all these years. Say what you will. They are smart ‘professional’ musicians whom you never hear whining about record sales or half filled concert halls. They deliver and the fans show up. Since 1974 the KISS ARMY hasn’t waved off. I’m happy to state…I’m a soldier in that army.

    2. That Metal Show may have dropped the ball regarding that one issue (Made in Japan), but they were also the ones whom blatantly blasted the RRHOF for ignoring Purple. Eddie Trunk verbally abused them on an episode featuring Alice Cooper right after he was inducted, which is probably what inspired the RRHOF to finally include them as a nominee. That Metal Show is one of the few (hell, the only) shows pertaining to Hard Rock or Metal in the States that even are aware of Deep Purple. You gotta take what you get. Purple should guest on that show in gratitude for their support.


  42. 42
    MacGregor says:

    Tracy @ 41- We fans, well some of us anyway, are simply hearing what we hear & then commenting on it as it is! We will not say something different, just to appease some one else! It is the way it is! We can & have let go of Deep Purple or any other great band that we have followed over the decades! It doesn’t have to go on for an infinite amount of time! It does come to an end, can you let go Tracy? Can you? Or is it just too much to fathom? It will be interesting to see what Tracy thinks of the ‘new’ album, without biased. If he doesn’t like it, will he let on for all of us ‘whiners’ to see? Will he be critical or judgmental like he has been in the past about certain things!
    What rating out of 10, will Tracy give the ‘new’ album? Time will tell!

  43. 43
    MacGregor says:

    These snippets of the 2 songs may well be the more commercial shorter songs! Didn’t they record some longer experimental songs?
    Hopefully, then we can hear the real music, not a couple of singles on offer to appease the marketing record company perhaps!

  44. 44
    Claudio says:

    Sounds quite fresh.”Hell to pay” is a lot Bob Ezrin….
    “All the time in the world” is really interesting. Big Ian sings great.

  45. 45
    purplepriest1965 says:


    ” The old farts here are too set in their tunnel vision ways. ”

    That includes us : )

  46. 46
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It is still too early to conclude it is a dissappointment all over again, but as yet……………..

    Btw, on YT you can find leaks of the whole album, but it leads to some kinda site which, ofcourse, wants you to take a subscription, etc.

    I ll wait.

    Cant take long…..

    Listened to old Slowhand;s OLD SOCK album last weekend, man………..if you keep listening to that you WILL feel like an 80 year old!!!

  47. 47
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    purplepriest1965 @38,

    In addition, Glenn probably thinks Purple ain’t Purple without Glenn Hughes and David Coverdale in the band! Unbelievable.

    While we are on some banter about Jon, Ritchie and the others in Mark III, Paicey’s playing on all Burn tracks, but surely Burn and You Fool No One convinced me at 13 years old, that Paicey was a better drummer than Bonham. But as I state over and over and over, it’s one man’s opinion. Well, a kid’s at the time. :>


  48. 48
    micke says:

    After listening to the full tracks I have to say “All the time” is a grower. “Hell to pay” is instant coffe, sing a long rock. Not bad.

  49. 49
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Sorry MacGregor42,

    But…. If you have read my posts in the past, I have been critical of Purple on many fronts. I don’t drink all the kool-aid, but I do approach from a positive aspect rather than waiting like a vulture for a piece to pick at. I have pointed to various songs on various albums throughout that I felt were not my cup of tea or ‘fillers’ as some like to call them. I’ve bitched about their live set list being too ‘Oldies Based’. I’m sure a song or 2 on this album will not be Perfect Purple and I will more than likely find a ‘filler’ or two myself, but to instantly react with such extreme negativeness to these small portions of tracks without hearing the complete tune is ridiculous. It’s like a taking a sentence out of context from a complete paragraph. 5 or 6 words can completely change the meaning of the whole point. The same goes for a song. Hell, there are plenty of small portions of let’s say ‘Child in Time’ that if taken out of the middle of the song and is all you heard, you could make the assumption that it sucked as with any song. Of course it all depends on where you are coming from. Critic or Critique. 2 entirely different approaches. One is objective while the other is subjective. One comes from a positive standpoint while the other is based on looking for the negative…. I think it is obvious here who are the ‘critics’ and who actually ‘critique’. A critic jumps right away into it with a negative approach without taking the time to asses the whole thing. On the other hand a non-critic will wait and give the whole thing a chance to unfold so as to give a full listen in order to ‘critique’ the whole thing without jumping to a conclusion based on such little evidence. Sure would hate to be a defendant in a court room with you guys on the jury. You’d make your decision of guilt based on a couple of words from the opening statements prior to the rest of the evidence….


