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Another track from the upcoming Deep Purple album Whoosh. This one is called Man Alive. [Update]: Now with video.

Caveat: the clip above appears to be ‘unavailable’ in some countries. If this is the case, feel free to try another source:

Thanks to Amit for the info and to Jim Collins for pointing out that video is available.



104 Comments to “Man Alive streaming”:

  1. 1
    Stephen James Smith says:

    Totally awesome.

  2. 2
    mike whiteley says:

    A more muscular tune than Throw My Bones ( I’ve only listened to that song maybe 6 times….couldn’t get past the twee synth riff,).
    This is “Ezrin Purple” a la Uncommon Man, Time For Bedlam,The Surprising, Birds Of Prey. Dramatic,long intro/outro,spoken ,processed vox from IG.

    Alas,the initial excitement that came with the June release date has ebbed for me.An unavoidable,but deflating delay until at least August..I’ll be glad to hear the new record,but ….when we get it,we get it.

  3. 3
    Frank Dower says:

    Something totally different, I was not expecting anything like that. Really well done, can’t wait to hear the whole album, thanks.

  4. 4
    al says:

    It is an ok song,but what’s with the talking with Gillan,He has been doing this last couple of albums.I want some singing not half of the song talking and reciting and self indulgence your philosophy

  5. 5
    David Aesch says:

    Listened to once and this song is very good – better than the first one that they released. No doubt is will improve with more play.

  6. 6
    Tommy H. says:

    Great atmospheric, oppressive track – quite unusual for Purple but much better than Throw my Bones IMHO. In the beginning it reminded me a little bit of Uncommon Man but then it’s quite different and smoother. However, the vocal effects are a bit much. Funnily enough, after listering to Man Alive, the next song on my playlist was the studio version of Child in Time and that was an amazing transition you’ve got to try out.

  7. 7
    Mike Tfirn says:

    EPIC

  8. 8
    David Ruddick says:

    Absolutely love it…the boys are in a great place right now!!

  9. 9
    Raj Tiwari says:

    Unavailable in India…please do something ear music!

  10. 10
    Greg Furlong says:

    Can’t get it in Australia DAMN !!!!!!
    Can someone else post it??

  11. 11
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Very interesting tune it’s nothing done before from DP albums.
    I would compare this with the song ‘Never a word’ from the Bananas Album which I love that album now more than ever.
    If this song was released on Perpendicular then you would say its an album filler. But in today’s world of music some Album fillers from the past could easily be the hit singles of today.
    Could ‘Under the Gun’ from Perfect Strangers be considered as the best war song ever written.
    Thank you DP for the wealth and the diversity of your music you are the best band ever existed.
    Peace and Love to you all.

  12. 12
    Xavier Gomez says:

    Gillan’s self-indulgent pseudo introspective mumblings is annoying to say the least. fans want to hear you sing, which you have not been doing since Perfect Strangers.

    The reason yo talk to yourself is perhaps because you are the only one whose answers you accept. its a sign of dementia.

    Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. and the fans are not going to buy this if they keep hearing the same talking in the wind…

    A songwriter should be able to open a window or two for others to see the world and themselves in a new light. Anything less is just self–indulgence and intellectual masturbation.5

  13. 13
    Attila says:

    10/10.
    Their most interesting piece for decades.

  14. 14
    claudio says:

    en Argentina recién apareció…

  15. 15
    Philippe Pomiès says:

    Le son, l’identité Purple sont là…

  16. 16
    Greg Furlong says:

    It is now available in Australia thank heavens!!!
    WOW I am struggling to think of any DEEP PURPLE song from any album that is quite like this! A slow burning kaliedescopic apocalyptic Riff which build into a Cauldron of classic Purple sound. Love Steve Morse atmosphere in building in Big Ian’s spoken parts and his sensational Solo are among the many highlights of this song. As iterated I haven’t heard DP Play a song like this ever. Perhaps elements of A 200 bits of Never a Word, Anya, Loosen my strings, The Surprising, Theres bits and pieces but its still One hell of a song. A lot to like and so fresh and different . Can’t wait to hear the whole album. It only goes to show 30 second clips just don’t do a song justice.
    This is a RIPPER!!

