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More samples from Now what?!

Deep Purple in 2013; photo: Jim Rakette

Update (Mar 26): it appears that the recording has been removed from the radio station’s website.

Argentinian radio station Vorterix has broadcasted a 13 minute preview of Now what?! with a lot more music than what we have been exposed before. You have to mentally tune out the DJs babbling all over the music, but you do get to hear more of the album.

Timing of the tracks in the clip:
0:53 – 3:52 — A Simple Song
3:59 – 6:00 — Weirdistan
6:06 – 8:25 — Out Of Hand
8:30 – end — Hell To Pay (album version)

Listen on vorterix.com.

Thanks to ptr from Deep Purple Fan Forum (via Daniel Bengtsson) for the info.

47 Comments to “More samples from Now what?!”:

  1. 1
    Skúli says:

    Sounds pretty great!

  2. 2
    R says:

    Full solo in Hell to Pay is wicked. Rest sound very promissing too

  3. 3
    Héctor de San Martín says:

    We have Pope and the first 13 minutes preview of NW. What More?!

  4. 4
    TKpurple says:

    Much better than “singles”. I like it progressive with MK 1 feel and lot of energy.
    Even hell to pay is saved by mandrake root solo. Airey shines.

  5. 5
    Wally Roundhead says:

    Fantastico! Splendid! Superb! So far this is the no. 1 record in years! Might be the best album in two decades from the purps. The only thing I feel a bit frustrated by, is that it took them so long to find a great pruducer! But, now it’s time to rock n roll! And new legions of fans will be joining the circus for sure. With decent marketing this might be a link to some kind of greater recognision. A great return so to speak.

  6. 6
    Randy says:

    Holy Smokes!?!!! This sounds like the most progressive album since Fireball. I think we have a classic on the way!

  7. 7
    Micalonues says:

    Sounds like I’m going to love this LP.

  8. 8
    al says:

    somebody can tell where to play it ?? I have a deep purple logo and it doesn’t play !

  9. 9
    Leon Rodziewicz says:

    Won’t let me play it aaaaarghhhhh!

  10. 10
    mamakiponrokin says:

    error #2032 – it’s what i got when trying to open it

  11. 11
    HardRockPete says:

    F..k!!! I can’t listen to it!! I’m asked to download a different browser to get access, and I’m using Explorer…:-/ Can anyone link it up to YouTube…..please???

  12. 12
    R says:

    After a couple of listens…. Ian Paice sounds soooo good. Don does a hell of a job. Gillan’s singing reminds me of Ozzy sometimes. Or am i the only one who hears that ?

    Simple song – Should hear it without the spanish talking to judge it
    Weirdistan – Here Big Ian reminds me of Ozzy in a way Or is it that the sound is a bit Black Sabbath ?
    Out Of Hand – Weird intro. Rest bit difficult to judge, but promissing
    Hell To Pay – Heard the singe a couple of times. The full version is much better. Only up tempo song on the album ? Don is crazy on this one

  13. 13
    Masse444 says:

    Sounds way better than the singles, even though those tracks are growing on me and I like them. But this sounds more like the business, think we’re in for a Great album!

  14. 14
    GerAssenHollandAge56 says:

    Again, in the Netherlands, can’t open it. Grrrrr.

  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I dont get the samples.
    I m being directed to a Spanish site which tries to lure you in installing browsers.

    I already have 2 browsers, GO AWAY!!!!

    But appearantly some of you did get there in time to hear the stuff.

  16. 16
    tahvo69 says:

    I can’t find any Purple stuff from the website mentioned above. Is it removed, or is there some regional issues, or what might be the problem?

  17. 17
    MayDay84 says:

    I can’t get it playing, the page redirects to http://www.vorterix.com/home and starts the live stream of that channel..

  18. 18
    Buttockss says:

    Can’t hear……..this really sucks!!!!!!

  19. 19
    George says:

    B R I L L I A N T!!!

    Some may think I’m exaggerating, but the album sounds so brilliantly promising, that I almost believe it will be the best since Machine Head, or, since Burn at least…

    The progressive spirit of A Simple Song and the classic 70’s Purple/Lord sound of Hell To Pay’s Keyboard solo & drum/bass rhythm makes me MAD!