    I hope you aren’t including ‘me’ in your ‘us’. I am far from having ‘tunnel vision’. I am open to all offerings from this band. I haven’t pigeonholed this band into having to maintain the ‘same old sound’ that most of you yearn for. I am happy for all the various MKs that have come and gone. I am happy and looking forward to the present change that will obviously come with this new album. I have enjoyed the last 4 albums. Yes I have even expressed some negative remarks toward a few of the tunes off of each that were lets say ‘fillers’, but I’d rather have them on the album than not and am extremely supportive and satisfied overall. My largest complaint as would be expected from any fan is due to the lack of albums over the years. But reading all of the negative posts here from ‘FANS’ I totally understand now. Constant bitching for a new album, then slamming what is offered right off the bat. If I were Purple, I’d be calling this the last record and name it “That’s It!!” instead after reading the rubbish here.


  50. 50
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, I feel one should, let alone the moral debates about downloading, avoid that so called leaked Out page as the plague.

    I almost missed it but appearantly Perfect Strangers and Rapture Of The Deep are songs on the new album as well : )

  51. 51
    LRT says:

    Mk-Morse with Ezrin perfume.

  52. 52
    Chip says:

    Tracy. Well said. I don’t agree with every Purple take you have…but you have the right idea. It is ridiculous to assume every song by this version will suck….just like pretending every Blackmore era song was great. Just keep telling yourself that Lick It Up is a great song….or Call of the Wild….or any of the number of stinkers from Blackers tenure on the banjo.

    It’s not that every Morse era song have been great either…but I would say they have some pretty spectacular songs on their 4 records. Way too many fantastic songs to just have 4 albums sinc 1996.

    The new songs may suck. They may be great…or (most likely) there will some great songs…some good songs and some filler. But lets actually hear a whole song before we start to bury the nes effort….or put it on a pedestal for that matter.

  53. 53
    micke says:

    @52 I totally agree with you Chip. Well said.

  54. 54
    MacGregor says:

    Chip @ 52 – Who said “every song by this version by this band will suck”? Re: “just like pretending every Blackmore era song was great”? “Just keep telling yourself that Lick It Up is a great song….or Call of the Wild….or any of the number of stinkers from Blackers tenure on the banjo.
    ‘Call Of The Wild’ written by Blackmore, Gillan, Glover & Lord & ‘Lick it Up’ written by Blackmore, Gillan & Glover! It has happened before, & that was back when all the ideas hadn’t run out, now everyone has run out. I have said it before, it happens to everyone in regards to songwriting, it starts to sound ‘very similar’ or ‘boring’ or even ‘been there & done that’! It happens & that is life! Some people raise their expectations a little too high & that can only lead to one thing, disappointment!
    That ‘Hell To Pay’ chorus does give it away a little though, for ‘that’ song don’t you think? How is the song going to improve from that?
    The other thing some people have possibly put too much importance on, is the producer. Bob Ezrin has a very good resume, but that doesn’t mean he knows about songwriting. A producer can have too much influence & ruin good songs etc! It has happened before many times! Time will tell!

  55. 55
    MacGregor says:

    Tracy @ 49 – Good response & I know what you are saying. But who is going say who is being positive or negative? People usually say what suits them to justify their rave, argument or what ever you want to call it. Regarding the defendant in a court room with all of us on the jury, that answer is easy. Guilty you honour, Guilty & that is unanimous your honour! Cheers.

  56. 56
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It is called irony, Tracy.

    But is is evident you often act like a dog without control stops when it comes to jumping on every critique towards the Morse era.
    While in the meantime we might have gotten the feeling that you do not really like the music as much as you seem based on defending them.
    One of the signs is you expressing that MK II is till your favourite incarnation.
    It sounds the same, to me that is, when Airey says that Down To Earth is still his favourite album.