  17. 17
    Artemis vat says:

    IG with his talking and bob ezrin with the ending cut destroyed the best song of infinite for me TOP OF THE WORLD..but here non bother me IG talking..feets pretty well…different progressive and awesome. Song…and Morse solo right to the point….Don is everywhere…7 August is too far away

  18. 18
    Søren Skaarup says:

    I absolutely hate it…this is Old Geeezer Purple.
    “Infinite” would’ve been the perfect end of the DP story

  19. 19
    Sami Mäkinen says:

    Great! ❤️

  20. 20
    Darek Świtała says:

    Hmmm… 😪

  21. 21
    francis says:

    xavier gomez says:
    Gillan’s self-indulgent pseudo introspective mumblings is annoying to say the least. fans want to hear you sing, which you have not been doing since Perfect Strangers.

    The reason yo talk to yourself is perhaps because you are the only one whose answers you accept. its a sign of dementia.

    Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. and the fans are not going to buy this if they keep hearing the same talking in the wind…

    A songwriter should be able to open a window or two for others to see the world and themselves in a new light. Anything less is just self–indulgence and intellectual masturbation.5

    I say in french: “BRAVO” I don’t buy this album …..absolutely horrible !!!!

  22. 22
    Wojtek Cugowski Priv says:

    They’re a different band to the one they once were, the sooner we all embrace this fact the better… I still love’em, this one’s weird but I certainly give it a spin once again. And I can’t wait for the whole album.

  23. 23
    kraatzy says:

    A song like many others from many other bands.
    Nice, but with no DRIVE like the DP classics

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  24. 24
    Finn says:

    Can only agree with Xavier Gomez (12)
    This is so sad. Only the name are the same as before. Sad sad.

  25. 25
    Joke says:

    Love this one!

  26. 26
    Kevin Staden says:

    Deeply prophetic, and now very relevant. Apart from that it also happens to be very good!

  27. 27
    Tony says:

    Not bad,…… much better than ” throw my bones”…. but to be honest…..
    not the song that blow me away.

    I would give it a 7/10

  28. 28
    Blood From a Stone says:

    Gillan’s talking will get boring after the 3rd-4th listen which will make this song an instant skip I am afraid.

  29. 29
    JohnJP says:

    Interesting to say the least. And I did enjoy Xavier Gomez indulging in weapons-grade irony.

  30. 30
    Janbl says:

    I only have a problem with the “double song” (don’t know what it’s called). Other than that it’s nice, as we did not expect any new records from them.

  31. 31
    errolarias says:

    Couldn’t feel any punch in the song.. Sorry to say, but made feel empty… Maybe I have to let this song play a few more times to see if something happens, or maybe is my lockdown depression that is blocking me to appreciate new styles in DP music.. “Throw my bones” really liked me, but this one…..hard to explain, but I feel it kinda weak… I will listen a few more times and submit to reconsideration..

  32. 32
    Wim Broers says:

    Søren Skaarup well…………..try ABBA mayby better for you 😉

  33. 33
    Leandro Munaretto Granella says:

    First vídeo ok in Brasil, second no. Ununsuall interestig. Get improve with more audictions. Very good

  34. 34
    mike whiteley says:

    @ al-4.
    Yes,the spoken verse has made it’s mark. On inFinite,it worked wonders on Time For Bedlam,but failed dismally in On Top Of The World.
    I think it works for Man Alive,but another sung verse would not go astray.

  35. 35
    Kidd Purple says:

    MAN ALIVE!!

  36. 36
    Peter J says:

    Very impressive… what an incredible song, DP mk 8 continues to woow me…
    Fabulous writing from Gillan & Glover and very ambitious music…masterpiece!!!

  37. 37
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    Have only been able to give it one listen. Meh overall. Liked some but overall, not so much. The spoken word will get old quick. Liked their Bone Throwing better.

  38. 38
    The Hawk says:

    What a great dramatic track, so fine to have new Purple music in 2020, cool drum clocking and a majestic bassline, sensitive airing keys, melodic guitar and a wonderful poet with washed up on the beach vocals – the often I listen to the better it is – so the rainy first day of may is absolutely saved – so I throw bones on the sofa now and will wait for the sunset in the west

  39. 39
    Ole Jørgen Jacobsen says:

    This song is like too many of the songs on the last albums. Please, now everything is cancelled: use the free time to write domenew original material. It’s not good enough to just write songs by jamming in studio.

  40. 40
    Korhan Olcer says:

    Raj Tiwari https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ojHRoKzQwfE&fbclid=IwAR28HSf4xjcf2x7cC_V3pDHD5WK8vOmbPCnXlmwc2vNsrF2ytPqpyG_lslg

  41. 41
    Raj Tiwari says:

    Thanks Koran, it’s been available for the past 4 hours or so now.

