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Johnny’s Band as a Single in Europe…

So, now that ‘All I Got Is You’ is the current radio single in the UK we get news that recent radio single, ‘Johnny’s Band’ is about to be released as a physical single.

Additionally a new version of the video with a commentary track has been released….

Track listing:

1. Johnny’s Band (Album Version)
2. In & Out Jam ( Rehearsal Recording)
3. Strange Kind of Woman (Previously Unreleased)
4. The Mule (Previously Unreleased)
5. Hell to Pay (Previously Unreleased)

UK Pre-Order at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073VXY8WF/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499940187&sr=8-1&keywords=deep+purple+johnnys+band+cd

German company JPC announces a release date of 28 July 2017 and is also offering preorders:

Thanks to Bjørn Sund and Lutz Reinert for the info.

21 Comments to “Johnny’s Band as a Single in Europe…”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    I’d buy that… In & out sounds interesting…. & I love The Mule & Hell To Pay.

  2. 2
    Adel says:

    Infinite is the shortiest album that purple relaesed since the seventies ( if you cut out the Doors cover song) but it’s has the best musical material since Perfect Strangers.
    Having said that not a single song on the album could have made a top 10 chart position in the 70s 80s or the 90s.
    I quote Ozzy “Music is Dead” and he is spot on.

  3. 3
    Micke says:

    I’d buy the jeans jacket..

  4. 4
    RB says:

    I really like ‘Infinite’ but I’d say that it’s the best since ‘Purpendicular’. Enjoyed the first half of ‘Abandon’ and seeing as it was Jon’s last with Purple I’d probably play that more than the latest album (it was also contains Gillan’s last great performance on an album).

  5. 5
    Xavier Gomez says:

    Bird of Prey would have been a better single, as it is the only song on Infinite that has dept or deep purple worthyness.

  6. 6
    kraatzy says:

    What the … I read in the credits … BAND WANDROBE PROVIDED BY … Doogie White … (at 12:31min) ???

    … it is´t true isn´t it ???

    😉 😉 LLRnR 😉 😉


  7. 7
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @2 Adel, I disagree… I think there’s plenty that would have hit the charts in decades past from Infinite… But… it’s all just opinion….

  8. 8
    Lior says:

    One of my favorites song in Infinite.
    Bob Ezrin done a wonderful sound work. for me, he is the sixth member of Deep Purple.

  9. 9
    max says:

    Yes it is a short album – but it isn’t all about how much it is all about how good, isn’t it. And good it is! And remember there is another song, Paradise Bar, on single out there you have to buy to get your 10-new-songs-lot. Marketing, eh? Who could blame them?

    And music sure isn’t dead. It is Ozzy who is almost dead. Music ist very alive and there is a lot of wonderful stuff out there to discover even it might not be in the charts …

  10. 10
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Hot Ronnie Romero says that there is a new Rainbow track scheduled for release… but he doesn’t know when. Hmmmm…. interesting & interestinger….

  11. 11
    John says:

    Great, and hilarious, work by Craig Hooper. I hope the single include the video too (both versions would be fantastic).

    And I’d love to find the jeans jacket too, Micke! buy it for sure.

  12. 12
    John says:

    Abandon is a fantastic record…

  13. 13
    Any Fule Kno Dat says:

    I guess I am in the minority but I find this song boring (Bob Ezrin thought so too!) and skip it whenever I listen to the album (along with the song about Gillan’s sexual adventures). The rest of the album is top notch though, Birds of Pray is an all timer.

  14. 14
    mike says:

    I find this to be a terribly embarrassing song.

  15. 15
    CHIP says:

    Adel…we all tend to be too enraptured with the past to appreciate the present. While there is no denying that DP was it’s finest between 70 and 73, there is material on Infinite that is better than tracks on classic albums. I’d take the top songs from Infinite over tracks like Never Before, Maybe I’m a Leo and Our Lady.

  16. 16
    DeeperPurps says:

    Any Fule @ 13. I’m with you on that, I skip Johnny’s Band, On Top of the World and Vegas too. The rest of the album is great though. Agreed on Birds of Prey. It and The Surprizing are the 2 standouts.

  17. 17
    stoffer says:

    Absolutely hilarious!! tooo funny

  18. 18
    stoffer says:

    @2 Music is Dead??? strongly disagree but then opinions are like …….. 🙂

  19. 19
    Adel says:

    Chip @15
    I respect your views and I guess all lot of hard core DP fans would agree with you.
    The only way I can answer you back is by asking you to listen to the new Alice Cooper album. It’s produced by our beloved Mr Ezrin in the same studio as the one DP recorded theirs in Nashville.
    I still think something has terribly gone wrong with infinite and I can’t point the finger to what it is.
    The musical material is rich and diverse but the lyrics and the mixing and Ian Gillan’s voice leaves a huge question marks.
    The bass is too loud on some of the songs which hides the drumming and I can’t hear the guitar well on some of the songs. The bass and the organ are taking over some of the songs. It’s like they sneaked into the studio and messed around with the mixing.
    As for Ian Gillan’s voice and lyrics on the album I think I should stop before I upset too many fans.
    But that doesn’t mean that I hate the album. As any album ages we tend to listen to it differently!!!

  20. 20
    Scott W. says:

    Infinite songs better than maybe I’m a Leo?

  21. 21
    NWO says:

    I agree that the keyboards and bass are more predominant on this album. I also believe it was done that way accidentally on purpose! I also believe you can’t compare different artists recording at the same venue even with the same producer. FYI -The vocal tracks on Infinite were done in Toronto…
    To me the production on this album is great. They sound like they do live and i can’t ask for more than that..
    As for the charts?? The music I listen to never was meant to be on top of the pops!

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