    I never really understood why someone would feel the trigger anyway to defend things in such a fierce, personal way.

    People overhere or elsewhere can talk negative about Bl;ackmore, Turner,Hughes etc as much as they feel the need to.
    I know better : )
    Why trying to to be a defender for something that is evidently good?(…)

    I have done it, yes, but not in a way and frequency and that I felt I should attack someone in a personal sense.

    I m often dismayed about certain peoples dismissing of the Tony Martin years in Black Sabbath.
    Ditto for the Hughes output since 1992.

    I dont think WHEN I react on such opnions(they are often not really critiques)it is not like I am fuming and putting up my fists, etc.

    The exchange of all these words on fora is ofcourse dubious in the end.
    Why would anyone care at all what others think of the subject they love or hate themselves?!

    But still we express ourselves limitless.

    Wonder why….

    Btw, I agree that is too soon to make such final assesments about the album based on the limited amount of stuff we now know.


    I do understand the reactions though.

    I think it is apprehendable to assume that when they release ” teaser-stuff” one expexts it to be representative of the album or that they picked out at least the highlights.

    As far as I can follow the reactions, it looks fifty/fifty positive/negative.

    Lets hope the album will will give more satisfaction as a whole, espescially when the longer tracks come to the fore.

    Personally I think it is too soon to use my favourite expression(Of you know who : ) : ” I could have told you so….” : )


    I am not gonna defend things I don really like.
    Although I do regularly try to bent myself into shape so that I can be appreciatice of the year s since 1993.

  57. 57
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It is probably unnecessary to ad I should have put the end in somewhere else.

  58. 58
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    This is long, but PLEASE READ….

    MacGregor @55,

    As for your question….”Good response & I know what you are saying. But who is going say who is being positive or negative?”

    All you have to do is read the above entries to answer that question. Nuff said there.

    purplepriest1965 @ 56,

    See priest, this where you are taking up the cross that is made of termite eaten wood and looks like a block of Swiss cheese (full of holes). I am not defending Morse nor ‘his era’. I am objecting to those whom are though. Only because most of their argument or rant comes from such a narrow focus which as you have put as your opening remark is quite ‘ironic’. Yelling for something different and creative, but in the next breath wanting ‘In Rock’ is my best example. Folks using terms like “They have run out of ideas”, yet none of their albums sound alike is another. Listening to a tiny snippet of a song and ‘foaming at the mouth’ in objection and total dismay toward the whole album is much closer to your second sentence regarding ‘a dog out of control’. When there are those such as yourself whom continually bash ‘Morse era’ Purple, and then there are those like me whom appreciate ‘All Era’ Purple, I guess it might seem to you that I am centering on Morse. Not so. I’m just open to the fact that Purple has always gone through changes and doing so will obviously cross paths with some likes and dislikes along the way. That’s what happens in the long haul of 40 plus years of existence. They are doing what they have always done. Making Music. Their music. Their style in the time they are in. That’s what they did then, and that’s what they do now. In one breath folks honor them for not selling out and respect them for keeping it real and being who they are, but that’s all well as long as who they are is exactly the same as they are expecting them to be……

    Change. It’s a hard pill for many to swallow. It’s obvious because most of those begging for something NEW, bitch when it doesn’t sound the SAME.