    Can’t wait!

  20. 20
    Nikos says:

    Where is the Purple stuff on that site?

  21. 21
    Tomas says:

    Where I can listen this? I visit that webside vorterix, but nothing is happen. Where is the problem? Thanks.

  22. 22
    Peter says:

    Probably – they were asked to delete it. 🙂 I suppose that… But I can assure you, that the teasers in the clip were extremely exciting!

  23. 23
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Any idea how to open this thing?????!!!!!!!

  24. 24
    R says:

    Here in Holland no problem with the link. Used google Chrome :o)

  25. 25
    Wally Roundhead says:

    The link did work some days ago, but now it does not work. From what I heard, I agree totally, this might be a classic! Very promising, indeed! They are a bunch of high quality muscicians and their skills and experience are of world class standards. This album seems to put that straight! This is a new chapter in deep purple history! I even guess that the reviews are positive in the press, quite rightly so!

  26. 26
    Randy says:

    I was one of the fortunate few, apparently, who got onto the site before the segment got removed. I listened to it about a dozen times and I was mesmerized. As George said, it is no exaggeration at all that this is the best sounding and most scintillating DP album in a very long time. A Simple Song (just heard the 90 seconds or so) sends chills down my spine: Glover’s bass draws you in and envelopes you and Morse’s guitar tone and playing is sublime. Big Ian sounds like he is on another plane, vocally. I have to say that based on these short clips my sense is that I have ‘never before’ heard Gillan sounding so smooth and in control. It seems to me that Gillan is in a very good place and at peace somehow. Little Ian’s drumming is simply inspired and throughout his playing he sounds energized and. well, happy. In fact, the music has a transcendent vibe. Now, let’s talk about Don Airey. What has gotten into this fellow?! Airey is all over this record like a Tasmanian Devil. He sounds cutting edge progressive, tastefully classical, growling, and Hush-style psychedelic. It’s all there in droves! Although I just heard bits and pieces of a few cuts among all the clutter of the DJ voices and other radio station promotional noise, it is clear that this album stands way out in the Purple catalogue. By the way, I heard the whole Hell to Pay instrumental break. Wait until you hear the full treatment from Morse and Airey. I would imagine that the band and Bob Ezrin (What a producer!) are very pleased with what they have done on this record – and well they should be.

  27. 27
    MayDay84 says:

    Can someone now PLEASE explain how to hear these, that link redirects to channel’s home page and live radio stream? In what country do you listen them from?

  28. 28
    Tom says:

    Well I didn’t hear these samples before they were removed but the comments above excite me greatly. I am so looking forward to this album. Ian Gillan is my favourite singer, I love Morse-era Deep Purple and Bob Ezrin is an absolute genius – this is going to be the record of the century!

  29. 29
    MayDay84 says:

    ok, it seems to be taken away… maybe they let out too much too soon..

  30. 30
    rapture1970 says:

    Why can’t I find any Purple to listen to at this sight. HELP!

  31. 31
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Google Chrome

    I had that misery on my pc, will avoid is as the plague.

    I ll wait, no problemo.

  32. 32
    MacGregor says:

    Well, it is predictable in this day & age for a new album to leaked online, prior to the official release. So no surprises there chaps.
    Where did those new pieces of new music originate from? Hmmmmmmm!

  33. 33
    gustavo says:

    Come to Argentina to hear the news!!!!!!!!!Jaja. Great expectation for the album!!!!!!!!

  34. 34
    R says:

    till today i could listen to it. Perhaps because i left the player screen open all the time. Today the tab was closed by mistake. Could not open it again. But it should be somewhere because i could listen to it on 27/3. Only the link is gone. Anyone who has recorded it (mp3) ?

  35. 35
    LIBE says:

    this is not a great deep purple album

    a simple gillan and glover project , very not amazing purple material

    no more better that deeprain from 1991

    I think that slave and master is more better , finally !

    great deception

  36. 36
    purplepriest1965 says:


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    From ” PerfectPurple.com” :
    Post: #1
    Deep Purple – Now What?! japanese edition – out on May 22

    Hello friends,

    according to CDJapan the new album will be released also in Japan – on May 22.