  42. 42
    solitair says:

    Oh no … one more of these boring Ezrin stamped songs which try so hard to be ‘epic’ and ‘great’ … but aren’t. Uncle Ian speaking to us again. Category: Songs the world doesn’t need. I really like “Throw my bones”. Don’t like this one.

  43. 43
    Chris says:

    Love this. Gillan is incredible.

  44. 44
    Chris Aston says:

    Love it, Purple pushed the boundries in 1970 and they still are 50 years later in 2020. The video sends shivers down my spine. Really cool track with great musicianship and vocals.

  45. 45
    Kim Peters says:

    A+

  46. 46
    Chip says:

    I think Ian overdoes the spoken word routine here. There are bits of really good here (Steve’s solo is nicely restrained and the chorus are all good. I agree that this will likely be a song I skip after I get past the newness.

  47. 47
    cdag says:

    Hello everyone,

    I completely agree with Xavier, Finn and the other who are sceptical about this song.

    For me Man Alive is totally wishy-washy, like most of the songs Deep Purple Mk VIII wrote with Bob Ezrin.

    A slow intro with whispered words, talking instead of singing. I don’t see any real refrain, real solo. Absolutely boring. They should stop making records, if it is just to have some fun and think the stupid fans will buy whatever soup the band is proposing.

    Many people criticize Ritchie, who almost “killed” the band if you listen to some people, but with Gillan leading the band, the result is not really good. It’s rather a tragedy, or maybe so tragic that it becomes comic.

    Of course, I was very disappointed with the first single Throw My Bones. I thought it couldn’t be worse, but yes it can be…with Man Alive.

    I guess these 2 songs are supposed to be the best on the album Whoosh. I cannot imagine the rest of the album.

    DP Mark VIII should just stop the masquerade and call it a day. It is the best thing they have to do. I thought they would stop making albums after “Infinite”, which was not bad compared with Now What!? and the two first tracks from Whoosh. To me, Time for Bedlam was a good song, really. Also One Night in Vegas, and a few others.

    I will definitely not buy the album, or I’ll wait a year or two and try to buy it used for 2 or 3€, it is not worth more.

    All the best to all of you, guys !

  48. 48
    Andres says:

    Absolutely HATE the spoken part. It spoiled the whole song. It ruined On the top of the world and it does it again here. Pitiful…

  49. 49
    john says:

    @ 12 xavier Gomez
    “Unhappiness is the ultimate form of self-indulgence. and the fans are not going to buy this if they keep hearing the same talking in the wind…”

    You don’t seem lotta happy on your writing. Dunno your age but I know their and so should you. Ian Gillan uses his voice wisely and he writes wisely too.

    This is DP today. They are marvellous. At first listening, I prefer Throw my bones to Man Alive, but both are jewels.

    And the fans ARE going to buy the album, by the way.

    Thanks guys! You are the best.

  50. 50
    Gustavo says:

    People of more than 70s doing rock. Simpmy. Ehat more?

  51. 51
    The Mechanic Ted says:

    I guess they ran out of any last bit of excitement in them. After the boring spoken intro I kept expecting for something to happen (maybe like Time for Bedlam) but instead the song just kinda ends without any meat to it. Steve must be bored out of his mind because he doesn’t seem to try to create a riff or a solo that has even a semblance of originality and creativity. Is there going to be a rocking track on the new album that is not a generic mid tempo snooze fest? And trust me I am not some heavy-or-die guy – Before Time Began is one of my favorite Purple songs ever. But this is just unlistenable.

  52. 52
    Scott McNay says:

    I’m not impressed. I think the last two Purple albums are some of the best they’ve done and I love that they continue to develop and progress.

    With that out of the way, I hope this album has better cuts or it takes a few listens to get it.

  53. 53
    Scott says:

    Still think “NOW WHAT?!” was absolutely KILLER!!!. All the songs where pure Purple especially Above and Beyond and Uncommom Man.

    “INFINITE” was Good but not great. Time for Bedlam, Incredible song. Very Purple-esk. Same with Hip Boots. Liked On Top Of The World and Paradise Bar.

    So far what I hear on “WHOOSH!!” doesn’t impress me. I have a feeling WHOOSH will be like Rapture. Which did nothing for me.

  54. 54
    Alan Kent says:

    Lots of people really seem to like this. Personally, I find it a bit turgid and ploddy (like a lot of latter day Purple). It strikes me as being very Hammond driven and the guitar seems very low in the mix. The song has no energy to it and although the lyrical message is good, Gillan needs to up the angst – maybe more like in No-one Came. Compare this – say, to the magic of the whole of Purpendicular.

