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Lesson from a hard loving man

The mysterious single released for the Record Store Day in Germany on June 20th turned out to be interesting for two reasons.

First, besides the already familiar tracks Throw My Bones and Man Alive it contains a new one from the upcoming album — The Power of the Moon. The single is available now through selected retailers in Germany and will be released in the UK and Scandinavia on July 17, 2020. The rest of us will have to wait for the album to come out on August 7.

Second, the single sleeve oh-so-matter-of-factly states in the back that the band is now managed by one Matt Clark of SIRCL Ltd., with no mention of Bruce Payne or Thames Talent to be found.

10 inch Backcover

Quick googling shows that SIRCL was incorporated in October 2019 with the address of an accountant firm in Milton Keynes, UK. Another related company — Deep Purple Live Limited was set up to manage music publishing, with five members of the band as shareholders plus Mr. Clark as the director. Thames Talent office in Connecticut is now marked on Google maps as ‘Permanently closed’.

If there was an official announcement of a second change of management in the band’s 52 year long history, we have definitely missed it.

Thanks to Lutz Reinert and andreas leutgeb for the info.

12 Comments to “Lesson from a hard loving man”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Let’s hope by the time we get our hands on the new album in full that we will have some people still alive around us!!!!

  2. 2
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    On the other hand… this is good too:

    Or on youtube, there’s this shorter version:

    It’s pretty good! 😎 💜

  3. 3
    Bo says:

    Strange. I can’t find anything on Matt Clark and SIRCL Ltd on Google??

  4. 4
    Raziel666 says:

    Seems that Glover and Morse resigned from their positions as Directors on Deep Purple Live Limited. What that means I don’t know.

    Hopefully, Deep Purple Live Limited will acquire the rights from their back catalogue as well.

  5. 5
    Buttockss says:

    Is this a concept album ?………..maybe about the global world of man, or something about the decaying of the world.

  6. 6
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Bo @3:
    Matt is usually short for Matthew

  7. 7
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    @4 Raziel666, RG has Swiss nationality & SM has USA nationality. They’re probably not able to continue as Directors of DPLL, because current UK laws may prevent them from doing so.

  8. 8
    Rascal says:

    Matthew Russell Clark

  9. 9
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Blackwood Richmore @7:
    i’m no lawyer, but it usually works on the basis of residency, not nationality. or it could be something as mundane as the two gentlemen have absolutely no interest in boardroom politics.

  10. 10
    Rascal says:

    No restrictions for non UK based or foreign nationals being directors or shareholders of UK companies.

    The only requirement is the company must be registered within the UK

  11. 11
    Buck says:

    Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I haven’t owned a record player in 2 decades….🙄

  12. 12
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    Has it ever come out what happened with Bruce Payne? I read on FB that there was a story. Obviously something big. Most likely something we as fans don’t really need to know, but still, humans are curious:)

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