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Did you get first dips on new The Surprising video?

If you cannot view Deep Purple’s new video for The Surprising, you probably don’t live in the United States, Germany, France, Italy or Switzerland.

These countries have been given first dips on the video together with prominent media coverage earlier today, October 4.

In Germany, Stern were able to show The Surprising video exclusively to their readers, while in France, Italy, the United States and Switzerland other media did the same.

Ultimate Classic Rock, USA
Le Matin, Switzerland
Le Parisien, France
Virgin Radio, Italy

On October 5, the new video will be made available for everybody to watch in every territory.

This is all part of Deep Purple’s record label earMUSIC’s concerted effort at garnering as much attention as possible for three new releases: the 2CD Gold Edition of the InFinite album, the stand alone Blu-ray edition of the From Here to InFinite documentary and the 3LP vinyl The inFinite Live Recordings, Pt. 1. Read more details.

This time earMUSIC has created an animated cartoon video showing Deep Purple looking forward while honouring their past. In the video, the band’s studio albums are all represented, and you’re challenged to spot them all as the video plays. But is one album missing? See for yourself when the video is released in your country.

36 Comments to “Did you get first dips on new The Surprising video?”:

  1. 1
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    Saw the video snd enjoyed how each album and incarnation was represented … Fantastic 🎭

  2. 2
    Scott W. says:

    I didn’t see perpendicular or any of the Mark one albums or the concerto

  3. 3
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Where’s Wally/Waldo… gold edition!.

  4. 4
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    Deep Purple… infiniment bon pour faire passer un message !

  5. 5
    heycisco says:

    @Scott W
    They are there. I am not going to spoil your fun so try again.

  6. 6
    Seven-55 says:

    I saw a shipping container of Mandrake Root and The Book Of Taliesyn. I also saw the Purpendicular logo, just prior to the Abandon reference.

  7. 7
    Peter says:

    I saw Shades, Book Of Taliesyn…. didnt notice Deep Purple. In Rock reworked to In Ice (as in Infinite :)) shape, Fireball was obvious, Smoke On The Water instead of Machine Head? Made In Japan is well-hidden! Who Do We Think We Are was very cleverly done. Burn / Stormbringer, breaking glass with Come Taste The Band…. Perfect Strangers & The Battle Rages On, House Of Blue Light…. then Roger and Paicey goes through HOBL door to magician with Slaves&Masters ball…. and then Morse albums were pretty obvious! 🙂 Cant see how anyone could miss them. 🙂

  8. 8
    kraatzy says:

    a very very very nice voyage through the album history of the band …

    A MUST SEE for every DEEP PURPLE Friend and DEEP PURPLE Fan …

    But — I miss my guitar idol Ritchie and the legend Jon Lord



  9. 9
    David White says:

    Why Stormbringer? Wrong band!

  10. 10
    Didier Caron says:

    infiniment <3

  11. 11
    byron says:

    A rather unusual and almost prog song.Excellent and Gillan seems very comfortable with it

  12. 12
    Adel says:

    Just listened to the whole album from start to finish skipping The Doors cover song and I am so in love with it. I had my negative thoughts about the album in terms of lyrics and mixing but it’s becoming to be a true classic. It’s very intense, short and sweet.
    I believe in miracles and I believe they will produce one more album.

  13. 13
    Lutz says:

    @ 9 – Hey David, didn’t you get it?! It’s not only Stormbringer. All 20 studio albums are there, you just have to find them.

  14. 14
    Rob says:

    Beautiful valedictory gesture and very generous to all past members, showing respect for all iterations of the band.

  15. 15
    Stephen James Smith says:


  16. 16
    Steve Hunt says:

    Love the video,class move to salute all the albums but I guess I missed the 3rd LP “Deep Purple “.Anybody see the clue for that album?

  17. 17
    Scott W. says:

    @5 OK thank you I’ll watch it again. I must say I went through it pretty fast. Still my favorite track from the new album “the surprising”!

  18. 18
    errol arias says:

    One of the best songs of that album that is not to my complete satisfaction. With the exception of “Time For Bedlam”, this song “The Surprising” and “Bird of prey” this is an album very easy to forget. I was very pleased to see memories of albums from other periods of Deep Purple including MKIII and MKIV. Great detail for example having seen the glass of “Come taste the band”. That was very nice. I liked the video. A simple but effective diagramming.

  19. 19
    OZ says:

    I still cant see “shades of DP”. everything else except DP 3rd album are there.

  20. 20
    Tommy H. says:

    @ 19: In the beginning, when they are standing there, do you see their faces? Well, then it’s Shades of DP.

  21. 21
    Seven-55 says:

    Nice catch Tommy H. I totally missed it!

  22. 22
    Gary says:

    @7 – Peter – where did you see Made in Japan?

  23. 23
    Lutz says:

    @ 19 OZ, @ 20 Tommy H.

    “Shades of Deep Purple”: at 0:40 – wooden box marked with “Caution: Mandrake Root”

    3rd album “Deep Purple”: at 1:02 – ship is following it’s own shadow, the sun light is coming from the front: “Chasing Shadows”

  24. 24
    Micke says:

    @ 19 Mandrake Root.

  25. 25
    Marcus says:

    Finally spotted “Made in Japan” about 1:30.
    I note there is a second shot of the head stock of Roger’s bass strapped to the crate – at 1:10 even though he was playing it earlier: is this a Machine Head reference?
    Cannot find any other live albums – but will keep looking.

  26. 26
    glubert says:

    I think there´s a MIJ reference at 2:45 in the window on the left side. Could be a reflection of Jon.

  27. 27
    Fernando Mattedi says:

    For those who didn’t find the MIJ reference … it is really well ridden … try looking through a bezel !!

  28. 28
    Micke says:

    @ 23 Very good spotted!!

  29. 29
    Gary says:

    @27 – hi Fernando – I need glasses, I guess – Point – where do I look?

  30. 30
    Marcus says:

    Maybe a stronger optical instrument than just glasses.
    It is exactly where you would expect it to be.

  31. 31
    Lutz says:

    @ 29 Gary

    Take a look at minute 1:33, Don Airey’s binoculars, the frame of the lens is marked with: “Made in Japan”.

  32. 32
    Paolo says:

    Re: Shades of Deep Purple, Ian G puts on his shades that have purple glass, and before that the sky clouds are shades of purple. I think it’s a superb video, although the Stormbringer horse seems a bit clunky as it lasts longer than the rest of the references. Didn’t see a clue for the next album cover though….😉

  33. 33
    Mathias says:

    @31 Lutz
    Thanks for for this answer!

    I wonder if there isn’t anything more direct to the third album than chasing the shadow …

  34. 34
    Lutz says:

    @33 Mathias

    The only other reference I see (maybe the better one) is at minute 0:55, Ian Paice is playing on 3 red ballards (in german: Poller). The self titled 3rd Album is also known as or called “The Third”.
    This is the only sequence in the video without a drum kit, and it is in chronological order after “Shades” and “Taliesyn”.

  35. 35
    Gary says:

    @31 Lutz – Thank you for that!!…amazing!!…and thank you @30 Marcus for that very subtle hint!! i can`t believe I missed it – it was so visible!

  36. 36
    Dan Russell says:

    Four years after this original post, I figured out the theme of the album artwork and clothing. It’s about Shackleton’s Imperial Antarctica Expedition. The ship cutting through the ice flows. The circa 1914 clothing. It’s brilliant. Read or listen to


    Got a feeling this was a Gillan thing.

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