  55. 55
    francis says:

    edag say
    je suis absolument d’accord ce n’est plus deep purple depuis le départ de blackmore mais une soupe insipide sous l’orchestration de Ian Gillan!!!

  56. 56
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Wow. I think that track is absolutely impressive and brilliant and more proof of how versatile DP can be, yet still sound like themselves. And I definitiv prefer Ian spoken word-singing something that makes me think or feel something to other close-to-70-year-olds mindlessly hollering “Shut up and kiss me …” . I’m that cerebral.

    And those who miss a traditional chorus should perhaps relisten to Gillan’s work with Purple und find out that sing-along-chorusses were never his style (except in Episode Six!), Deep Purple are not Uriah Heep and never were (I think it was Mick Box who once quipped at the accusation that Uriah Heep had ripped off DP’s sound: “We sound like Deep Purple? But we even do chorusses!”). With Most DP songs even in their heydays, the ” chorus” consists either of Ian signing a few words into the riff or even matching the riff note for note – that was part of the magic recipe. Gillan just isn’t a traditional verse/chorus man – that makes him special.

  57. 57
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    This is prog rock. This is Airey & Morse… with heavily processed vocals from Gillan. Man Alive sits well in the modern era of popular music.

    Just look at what won all the big music awards recently: ‘Bad Guy’ by Billy Eilish… To me that song was a turd in a bathtub.

    With Man Alive, there is a sense of urgency to our Earthly predicament. Tic toc, tic toc, tic toc… & a sense of inevitability too. A glimpse into our future. These guys are almost due…

    Man Alive is fresh, provocative & interesting… & it has a nice melody!. I like it. Whether it stands the test of time & repetitive listening, only time will tell. If anyone is left alive to hear it.

    The infinite vacuum of space vs the planetary grain of dust. Vacuum & dust!.
    Well done, Deep Purple & thank you!.
    8/10

  58. 58
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Here’s a 2011 radio special featuring interviews with Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi regarding the ‘Who Cares’ project.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EX30YWm8MdQ

  59. 59
    Ondok Patrik says:

    Very disappointed.

    Bob Ezrin is the worst and most amateur producer what i’ve ever seen. I know, i know, i’m the stupid.Don’t forget, that he was produced idk how many album in his life, it doesn’t mean he is talented, it means he is the one who was in the right place in the right time.
    First of all, the mix and master is made by a 5 years old def monkey. Ridicolous. I was made better demos on win xp and cool edit pro like 15 years ago for… This two songs. sound engineering work is unaccaptable. Where is the guitar?Is it Steve Morse still in the band? Oh yeah, really? So we should hewr what he play
    .. I know you have some Hammond fetish, btw this band have 5 musicians not 4…Where is the cleat enjoyable balances?Ever heard about tonal balance control my professional soundmaster? U guys think its gonna be played only on 250w PA-s? Shit….

    This music is clearly not DP. This is Bob Ezrin played by the Deep Purple. He just a business man who loves music, and somehow he thinks he know and understand music as well. No guy, you don’t. You shouldn’t be everywhere in the studio, and tell everybody what they have to do. If you’re this professional, you should be a one man band.

  60. 60
    Purpendicular says:

    Mmmmh, sorry guys you missed the trail with this song. Hopefully some more ‘real’ songs than ‘spoken’ songs on the new album.

  61. 61
    cdag says:

    @ John 49

    Yes I agree with you. These 2 songs are jewels. I even think that Highway Star and Smoke On The Water sound dull.

    I think when DP will call it a day, the newspapers all over the world will print on the very first page “This is the end for Deep Purple, the band which wrote Man Alive and Throw ly Bones”.

    Honestly, Slaves And Masters, which is heavily criticized, sounds great compared with this mush.

    CD

  62. 62
    Rost says:

    I already put my comment under youtube video, but will repeat myself here.
    This is not Deep Purple song. This is probably new horizon for the Purple, but in general, any prog band/musician can do the same or better.
    I prefer new Stones, what’s a music and what’s a song “Living in a ghost town”. In the age of 76+ they are still know how to kick ass with the great, fucking, dirty rock-n-roll.

  63. 63
    davedp says:

    Hi Guys,
    you know that since 1969 millions of people all over the world think deep purple should never have started never mind that they should stop now. But they did start and were and still are the best band in the world. One of the reasons for this is that they don’t write the same music all the time for every new album. RB did almost destroy the band but they survived despite his antics.

    The 2 new songs are very good and will get better with every listen. they are fresh and are very relevant for the times we live in.

    Try to imagine a world without Deep Purple. It puts social distancing in the shade. Long live DP.

