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Tied Down

JLT and CTTB, Tied Down artwork

Joe Lynn Turner has recorded an original tune called Tied Down with Norwegian outfit Come Taste the Band. It has been featured in Classic Rock AOR magazine. Geoff barton writes:

…Now, we don’t really include the Purps within the hallowed pages of AOR, but when ace Norwegian guitarist Jo Henning Kåsin contacted me with the news of his project called Come Taste The Band, my interest was piqued, naturally. All the more so since Joe Lynn Turner is supplying the vocals. When Kåsin offered a brand new JLT & CTTB song called Tied Down for inclusion on this issue’s CD, how could we refuse? It’s a truly terrific track that captures perfectly the spirit of the Mk III and IV Purple line-ups, embroidered and emboldened by Turner’s sensational singing. Give it a listen now!

The track has been released as a single and, apart from AOR magazine’s CD, is available on iTunes and from the band’s website.

Thanks to Jo Henning Kåsin for the info.

5 Comments to “Tied Down”:

  1. 1
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hmmm, looks like JLT is following in another ex-Rainbow singers footsteps and is going to front a Purple Tribute band….. Doogie White and ‘Demon’s Eye’ anyone? Though I doubt it will compare. Yeah I know, I’m being too down on JLT. Especially before I hear this probable masterpiece…. ; )

    Can’t wait. BTW, why not ‘Over the Rainbow’? WTF!


  2. 2
    purpletemple says:

    I would have happily bought the physical cd via CTTB’s website, but for 8 euro + 4 euro shipping, that’s a bit much for one song!

  3. 3
    Ron says:

    Just gave it a listen. Bottom-line is it is a good 80s era Rainbow style pop tune that sounds more like slaves and masters or better yet …. Bent out of Shape … than Purple MK III or IV.

    Turners voice still sounds great. The tune has a catchy blackmore style riff and solo along with a lord style keyboard solo. No feel or connection to Coverdale era purple and zero nod to bolin. Nothing on that front. The backing vocals are nothing like purple either…they would not tolerate it. Remember the female backing singers on Rainbows 83 tour?…..the backing vocals on this tune is very similar. The song is very pop as well. Would have fit in….almost….on Rainbow’s Bent Out of Shape album. The verse vocals reminds me of ” A Cut Runs Deep” a little and the riff could have been on any Rainbow album from Down to Earth and later.

    Verdict…..nice nod to ritchie, Jon, and pop era Rainbow. We’ll worth the price of the download as long as you don’t expect a Purple MK III or IV SOUND. If you like 80s pop Rainbow this will be a good choice.

  4. 4
    TruthHurts says:

    Yes I downloaded it here in the UK via Amazon Mp3 (I hate iTunes)

    Very good, catchy song, while it sounds like a continuation of Joe’s solo work, it does actually resemble Mk3/Mk4 in a few ways – plenty of Blackmore, Lord influence in there, and the frenetic energy of that era, I can imagine Coverdale and Hughes singing this on Burn or CTTB albums. Only vocally does it sound like Rainbow to my ears.

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

    Something else that I noticed is how similar the artwork to this is with ‘Winter Carols’ by Blackmore’s Night….. me smells a rat…..



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