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Criminal playlist

Regardless of whether the yesterdays rumours about the new album turn out to be true or not, we thought it would be fun to play through the songs listed there.

Love — 7 And 7 Is

Huey “Piano” Smith — Rockin’ Pneumonia & The Boogie Woogie Flu, parts 1 & 2

Fleetwood Mac — Oh Well

Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels — Jenny Take A Ride!

Bob Dylan — Watching the River Flow

Ray Charles — Let The Good Time Roll

Little Feat — Dixie Chicken

The Yardbirds — Shapes of Things

Lonnie Donegan — The Battle of New Orleans

Bob Seger System — Lucifer

Cream — White Room

[Update Oct 3] The Medley:

Freddie King — Going Down

Booker T. & The MG’s — Green Onions

The Allman Brothers Band — Hot ‘Lanta

Led Zeppelin — Dazed And Confused

The Spencer Davis Group — Gimme Some Lovin’

36 Comments to “Criminal playlist”:

  1. 1
    mike whiteley says:

    RUSH covered Shapes & 7and 7 Is on their 2004 EP Feedback.
    I’m wondering how DA’s contributions will sound on the Purple renditions.

  2. 2
    TONY says:

    I like the first one …..Love 7 a,d 7 ….. cool !

    Mitch Rider & The Detroit Wheels ……that’s Big Ian song !
    Lucifer Bob Seger …… that’s a Glover song !

  3. 3
    Andy says:

    Really good choices. I’d like to know who picked what, although I can guess a few.

  4. 4
    Wormdp says:

    Interesting selection of songs to cover. Fleetwood Mac without an organ. Ray Charles with an instrumental version. Other selections, Seger, Cream, Donegan and Little Feat, very easily could slide into DP’s style. Let’s see what happens!

  5. 5
    DeepOz says:

    Did exactly the same thing on YouTube, track by track. I’d pay to hear Oh Well, Shape of Things and White Room but then I think it’s probably a ruse (an action intended to deceive someone; a trick).

    I can imagine someone (Ezrin, Gillan or Glover) saying – “back to scene of the crime” when the band and Bob got together again at the studio.

  6. 6
    Kalle says:

    “Let The Good Times Roll” here’s the original by Louis Jordan, which fit better IMHO:

    I really looking forward for that cover album. Will be much fun!

  7. 7
    Gerriet says:

    Here is an Apple Music playlist (sadly missing Lucifer from Bob Seger System): https://music.apple.com/de/playlist/turning-to-crime-deep-purple-originals/pl.u-oK8WYcRp8NBy

  8. 8
    Adel Faragalla says:

    People can do what they like as it’s a free world but why drag the DP name and history into a cover album. They are using the name to sell the record and please the record company.
    This album was the kind of album that Ian Gillan used to do as a side project.
    This is very sad in my opinion and can it get any lower for the band.
    I rest my case

  9. 9
    MacGregor says:

    My take on the ‘new’ album, if it is one. Glover is the producer along with DP. No need for Ezrin, it is after all a covers album, not a new songs album where the pressure would be higher no doubt. I am not surprised at all with the selection of songs, all these artists are from that era as younger gents & no doubt were influenced in different ways from the many artists before them & also with them during the same era. They often talk about that era among other things that came with it. I will have a listen as I usually do out of curiosity. It is a bit of fun after all isn’t it & nostalgic as well. Cheers.

  10. 10
    Peter J says:

    I’m sure we’ll get some fantastic versions (probably not for all songs as some are REALLY hard to cover) as the mk 8 line up sounds so great and plays so wonderfully well (and Gillan is not bad uh!).

    What a great news.

    Still I hope they’ve used backing singers or maybe even horns because some songs really need that.

  11. 11
    Ivica says:

    I think the songs are for Deep Purple measure : Paice Ashton Lord “Malice in Wonderland”,Spencer Davis Group ” I’m a Man”,Procol Harum ” Homburg”…

  12. 12
    Georgivs says:

    I’d rather have DP cover ELP’s Karn Evil 9. That would be cool.

  13. 13
    Marcus says:

    I would have preferred the Shirley and Lee “Let the good Times Roll” as recorded by the Animals. But every band has to play at least one track from the Blues Brothers.

  14. 14
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    It’s fun to imagine them doing covers of particular songs. I’d be pretty interested in hearing them do:

    Last Train – Allen Toussaint
    Cardova – The Meters
    Deep – Jules Shear. I always felt that song was tailor made for Ian.

  15. 15
    Marevski says:


    A guy close to the label got a listen! It is an album of covers with it’s full glory.

  16. 16
    stoffer says:

    It should be quite interesting!! I don’t understand the haters (mostly on FB sites) I think they’ve earned the right to do whatever they want. If we don’t like it don’t listen or buy it, the guys are just having fun and so should we and stop expecting a heavy and hard LP with a single that brings back 1973! 😉

  17. 17
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    stoffer @16,

    Amen! And non-debatable! :>


  18. 18
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    I’d be pretty interested in hearing them do:

    Jealous Guy ; Lennon
    I’ v gotta a felling ; Beatles
    Fortunate Son ; Creedence
    Going Down ; Freddie King
    Pretzel Logic; Steely Dan
    Junior’ s Farm ; Wings
    Welfare Mothers; Neil Young
    Shake The Devil, Tommy Bolin

  19. 19
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    I have (almost) always enjoyed cover tunes, especially live. I agree with Georgivs @12, that would be fun. And Marcus @13 about the Blues Brothers because that’s just damn fun too, and really, shouldn’t a covers album be fun and something you can play just about anywhere for most people overall? Plus, it’s not like they have been able to jam so this was probably an easy way to play together.