  64. 64
    Micke says:

    @ 48. The spoken part fits really good this time around. IMHO.

  65. 65
    DSE says:

    ZZzzz

  66. 66
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    What a terrific piece of music! The over all sound world is awesome. This would not have happened with Mr. Blackmore. Thank gods it’s not Ritchie anymore. With this ensamble they can achieve something much more exciting. And with Man Alive they have done this! Thank you guys! To be enjoyed without reservations!

  67. 67
    Rick says:

    Next…..

  68. 68
    Luis Eduardo Albornoz says:

    Long live Deep Purple

  69. 69
    kraatzy says:

    @ john – 49
    I agree with your words: … This is Deep Purple today … but this is not my DP who I grew up with then and love thier (hard rock) music

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  70. 70
    ANGEL says:

    DIGO QUE ME ENCANTA, SUENA MAS PROGRESIVO Y DISTINTO PERO LOS QUE CRITICAN Y DICEN ESTE NO ES EL SONIDO PURPLE LES PREGUNTO SI POR EJEMPLO THE BOOK, FIREBALL, STORMBRINGER, COME TASTE THE BAND, THE HOUSE, SLAVE AND MASTER, PURPENDICULAR, ABANDON RAPTURE SOLO POR DECIR ALGUNAS TIENEN SONIDOS DISTINTOS NINGUNA SE COMPARA NI SE ASIMILA A NINGUNA, FIREBALL POR EJEMPLO ES PROGESIVA SI SE LO COMPARA CON IN ROCK O MACHINE HEAD DESCUBRAMOS Y APRECIEMOS LAS NUEVAS FACETAS DE ESTOS GRANDES MUSICOS Y DISFRUTAR DE SU MUSICA DESDE ARGENTINA MIS DESEOS DE SALUD A TODOS ABRAZOS

  71. 71
    Woody Black says:

    Thank you for this new stuff! Bob Ezrin has produced it very well Maybe it is the most interesting work of the last Purple decade.
    And a lot of thanks and kisses for the lovely children here with their funny comments! There is an Ondok Patrik with unbeatable humor. Writing he can’t hear any guitar from Mr. Morse and Patrik himself has done better mixing than Bob Ezrin! Respect for the deaf monkey Ondok! What a fantastic joker. And he is just an example for other people who take the chance telling the world the dramatic poor news they were not willing to buy the new album. Thank you too. And bye bye.

  72. 72
    al says:

    I guess everybody will have his opinions and taste.I find this song a skipper,It is what it is,and i’m sure the whole album will sound well …like this with its moments but nothing to build on to.
    Song starts ok and a good riff and build up and middle bridge with Gillan talking instead and ends up with no meat at all with some more talking from Mr.Gillan

    Yes this Purple in 2020,but minus the production you realize more and more how good Bananas and The Rapture of The deep were.Great ideas and great songs in a need of good producer and mixer.
    @56 I agree with you analysis and very interesting observation of style and music,but I especially agree @47
    I have been saying for a while now that the band sound more like Ian Gillan band back up band.Now What?! was great in terms of production and very listenable as a whole.
    Infinite had like 3-4 great songs,up there in their catalog,but some really some fillers as well which didn’t really dig at all. This so far,since i listened to those snippets have been a great disappointment.Throw my Bones I can listen but always by the standard and expectations that this album and offer we get from the version Deep Purple 2020 band that we grew up listening and loved.

    Of course I will go and listen to the album when it comes out but no this should end,because is turned into a joke and mockery of themselves with these titles and so so called songs alla Gillan’s solo albums cmon now @50 totally agree about Bob Ezrin,yes renown producer,but I have been disappointed with especially last two albums and the mixing and sound more like BOB Ezrin version of Deep Purple and “wonders” that he pulls in the studio!! no no like you siad it is a band of 5 people.Morse’s solos have been less than impressive.I got nothing against Steve Morse I really don’t hear too much or just some tired solos here and there and whatever.Please retire guys at this point or stop making albums under Deep Purple moniker.

  73. 73
    al says:

    @61

    We overrated Ezrin input as he will do wonders with the band. If anything he had played right into Gillan’s lap of ideas and where band should go.Lobve the man to death but if you listen the man interviews the last 10 years you can hear his disdain and “senile”talking to myself and agreeing with myself about the world and that is what you get in terms of final result:Top of the World,or Johnny’s Band who I totally hate and have no business in a Deep Purple record.Half ideas and “atmospheric” production from Ezrin and almost no input from other members of the band.Give me a break man!

