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Pre-release and Q&A for subscribers

Ear Music has announced an advance listening session next Tuesday Nov 23, followed by a Q&A with Roger Glover. This event will only be open to subscribers of the Ear Music newsletter, at 6pm GMT.

Ear Music is sending out the link on Tuesday morning (GMT) so ensure that you’ve subscribed (at the bottom of their page) before then.

Thanks to Ear Music for the information.

25 Comments to “Pre-release and Q&A for subscribers”:

  1. 1
    Attila says:

    An early review of the album (10/10) – reserved for Uwe.


  2. 2
    James Steven Gemmell says:


  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Attila, the reviewer is certainly suitably impressed with it! Danke for posting.

  4. 4
    Buttockss says:

    Can’t read German

  5. 5
    AndreA says:

    another song

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    @Buttockss: Well, blame that on the Hurricanes and Spitfires! ; – )

  7. 7
    Peter J says:

    Fantastic version of Rockin Pneumonia, Don & Gillan on top form… 3rd single and 3rd success in a row!

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I like it when Gillan does 50ies/early 60ies rock’n’roll. He has the voice for it. Unlike most other white hard rock singers that usually have a strong blues influence, he’s always had that rock’n’roll crooner tone in him. Being an avid Elvis/Little Richard fan left undoubtedly a mark.

    Of course he’s done similar stuff with The Javelins. But with all due respect to a band that was never a fully professional outfit and in hibernation for decades, this is in a different universe musically. Both Don and Steve have real humor in their playing.

    As a one-off detour from what Purple usually does, this is extremely refreshing and the opposite of lame. You could almost be thankful to the COVID virus for this to have happened. When Purple can’t tour, they record!

  9. 9
    Peter J says:

    @ Uwe : best one of the year 😀

  10. 10
    nupsi59 says:

    Hi everyone, here’s the first review of the new album from ultimate classic rock: https://ultimateclassicrock.com/deep-purple-turning-to-crime-album-review/ Have a nice Day!

  11. 11
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Peter@9: Never have so few done so much for so many to thwart the proliferation of ze Tshörmenn langwich ön ze British Isles … ; – )

  12. 12
    Buttockss says:

    @ 6… I’m not English…but i am Irish and Italian… and thanks for the flak that never exploded !

  13. 13
    mike whiteley says:

    Much ado about nothing.
    The pre-release listen didn’t work,it seems.

  14. 14
    Uwe Hornung says:

    @13: Technical sabotage!

    Led Zep did this.

  15. 15
    Pier says:

    What a fun album! I have no words to describe the joy their covers bring. Clearly they can do everything. Everybody shines. Pure fun and joy.

    The “green onions” bit reminds me the rendition by Jon Lord’s The Hoochie Coochie Men.


  16. 16
    Marcus says:

    There is to be another attempt tonight.
    Let’s hope for Technical Ecstasy rather than Sabotage.
    Though it was not the Sabs best album.

  17. 17
    Ivica says:

    Still ….amazing band. As a DP fan I am blessed

  18. 18
    Micke says:

    @ 16 but Sabotage was the best album from the Sabs!

  19. 19
    mike whiteley says:

    I just finished the full pre-listen of TTC. Half the songs are OK,….none are great. The other half ??? Pretty poor,imho.
    I truly hope this is not Purple’s last studio record.

  20. 20
    AndreA says:

    Sabotage is my most favourite BS’ lp

  21. 21
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’d say one of the best of the Ozzy era, but I prefer Sabbath Bloody Sabbath a tad more. I really only started to like Sabbath from Master of Reality onward. Those first two albums which everyone considers iconic are a bit too formative still for me. Like Cream cranked up and on Quaaludes.

  22. 22
    mike whiteley says:

    It says a lot about the lukewarm anticipation for TTC that this thread has morphed into a Black Sabbath discussion

  23. 23
    Dave says:

    The pre-release excerpts were well worth the listen. The overall album sounds great with maybe a couple of weak spots. Track no. 5 and 6. I thought the big guy sounded a little rough.
    Overall, the album sounds like a monster. Battle Of New Orleans is hysterical. Love the drums. Cant wait to hear the last track in full. Especially the Gimme Some Lovin’ part.
    At midnight I will be downloading this beast in HD format and blasting it in the car later.It sounds like that kind of record.

  24. 24
    TeeLow says:

    @mike: did you join the pre-listening yesterday? If not, there’s something to looking forward tomorrow. If yes, it might be interesting what your expectations are, on the one side, and on the other, what your expertise is. Sorry, but this had to be said.

  25. 25
    mike whiteley says:

    @ TeeLow-24.
    As I said @19,I did join the pre-listen and heard the whole album.I have no expertise, but I own everything DP has officially released. Good stuff, for the most part. Really good.
    My expectations were pretty low ever since I read of the covers album .
    Sadly, those low expectations have been met.To say I am disappointed in TTC is to put it mildly, The half dozen good tracks on it should’ve been kept for a bonus disc with the next proper studio record.
    I’m glad you enjoyed what you heard…..I did not. I’ll find a better Deep Purple album to fill my ears for 50 minutes. There are plenty to choose from.
    Be well.

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