  20. 20
    Chip says:

    I’m a little disappointed it’s not new material.
    But it should be interesting. I’m a little concerned because
    Roadhouse Blues wasn’t a great cover IMHO.

    But it’s an eclectic mix so I’ll definitely be listening

  21. 21
    Adel Faragalla says:

    When the fans gets excited about a band doing a covers album then you know that one of the 3 pillars of classic rock along Zeppelin and Sabbath has turned into a tribute band.
    Sorry guys get real. This is a side project and the band name and brand of DP could be damaged for sure.
    Yes they have nothing to prove but they have a lot to lose.
    All they had to do is release it as a bonus CD with a new release of Whoosh.

  22. 22
    RB says:

    I’m amazed at how seriously some people are taking this. I mean, the band has earned the right to record whatever they want! They’ve released three really good albums in recent years that have been extremely successful, at a time in their careers that we never thought would happen again, and although I’m sure they’ve been doing some writing over the last 18 months they haven’t had the chance to play at all and so this was their way of connecting with their instruments and each other, so please cut them some slack! They’ve released so much great music since 2013 but as as soon as they release something that is probably just fun for them and not original material then the knives are out.

  23. 23
    Adel Faragalla says:

    RB @22
    Noone can dispute or agree against what you have written which is spot on.
    But why mess with the reputation and the history of the third biggest band of the early 70s to justify loosening your rusty muscles and vocal cords.
    This is an Ian Gillan side project like and to drag the rest in it and name under the DP brand is so serious and no one can tell how this will go down in the history of the band.
    Whitesnake and David Coverdale shut themselves in the foot when they did the purple album and now it’s rated as the worst ever. So this is not a joke.

  24. 24
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Adel @21 & 23,

    See me @17.
    Ted :>

  25. 25
    Jeogger Matthews says:

    It’s like a journey to the past with the members of the band enjoying the music they love and loved back them.
    Interesting idea! Looking forward to hear it.

  26. 26
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Ted The Mechanic @24
    IN general I think people who express an opinion and they are a true DP fans should not be labbed as haters (such word is so aggressive and out of context)
    Ian Gillan has experimented with such projects with the Javelins album and even with Gillan Inn album he called up a host of musicians to remake DP classics and Ian Gillan Band reworked.
    Now Ian Gillan could have easily asked Little Ian, Roger, Steve and Don to contribute in a rotational manner and asked external close friends from the music world to chip in and produce such album.
    The problem that I can’t understand why put DP history down the road of a tribute album. We all know the influences such musicians had on DP members. But that’s the case with all musicians but they don’t use the name of their established band to make an album full of covers.
    I recall what Little Ian said about recording the Doors song on infinite as it just took them one take and boom the song with finished.
    They are established musicians and they will finish or have finished this album in 3 days.
    So there is no doubt that the level of enjoyment for true DP fans will be great and they will appreciate their craftsmanship but DP name should not be a on a tribute album.
    So I believe that this is only for the commercial side just like the record company insisted on puting black sabbath name on the collaborative of Tommy Iomi and Glenn Hughes on Seventh star album (it should have never been labbed as black sabbath)
    Nothing comes from hatred but constructive debate is more civilized and productive.
    Peace and respect to you all.

  27. 27
    Paul Anderson says:

    Karn evil 9. Now that would be amazing
    In DP style

  28. 28
    Dr. Bob says:

    I don’t mind a cover album, I just wish that In-a-Gadda- da-Vida was one of them. And why not Green Onions.

    Another twist would be DP covering the bands that did the Machine Head tribute album. It would be fun to hear them play Metallica’s Sandman, Santana’s Jingo, Chickenfoot’s Get it up, etc.

  29. 29
    Black Sheep says:

    Imagine being so angry at this!

    Have some of you not noticed what’s being happening in the world the last 18 months that may have put the brakes on the gents getting together to write and record an album?

    We all know their creative process relies on them being in the same room and playing. In the absence of being able to do that they’re letting their hair down and having a bit of fun. What’s the harm? If you don’t want to listen to it then don’t. Leave the rest of us, who will take it for what it is, to enjoy it. It will absolutely, certainly be better than nothing.

    Oh, and @mcgregor #9 You’re wrong, this album is Ezrin produced.

  30. 30
    Petr says:

    I miss one particular song I would love them to do…. Nobody´s Fault But Mine – but not in Zeppelin way, but in Tom Jones way – and no I´m not kidding! It would be perfect song for Gillan´s voice!

  31. 31
    Victor XL says:

    @ #29 Are you sure Bob Ezrin produced this?

  32. 32
    Dark Mavis says:

    I’m not sure if anyone pointed this out already, but we’re in the era of the cover version. I’ve noticed hundreds of covers recorded by famous musicians over the past few years. It makes sense DP would jump in on the action.

    Also, Gillan Glover and Paice have been filling concert halls since 1969, and Airey and Morse since 1979, so if they want to have some fun with covers, that’s cool.

  33. 33
    Attila says:

    The medley selection is superb (much better than the stelist imho), but my-my how brave you have to be to cover a 20yearold Plant in your 70’s. Someone mentioned the DP brand at this forum. This is all in.

  34. 34
    Attila says:

    Unless of course it is all instrumental

  35. 35
    MacGregor says:

    Regarding Purple covering Zeppelin, I am not sure how Uwe will take that, he may be beside himself upon hearing that attempt. Fancy DP lowering themselves to cover a Zeppelin/ Holmes tune. What is going on in this musical world. When will this madness end, he he he. Stay tuned for the next crazy episode. Cheers.

  36. 36
    Jan Grøndahl Lorenzen says:

    Her is all songs in one playlist hope you like it

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