  74. 74
    Kristian Snowden says:

    Much better than the first single

  75. 75
    Fredrik Hoffmann says:

    Wim Broers Ironically Abba was Ritchies favorite band.

  76. 76
    al says:

    @ 53 in retrospective apart from that God awful mix,the song in that album ROFTD will rock.This is bland and doesn’t even build up. Gillan can make a tape with his poetry and bits and pieces that he has written about the world and Universe,but this is getting ridiculous.I think the bar has stopped way too low now since we are getting “excited” about songs like “Throw My Bones” and “Man Alive” you can imagine the rest of the album.

    I will go ahead and crack the criminally underrated “Slaves and Masters” instead where “the dramatic”happens like Ritchie Blackmore will say.

  77. 77
    Peter says:

    59:
    This has to be joke of this decade and it just started! This is going to be very hard to beat I assure you…..

  78. 78
    Ray Burrell says:

    The music sounds great but the vocal from Ian Gillan (as is usual for him these days) is over processed and melodically nondescript.

  79. 79
    MacGregor says:

    @59 – Nice comedy first thing in the morning whilst enjoying that first caffeine blast. Good one, always good to start the day with a laugh, cheers.

  80. 80
    MacGregor says:

    I am not sure why some commenting here don’t like spoken word in a song, each to their own I suppose. For me it is the same as singing, to the point of it being a part of the story being conveyed, isn’t it? I am a Hawkwind aficionado from the classic era though, so I don’t have a problem with it! Science Fiction themes in rock music, why not?
    The ‘restrained’ guitar solo is refreshing indeed, nothing more annoying than a clichéd guitar solo for the sake of having a guitar solo.
    As I have said here before in regards to certain WDWTWA songs & others, no guitar solo in a song is wonderful also, if you don’t have anything constructive to say, why attempt to say it? Cheers.

  81. 81
    john says:

    @ 61 cdag @59 Ondok Patrik and all the haters around

    Yes, this is DP today, this 2 songs ARE jewels and so are SOTW and HS, and so are the 5th or 9th Bethoveen simphonies or Def Leppard’s Hysteria or a thousand other compositions. Why don’t you stop comparing?

    Those who don’t like it. Ok, don’t buy it. But don’t slap in the face.
    I’m impresed how fast many people have their judgement. And sad.
    Slaves and masters is a great record, of what can be considered almost AOR. Ok
    And Bananas, also a great album.
    And rapture, also a great album.
    And Bob Ezrin is a great great producer, responsable of Now What?! and Infinite, another two great albums.

    And Woosh! will be a great album.

    I understand that some don’t like the new songs, I respect it. And them. But I don’t understand that they pontify that DP should have retired after Infinite. I really can’t understand that! and I feel it’s almost a lack of respect for the other people, at least people like me.

    Sorry boys.

  82. 82
    Giorgi says:

    Sincerely, judging from the short clips I was expecting more from Man Alive. It’s good, I like it, the video is even much better, the track and video as a whole has a strong concept and generally it’s appealing, but there’s nothing in there which you can describe as “exciting” or “epic”.

    Since Child In Time, I think Anya, Before Time Began and Birds of Pray still remain three really long and epic songs of Deep Purple. Especially the last two – BTB is the song of a well matured, wise storytellers and BoP is the one of a masters of creating climax at their best.

    Man Alive is something which could have been a masterpiece but ended up as just a good song, a lazy try. I’m a little bit disappointed.

  83. 83
    Matt Love says:

    Søren Skaarup I agree. I haven’t been able to listen all the way through 😔 it gets turned off once Gillan’s narration starts. Throw My Bones was really cool though 🤟🏻

  84. 84
    AndreA says:

    very disappointed and bored.
    perhaps withdrawal is better.
    Sing a song, no more speech.

  85. 85
    Deep Diography says:

    I cannot understand why some people are so hateful.

    Deep Purple is making an offer. They create music and those who like it can buy and enjoy it. They even give you those two tracks for free to make up your mind. If you do not like it, then you do not have to buy the album. Nobody forces you to do so. Sure, you can have your opinion and you are allowed to spread it, you can show that you are disappointed if you are, BUT you are not allowed to insult the band, its members and their producer.

    Such a behaviour makes no sense. If you think that older songs are much better, then keep listening to those. Nobody will stop you from doing it.

    I think everybody wants to make progress in his/her life. So why should musicians repeat themselves all the time? Imagine you would have to redraw any picture you drew in school every year without being able to incorporate the things you have learnt since then. Do you really think you would get the same reactions you received when you were young? I doubt that. Do you think you would be satisfied with your drawing like you were when you were a pupil? I doubt that, too.

