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German bonus track is rock’n’roll fun

First Sign of Madness“Somebody tell me why I’m talking to myself, I never listen to a word I sing, nor does anyone else.”

The opening lines of First Sign of Madness set the tone for a straight forward rock’n’roll track complete with boogie piano.

This Deep Purple song is available exclusively to German fans as a download from Media Markt’s website – either for free with a voucher from NOW What?! purchased at one of their stores, or for €0.99. They do however only accept German credit cards…

The track itself is a bit of up-tempo fun, possibly a little more light hearted than the rest of NOW What?! – and thus works wonderfully as a bonus feature.

More than just a throw away jam session, it features intense breaks, a storming piano solo from Don Airey and one of Steve Morse’s signature guitar solos.

“Rambling on again, no one’s listening, all in all again, don’t believe a single word,” sings Ian Gillan in the chorus.

Word from earMUSIC is that the track will surely be made available outside Germany in some shape or form – details will be revealed soon.

If in Germany, download/buy First Sign of Madness here.

23 Comments to “German bonus track is rock’n’roll fun”:

  1. 1
    Drdp says:

    AAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOT FAIR to 99% of the rest of the fans!!!!!

  2. 2
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    :< It will make its way to the rest of the 99% down the road.

    But we want it now!!!!


  3. 3
    Jim Murphy says:

    Well I never!

  4. 4
    Mcanic says:

    Not true also accepts Dutch mastercard

  5. 5
    RikUK says:

    Strange move from Edel. I’d have bought it if it was available.

    It’s on sale but it isn’t?!

  6. 6
    mikesmfc says:

    I’m sure it will turn up on a tour version of the album.

  7. 7
    Kjell says:

    Don’t think there will be any problems finding an mp3 of the song eventually. Share any links, brothers and sisters 🙂

  8. 8
    purpletemple says:

    In this day and age, it’s stupid to want to keep a track especially for a country. It’s already available for free on the net…

    Nice track. More in the mood of “It’ll be me”” than the rest of NW?!

    Keep them coming 🙂

  9. 9
    Finn says:

    This is 101% not the way to do it. NOT fair at all.

  10. 10
    alexjes says:

    It will be outside Germany in seconds 😀

  11. 11
    macfan says:

    Germany has a strong DP fan-base.
    And Edel is a german record company …

    Yet room for another bonus-release …

  12. 12
    Tracy(Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    I love the offer. It’s like days of old when you had to buy the Import Album in order to get the extra track. Except today, all you have to do is ‘wait for it’. It will be available on the net….. Nice try though.


  13. 13
    Andre says:

    Yeaa we can get it from Internet in days counting…BUT….would you think it is more wonderful to put one of their best new song into the ‘main’ album.. Why???
    Just remember Things I Never Said, I always think that song is better than a lot of from Rapture of the Deep album, nevertheless they only issue that officially on Japan market ( altough later they put it on the re-release of RotD) ..and that song stayed on the set list for 4,5 years I think since 2005. Fact about how strong Thinigs I Never Said is….

    Well, based on that I can predict that First Sign of Madness will be on DP set list too in the upcoming tour..

  14. 14
    Dupree says:

    As purpletemple says above, the actual track is already out there, for “free”. I don’t know if I’d do anything wrong – I guess I would – by posting the direct link to the actual download site, but maybe the tip that you may find the link mentioned in the DPAS blog is okay?

  15. 15
    Drdp says:

    Go to the DPAS web-site and look up the ”new on the site” section and April 29th updates under “Bonus Tracks” . In the comments list is the link to Buy/Download the track.
    It’s not a bad song but it really is a “B” side only type of thingy and doesn’t fit the tone of the Album with the over riding tinkly piano and honky tonk feel.

  16. 16
    Ferdie Trinidad says:

    like it super

  17. 17
    Marcel says:

    Even as a B-side song, it would works fine live, just like Things I Never Said.
    If was not the chorus, I would say it was written in the 70’s.

  18. 18
    Deep ?urp!e Fan says:

    Thank you Drdp! Downloaded song for free.

  19. 19
    heycisco says:

    Does anyone think that in the riff Morse sounds like Blackmore here?

  20. 20
    Another Martin says:

    (thanks drdp) Yes, Heycisco, it sounds very much like some of the jamming from Fireball remastered. Fun stuff!

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It does remind me of Dick Pimple.

  22. 22
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Then again, also of Freedom, the left over Fireball track of way back.

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

    This track is much better suited to be attached to Now What than the first one ‘It’ll Be Me’. Good piano work and basically the only piano played on this release, so it has a place on the album just due to that. The more I listen to ‘First Sign of Madness’ the more I like it, unlike the other one. It actually could fit right in the album track list very nicely. I made my own ‘Deluxe Edition’ of Now What. I added the 2 Bonus Tracks, plus I converted the live versions of ‘Hell to Pay’ and ‘All the Time in the World’ from German TV and the Jazzy version of ‘Smoke on the Water’ from French TV to audio tracks and included them as well. It all fits on one CD. Better than what the actual Deluxe edition has to offer.


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