English space truckers Deep Purple have announced the release of their 19th album.
‘Now What?!’, the band’s first studio full-length since 2005’s ‘Rapture of the Deep’, will be released via the Germany-based international rock label earMUSIC, on the following dates: .
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Spain – April 26th
UK, France, Benelux, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark – April 29th
North America , Italy – April 30th
Sweden – May 1st
According to a press release, ‘Now What?!’ was “recorded with no musical rules… and it shows a modern and fresh production… to the point that Deep Purple have never sounded so close to the spirit of the ’70s in the last 20 years as they do now. The CD has the excellence and elegance of ‘Perfect Strangers’ and the wild freedom of ‘Made In Japan'”.
Written in Europe, the heavy rockers then recorded and mixed the album’s 11 tracks in Nashville, Tennessee with producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper, Kansas) including the song “Above And Beyond”, which references the band’s late former keyboard player Jon Lord in the lyric “Souls having touched are forever entwined.”
The official lyric video for the song “All The Time In The World” can be seen HERE
Limited editions of ‘Now What?!’ include a digipak (that boasts a bonus track, bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple “in conversation” and additional audio material) and a double LP (also containing the bonus track).
‘Now What?!’ (2013): .
1. A Simple Song
3. Out Of Hand
4. Hell To Pay
5. Body Line
6. Above And Beyond
7. Blood From A Stone
8. Uncommon Man
9. Après Vous
10. All The Time In The World
11. Vincent Price
A double A-side single will be released on March 29th as a 7″ vinyl (limited to 1000 numbered copies), CD single and digital download, featuring the songs “Hell To Pay (radio edit)” and “All The Time In The World (radio mix; edit)”. The CD single will also include bonus live versions of “Perfect Strangers” and “Rapture Of The Deep”.
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