    Having that out of the way, I liked “Throw My Bones” immediately, while it took some repetitions until I got warm with “Man Alone”. Personally, I am not a fan of changing Ian Gillan’s voice, I prefer it more natural. But it is their decision.

    I am glad that Deep Purple has done another album and I cannot wait to listen to it. It will most likely have songs that I love, songs that I like and songs that I do not care about. But hey, it definitely has new songs, that I can listen to and make up my mind. Thank you, Deep Purple!

    P.S.
    In addition, I like to think, that Deep Purple is currently writing new stuff as they cannot tour due to Corona. Maybe “Corona Encore” would be a fitting but way to uncreative title for such an album.

  86. 86
    john says:

    The more I listen to this song the more I’m convinced it IS a jewel. @ 62 Rost, “living in a gosht town” it’s a great rock’n’roll song, ya, and the RS are probably the best RnRl band ever there, ya, but this is something else. The scope, what this song implies, makes it imposible to fit it in 6 minutes lenght. Only, they do. While 3 minutes is more than enough for the RnRll of Living in a gosht town.

    It’s not stuff you get into just like that. It’s not “more of the same”. It’s evolution, of a band that doesn’t have anything to prove, to no one. And it’s all there, great Paice’s, superb bass sound, brilliance voice – thats fits where it has to -, perfect guitar (yes, @59 Ondok Patrik, PERFECT 3:15-3:56).

    cdag @ 61, Time will prove you wrong be wrong, I bet.

    I once heard Richard Vaughan tell there hasn’t been a break through since The Beatles, only subgeneres of rock and soul.

    Well, I think when people 20 or 30 years from now consider all DP legacy, there’ll find there another break trought.

    LLRnR, and LLDP.

  87. 87
    Johan Antonides says:

    As i said before I’m stuck forever with Deep Purple from my youth when i was a teenager. Turning 63 last month you can figure it is all about Deep Purple In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, Made in Japan, Who Do We Think We Are and Perfect Strangers. The boys moved on but I didn’t. I hardly listen to the albums with Steve Morse. Don’t get me wrong, he is a brilliant guitarist and Purpendicular is a good solid rock album.
    Deep Purple is still a great band, but it’s not my cup of tea anymore.

  88. 88
    *johnny says:

    I’ve been always a Gillan fan but Hi think he should sing simply rock n roll blues style. It is sad to listen him speaking intstead to sing.
    The last javelin and one eye to morocco are more powerful than this way to perform.
    The music remains the same of the last one. Nothing more to discover.
    From I n Rock to The Battle each work sounds different. Now they are layered on the same sound. I don’t find any emotion. No more.

  89. 89
    al says:

    @86

    I love how freely you use the the word ” Jewel” for some mediocre so called half talking song. lol

    but Hey to each his own.It is what it is.Maybe we should wait for the whole album and what it has to offer.

    But yes definitely a Gillan’s band featuring Deep Purple members.

  90. 90
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I really like Ian’s speaking voice, always did. I also like that he never did in-between song chatter and announcements with his signing voice; I find that terribly affected – leave that to Paul Stanley.

    Ian has always had a penchant for “talking over the music” and it started early on, think of No One Came and Anyone’s Daughter, Mitzi Dupree und Ted the Mechanic or Rosa’s Cantina. It comes from his narrative style and I love him for it (just like I don’t mind Bob Dylan talking over his music), Purple’s lyrics under Gillan have always made them stand out among heavy rock bands (in contrast, most of Robert Plant’s rubbish lyrics with LZ make me wince, all that Viking escapsim crap or those adolescent sex ramblings).

    And Steve’s solo on the new track is as succinct und in the less-is-more vein as some of Blackers’ best work – think of the solo in Soldier of Fortune. Why is it so friggin’ hard for some people to give the guy credit?

    I’m very pleased with those two new songs, way to go!

  91. 91
    john says:

    @ 85 Deep Diography.

    Exactly. Perfectely explained, the exact words. I agree 100%.

