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Wait for the ricochet

Wait For The Ricochet cover art; image courtesy of Easy on the Eye Books

A new book by Simon Robinson and Stephen Clare, Wait For The Ricochet, detailing the history of In Rock has been published by Simon’s Easy on the Eye Books. This has been several years in the making, but the copies are finally printed, in stock and being shipped. You can preview pages and order the book from the publisher.

Title: Deep Purple – Wait For The Ricochet. The Story Of Deep Purple In Rock.
Authors: Simon Robinson and Stephen Clare
ISBN: 978-0-9561439-6-9
Format: 168 pages / colour / softback / 210mm by 210mm
Publisher: Easy on the Eye Books
Date: January 2014

Update (Feb 5): An independent book store in UK called Wordery lists it in stock for £11.89 with free delivery to most countries. In North America. Amazon promises to have the book in stock on February 13.

25 Comments to “Wait for the ricochet”:

  1. 1
    Steve Moran says:

    Best Deep Purple album by a million miles.Never bettered.

  2. 2
    Babs Rawsthorne says:

    Child in time my fav deep purple song x

  3. 3
    Nick Kyrgios says:

    Have this on order, can’t wait till it arrives. Woohoo!

  4. 4
    Duncan Leask says:

    Great book for the Deep Purple anorak. So this fits me perfectly. Can’t put it down 🙂

  5. 5
    Graham Hurst says:

    Where can I get a copy of this ?

  6. 6
    MacGregor says:

    This could be an interesting read, it looks & sounds authentic & I will wait to read a few reviews before I depart with my hard earned cash! It was THE album that took me to into another realm as a youngster all those years ago, the album that changed it all for me, brilliant! Cheers.

  7. 7
    al says:

    sorry guys where can I order this from ?

  8. 8
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Al, Graham: follow the link, “order the book” in the article above. 🙂

  9. 9
    rikuk says:

    Have mine. Looks great especially if you’re a fan of this line-up or album.

    Liked the fact that the DPAS were involved.

    All fact and no filler =)

  10. 10
    Graham Hurst says:

    Thanks 🙂

  11. 11
    Lutz says:

    It’s a wonderful to read book. Interesting, very well researched and written. With lots of interview parts and anecdotes. Sometimes hard to put out of hand.
    Also, in my eyes, it contains a brilliant collection of fotos, advertisements, tour posters, etc. that really fit the chapters and the story told.
    I preordered mine at the publishers website in November and received it Thursday last week.
    Reading into it gave me the idea of now also ordering Colin Hart’s book, did it today! The reason is: I have a DP book written by Martin Popoff, translated into German, the translation sucks!
    Reading “Wait for the Ricochet” in English is real fun! Anyhow for the “Case Of The Cases” I still have a dictionary to look up a word every now and then.
    Have a nice rest-weekend, I’ll go back to the book now.


  12. 12
    al says:

    Ok so for North American,Canada Us how do we do this ?

  13. 13
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I don’t understand. I see nothing on the order page that says they don’t ship to North America?

  14. 14
    shaun says:

    wow this would be interesting reading,paiceys drumming on this album still blows me away every time i listen to it,especially on cry free,i get tingles every time.

  15. 15
    Scott W. says:

    @11 Hello Lutz,
    I ordered mine when it was first announced back in June! Still waiting for mine. But, I am in California and judging by your name you might be in mainland Europe. Just a guess? Maybe it will arrive soon…

  16. 16
    Scott W. says:

    @ 12
    Al, forget the publishers site and just order it from the DPAS. Just go to the (rather large) DTB Store. The book is right at the first page with other new releases. You will be asked to enter your country first. Have fun!

  17. 17
    Lutz says:

    @15 Hi Scott,
    yep, you’re right. I am from Hockenheim, Germany. I don’t know how they handle it with the US, but mine was sent via Royal Air Mail. Maybe they use a rowing boat to cross the big pond (LOL).
    Greetings, Lutz

  18. 18
    Tim Mitchell says:

    Child in TIME…Kick ASS..

  19. 19
    metaljim says:

    Found an online retailer that sells it for right at $20.00 with free shipping. My other option was to buy it at the DPAS site for $40.00…

  20. 20
    Tonny says:

    You all know the general story – mid 69: Rod & Nick left, Ian & Roger took over etc. etc.. but this book gives you the most detailed account of the period July 69 – Dec 70 ever and includes some amazing unpublished photos and other memorabilia as well (live pics from Rosengarten in Mannheim mid 1970 anyone??).

    Essential purchase for any real fan and of great interest to any casual fan as well!

    Get it from Simons DTB store or here:


  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I ordered it.

  22. 22
    Scott W. says:

    Thanks Lutz! Actually received mine later in the same day as my post on Feb. 3rd. Nice to see my name in it! Been a DPAS member for 20 plus years. Most of the archive releases all originate with the DPAS. So, if you like the booklets/sleeve notes of these CD’s, then you will LOVE this book. For fans, by Fans. Speaking of DPAS members, hows it going Tonny @20?!

  23. 23
    Deb says:

    I live in Ohio and ordered my copy on February 2 and received it on February 12. I started reading it last night. A must-have for any DP fan! Great photos, too!

  24. 24
    Denbo says:

    I am waiting for the book as well…where is it!?

    Great album but Machine Head is the best.

  25. 25
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I finally have it.

    Read the first pages.

    It is hard being confronted with my age, the letters are almost too small for me 🙁

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