    As for me stating MK@ is my favorite MK, I was asked a specific question. Their are 8 MKs. Even though I was introduced to Purple with HUSH in 1968, my first album that I bought was Fireball. Then I bought Machinehead. Then In Rock. I grew up on MK2. It paved the way for me as a fan. I was devastated when BURN came out and I was totally ‘negative’ regarding that direction. But then as I grew older and ‘matured’ and learned to understand ‘times change’, it grew on me. It’s where they were. I could have easily written them off at that point. But I’m glad I didn’t. I have realized that all incarnations of Purple have their ‘place in line’ and overall it’s all good. I now love going back and revisiting those older albums. Yes, even Slaves & Masters. There are is so much diversity in this band. Mainly due to the line-up changes. Come on, do you really wish that MK2 had been around for 40 years? How about MK1? Really? 40 years of the same format plodding along? That works with basic rock bands such as The Stones or Springsteen or Tom Petty or Fleetwood Mac, whom aren’t a virtuoso style bands. These bands are expected to sound the same and follow a certain format. That’s the nature of that beast. Not so with a band like Purple. They are MUSICIAN’s MUSICIANS. We have gotten so much more from all of these changes. As much as I loved MK2 at the time, I now (and for a long time) appreciate the fact that it went as it did. I hadn’t listened to Abandon for quite some time. I just happened to crank it up the other day. It’s amazing how good it actually is and how it differs from all the rest. Same as with Slaves & Masters. Yet when I play Battle Rages On, I still get that MK2 rehash feel that shows it’s wear and tiredness. I do enjoy it though, but can’t help but be so thankful for ‘Purpendicular’ that followed. I’m glad ‘the Battle rages no more’. Now the ‘battle rages on with the fans’ instead. These last few albums will stand up to the rest in the end. I think they already do overall. There are now approximately 200 Deep Purple songs that thankfully cover a wide range of diversity. Playing them all at ‘random play’ in no specific order really shows how fresh and different each incarnation has taken them and US. There really is no bad tune. Some are incredible. Some are really good. Some are OK. And that’s from ALL MKs. Each has its mediocre tune, Mediocre as far as Purple standards, but all are Awesome as far as general music standards….

    Same as with Black Sabbath. Another Virtuoso Band. 40 years of OZZY Sabbath? Wouldn’t that have been a crime? No ‘Heaven and Hell’? No ‘No Stranger to Love’? No ‘Headless Cross’? No ‘Zero the Hero’?

    Yes, had these bands maintained their line-up for 40 years, we’d be none the wiser and I’m sure the music would be good, but now that time has passed and they went the way they did, I am grateful for it. We got so much more.

    LONG LIVE PURPLE! Any Era that comes our way. MK12 anyone? First Album from that MK… “The Bitching Rages On”.


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    Michiel says:

    I’m eating [some of] my words already. ATTITW is a beautiful song – and I wonder if Ian Gillan ever sang better.
    Still not impressed with HTP though. Keep thinking it’s eighties metal.

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    purplepriest1965 says:


    The point is that you and some others seem to think and dwell upon feeling that you are being less narrow minded than the rest.

    And as well that you wish to expressthat time and again .

    Some people maybe narrow minded but in general I feel that is not the point.
    It is just about different tastes.

    BURN is your example.

    I cherished that almost instantly after I first got blown away by MK 2 work.
    I never had a problem with MK 3 because they, IMO, were damn fucking good.
    Never thought otherwise.

    But it is not about me and my opinion about the new stuff.
    Ive said again and again it is too soon to say anything about it.

    Ofcourse I do have a way of how I experience the released teasers.
    But at the same time I m restraining myself to make into a no no about the rest to come.

    Ofcourse, honest, MK 8 will nevr become my favourite line up.
    Nor will it stand besides MK 3 or MK 1.

    Quantitative , MK 7 and 8 did get to do more stuff, the Morse era has more numbers to enjoy than MK 5.

    But that is because that incarnation lasted too short.
    And as with other albums, S & M has great songs but does lose points regarding how they played those songs.

    It is weird but somehow I enjoy Bananas from time to time while most seem to feel it is as bad as ROTD.

    I got the impression the band itself in hindsight is not as happy with the production of the last 2 albums as well.
    Would it really be such a problem to remix those?

    Or inbewteen/later redo those tracks on other albums?

    Is there a law against redoing your own stuff in a better way? : )

    Sometimes it does go wrong ofcourse. They never should have put Bludsucker on Abandon.
    Maybe a b side or rarity.

    I feel really weird when I hear people saying they prefer that version.

  61. 61
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey Priest @ 60,

    Just to answer your re-buttle in short. In response to your statement at the beginning of your post….

    “Some people maybe narrow minded but in general I feel that is not the point. It is just about different tastes.”

    You then state at the end….

    “Sometimes it does go wrong of course. They never should have put Bludsucker on Abandon. Maybe a b side or rarity. I feel really weird when I hear people saying they prefer that version.

    Doesn’t that fall under ‘a matter of taste’?!