    It will be released in 2 versions:

    1. limited edition CD/DVD – released on SHM-CD + 3 japanese bonus tracks
    2. regular edition CD – 3 bonus tracks different from the limited edition

    So, 6 bonus tracks for Japan and if the European bonus differs from those in Japan, the band wrote together 18 tracks…AMAZING!!

  37. 37
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @36: All those bonus tracks are live recordings of old stuff, not new compositions.

  38. 38
    Marcel says:

    The bonus track (the 12nd song) is a cover, as already told:

    “It’ll be me”
    by Jack Clement
    well known in Nashville’s music cenary

  39. 39
    Purpdawg says:

    I’ve been through this crap 4 times & don’t even see a mention of DP.

  40. 40
    Crazy Horst says:

    I don’t understand you people.
    Of course, we’ve all waited long enough and there’s clearly much anticipation.
    But you remind me of children that can’t await Christmas Eve and start searching the house for presents a fortnight before.

    Why do you have to spoil that magic moment when you put the record on for the first time, with the full awareness, that this is a historic moment: Another Deep Purple album, after so many many years. And the next hour or so, you will enjoy that historic moment, no matter how joyful the listening is gonna be.
    Do you really need that marketing crap to hype things up? Listen to crappy edits and random snippets with crappy players from obscure sources? Does that make it any better? You’re going to buy the record anyway, aren’t you? Can’t you wait for that moment?
    And don’t you think, a new Deep Purple album deserves to be listened to in FULL, and with the best playing devices available? And judged AFTER that?


  41. 41
    lolive says:

    I resisted, and didn’t listen to these samples,
    this album will be a full surprise for me

  42. 42
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Crazy Horst@38:

    Though I do agree with the point of waiting and listening to the album as a whole (and normally would do so myself), I also understand the impatience being experienced by most here and the longing to get a glimpse of the sound of it. It’s been 8 years since the last album. Plus ‘this time around’ they are slipping in some mystique and pre-release snippets way in advance of the album coming out. I myself found it impossible to ignore the chance to take a listen, even though in the back of my head I did think the words…”I’d rather wait and hear it in its entirety”. But the curiosity overtook my patience and in my weak state of reluctance, I succumbed to the yearning to have a peak at what is to be. I’m really glad they removed these other tracks from availability before I had the chance to partake. I’m now steadfast in regard to holding off, and see the light at the end of the tunnel. We are in April now. Just a few weeks away. I can do this!!!! I will not hear another note from “Now What” until I have the actual CD in hand, in my full surround sound system cranked to shake the walls, as DEEP PURPLE is supposed to be played.
    I will state though that I am pleased thus far with what I have heard, but actually do wish I had waited. I remember having a better grasp of discipline when they offered snippets from Bananas and ROTD, but then there wasn’t an 8 year wait between albums either…..

    I remember back in the good old days before internet, we actually were introduced to a new record by the single that the record company decided to air on the radio before the albums were released. I guess this is kind of like that. We got a glimpse. We know there is an album coming. WE WANT IT NOW!


  43. 43
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I think they finally fired Roger.

  44. 44
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @41: If you mean they fired him as a producer, he fired himself. He has said many times that he doesn’t want to produce the band he is in anymore.

  45. 45
    MacGregor says:

    Yes, I would presume Glover’s comment regarding putting the Deep back into Deep Purple may have been a ‘thank God I don’t have to produce it’ sort of comment! Meaning can someone else please put he ‘Deep” back in please! And that someone having the credentials that Ezrin has, it would have been a tongue in cheek type of comment also perhaps. Now this posting should have been somewhere else me thinks, oh well! Cheers.

  46. 46
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I see he fell off the streetpicture : )

  47. 47
    Peter Wolff says:

    Purplepriest1965 “Definitely Made In Japan” It’s amazing, i sometimes buy albums direct from The Japanese market, as i find they always seem to have extra tracks, on odd occasions there may be 1 or 2 extras but is it worth it? Most definitely. Judging by the market the new “Purple” album has an extra 3. I think most of the time the U.K. edition could be similar, but with the US edition you would only get the standard edition, the biggest surprise i saw a couple of years ago was the previous Jeff Beck album “Emotion & Commotion” the Japanese version had an extra 2 tracks & a 5 or 6 track live dvd!!!!!

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