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NOW What?! conquers Germany

NOW What?! has seized the #1 spot in Germany, Deep Purple’s unofficial second home.

This is confirmed by Media Control, who says this is the seventh time Deep Purple hit the number one spot in Germany. (Seventh Heaven?)

In the UK, NOW What?! has reached #1 in the Rock & Metal Albums Top 40 dated May 11:

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Let us just take a moment to congratulate the band – and earMUSIC – as we look forward to hearing as many of the new songs as possible on the upcoming tour.

Thanks to Nigel Young.

22 Comments to “NOW What?! conquers Germany”:

  1. 1
    Peter Neumann says:

    Wow!! What? Number 1 in Germany. Great success for a great album.

  2. 2
    HY says:

    Straight to the point and well said: “we look forward to hearing as many of the new songs as possible on the upcoming tour.” ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3
    HardRockPete says:

    Well deserved!! Now What?! is by far their best record in many, many, many years ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s surprisingly GREAT even by Purple standards ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. 4
    solaic says:

    This is an EXCEPTIONAL album. Intelligent, sophisticated, modern progressive. No dumb hammering as in Abandon. Certainly the best after 1996. And…..at moments reminds of mark 1 :))) [take Hell to pay for eg] maybe because Ian’s voice deflated down to Rod’s…..but this is not a downside!!! Good clever work!

  5. 5
    nupsi59 says:

    Congratulations! Hope the album will stay in the charts for a while. I also hope, that the endless “Machine Head Tour” is over now and they perform the fantasic new material in future concerts.

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    No more excuses.
    Play more than 4 or 6 tracks this time!!!

  7. 7
    kraatzy says:

    Yeah – -thats the right position for the best album since 8 years ๐Ÿ˜‰
    oh no – I mean: since 1972 ๐Ÿ™‚
    really !!!!



  8. 8
    Ke79 says:

    Number 4 in Norway (week 18), and that chart list is not a pure rock and metal chart list, but an overall top 40 album chart list also including artists and bands from pop, dance, rap, electronica, rnb genre. 4th is fantastic, its much better than I expected.

  9. 9
    RikUK says:

    Deserved! Plenty of promotion of course has helped. Only thing that bugs me is the band name on the deluxe edition sleeve seems to have been an after thought and stuck on, not printed on or did the printers screw it up? ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 10
    micke says:

    And # 3 in Russia. Don’t know if Russia is a big market for cds and such..?

  11. 11
    micke says:

    NW went to # 1 in Czech Republic too, as I understand it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. 12
    Vincent Brightling says:

    Have to say I’m embarrassed at it’s placing here in Ireland – 87!!! I guess I’ll have to travel to the UK to catch them on this tour. 87 – Jesus!

  13. 13
    Stefan S. says:

    …oh yes it`s beautiful…

    It`s so wunderful, that Deep ?urp!e have such a sucess with “Now what?!”

  14. 14
    Nigel Young says:

    Their previous six German chart-topping albums were In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, Made In Japan, Burn and The House Of Blue Light. They’ve only managed the number one spot three times in Britain – with Fireball, Machine Head and… Deepest Purple.

  15. 15
    josh says:


  16. 16
    Jรถrg says:

    Today, a local German newspaper has a report on the writing sessions for “Now What?!”, which took place in the small town of Werne:

  17. 17
    micke says:

    @14 You could count In Rock as a number one too really, in the UK. Sitting high in the charts for well over one year.

    Didn’t Purple Rainbows reach number 1 in the UK compilations chart in the early 90’s… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. 18
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Blackmore’s Night album will probably do well as well in Germany.

    Why not make a double bill and let Ritchie jump in for Steve during some moments? : )

  19. 19
    Drdp says:

    And only 4000 copies for a 118 position here in the States. I wonder how many of us impatient fans bought the Import with all the extra’s/DVD and this wouldn’t show in the US numbers….either way It’s just awful here for these LEGENDARY artists.

  20. 20
    Dave Smith says:

    @18… This is why whatever you say, I cannot take seriously!! Are you really being serious here…?! Geeeezzzz….

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:


    When you follow me around here it is not that hard to feel when I m serious or not.
    Then again, this one is a bit double, maybe tongue in cheek.

    Ridicilous but also……why not?

    Saying in general I m taking the piss based on a comment like this is a bit easy, dontya think?

  22. 22
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Priest, I get you man…. You are consistently playing the ( /*\ ), and you wear that ;} well……


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