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    MacGregor says:

    Tracy @ 58 – As I said, “WHO is going to say WHO is being positive or negative”? We know of your hypocrisy, say one thing, then say something else, then when someone else posts something very similar to what you say, you carry on about negative comments or naysayers or bitching or whining etc,etc. If you didn’t waffle on in a negative way at times, not all the time but you do carry on with it, in a hypocritical way, many of us couldn’t give a toss about what you say! But some of us just need to bring it back a little, into the realm of positivity! I find it amusing, really I do, it gets me chuckling away here & I just have to respond! Cheers!

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    Svante Axbacke says:

    Ok, guys, relax. Don’t get personal. It’s just music.

  64. 64
    purplepriest1965 says:



    Some things are really Difficult To Cure!!!

  65. 65
    MacGregor says:

    Svante @ 63 – Sorry about that, I do often think about all the raves that go on, so meaningless a lot of it in a way! I just read about a 9 year old boy at our local school, who died from bone cancer. What chance did he have & others like him! Here we are (some of us) carrying on about an old rock band! Pathetic really when you stop & think about it! Chin up. Cheers.

  66. 66
    Mike Nagoda says:

    Hmmm I seem to be in the minority here. I like Hell to Pay a lot. It is very Eighties, but I think it works brilliantly. All The Time is good too, and it gave me a bit of a shock at first (Purple making pop music? no way!), but I thought about it for a bit and realized it’s kind of like the shock that the Aviator gave people when Purpendicular first came out, and ATTITW reminds me a lot of Purpendicular, which is tied for 1st place with Made In Japan for top album for me. I know, I know, a Morse era albumbeating out In Rock and Machine Head and Fireball? Blasphemy, I know, but there you have it.

    Getting back to the songs, they are catchy, and I simply cannot get them out of my head. The production on HTP sounds like it could come off of Slaves or TBRO, and it somewhat frightens me to say that considering those are what I consider the worst DP albums (even Strongbow as Gillan calls it was miles better than those two snoozers!), but I think the writing and musicianship is strong, really strong and it sounds really positive to my ears.

    Yeah Gillan has lost a lot of his range, but he knows his limits now, and I think his voice sounds fantastic for his age. Has anyone else notice that the tone of his voice is higher now that he’s gotten older? I listen back to MK2/Perfect Strangers and there seems to be a lot more bass/grit to his voice. His voice I think has gotten more nassally with age, not saying that’s a bad thing, just different.

    This album sounds like production wise it could be what Slaves could have been: slick, well produced, catchy, but undeniably good music and lyrics and undeniably Purple. My one complaint is that I wish Don’s hammond had more dirt to it, sounds too clean, very reminiscent of Jon’s hammond sounds in the 80s and early 90s, which was I think personally his weakest sound. I need that grit and dirt man to that Beast!!!! Oh well, in short, I think this album will be great. If these tracks are the worst of it, and I suspect they are, we’re in for a lovely surprise!

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    TruthHurts says:

    @ 58 Magnificent Post

    The new song sounds different and interesting.

    Hoping for some good ol’ hard rock on the album though

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    Andrey Barabanshchikov says:

    Fellas, the battle (or should I say banter) above reminded me of Porthos from The Three Musketeers. He would say, “I fight because I fight”.
    Strange though to see when some people maybe sincerely (or not?) are eager to call their vis-à-vis renegades or heretics only for saying yes when those some people say no. Or vice versa.
    Why? Makes no sense!
    We are all here for the band. It’s been making us meet virtually here for so long. After the first visible steps of promotional campaign I changed my mind a bit. The world radio premier in a way propelled the interest for the band’ s new album and it caused such fights among the fans! And though I think Hell To Pay is just a song and a PR mistake as a vanguard track All Time In The World will be eventually called a diamond in a crown.
    This time the Band works in mysterious ways. It’s good but not enough. I always want more.
    For instance, Fleetwood Mac coming global tour is a model I like.
    Thank you.

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    podzilla says:

    Sometimes on a good day I sit and think, sometimes I just sit?
    Thats from “Soon forgotten”, he copied himself 🙂
    That’s quite cool.
    I like the song, I love the band.


  70. 70
    podzilla says:

    Well sort of copied …

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