  92. 92
    Rost says:

    @86 John: The length of the songs means nothing. You can have a 3+ minutes song which strike you like a lightning – paranoid, black night or immigrants song. Or you can make it very long 8+, 12+ or 22 + minutes and it also can strike you like a lightning: stairway to heaven, child in time or echoes.
    Man alive have nothing of that. For me this song is not finished, maybe another 2-5 minutes with some dramatic turn could save it. But as is – it’s nothing.
    To make something different doesn’t mean make it better. You should do it with soul and style. And for me it was done very well in Now What?! and Infinite.
    Also to make the same great things 58 years in row with style as Stones are doing it’s kind of magic. Stones much older than Purple but how Jagger moving and keep the crowd connected to the band during the gig almost 2 1/2 hours something incredible.
    And for the last 15 -18 years Purple live shows are more or less the same with lack of improvisation and with almost the same set list Anybody remember when the finished the gig not with “green onion” + hush + black night? I don’t. Maybe somewhere in 2000/2001.
    I just hope that the full album would follow some concept and all the songs together would build something dramatic and whole. But currently, just like a standalone songs they did nothing for me.

  93. 93
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    I’m loving the new material.

    To me, Purple, studio-wise, was (is) at its best from 69-73 and from 13-20. The early days had them exploring, just as they’ve been doing with Ezrin.

    After Machine Head they fell into a formula. MK3/4 is unlistenable crotch rock, and much of the reunion stuff was rehashing the old formula. Yeah, they had chops, but they were in a definite rut.

  94. 94
    Giorgi says:

    Three days later, it grows!
    I’m less skeptical than I was yesterday. I love this song and video
    especially.

  95. 95
    Paweł Antoniak says:

    I don’t like it…

  96. 96
    Søren Skaarup says:

    Raj Tiwari you are not missing much.

  97. 97
    Raj Tiwari says:

    Søren Skaarup I actually liked this one better than the first single….only Gillan speaking on the song is a bit off.

  98. 98
    john says:

    @ 94 Yeah!

    Love it! still three months. It’s gonna be looong!

    Woosh!

  99. 99
    Bent Strings says:

    Enjoy this song, the intro reminds of Something From Nothing by The Strawbs on their Heartbreak Hill record.

  100. 100
    Attila says:

    Well, unfortunately this is not going to happen. But. I was listening to these two great pieces of music:Man alive and Unspoken. Imagine a song performed by daddy Gillan with his authoritative but sweet baritone speekalong together with Glenn’s revolting, narcisstic craze.

  101. 101
    Bob Worm says:

    Where is the bite, the growl, the omph, the awe. Its a nice song, but its not Purple as I need and want. Good luck to the fellas, but I was hoping for a bit more Roar in them to go out fighting 🙁

  102. 102
    Thorsun says:

    This “creation” still makes me feel weird: both charmed and disappointed in the same time. Although not as put-off as “Throw My Bones” did (“wee synth riff” put off, indeed).

    I have nothing against the fact that Ian Gillan is doing prog-rock attempts – he’s been there before. Colin Towns. “Born To Kill” (1981). “Demon Driver” (1982). These three names / titles still send the shivers down the spine – they’re so good almost 40 years after release and despite the fact they were thrown amids NWOBHM trashing. The reason is simple: a mastermind behind it (Colin) who came with fully shaped and full blown scale of great ideas. And this is the core of my problem with “Man Alive”. Full blown, shaped prog-rock idea. Gillan band played them amazingly well. Purple had one good stab at it – it’s called “Before Time Began” – closer off the so hated “Rapture” album. Great story, well developed over the 6 minutes space, start, middle, finish – and so much power and bite in the middle. Killer riff, smacking solos by Don and Steve, Gillan on the verge of the manic banshee… It still works great 15 years after release too. Where is this spirit here? And this tells you why “Man Alive” lands flat arsed and bland, despite the initial aspirations. It is neat, charmingly sonic painted… nucleus of an idea. Or two nucleuses – cobbled together and repeated twice. And this is dramatically bad and weak. If you don’t have a proper guts and/or drive to fully develop this idea type and do it with a punch – don’t put it out. Either under Gillan solo moniker (where this type of creation would still sit a bit better) and even more so under Deep Purple banner. Both are a trademarks of great music – not the attemptive sandbox for the experiments of prose reciting Ian Gillan backed with Deep Purple musicians. Deep Purple is a legendary banner and stone set trademark. If you release anything under this – make the effort truly rise to the occassion. Just like you did on “Now What” and couple of tracks from “Infinite”.

  103. 103
    Adel Faragalla says:

    I know someone who went out and bought an expensive bottle of vintage Red Wine and asked 10 of his friends to have a taste and surprisingly 5 of them said it tastes cheap.
    Come and Taste the Band.
    Keep the peace and love its only a song and if you don’t like it then go and find something else new like and reality will bite you.
    Cheers

  104. 104
    Buttocks says:

    Mother nature cleanse the earth.._.._pollution, coronavirus, murder hornets?

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